An Xtra Happy Birthday; December 14th

After having a birthday free day yesterday, we are back with two birthday girls and one birthday boy. Two of them are Nordic, the third is Polish. As for results, two finished close to top ten, whereas the last didn’t even qualify for the final. We give you the Norwegian “Latin girl”, Guri Schanke! 

Guri Schanke, 56

Guri Schanke represented Norway at the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki. She performed the Latin inspired song “Ven a bailar conmigo”, however failing to achieve much success. In the hardest of all semi-finals ever in the history of the contest, she finished 18th out of 28.

Anna Maria Jopek, 47

Anna Maria represented Poland at the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin. She finished in 11th place with “Ale jestem”, which still to date is the fourth best result for Poland.

Haraldur Freyr, 43

Haraldur Freyr represented Iceland at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen. He did so as pat of the band Pollapönk, who are representatives of the fairly rare musical genre children’s punk. They performed the song “No Prejudice”, a song about how we are all the same on the inside and therefore should stop bullying. In the first semi-final, they finished in 8th place, thus qualifying for the grand final. On the Saturday night, they finished 15th.

All of us here at escXtra wish Haraldur Freyr, Guri Schanke and Anna Maria the very happiest of birthdays! 

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