An Xtra Happy Birthday; February 2nd

One down from yesterday’s four birthday stars, today we bring you another three Eurovision birthdays to celebrate. One of today’s birthday girls won the contest in her first participation, while her second attempt didn’t yield the same success. We give you Dana International! 

Dana International, 46

Dana International represented Israel at both the 1998 and 2011 Eurovision Song Contests. In Birmingham in 1998 she won the contest with the song “Diva”, just six points ahead of the UK entry “Where Are You?”. When she returned in 2011, however, she didn’t have the same success. In the second semi-final, she finished in 15th place out of 19, thus not qualifying for the final with her “Ding Dong“.

Jessica Wahls, 41

Jessica represented Germany at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade. She did so as part of the girl group No Angels. They performed the song “Disappear”, finishing in a rather disappointing 23rd plae out of 25.

Nina Zilli, 38

Nina Zilli represented Italy at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku. She performed the amazingly cool “L’amore e femmina”. She finished in 9th place, thereby giving Italy it’s second top 10 result out of two possible since it’s return to the contest the year before.

All of us here at escXtra wish today’s birthday girls, Dana International, Jassica and Nina the happiest of celebrations! 

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