Have there ever been songs that you really like, only for them to be completely overshadowed by that country's entry the following year? Let me explain.

A country enters a song that makes you think "this country will win within four years". You really like it. Then the next year you like a song even better, and sometimes it even wins. Take 'Undo' for example. When Måns won the following year, everyone forgot Sanna. That's how it is with today's birthday boy Олександр Пономарьов/Olexandr Ponomaryov. He sang Ukraine's début song in 2003. It was a corker. Then - hey - along came - hey - Ruslana.

Olexandr is 45 today.

З днем народження, Олександр!