#AtoZ

#AtoZ: X Is For…

Welcome to the return of Eurovision Ireland’s first ever A-Z of the Eurovision Song Contest, which we started last summer. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be bringing you some alphabetical memories from everyone’s favourite Song Contest to conclude the A-Z. Today, we look at X.

Xandee

Xandee represented Belgium at the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest, in Istanbul, Turkey.

Xandee took 22nd place with her entry “1 Life”. 7 points wasn’t enough to qualify directly to the following year’s Grand Final.

Video: YouTube/EBU

X My Heart

Aisel represented Azerbaijan, in 2018, with “X My Heart”.

Azerbaijan failed to make the Grand Final for the first time. “X My Heart” was awarded 11th place and 94 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU

XXL

XXL represented FYR Macedonia (now North Macedonia) at the 2000 Eurovision Song Contest, in Stockholm, Sweden.

XXL took 15th place with their entry “100% te ljubam”. 29 points wasn’t enough to qualify for the following year’s Contest.

Video: YouTube/2000ESC2003

Xavier Naidoo

Xaiver Naidoo had been internally selected to represent Germany at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, in Stockholm, Sweden. He was due to sing six songs in a National Final, however was withdrawn by NDR, the German national broadcaster, due to his political views.

Ten acts took part in “Unser Lied für Stockholm” instead. Jamie-Lee was chosen to represent Germany with “Ghost” – finishing in 26th and last place, with 11 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Xandra

Xandra represented The Netherlands at the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Xandra took 12th place with her entry “Colorado”. While 51 points wasn’t enough to take victory, The Netherlands went on to host the 1980 Contest.

Video: YouTube/escLIVEmusic1

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Author: Richard Taylor

Source: Eurovision Ireland

Categories: #AtoZ, Eurovision 2021

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