An Xtra Happy Birthday; December 4th!

Yesterday on the December 3rd three Eurovision performers had a birthday. Today however there are two Eurovision singers who celebrate their birthday. One of those ladies won the Eurovision Song Contest for her country. That country chose not to broadcast the semi-final of the other act few years later. Sertab Erener and Krista Siegfrids have birthdays today!

Sertab Erener, 53

In 2003 Turkey selected Sertab to perform at the Eurovision Song in Riga. They made the right decision, because her song “Everyway That I Can” received good support. She  recieved 176 points at the final, just two points more than Belgium and three points more than Russia. So it was a close battle for first place! But it was enough to bring the show to Turkey the following year.

Krista Siegfrids,  32

Ten years after Sertab Erener won Eurovision, Finland selected Krista to reprecent them at Eurovision. That is why Krista sang her song “Marry Me” on stage. Her song was also a plea to Finland to legalize same-sex marriage, and the act included a kiss with one of her female dancers. Which caused a bit of a stir, and the Turkish TRT decided not to show her semi-final and the final because of this kiss. As well as broadcasters in China cutting the kiss out of the show.

We all here at EscXtra would like to wish the two of them a great birthday!

Hlynur Sigurðsson

Icelandic Eurovision fan!

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