An Xtra Happy Birthday; May 15th

Yesterday on 14th of May three Eurovision artist had a birthday. Today however there are four Eurovision performers that celebrate their birthday. Three birthday girls and one birthday boy. Two girls are twins and performed together. And the third one has a sister that has taken part at Eurovision but not at the same time. Lia Vissi, Milen Kukosharov and Daniela and Veronika Nízlová (aka TWiiNS) were born on this day.

Lia Vissi, 63

Greece chose Elpida be their singer at Eurovision in 1979, Lia Vissi was one of the background singers. She made few attempts at the national selections in Greece and Cyprus. However her solo Eurovision chance came in 1985. That is Cyprus selected Lia to be their solo singer in Gothenburg, Sweden. Therefore she performed the song “To katalava arga” at the Eurovision stage. Where she got 15 points, that is placed 16th out of 18 acts.

And to add a bit, her sister is Anna Vissi who has also been on the Eurovision stage few times.

Milen Kukosharo, 40

Bulgaria selected the jazz band Kaffe to go on their behalf at Eurovision in 2005. Milen is the keyboard player. They performed the rhyming song “Lorraine” in Kiev, Ukraine. The song, sadly for them failed to make it to the final.

Daniela and Veronika Nízlová (TWiiNS), 32

Slovakia went with the beautiful twins Daniele and Veronika to Eurovision in 2011. That is why they performed their song “I’m Still Alive” at the 2nd semi final in Dusseldorf, Germany. The song ended in 13th in the semi, therefore did not make it to the final.

This however was not their first time on the Eurovision stage, they were dancers and backing vocalist for Tereza Kerndlová in 2008.

We all here at escXtra would like to wish them the very best on their birthday!

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