Songs come along from time to time that do surprisingly well. The fans don't see it. The press don't see it. And then it confounds us all and makes it through to the showdown on the Saturday night.

In this Estonian's opinion, this happened in 2011. Today's birthday girl Evelina Sašenko wrong-footed us all and beat Glen Vella and Homens da Luta (among others). They went home and Evelina remained. Of course, performance in a semi-final is no guarantee of performance in a final. She managed a very creditable 5th place in her semi but only 19th in the final. Still, it's good to know the fans don't always get it right.

Evelina is 31 today.

Su gimtadieniu, Evelina!