Xtra Happy Birthday; January 27th!

Yesterday on January the 26th were two Eurovsion stars that celebrated their birthday! Today are also two Eurovision artist that have birthday. This time the birthday starts have quite a lot in common. That is they come both from Nordic countries, close to age and just one year between their performance at the Eurovison Song Contest. Telma Ágústsdóttir and Oddrun Valestrand were born on this day.


Oddrun Valestrand, 44

Norway selected the group Charmed at Melodi Grand Prix in 1999. Oddrun was one of the three singer. Therefore they went on the stage in Jerusalem, Israel. Where they performed the catchy song “My Heart Goes Boom”. With dancing style of that time the trio gained 57 points, and thus reached the 11th place out of 24 acts.

Telma Ágústsdóttir, 41

Iceland selected the duet “August & Telma” to go on their behalf at the Song Contest in Sweden. This was one year after Oddrun’s performance, that is in 2000. Telma along with August, sang the song “Tell Me!” at the stage. At the end of the show, the song received 45 points, which meant the song was in 12th place. Iceland got one set of 12 points from the winning country  of that year, Denmark.

We all here at escXtra would like to wish them a wonderful happy birthday!

Hlynur Sigurðsson

Icelandic Eurovision fan!

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