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An Xtra Happy Birthday; week 45

An Xtra Happy Birthday; week 45

Just like last week, there are many reasons to celebrate this week. That is 26 Eurovision Birthdays this week! Five of them celebrate a big aneverssary, that is Vicky Rosti getting 60 years old, Nicoleta Alexandru and Óttarr Proppé turing 50, Michalis Hatzigiannis is turning 40 and no other then Tom Neuwirth/Conchita is turning 30 years old. November 5th The most crowded day of the week is today, that is seven Eurovision artist have a birthday. Busy day indeed. René Froger, 58 René represented the Netherlands at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow. He did so as part of the male trio De Toppers. They performed the song “Shine”, wearing outfits that matched their song title to a t. Unfortunately for the guys, they only managed to earn 11 points in their semi-final. As a result of this they finished 17th out of 19 entres in the semi, thus failing to qualify for the grand final. Geir Rønning, 56 Geir represented Finland at the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv. He performed the ballad “Why?”, earning a total of 50 points in the semi-final. As a result he finished 18th, thus not making it to the grand final. Rønning …
Eurovision Trivia: So You Think You Know… Germany

Eurovision Trivia: So You Think You Know… Germany

Germany needs no introduction. One of the biggest countries in Europe and Eurovision, they’ve been there (in at least the West form prior to reunification) since the beginning and have, in Eurovision terms, done it all. One of the big 5, they have no shortage of interesting entries and so German trivia is some of the best bits of trivia available. And for this quizmaster, he has German relatives, which makes it easy to support them in a competition like this. On to the quiz! With a few weeks before we begin looking forward to Eurovision 2019, it’s that time in a Eurovision fan’s year to reflect on past years and all the good music and events they brought. And, also, some trivia. So You Think You Know… is a series that will arrive each Wednesday, each time focusing on a new active Eurovision country. We are continuing alphabetically, Greece will be next. [wp_quiz id=”100537″] If you haven’t already played them (or just want to play them again), check out the below links for the So You Think You Know… quizzes from past weeks. Albania Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark  Estonia Finland France FYR …
Best Of Instagram: Halloween Edition

Best Of Instagram: Halloween Edition

Yesterday was all about Halloween y’all! It’s the scariest time of the year and the Eurovision world was dressing up and celebrating this scary day. Whether they went trick or treating or just dress up to impress, here are some of the best costumes our from the Eurovision universe! Freddie as a Diva! Ok, to be honest his costume wasn’t inspired by Halloween in the first place. It was for a TV show in Hungary, but just between us here… this would also perfectly work for Halloween. Who would’ve thought, that Freddie could come up with something like this and totally nails it! View this post on Instagram Hát ezt is megéltük… Tündöklő szépség vagyok! Hogy tetszett Nektek? ❤️🙈 #tv2 #sztarbansztar #tvshow #freddie #freddiemusicofficial #zséda #kihívás #highheels A post shared by Gábor Alfréd Fehérvári-Freddie (@freddiemusicofficial) on Oct 28, 2018 at 12:56pm PDT
Eurovision Trivia: So You Think You Know… Georgia

Eurovision Trivia: So You Think You Know… Georgia

This week, our quiz heads over to Georgia. The Georgian quiz will as always, cover their now just over a decade of participation. The Georgian liking for unusual entries makes for some interesting questions. It’ll be a fun ride, please join me below. With a few weeks before we begin looking forward to Eurovision 2019, it’s that time in a Eurovision fan’s year to reflect on past years and all the good music and events they brought. And, also, some trivia. So You Think You Know… is a series that will arrive each Wednesday, each time focusing on a new active Eurovision country. We are continuing alphabetically, Germany will be next. [wp_quiz id=”100071″] If you haven’t already played them (or just want to play them again), check out the below links for the So You Think You Know… quizzes from past weeks. Albania Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark  Estonia Finland France FYR Macedonia
An Xtra Happy Birthday, week 44

An Xtra Happy Birthday, week 44

Eurovision Birthday Celebration continues! Yup; loads of birthdays to celebrate this week too! Slightly less then last week, however still impressively in total of seventeen people. One of the Herrey brothers celebrates his birthday this week! October 29th Today is bit crowed of Eurovision Birthdays. That is one birthday girl and three birthday boys. The oldest on of them is turning 74 and the youngest today turns 24. Eurovision sure has spanned a long history! Fausto Leali, 74 Leali won Sanremo Festival in 1989 along with Anna Oxa, with the song “Ti lascerò“. That means they earned the right to go to Eurovision the same year on behalf of Italy.  They however picked another song called, “Avrei voluto”. They reached 9th place out of 23 countries at the contest in Switzerland. Aiste Smilgeviciute, 41 Lithuania selected Aiste to be their reprecentaive at Eurovision in 1989. Therefore she performed the song “Strazdas” at the stage in Jerusalem. She placed 20th at the contest with 13 points. Eric Saade, 28 Sweden picked Eric with his song Popular 2011. That is why he performed it in Dusseldorf, Germany. His charm did quite well and won his semi final. Thus going to the final …
Eurovision Trivia: So You Think You Know… FYR Macedonia

Eurovision Trivia: So You Think You Know… FYR Macedonia

A note on the naming: This country may well soon change its name to North Macedonia for Eurovision purposes, with a vote recently passed in their parliament. However for now FYR Macedonia is still an official name and the one listed on this site, so to ensure I did not forget it should the name change not go through in time, it’s under the Fs for Macedonian quiz purposes. Whatever their official name, the Macedonians haven’t had the best of luck in Eurovision, with few qualifications in recent years and no big successes. Being the permanent underdog is one way to attract a few fans however. With a few weeks before we begin looking forward to Eurovision 2019, it’s that time in a Eurovision fan’s year to reflect on past years and all the good music and events they brought. And, also, some trivia. So You Think You Know… is a series that will arrive each Wednesday, each time focusing on a new active Eurovision country. We are continuing alphabetically, Georgia will be next. [wp_quiz id=”99669″] If you haven’t already played them (or just want to play them again), check out the below links for the So You Think You Know… …
An Xtra Happy Birthday, week 43

An Xtra Happy Birthday, week 43

Loads of birthdays this week, as always! 29 of them to be exact. They are from Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Others are from Serbia, Hungary and Portugal. Then there are birthday stars from Finland, Romania and Malta. Basically; they are from all over the Euroverse! This week also includes a Eurovision winner, Nicole Seibert. October 22nd Today there are a total of six Eurovison birthdays to celebrate! Four birthday girls, two boys. No winners this time, but a few top 10 results. The oldest was born in the early 60s, the youngest in the late 80s. The most recent participant is a two time prepresentative from Lithuania; we give you Donny Montell!  Benedicte Adrian, 55 Benedicte Adrian represented Norway at the 1984 Eurovision Song Contest. She did so as half of the duo Dollie De Luxe, alongside Ingrid Bjørnov. They finished 17th out of 19 participants with their song “Lenge leve livet”. Some people might remember them for their rather creative choreography; they looked like they were skiing. In addition, their hair-dos also made an impression on many viewers across Europe. Lotte Nilsson/Feder, 53 Lotte Feder represented Denmark at the 1992 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö. She did so alongside Kenny …
Eurovision Trivia… So You Think You Know… France

Eurovision Trivia… So You Think You Know… France

France are one of the big founding nations of Eurovision. They’ve struggled against the tide of English by stubbornly and admirably promoting their own language in their entries, and that makes up a lot of the focus of French trivia, but there’s some other interesting questions here too. With a few weeks before we begin looking forward to Eurovision 2019, it’s that time in a Eurovision fan’s year to reflect on past years and all the good music and events they brought. And, also, some trivia. So You Think You Know… is a series that will arrive each Wednesday, each time focusing on a new active Eurovision country. We are continuing alphabetically, France will be next. [wp_quiz id=”99229″] If you haven’t already played them (or just want to play them again), check out the below links for the So You Think You Know… quizzes from past weeks. Albania Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark  Estonia Finland
An Xtra Happy Birthday; week 42!

An Xtra Happy Birthday; week 42!

Wadde hadded dudde da! A total of 30 Eurovision participants celebrate their birthday this week! Two of them are Eurovision winners and another two finished second at the contest!  October 15th Today we celebrate four Eurovision birthday girls! One of them is the was the youngest one to ever win at Eurovision. Anne Karine Strøm, 67 Anne Karine took part in Melodi Grand Prix six times in a row and actually won it three times! Her first two attempts weren’t too successful, however in her third try in 1973 she won. She did so with the band “Benedik singers”, thus representing Norway in Luxembourg city. Their song is called “It’s Just a Game” and ended in 7th place out of 17 acts. The other two times she took part, she did so as a solo artist. The second time was in 1974 in England, when she performed the song “The First Day of Love“. The last time she took part was in Netherlands in 1976 with the song “Mata Hari“. Despite much interest on Strøm’s behalf, however, both of these songs ended in last place at the finals. Ingeborg, 52 Belgium selected Ingeborg’s song “Door de wind” (“Through the Wind”) to …
The history of Eurovision Prediction: 2014-2018!

The history of Eurovision Prediction: 2014-2018!

This article is an updated version of Eurovision Prediction: A history posted in December 2017. Over the next few months, Eurovision Prediction will take place for the sixth time! We’re sure that many of our players in Eurovision Prediction won’t be playing for the first time. However, we’re also sure that we’ll get some of you joining us for their first attempt at everyone’s favourite Eurovision game! So here is a look at the history of the first five editions of Eurovision Prediction, just in time for the new edition to begin! 2014 The first edition of Eurovision Prediction took place in the run-up to the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. A total of 36 players took part in the game, five of which were involved in the organisation of the competition. Therefore, 31 of you were eligible to be present on the main leaderboard and it was Arianna Brooke who was the game’s first ever winner! Samantha Ross finished as runner-up, which was to be the first of four consecutive top 11 finishes – will it be a fifth this time around? Taking the bronze medal was Jack Cuffe, now part of our very own ESCXTRA team! Check out the full top 10 below: …
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