Eurovision isn't all about happy-slappy bouncy tunes. Amongst all the Schlager are those moody ballads. They often divide opinion. Or people like them for very different reasons.
Today's birthday boy Carl Espen Thorbjørnsen had a very very mean and moody song when he was on stage in 2014 in Copenhagen. Dark isn't the word. But it still draws you in. You could have listened to it many times but you're still never quite sure which way the song will go. Obviously, it attracts fans of ballads, but his tattoos got quite a bit of interest too. By the way, he finished eighth in the Grand Final.
Carl is 36 today.
Gratulerer med dagen, Carl!