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An Xtra Happy Birthday; January 12th!

Yesterday on January the 11th two Eurovision artist had a birthday, both born in 1984. Today are also two Eurovision singers the celebrate their birthday. And in addition they were also, both born in the same year. That is in 1986. Aleksander Walmann and Zlata Ognevich were born on this day! And following the same rule as yesterday, we start with the one that performed at earlier event.

Zlata Ognevich, 32

Ukraine selected Zlata in 2013 to perform on their behalf in Malmö, Sweden. Therefore she sang the song “Gravity” on stage. She was 3rd in her semi final, which scored her a place at the final. Her fairy tale like song received 214 points at the final, scored her the 3rd place again!

Zlata Ognevich - Gravity (Ukraine) - LIVE - 2013 Grand FinalZlata Ognevich – Gravity (Ukraine) – LIVE – 2013 Grand Final

Aleksander Wallman, 32

Norway chose a duet act, which included the birthday boy, Aleksander and his college JOWST in 2017. Therefor they went to Zlata’s home country Ukraine, to perform there feal good song “Grab the Moment”. They were able to advance from the final, to the top ten. That is they got 158 points at the final which secured them the 10th place. JOWST - Grab The Moment (Norway) LIVE at the Grand Final of the 2017 Eurovision Song ContestJOWST – Grab The Moment (Norway) LIVE at the Grand Final of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest

We all here at escXtra would like to wish the two of them a happy birthday!
 

Hlynur Sigurðsson

Icelandic Eurovision fan!

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