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An Xtra Happy Birthday; week 40!

We can’t rival last week’s 31 birthdays, but 26 isn’t too bad either, right? Including one winner, Charlotte Perrelli, who will celebrate the 20 year anniversary of her Eurovision victory during Eurovision in Israel. Which is also where she won.

October 1st

Five wonderful Eurovision divas from all over the continent celebrate their birthday today!

Elpida, 68

Elpida belongs to the very exclusive “people who have participated in Eurovision more than once”-club. What makes her even more special is the fact that she has represented two different countries! In 1979 she represented Greece with the song “Socrates”. She finished in a very respectable 8th place. Seven years later, she didn’t do quite as well. In the 1986 Eurovision Song Contest in Bergen she performed the Cypriot entry “Tora Zo“, finishing last.

Jeane Manson, 68

Jeane is one of the non-European participants, as she is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. At the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest in Jerusalem, she represented Luxembourg. There she performed the song “J’ai déjà vu ça dans tes yeux”, finishing in 13th place. Jeane might be the only Eurovision singer who has also been a Playboy Magazine Playmate of the month; August 1974.

Simone Stelzer, 49

Simone represented Austria in the 1990 Eurovision Song Contest in Zagreb. She performed the song “Keine Mauern Mehr”, finishing 10th. She also took part in the Austrian preselection in 1994, finishing fourth with the song “Radio“.

Senit, 39

Senit represented San Marino at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest in Dusseldorf. She performed the song “Stand By” in the first semi-final, finishing 16th out of 19, thus not making it to the grand final. Originally, Senit is from Italy.

Sandra Oxenryd, 36

Sandra represented Estonia at the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest in Athens. She performed the song “Through My Window”, which was among the precontest fan favorites. Oxenryd finished 18th in the semi-final, consequently not qualifying for the grand final. In 2008 she took part in the Polish pre-selection with the song “Superhero“. She finished in 8th place, thus not getting the chance to go to Eurovision for a second time, representing a second country. Sandra is originally from Sweden.

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