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An Xtra Happy Birthday; 18 June!

Greetings to Netherlands!

Yesterday on 17th of June, four Eurovision performers celebrated their birthday. Today however there is one Eurovision birthday lady. She took part at Eurovision for her home country in 1977. Heddy Lester was born on this day.

Heddy Lester, 68

In 1977 a panel of celebreties in Netherlands picked Heddy and the song her brother, Frank, wrote to be the countries act at Eurovision Song Contest. Therefore she sang “De mellemolen” at the 22nd Eurovision in London. Prior to the Contest it was thought her entry would end up higher then it did, that is it finished in 12th place out of 18 countries. The dutch act the year before and after ended up with similar results placeing 9th and 12th. However Netherlands won the contest in 1975 with the song “Ding-a-Dong“.


We all here at escXtra would like to send Heddy wonderful and warm birthday greetings!

Hlynur Sigurðsson

Icelandic Eurovision fan!

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