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An Xtra Happy Birthday; April 26th

Yesterday on 25th of April, three Eurovision singers had a birthday, including one ABBA member. Today however there are two Eurovision artist that celebrate their birthday. That is, two birthday girls one born in 1984 and the other 1982. Nadja Benaissa and Mija Martina where born on this day.

Nadja Benaissa, 36

In 2008 Germany selected the popular girl group “No Angels” to go on their behalf to Eurovision. Najda was a part of that group. Therefore she performed the song “Disappear” with the the band in Belgrade. The song kind unfortunately for them disappeared in the final and finished 23rd out of 25 countries.

Mija Martina, 34

Bosnia and Herzegovina selected Mija to be their reprecentative at Eurovision in 2003. That is why she performed the song “Ne brini” on the stage in Riga. At the end of the show, Turkey gave it their 12 points, as well as receiving 15 more points. Therefore place 16th at the contest. The best results for Bosnia and Herzegovina came three years later, that is the song “Lejla” finished third in 2006.

We all here at escXtra would like to send  the two of them wonderful birthday wishes.

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Hlynur Sigurðsson

Icelandic Eurovision fan!

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