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An Xtra Happy Birthday; week 50!

Just as last week, there are loads of birthdays to celebrate this week too! One of them was a winner, as in part of the famous band ABBA!

December 10th

Today there are four Eurovision Stars that have a birthday. It includes a two times Eurovision performers Ellen Nikolaysen as well as a guy who was the debut act for his country.

Yuval Dor, 68

As part of the band Hakol Over Habiabi, Yuval performed on behalf of Israel at Eurovision in 1981. Therefore performed the song “Hanlayla” on the stage in Dublin. The song did fairly well and finished in 7th place out of 20 acts.

Ellen Nikolaysen, 67

Nikolaysen took part two times at the Eurovision Song Contest. First Norway selected the singing group Bendik Singers in 1973. Ellen was part of that group. They therefore stood up on the stage in Luxembourg and sang “It’s Just A Game”. The song got 89 points, that secured them the 7th place. 
Norway chose Ellen again in 1975 with the song “Touched my life with summer”.  Therefore she had to travel to her neighbor country Sweden. At the final in Stockholm the song got only 11 points which meant the song came second to last.

Milan Špalek,52

Czecch first entry at Eurovision was in 2007, then they chose the rock band Kabát to reprecent them in Helsinki, Finland. Milan is a member of that band. They performed their song “Malá Dáma” at the semi final, where they only got one point. Never the less its noteworthy that it is the only entry to be sang in Czech at the Eurovision Song Contest. Because the song that follow have been in English.

Katrin Siska, 35

Katrin as ts a part of the Estonian group Vanilla Ninja took part on Switzerland’s behalf in 2005. But they also tried representing their home country in 2003 and 2008 but did not win the national selection. But as mentioned, there time was  in Kiev with the song “Cool Vibes”. You cans say that the vibes worked and because the group made it to 8th place at the contest.

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Hlynur Sigurðsson

Icelandic Eurovision fan!

Comments on An Xtra Happy Birthday; week 50!

  • Shai

    Mei Finegold was in Copenhagen, Denmark and not in Malmo,Sweden

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