An Xtra Happy Birthday; January 7th!

Yesterday on 6th of December, one Eurovision star had a birthday. Today however are two birthday girls celebrate a birthday. These two artists come from countires far away from each other, that is far north west corner to the far south east corner. Anna Mjöll and Sirusho where born on this day.

Anna Mjöll, 48

Iceland selected Anna to be their representative at Eurovision song contest in 1996. That is why, she went upon the stage in Oslo, Norway. Where she sang the song  the jazzy song “Sjúbídú”. At the final she got 51 points which was meant that she reached the 13th place!

Sirusho, 31

In 2007 Sirusho was the Eurovision spokesperson for Armenian. The following year, Armenia chose  her to represent the country in Belgrade, Serbia. She co-wrote the song  “Qelé, Qelé” with the Armenian producer H.A. Der-Hovagimian. The fresh, dancy song became quite the hit among the fans. As well as getting eight sets of 12 points at the final. Despite getting the most 12 points that year, she only got 151 points in the end, which secured her the 4th place.

In 2009 she made a song dedicated to peace with two other artist from Eurovision 2008, Jelena Tomasevic and Boaz Mauda. The song is called “Time to Pray“.

We all here at escXtra would like to wish these ladies the very best on their birthday!

Hlynur Sigurðsson

Icelandic Eurovision fan!

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