27 August – Do it with flair and I’ll let you be

Eurovision is an odd thing. The songs stoke emotions that are sometimes quite strong. How is it that a combination of notes can be loved or hated so much? And hate can be such a strong word.

In sunny Rotterdam, not so long ago, Germany sent today’s birthday boy Jendrik Sigwart. He sang a song about hate, and how it is out there, whether you like it or not. It’s an admirable sentiment to put it out there. I suspect Germany hadn’t planned on winning in 2021, as the song was possibly a little too ‘novelty’. As we know, that Rotterdam Grand Final was tough at the bottom, with a selection of performers not scoring a single televote between them. Jendrik was one of these, although he did score three points in the jury vote. It meant a comfortable 25th place for him.

Jendrik is 28 today.

Frohe Geburtstag, Jendrik!