Yesterday on 9th of May, there was one Finish birthday boy. Today, however, there are two female Eurovision artist that celebrated their birthday. Both of them were quite successful at Eurovision. That is, one of them placed 3rd and the other actually won the show! Orna Datz and Emilija Kokić were both born on this day!
Orna Datz, 54
Israel selcted Duo Datz to go on their behalf to Eurovision in 1991. Orna was apart of the group with her husband Moshe. Therefore they went on stage in Rome, Italy. Where they performed the song “Kan” with great success. They were third with 139 points, just behind Sweden and France who scored 146 points each.
Before this in 1987, they entered the Israel’s selection, and came in fourth.
Emilija Kokić, 50
In 1989, Yugoslavia picked the newly formed rock band Riva to be their representative at Eurovision. Emilija was the singer of that group. Their song is “Rock Me” was popular in Switzerland and therefore got 137 points. Which means they won the Contest. Yugoslavia’s only victory at Eurovision.
We would like to wish these two ladies a great happy birthday!