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An Xtra Happy Birthday; May 30th!

Yesterday on 29th of May two Eurovision singers had a birthday. Today however there are three Eurovision singers that celebrate their birthday! Two birthday gals and one birthday boy! Two of them are actually born in the same year. Pasha Parfeny, Claudia Beni and Donna McCaul were born on this day!

Donna McCaul, 34

Ireland selected the siblings Donna and Joe McCaul to go on their behalf to Eurovision in 2005. Therefore they sang “Love?” at the stage in Ukraine. At that time she was 21 year old and her brother only 16 years old. This was the first time Ireland took part at a semi final and also the first time they did not qualify from it.

Claudia Beni, 32

Claudia went for the national selection in Croatia the first time in 1998, then only 12 years old. Her time at Eurovision came later on, that is in 2003. When Beni won the national selection, Dora, with the song “Više nisam tvoja”! That is why she got to perform in Riga, Latvia.

Pasha Parfeny, 32

Pasha was selected to go on Moldova’s behalf in 2012 in Baku.  Where his up beat song “Lăutar” in the semi final 1 reached the grand final. His song also did well at the final, that is he finished in 11th place.

He used to be the lead singer of SunStroke Project in 2008-2009. So he joined them for the national selection in 2009, where they placed fourth. But ofcourse they are more know for their 2010 and 2017 entry at Eurovision.

We all here at escXtra would like to send them warm greetings on their special day!

 

Hlynur Sigurðsson

Icelandic Eurovision fan!

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