16 January – Maybe it’s better to think about nothing

You have to admire the smaller members of our Eurovision family. They must have something, as they usually conscript performers who don’t even come from those countries. That’s some pulling power.

However, back in 2004 our friends in Andorra débuted and actually picked a native of their own country. Just to prove Andorrans can sing and perform in front of a live audience that would be over half the population of its capital. And it was the first time we’d heard Catalan on a Eurovision stage. What a time to be alive. Some of us hoped we’d hear Catalan sung on a Grand Final stage but it was not to be. Our Marta got 12 points from one country. Can you guess which country that was?

Marta is 43 today.

Feliç aniversari, Marta!