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Today is a busy Eurovision Birthday, since there are seven artist that celebrate their birthday! They had different results, but the one with the two songs, Véronique Müller, had the best results out of these seven.

Joe Grech, 84

Joe represented Malta at the 1971 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin. This was their debut year, and Joe performed the song “Marija l-Maltija”. It wasn’t just the firs song to be performed in Maltese on the Eurovision stage, it was also the first time a song was performed in ant Semitic language. It did not achieve great success, however, as it finished dead last.

Gerard Lenorman, 74

Gerard Lenorman represented France at the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin. He performed the song “Chanteur de charme”, finishing in tenth place.

Véronique Müller, 71

Switzerland picked Véronique as their representative at Eurovision 1972. She performed the song “C’est la chanson de mon amour” in Edinburgh. Where she reached the 8th place. Véronique also participated at Eurovision in 1980 for Switzerland, then as a co-writer of the song “Cinéma“. Which was performed by Paola and the song landed the 4th place.

Frederik Ndoci, 59

Frederik represented Albania at the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki. He performed the song “Hear My Plea”, in the most difficult semi-final in the history of the contest. Since only ten out of 28 competing countries would qualify for the grand final, Frederik’s 17th place wasn’t good enough. Due to this, he didn’t reach the final.

Ledina Celo, 42

Ledina Celo represented Albania at the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv. She performed the song “Tomorrow I Go”. Due to their good result in the previous year, Ledina Celo was directly qualified for the final. In the grand final, she finished in 16th place.

Vukacin Brajic, 35

Vukacin represented Bosnia and Herzegovina at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo. He performed the song “Thunder and Lightning” in the first semi-final. There he finished 8th, thus qualifying for the grand final. On the Saturday night he finished in 17th place.

Theofilos Pouzmpouris, 28

Theofilios represented Greece at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen. He did so as part of the duo Freaky Fortune. In addition, they were joined on stage by rapper Riskykidd. In the second semi-final, they performed the song “Rise Up”. They finished in 7th place, thus qualifying for the grand final. There, they reached 20th place.

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