13 May – Now I can say it is my time

Have you ever thought of the journeys some performers have to make to get to a Eurovision venue? Things might be slightly different these days, and Australia travelling anywhere takes the record now, but it wasn’t always this way.

Whilst Iceland to almost anywhere is a long journey, so is anywhere to warm Israel. In 1999, today’s birthday girl Evelin Samuel made the long trip from a probably less warm Estonia. They were relative newcomers at the time, and appeared to be gunning for a win. It didn’t fall to Evelin and her pal Camille, but they did start a very good run of results that lasted after Estonia’s win two years later. However, this may not have been a winner, but this song was arguably the final song of the 20th Century. No one can take that away from Estonia.

Evelin is 48 today.

Palju õnne sünnipäevaks, Evelin!

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