Second place. Is there a more frustrating position? Just ask anyone of a certain age from the United Kingdom of stuff. You try your hardest and you get beaten by one song. You might as well have finished 11th as it sounds better than being called first loser.

It might be even more galling when you don't just finish second, but you do so to a song that's almost an instrumental. Such a fate befell today's birthday girl Ana Isabel Conde Sánchez in 1995 in Dublin. The Spaniards thought they were onto something with a fine fine song. But no, Europe was still smitten with anything remotely Celtic, and plumped for a 'song' featuring an Irish violinist.

Anabel is 43 today.

Feliz cumpleaños, Anabel!