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Merry Christmas from ESCXTRA!

On behalf of the entire team at ESCXTRA, we would like to wish you, our readers a very Merry Christmas! Please enjoy the following compilation, featuring recorded festive greetings from a whole host of Eurovision stars.  In addition, we have created a playlist featuring all of the music published in our Advent Calendar throughout the month – the perfect soundtrack for a Christmas dinner!  

Your 2017 Eurovision advent calendar

Xtra Eurovision Advent Calendar; 24 December

From all of us to all of you (yeah; I know it’s a very Disney thing to say, but I don’t care!); A Very Merry Christmas! Il Volo represented Italy in the 2015 Eurovision in Vienna, with the song “Grande Amore”. They finished 3rd, having earned a total of 292 points.

Xtra Eurovision Advent Calendar; 23 December

A wonderful voice. From a wonderful Eurovision year. Performing a wonderful Christmas song. In a wonderful language. Oh, and he’s quite wonderful looking too… Sergio Dalma represented Spain in the 1991 Eurovision Song Contest in Rome. He performed “Bailar Pegados”, finishing 4th, with a 119 points.

Xtra Eurovision Advent Calendar; 22 December

Måns. I think I can come up with (approx) a handful of friends who wouldn’t mind having themselves a merry little Christmas with the reigning champion… Måns Zelmerlöw won this year’s contest in Vienna, representing Sweden with the song “Heroes”.

Xtra Eurovision Advent Calendar; 21 December

One of the best female voices to ever be heard on the Eurovision stage. Just bad luck for her that she participated in 2009… Almost any other year, and she would (very likely) have won. We are of course talking about the magnificent Yohanna (Jóhanna Guðrún), and here she gives us a pretty close to flawless version of “Don’t Save It All For Christmas Day”. Yohanna represented Iceland in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, with “Is It True?” She finished second, receiving a total of 218 points.

Xtra Eurovision Advent Calendar; 20 December

Sometimes we see established singers, who already have major careers, taking part in Eurovision. Not always with the expected/desired outcome (cough-Bonnie Tyler-cough). Today we give you a singer who is very successful in his field, and his Eurovision result wasn’t too bad, considering the performance… Amaury Vassili represented France in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest in Dusseldorf. He finished 15th with “Sognu”, earning 82 points.

Xtra Eurovision Advent Calendar; 19 December

In the calendar today we give you a two time “almost winner”, whose participations span not just two years, but two decades. (You know who it is yet? 🙂 ) Both entries became hugely popular, among the fans of the contest as well as outside the Eurovision community. This is one of the most successful careers to emerge from Eurovision, along with Celine Dion and ABBA. And this might be one of the most Christmas loving artist outside the Nordic countries. We give you (and I’m sure this doesn’t come as a surprise to noone); Cliff Richard! Cliff Richard represented the United Kingdom in the 1968 and 1973 contests. In his first attempt he reached second place with “Congratulations”, and in his return year he finished 3rd with “Power to all our friends”.

Xtra Eurovision Advent Calendar; 18 December

A happy and uptempo song to get you in the “last weekend before Christmas” mood! We’ll have to wait another week (ish) for him to actually show up, but bear with us… Santa Claus *will* be coming to town! Glennis Grace represented the Netherlands in the 2005 Eurovision in Kiev, finishing 14th with her entry “My Impossible Dream”, earning a total of 53 points.

Xtra Eurovision Advent Calendar; 15 December

Exam season tends to turn brains into mush, and this has to be the reason why 15 December appears to have slipped our minds… To make up for this, we bring you today (three days late, sorry!) two winners, performing two Christmas songs.   Olsen Brothers won the contest for Denmark in 2000, earning 195 points for “Fly On the Wings of Love”.