#BIRTHDAY: Bettina Soriat from Austria is 55 today

#BIRTHDAY: Bettina Soriat from Austria is 55 today

Eurovision likes a trier (to a degree anyway). Those unsung performers who often start as a backing singer and maybe, just maybe graduate to become the named act. It’s a rite of passage for some

Norway’s Håvard Gryting and Fernandes Lopes from Portugal couldn’t quite make the jump, and always stood in the shadows. Which brings us onto today’s birthday girl. Bettina Soriat started off as a very animated backing singer to George Nussbaumer. The following year, she got the gig and was again very animated. Animation wasn’t quite what the people of Europe were looking for that year. She finished 21st out of 25.

Authors: Riigi Ametnik, John Stanton


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