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An Xtra Happy Birthday; May 4th!

Yesterday on 3rd of May, three male Eurovision singers celebrated their birthday. Today, however, there are two Eurovision ladies that have a birthday. One was the debuty act for her country. And the other of them was a part of a winning group! Jay Aston and Anjeza Shahini were born on this day.

Jay Aston, 57

United Kingdom selected the group Bucks Fizz in 1981 for Eurovision. Jay was the youngest member  of the group at that time, then 19 years old. That is why they went on stage in Dublin. They performed the song “Making Your Mind Up” with great success and won the show.

Her brother Lance,  also took part at Eurovision the year before. But he was a part of the band Prima Donna and they performed “Love Enough For Two” and placed third place.

Anjeza Shahini, 31

Albania chose Anjeza to be their representative in 2004 at Eurovision. But that was the first year that Albania took part at Eurovision. Shahini sang “The Image of You” on the stage in Istanbul, Turkey. She advanced to the final and where it got 106  points and therefore placed seventh.

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

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Hlynur Sigurðsson

Icelandic Eurovision fan!

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