1 January – In a fairy tale I found you

Happy New Year! And may your dreams for 2020 all come true. Whether it’s trying your first lobster thermidore, taking that trip to Funchal, or that [insert country here] wins the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam on 16 May.

But you’re also here for a birthday, and it’s for a performer of a country that never won. In fact, they never take part anymore. It’s Andorra, that pocket-sized principality with Europe’s highest capital. Birthday girl Gisela Lladó Cánovas is actually Spanish, but was recruited by RTVA who presumably insisted on her frock for the contest in Belgrade. She finished 16th but at least she still beat three countries. Maybe they were dressed even more polarisingly than Gisela.

Gisela is 41 today.

Feliç aniversari, Gisela!