An Xtra Happy Birthday; Week 46

Following our birthday celebration tradition, we bring you this weeks Eurovision Stars who are getting one year older! That includes two great debute stars for their country, Edyta Górniak and Marija Šerifović.

November 12th

Today’s moment is dedicated to Danish Eurovision Performer.Who indeed had a good moment at Eurovision.

Tomas N’evergreen, 49

Denmark selected Chanee and Tomas N’evergreen to perform in Oslo in 2010. Therefore they sang their song “In moment like this” at the second semi final. Because of it’s success, the song advanced to the final, where it reached 4th place.

November 13th

Today we celebrate three Eurovision stars, although there are eight entries. Because the birthday lady in the group took part six times for Norway! And one of the boys is the puppet, Dustin the Turkey.

Benny Borg, 73

Benny Borg represented Norway at the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest in Edinburgh. He did so together with Grethe Kausland. With their song, “Småting”, they finished 14th out of 18 participating countries.

Anita Skorgan, 60

Anita Skorgan has, as we mentioned earlier, represented Norway at Eurovision no less than SIX times. Twice, in 1981 and 1983, she was part of the backing singers and once she performed a duet with her then husband, Jahn Teigen. More importantly, she performed as a soloist on two occasions; in 1977 with “Casanova” and in 1979 with “Oliver“. Her best result as a singer was a ninth place. Her best result at Eurovision, however, came as a composer. She is the woman behind the beautiful ballad “For vår jord“, performed by Karilone Krüger, that finished 5th in Dublin in 1988.

And I’m breaking all the rules here, as, for the first time, the video below is not from Eurovision. Instead, this is a clip from when Anita Skorgan and Karoline Krüger performed the song together 20 years later.

Dustin the Turkey, 30

Dustin the Turkey represented Ireland at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade. Despite singing the song “Irlande Douze Pointe”, he didn’t receive a single 12 pointer during the first semi. Instead, he finished 15th out of the 19 semifinalists in his semi, thus failing to qualify for the grand final.

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Hlynur Sigurðsson

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