This weekend OGAE International celebrates its 30th anniversary. The club just keeps on keeping on, and is stronger than ever. The same is true for some of the older artists who have graced the stage at Eurovision over the years. So, in honour of OGAE International and those more experienced artists, here are 30 of our favourite artists who competed past the age of 30.

1. Kaliopi – FYR Macedonia 2012 (45 years old)

2. Dino Merlin – Bosnia and Herzegovina 1999 and 2011 (36 and 48 years old)

http://youtu.be/XBPknG7B_-M

3. Paula Seling and Ovi – Romania 2014 (35 and 39 years old)

4. Malena Ernman – Sweden 2009 (39 years old)

5. Roger Pontare – Sweden 2000 (48 years old)

6. 75 Cents – Croatia 2008 (75 years old)

7. Elitsa and Stoyan – Bulgaria 2013 (35 and 46 years old)

8. Pollapönk – Iceland 2014 (43-52 years old)

9. Serge Quisquater – Belgium 2003 (37 years old)

10. Laka – Bosnia and Herzegovina 2008 (39 years old)

11. Carola – Sweden 2006 (39 years old)

12. Anouk – Netherlands 2013 (38 years old)

13. Evridiki – Cyprus 2007 (39 years old)

14. Sakis Rouvas – Greece 2009 (37 years old)

15. Hera Björk – Iceland 2010 (38 years old)

16. Nina Åström – Finland 2000 (38 years old)

17. Hari Varesanovic – Bosnia and Herzegovina 2006 (45 years old)

18. Tinkara Kovac – Slovenia 2014 (35 years old)

19. Buranovskiye Babushki – Russia 2012 (42-75 years old)

20. Goran Karan – Croatia 2000 (36 years old)

21. Lou – Germany 2003 (39 years old)

22. Bonnie Tyler – United Kingdom 2013 (61 years old)

23. Sergej Cetkovic – Montenegro 2014 (38 years old)

24. Aurela Gace – Albania 2011 (36 years old)

25. Andrius Mamontovas – Lithuania 2006 (38 years old)

26. Anna Vissi – Greece 2006 (48 years old)

27. Nicki French – United Kingdom 2000 (35 years old)

28. Kati Wolf – Hungary 2011 (36 years old)

29. Isis Gee – Poland 2008 (35 years old)

30. Zeljko Joksimovic – Serbia 2012 (40 years old)

Okay, we lied. It’s actually 35 artists! Here are some more of our favourites:

31. Serafín Zubiri – Spain 2000 (36 years old)

32. Niamh Kavanagh – Ireland 2011 (42 years old)

33. Luminita Anghel – Romania 2005 (36 years old)

34. Valentina Monetta – San Marino 2012, 2013, 2013 (36/37/38 years old)

35. The Olsen Brothers – Denmark 2000 (46 and 50 years old)

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Fulana
Fulana
6 years ago

How could you forget Dima Bilan (33)?

George
6 years ago

Imeant in 2006.

George
6 years ago

In 2007 Carola was 39 years old ???

Sekar
Sekar
6 years ago

Where is Nina Badric and Anggun?

Many
6 years ago

OMG!
How could you forget Patricia Kaas ?!?!

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
6 years ago

“Okay, we lied. It’s actually 35 artists! Here are some more of our favourites:”

That made me laugh a lot more than needed! And loved the 3x Valentina. I hope she has a role for the Vienna show, it would be cool if she was go-to spokesperson for every year…her reign on Eurovision must not end.

David Thielen
6 years ago

@Hebbuzz and yet here you are not only reading it, but taking the time to comment.

LEAPerce
LEAPerce
6 years ago

Ignoring the negativity, I totally loved this article! Can’t believe Paul Seling is as old as she is…not that’s she’s OLD, but y’know what I mean!!!

Jethro
Jethro
6 years ago

Lol. I had no idea so many of these people were that old! Ageing well 🙂

David
David
6 years ago

Lou represented Germany in 2003 not 2008 :3

Zach
Zach
6 years ago

Where is Birthe Kjær (Denmark 1989) she was 41 I believe the oldest contestant that year.

europa
europa
6 years ago

so many talented and beautiful people who remember a time before wi-fi, broadband, and mobile phones being a common thing.

what about Ilse?

DR
DR
6 years ago

I agree with Habbuz’s sentiment, maybe not his method. The list is a bit useless. Just a list of acts who sang over 30. It would have been better if you took all of them, then ranked them. Top 30 over 30, would have been better than just a plain list, that doesn’t really go anywhere. Sorry.

Hebbuzz
Hebbuzz
6 years ago

Such an idiot (and incomplete) list of no value for the readers…. Waste of time if you ask me.

beccaboo1212
6 years ago

Yay! Sergej + Valentina + Kati + Isis 😀

Tony
Tony
6 years ago

Where is Pastora Soler???? 🙁

mynameis_
mynameis_
6 years ago

yes! herra + babushki + valentina + tinkara !!