An Xtra Happy Birthday; Week 8 (February 18-24th)

February 24th

Today we have five Eurovision Birthday people. That is two birthday girls and three birthday boys. Well one of them actually did not make it but we at ESCXTRA enjoyed meeting him at London Eurovision Party. So we decided so also include him .

Monique Melsen, 68

Monique Melsen represented her homecountry Luxembourg at the 1971 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin. She performed tha song “Pomme, pomme, pomme”, which among many fans has become a classic! Monique finished in 13th place out of 18 participating countries.

Caren Wood, 66

Caren represented the Netherlands at the 1990 Eurovision Song Contest in Zagreb. She did so as part of the duo Maywood, the other half of which was her sister Alice May. They performed the song “Ik wil alles met je delen”, finishing in 15th place.

Plastic Bertrand, 65

Plastic Bertrand represented Luxembourg at the 1987 Eurovision Song Contest in Brussels. He performed the song “Amour Amour”. He did however only finish in 21st place, beating only Turkey

Stig Rästa, 39

Stig Rästa represented Estonia at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. He performed this own song “Goodbye to Yesterday” alongside Elina Born. They finished in a fantastic third place in their semi-final, thus qualifying for the grand final. There they finished in a very respectable seventh place. Stig is a real Eurovision fan, having tried his luck in the Estonian pre-selections several times before finally going on to winning the ticket to Vienna. In 2016 he was one of the songwriters behind Jüri Pootsmann’s “Play”, and he is also returning to Eesti Laul again in 2018, trying his luck again with “Home“.

Ovidiu Anton, 36

Ovidiu was selected as the representative for Romania in 2016 with the rock song “Moment of Silence”. However he did not make it to Sweden. Because Romania was forced to to redraw from the contest.

We all here are ESCXTRA would like to wish them all great happy birthday and our readers that share their day!

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Hlynur Sigurðsson

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