Today we have five reasons to celebrate!
Dario Campeotto, 80
Dario represented Denmark in the 1961 Eurovision Song Contest in Cannes. He performed the song “Angelique”, finishing in a very respectable fifth place. His wonderful, though rather un-Danish name comes from the fact that his parents were originally Italian.
Nico represented Romania at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade. She did so as half of the duo Nico and Vlad. They performed the song “Pe-o margine de lume” in the first semi-final. They finished 7th, thus qualifying for the grand final. In the final they finished in 20th place.
Soetkin Collier (Urban Trad), 42
Soetkin represented Belgium at the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest in Riga. She did so as part of the group Urban Trad. They performed the song “Sanomi”, finishing second, thereby giving Belgium their best result since Sandra Kim’s victory in 1986.
Sara Tavares, 41
Portugal selected Sara to go on their behalf to Eurovision in 1994. Therefore she performed her song “Chamar a Música”. The beautiful song did really well, and thus reached the 8th place at the end of the show.
Hersi represented Albania at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen. She performed the song “One Night’s Anger” during the first semi-final. There she finished 15th out of 16, thus failing to qualify for the grand final.