Who says we just pick those obscure songs from decades no-one remembers. The ones where you can understand why they sank without trace.

But we can pick obscure ones from recent contests too. I jest. Today's birthday boy is someone you might be seeing on on TV if you're in the UK of stuff. It's Brendan Murray. Our friends in Ireland put their trust in him in 2017 in sunny Kyiv. Him and a large hot-air balloon. Sadly, a number of other songs caught the attention a bit more, so he only managed a 13th place in his semi-final. But fear not, the UK's X Factor now beckons.

Brendan is 22 today.

Happy birthday/Lá breithe sásta, Brendan!