I mentioned people who came back for a second try yesterday. There have been plenty of them, with varying degrees of success. You must have your favourite.

Today's birthday girl also tried a second time, but unlike Doris Dragović this one won. Her songwriter claims it was his third victory, and whilst the contest is for songwriters, the singer deserves a lot of the credit. So it was for Linda Martin. She was there in Luxembourg (remember them?) in 1994. And then she was there in Malmö performing in front of a big boat. She tried a few other times, but perhaps, just perhaps, this was her better song.

Linda is xx today.

Happy birthday/Lá breithe sásta, Linda!