An Xtra Happy Birthday; April 2nd

We started the new month off yesterday, with four Eurovision “April’s fools”. Today we’re back with five Eurostars to celebrate. None of them did *really* well at Eurovision, with most of them finishing low right hand side of the scoreboard. One of them did however manage to break into the top 10; we give you Goran Karan! 

Lucy Diakovska, 42

Lucy, who is originally from Bulgaria, 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”, having highe hopes for a good result in the final. This did however not happen, as they only received 14 points, thus finishing in 23rd place out of 25 entires.

Sergio, 53

Sergio represented Belgium at the 2002 Eurovision Song Contest in Tallinn. He did so as the lead singer of the act Sergio & The Ladies. The ladies in question are Ibernice MacBean , Ingrid Simons and Jody Pijper. They performed the song “Sister”, finishing in 13th place.

Molly Smitten-Downes, 31

Molly represented the United Kingdom at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen. She performed her own song “Children of the Universe”. In the weeks leading up to the contest, she was considered one of the big favorites to win the contest. In the final, however, she finished way down in 17th place.

Joan Franka, 28

Joan Franka represented the Netherlands at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku. She performed the song “You and Me” during the second semi-final. She recieved 35 points, thus finishing in 15th place. Therefore she did not get to performe her song again in the grand final.

Goran Karan, 54

The wonder that is Balkan legend Goran Karan (sorry; going all personal on you guys again…) represented Croatia at the 2000 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm. He performed the masterpiece “Kad zaspu anđeli”, and should obviously have finished second (after Latvia!), but alas; that did not happen. Instead, he firnished in a respectable ninth place. During his performance we also witnessed the most wonderful “costume change” in the history of the contest.
All of us here at escXtra want to wish this lovely bunch of Eurovision birthday stars the happiest of celebrations!  

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