An Xtra Happy Birthday; week 50!

December 16th

Today there are four Eurovision Stars have a birthday. Including one Eurovision winner.

Benny Andersson, 71

Sweden selected the singing group ABBA to represent them at Eurovision in 1974. Therefore they sang upon stage in Brighton, United Kingdom. Their song became quite popular and won the contest! Benny Andersson was part of this group, that became world famous. Andersson along with Björn Ulveaus, also a former memeber of ABBA, wrote the 2013 Eurovision anthem along with the music composer Avicii.

Ines Santos, 40

The group Alma Lusa was formed in 1998 mainly for Eurovision and  the national selection in Portugal, formed with six talented artists. Ines was the vocalist of the short lived band. Therefore she went on Portugal’s behalf to Birmingham. Where they reached the shared 12th place with the song
“Se eu te pudesse abraçar”.

Mihai Traistariu, 39

Romania chose Mihai to perform for them at Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 in Athens, Greece. Due to Romania’s previous success in 2005 when “Let me Try” landed in 3rd place, Traistariu got to perform directly at the final without having to compete in the semi. Where he performed the song “Tornero”. His performance continued Romania’s  success, that is the song landed in 4th place with 172 points.

Mei Finegold, 36

Israel selected Mei in 2014 to be their representative in Copenhagen, Denmark. Therefore Finegold marched on stage in the second semi final and performed the song “Same Heart”. Unfortunately for her (and me to be honest since it is one of my favorite entries), the song did not get enough votes to reach to the final.

All of us here at escXtra wish this week’s Eurovision birthday stars the very best of celebrations!

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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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