27 August – Remember back when we had no worries?

Some countries have such high hopes every year, and they might start to think Europe has it in for them. The occasional good result, but then year after year of ignominy.

Take Germany for example. In 2022 they sent Malik Harris with his edgy little song. His six points came from three sets of televotes. The question remains as to what juries actually want. Whatever it was, it wasn’t a song inspired by the TV series The Office. On the plus side, Malik did score double the number of points his German predecessor from 2021 scored. And if want another coincidence, that same predecessor is three years to the day older than Malik.

Malik is 26 today.

Frohe Geburtstag, Malik!