An Xtra Happy Birthday, week 41

October 13th

Second day in a row when there are three Eurovision Stars that can give us a reason to be merry and celebrate. In many languages!

Nana Mousouri, 84

Nana is more know for other things then Eurovision, but she is a talented singer and multi-linguist. Owns singles in more then 12 languages.  And that was also shown at Eurovision, that is Nana is Greek, and performed in French for Luxembourg. Her song “À force de prier”. placed in the middle, 8th of 16 actat Eurovison 1963.

Vanessa Chinitor,42

Belgium selected Vanessa to perform at Eurovision in 1999. She sang the song “Like the Wind” in Jerusalem, despite not using a wind machine. “Like the Wind” received 38 point therefore matching UK in the 12th place out of 23 entries.

Jacques Raymond, 80

Belgium picked Raymond to represent them in 1963 in London with the Dutch song “Waarom?”. His entry was 10th out of 16. In addition to performing in London, he step in when one of the Belgian lead singer from the 1971 Belgian fell ill. Therefore he represented Belgium was again, now with Lily Castel, as they performed the duet “Goeiemorgen, Morgen”. The act ended up in 14th place out of 18.

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