An Xtra Happy Birthday, April 1st

On 30th of March, there were quite many Eurovision stars that celebrated their birthday. Today however are four Eurovision artist that have a birthday. One of them actually climbed on stage and snatched the first place with the telephone-voters. Ivan Broggini, Sieneke, Sergey Lazarev and Martin Axén were born on this day.

Martin Axén, 45

Sweden selected the glamour rock band The Ark in 2007 to be their act at Eurovision. Martin Axén, was a part of that group. Their song is called “The Worrying Kind” which they performed in Athens. The song was popular with the Nordic countries, and got in total 51 points, that included 12 points both from Norway and Denmark. Therefore it reached the 18th place at the final.

Sergey Lazarev, 35

Russia picked Sergey in 2016 to go to Eurovision in Stockholm, Sweden. There he performed the song “You Are The Only One” climbing a big screen. The song was really popular among telephone voters and got the most points from them. However the national juries placed him number five,  when combined he placed 3rd at Eurovision!

Ivan Broggini, 32

Swittzerland chose the duo Sinplus to go on their behalf to Eurovision in 2012. TThe band consisted of the brothers Ivan and Gabriel Broggini. Therefore they went to stage in Baku, Azerbaijan and sang “Unbreakable”. The rock duo placed one spot away from reaching the final.

Sieneke, 26

Netherlands selected Sieneke when she was 18 years old, to sing the chosen song “Ik ben verliefd (Sha-la-lie)”. That is why she went on stage in Oslo, Norway in 2010. Unfortunally for her, the song did not advance to the final.

Would like to wish the four of them a fantastic happy birthday!

Hlynur Sigurðsson

Icelandic Eurovision fan!

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