19 June – My colours have been shown

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Anyone can win the Eurovision Song Contest. There, I’ve said it. We cite the examples of Portugal and Finland. But there are others. Not too far back we had a win by our friends in the Netherlands. Over the years, the Dutch have had a wobbly record.

Yes, they’ve had five wins in 62 years, but there was a time not so long ago when getting out of the semi-finals was a tall order. One of those unlucky semi-finalists was today’s birthday girl Glennis Grace (née Glenda Hulita Elisabeth Batta). She did her thing in Kyiv and only came equal 14th. It was a tough gig, fighting it out with 24 other worthy acts. She tied with Ireland, and she still got a maximum. It didn’t stop Glennis. She was last seen making the final of America’s Got Talent and The Voice of Holland (sic). Who says Eurovision kills careers?

Glennis is 46 today.

Gefeliciteerd, Glennis!

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