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Today there are four Eurovision ladies that have a birthday. One of them is a winner… of the Barbara Dex Awards.

Agnetha Munther, 73

As part of the group Family Four, Agnetha took part on behalf of Sweden in 1971 with the song “Vita Vidder”. The band also participated the following year with the song “Härliga Sommardag“. Both songs did rather well, as the first placed 6th and the second finished in 13th place.

ESC 1971 12 - Sweden - Family Four - Vita VidderESC 1971 12 – Sweden – Family Four – Vita Vidder

Alexia Vassiliou, 55

Alexia represented Cyprus both at the 1981 and the 1987 Eurovision Song Contest. Her first time was also the country’s first participation. This year she competed as part of the group Island. They performed the song “Monika“, finishing in a very respectable 6th place. In her second participation however, which was in 1987, she performed on her own. For the second time she gave Cyprus a top 10 result, this time with the song “Aspro Mavro”.

Αλέξια - Άσπρο μαύρο / Aspro Mavro (Eurovision 1987 Cyprus)Αλέξια – Άσπρο μαύρο / Aspro Mavro (Eurovision 1987 Cyprus)

Trijntje Oosterhuis, 46

Trijntje represented the Netherlands at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. She performed the song “Walk Along” in the first semi-final. There she finished 14th, thus failing to qualify for the grand final. She did however take home a victory, as she won the Barbara Dex Award

Trijntje Oosterhuis - Walk Along (The Netherlands) - LIVE at Eurovision 2015: Semi-Final 1Trijntje Oosterhuis – Walk Along (The Netherlands) – LIVE at Eurovision 2015: Semi-Final 1

Kejsi Tola, 27

Kejsi Tola represented Albania at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow. She performed the song “Carry Me In Your Dreams” in the second semi-final, finishing in 7th place. Due to this result, she qualified for the grand final. In the final she ended in 17th place.

Kejsi Tola - Carry Me In Your Dreams (Albania) Live 2009 Eurovision Song ContestKejsi Tola – Carry Me In Your Dreams (Albania) Live 2009 Eurovision Song Contest
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