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February 8th

On this day there are three Eurovision singers that have a birthday. Two birthday ladies and one birthday boy. Two of them have that in common that they both finished in 8th place at the final.null

Claudette Pace, 51

Malta picked Claudette to be there representative at Eurovision in 2000. Therefore she performed at the stage in Stockholm, Sweden. The fun sounding song “Desire” did well, that is it got 73 points at the final. Which was good enough to reach the 8th place.

Eurovision 2000 07 Malta *Claudette Pace* *Desire* 16:9 HQEurovision 2000 07 Malta *Claudette Pace* *Desire* 16:9 HQ

Lars Fredriksen, 47

Norway selected Lars in 1998 to go on their behalf to the Contest in Birmingham, UK. That is why he performed the love song “Alltid sommer” on the stage. Like Claudette Pace, Fredriksen did well at the stage and also landed the 8th place out of 25 acts.

Eurovision 1998 - Norway - Lars A. Fredriksen - Alltid sommerEurovision 1998 – Norway – Lars A. Fredriksen – Alltid sommer

Svala,  42

Svala won Söngvakeppnin with a big margin in 2017 and therefore represented Iceland in Kyiv, Ukraine. She entered with her own song “Paper”, which she performed at the first semi final. Despite Iceland having big hopes for Svala, the song did not reach the grand final. She has a entry for Söngvakeppnin this year as composer and a songwriter of the song,
“Nú og hér/What Are You Waiting For?” sung by Þórdís.

Svala - Paper (Iceland) LIVE at the first Semi-FinalSvala – Paper (Iceland) LIVE at the first Semi-Final
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