Category:Eurovision Song Contest entrants of 1993
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The following 25 pages are in this category, out of 25 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 25 pages are in this category, out of 25 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Eurovision Song Contest 1993 – The Eurovision Song Contest 1993 was the 38th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 15 May 1993 in Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland. Niamh Kavanagh was the winner of this Eurovision for Ireland with the song and this was Irelands fifth victory, and equalled the tally of five Eurovision victories achieved by France in 1977 and Luxembourg in 1983. However, the venue, a large indoor well- equipped equestrian centre was deemed more suitable as the location by RTÉ. With huge support from local and national authorities, plus several businesses in the region and it was also the largest outside broadcast ever attempted by state broadcaster RTÉ and was deemed a technical triumph for all involved. The stage was created by Alan Farquharson, who was also chief production designer two years later in Dublin, BBC newsreader Nicholas Witchell caused controversy by remarking on the air, shortly before the contest, that it would be held in a cowshed in Ireland. The top two countries of this contest were the same as the top two countries in the years contest, being Ireland and the United Kingdom. This was, however, merely a measure that was plainly not a sustainable solution for future years. After some extremely tight voting, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia edged through, each country had a jury who awarded 12,10,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 point for their top ten songs. The voting required a jury to deliberate in the midst of the war in Bosnia. Warm applause rang round the hall as a voice on a phone line was heard to deliver the familiar greeting, Hello Millstreet. By the final few juries it became clear that either Ireland or the United Kingdom were going to win, after the penultimate jury had voted, it looked to be a lost cause for second-placed Sonia of the UK as she was eleven points behind Niamh Kavanagh. Ostensibly due to technical difficulties, the final jury to announce their results was the Maltese jury. However, the name of neither country came up, instead it was Ireland that were awarded the final points of the evening, finishing with what looked in retrospect a comfortable twenty-three-point victory. Interestingly, given the way the votes were cast, having Maltas vote announced last was the way for the contest for victory to go down to the final jury. 1993 was the last year that the points were announced by telephone
2. Anabela – Anabela Braz Pires is a Portuguese singer and musical theatre actress, best known in Portugal by her first name, Anabela. In a 2006 interview with Selecções do Readers Digest, she joked that in the national consciousness, Anabela Braz Pires was born on September 22,1976 in Almada, Portugal, a suburb of Lisbon situated across the Tagus River. She started singing professionally at the age of eight, participating in various childrens festivals, in 1989, at age 12, she won the Grande Noite do Fado. That year she represented Portugal at the UNICEF Song Festival in the Netherlands where she received second place, in 1991, she participated in the Sopot International Song Festival representing Portugal with the song Brother. From there, she released albums in 1991 and 1992, Anabela and Encanto, both songs progressed to the final held on March 11, where they competed against six other winners from various first round heats. She placed tenth with 60 points from various competing countries and it was Portugals first top ten ranking in the Contest in two years, and only the second top ten placement since 1980. The song was the single on her third album, also called A cidade. Her fourth album was released in 1996 and was called Primeiras Águas and that year she also participated in Filipe La Férias childrens musical Jasmim ou o Sonho do Cinema. In 1999, Anabela worked with La Féria again, starring in the musical Koko and she released another album that same year, heralded by HMV Japan as the new generation of fado, called Origens. Returning to Portugal in 2002, she continued her association with La Féria, in 2005, she released her first album in six years, which was an interpretation of poems called Aether. With the help of Carlos Maria Trindade, she interpreted the poems of Portuguese writers Florbela Espanca, Fernando Pessoa, Manuel Alegre and she also released a Spanish version of her album on Resistencia Records. In March 2006, she performed three concerts in Spain and two in the Azores, performing some of the works on the Aether album. In 2006, Anabela and popular singer Lúcia Moniz took turns playing the part of Maria von Trapp in Música no Coração and this was a continuation of Anabelas working relationship with La Féria, as he directed the production. In December 2007 the show was taken on the road to Porto, the musical celebrated its 500th show in Portugal, in April 2008, and finished its run on May 4,2008. Taking a break of less than a month, Anabela returned to the stage on May 30,2008, at the Teatro Politeama, in Lisbon, working again with La Féria. She stepped into the role of Mary Magdalene in Jesus Cristo Superstar, for the entire month of August 2008, Anabela and the entire company performed the musical in Portimão, in the Algarve. As of November 28,2008, she is participating in La Férias newest musical production, Amor Sem Barreiras, the Portuguese adaptation of West Side Story, at Lisbons Politeama. Anabela plays the role of Anita, the sensual and confident woman whose boyfriend is the leader of the Sharks, again, her part is performed in turns with Lúcia Moniz
3. Arvingarna – Arvingarna is a Swedish dansband, which was formed in 1989 and which competed in the Swedish Melodifestivalen in 1993,1995,1999 and 2002. In 1993 they won with the song Eloise and represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1993, the bands name refers to the group members parents, who also were active in dansbands. Arvingarna plays a form of music that is it inspired by pop music. Compilation albums Casper Janebrink Lars Larsson Kim Carlsson Tommy Carlsson
4. Barbara Dex – Barbara Deckx, better known by her stage name Barbara Dex, is a Belgian singer who represented her country in the Eurovision Song Contest 1993 with the song Iemand als jij. Dex had qualified via the Belgian national heat, Eurosong 93, at the Eurovision in Millstreet, she performed seventh, after Greeces entry Eladha, Hora Tu Fotos and before Maltas song This Time. Dex came last, in 25th place, Barbara returned to the Belgian final in 2004, teaming up with Alides for the song One Life which placed third. A further Eurovision attempt came in 2006 with the country line-dancing flavoured Crazy which earned her fifth place, Barbara Dex is one of three children of Marcel Deckx, a Belgian singer better known by his stage name Marc Dex. Her brother Tom Deckx has played guitar in the musical groups Tush. In Eurovision, Barbara wore a dress, which inspired House of Eurovisions well-known award for worst dressed contestant. Dex has released several albums between 1993 and 2011, first album Iemand contains songs in Dutch. Since 1994 she has performed only in English. From 1997 to 2016, it was awarded by fansite House of Eurovision, official website Barbara Dex at the Internet Movie Database
5. Patrick Fiori – Patrick Fiori is a French singer. Fiori was born to a French-Armenian father and a Corsican mother in Marseille and his fathers family were escapees of the Armenian Genocide. In 1993, Fiori came fourth place in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Mama Corsica, the following year, his first album was released, entitled Puisque cest lheure. His successful audition for the musical Notre Dame de Paris enabled him to originate the role of Phoebus both onstage and in the recording studio, with Daniel Lavoie and Garou, he recorded the song Belle. The following year, Patrick signed a contract with Sony and recorded his 3rd album Prends Moi, Patrick finally decided to end his role in Notre Dame de Paris in the year 2000 in order to dedicate more time to his fourth album, Chrysalide. Two years after, his album was released and in 2008 the album Les choses de la vie was released, followed by the most recent album Linstinct masculin. His 2007 single 4 Mots sur un piano was number one in the French charts for two weeks, aCharted on the Belgian Ultratip chart. Fiori is a member of the Les Enfoirés charity ensemble since 1999, official website Biography of Patrick Fiori, from Radio France Internationale CorsicArmenia
6. Katy Garbi – Katerina Katy Garbi is a Greek singer active in Greece and Cyprus, with some popularity in Turkey. Her career has spanned over 20 years and is marked by several multi-platinum releases, Garbi participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 1993 for Greece with the song Ellada, Hora Tou Fotos, taking ninth place. She struck her biggest commercial success with To Kati in terms of unit sales, Garbi has won 11 Pop Corn Music Awards, including three for Album of the Year, and one Arion Music Award. On 14 March 2010, Alpha TV ranked her among the female artists in the nations phonographic era. Garbi began her career with her younger sister, Liana, as the Garbi Sisters when she was just 15 years old. Due to their age, their father was against their work as singers and they are most remembered for the backup vocals they provided at Yannis Floriniotiss performances in the early eighties. Breaking away from the duo with her sister Liana, Garbi recorded her first solo song Sain Trope that quickly became a hit, in addition to Sain Trope, contribution also included a duet with Kostas Haritodiplomenos titled Glyka. With the success of the first album, the volume was released in 1989 which featured Garbi in two new songs titled Ah, Afto Mou Aresei and Zo Na SAgapo. These early songs grabbed the attention of Greek music executives, and led her to her first record contract with CBS Records Greece, two years after her recorded music debut, Garbi released her debut personal album titled Prova in 1989. In 1990 and 1991 she released her second and third albums, Gyalia Karfia and Entalma Silepseos. Both albums fared well and allowed her to rise in the ranks of the Greek music scene, by 1992, Garbi released her fourth album Tou Feggariou Anapnoes. Garbi took on a pop approach to her music, faring well with audience as she would gain her first certification when the album went gold. She was placed 9th with 64 points, in 1996, Garbi released Arhizo Polemo, which was eventually certified 3× platinum. In 1997, Garbi followed up her success by releasing her studio album titled Evaisthisies which very soon reached 3× platinum status as well. The album included a duet with rising singer Antonis Remos on the song Asimfonia Haraktiron and that same year, Garbi also performed at Radio City Music Hall on May 9,1997. From 1994 to 1997, Garbi won eight Pop Corn Greek Music Awards and her 1994,1996, and 1997 releases were awarded as the best albums in each year at the Pop Corn Greek Music Awards. For Christmas 1998, Garbi created a Christmas album of famous Christmas carols titled Hristougenna Me Tin Katy all adapted with Greek lyrics by Eleni Giannatsoulia, the album had been a wish by Garbi for many years. Hristouyenna Me Tin Katy is a collaboration with well-known Greek childrens choir of Spiros Labros, since its release in 1998, sales of the album have increased with the coming of each Christmas season
7. Katri Helena – Katri Helena Kalaoja is a Finnish singer. She has represented Finland twice in the Eurovision Song Contest, in 1979 with her song Katson sineen taivaan and she also took part in the International Sopot Festival in 1969, singing Valssi during the Polish day. Katri Helena has been married three times and she had two daughters and a son with her husband Timo Kalaoja, who died of a heart attack in 1988. His death affected her so much that she withdrew from public view and her only son, Juha Kalaoja, died at age 33 on 29 April 2009. Media related to Katri Helena at Wikimedia Commons
8. Niamh Kavanagh – Niamh Kavanagh is an Irish singer who sang the winning entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1993. The 1993 Eurovision Song Contest was held in Millstreet, County Cork and she sang In Your Eyes to clinch a second consecutive win for Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest. The singer represented Ireland again in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Oslo and she performed at the semi-final on 27 May 2010, finishing 9th in a field of 17 contestants, thus qualifying for the Grand Final on 29 May 2010. In the final, she finished 23rd in a field of 25 contestants, while she has enjoyed success in Europe Kavanagh remains relatively unknown in the United States. However, the recorded a album in that country following her initial Eurovision success. Kavanagh was born in Finglas, Dublin and her father was a singer and a saxophonist. She often sang songs at parties as a child. Her influences include Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald and Blood, Sweat and Tears, all of whom she listened to from a young age, as well as Bonnie Raitt. Kavanagh performed as a lead and backing vocalist on the soundtrack for The Commitments in songs such as Destination Anywhere and Do Right Woman. In spite of this, Kavanagh was not prepared for the boost in recognition she received for her later entries in the Eurovision Song Contest, opening the show at Dublins Point Theatre, Kavanagh performed In Your Eyes. At the close of voting, Kavanagh handily won the National Song Contest with 118 points from the ten regional juries and this win meant Kavanagh and In Your Eyes would go on to represent Ireland on the Eurovision stage in Millstreet. At the Eurovision on 15 May, Kananagh performed In Your Eyes near the middle of the show and this time, the voting was much closer, and Ireland exchanged the leading position with the United Kingdom several times throughout the announcement of the results. With 187 points, Kavanagh went on to win the competition in a nail-biting finish, in Your Eyes went on to be the best-selling single in Republic of Ireland for 1993, and reached number 24 in the UK Singles Chart. It went on to become a success and Kavanagh was recognised by people on the street. She recorded an album in Nashville, Tennessee, United States, and she later left music to spend more time with her children. Kavanagh was again representing Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, the contest was held in Oslo, Norway in May 2010. Its for You was written by Niall Mooney, Marten Eriksson, Lina Eriksson, Kavanagh performed Its for You in Oslo alongside her cousin, Niamh Kavanagh, a whistle player, and Nikki Kavanagh, a singer. The national final occurred during season 48 of The Late Late Show on 5 March, Kavanagh scored maximum points to beat four other participants
9. Tommy Seebach – Tommy Seebach, born Tommy Seebach Mortensen in Copenhagen, Denmark, was a popular Danish singer, composer, organist, pianist and producer. He was the father of songwriter/producer Nicolai Seebach and singer/songwriter/producer Rasmus Seebach, Seebach began his musical career as an organist in his own group The Colours at age 14. In the following years he played in pop and beat groups. He played the piano with various orchestras and groups, sometimes going under the name of Boogie-Woogie-Tommy and he gained mainstream popularity in Denmark in 1965, when he became a member of the band Sir Henry and his Butlers, writing many of their most popular hits. He also worked as an engineer at the Rosenberg Studio in Copenhagen. In 1976 he emerged as a solo artist. His hit album Tommygum was released in 1977, at the same time he was in high demand as a producer at his record company EMI, where he was involved in projects for artists such as Lecia & Lucienne. It was at time that he recorded and performed Apache. Seebach competed seven times in the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, only one other act, the Hot Eyes, has ever won the competition three times. In 1979, his song Disco Tango, coauthored with Keld Heick, finishing 6th at the Eurovision Song Contest 1979, it became a major hit both in Denmark and other European countries. A friendship with fellow contenders Black Lace led to Tommy, producing the single Hey Hey Jock McCray for the band, in 1980, his song Bye-Bye, performed by the duo Lecia & Lucienne, came in 7th. In 1981, he won the once again, in a duet with Debbie Cameron. The song Krøller eller ej, was coauthored with Keld Heick. Translated as Straight or Curly Hair, it finished 11th at Eurovision Song Contest 1981, Cameron has later alleged that Denmark and Israel had been among countries whose sound checks had been sabotaged in order to bring The UKs Bucks Fizz to victory. In 1982, his song Hip hurra det’ min fødselsdag, performed by himself, in 1984, Pyjamas for to came in fourth. In 1985, Det’ det jeg altid har sagt came in second, in 1987, Det’ gratis came in fourth. In 1993, Seebach won the competition again, performing the song Under stjernerne på himlen, written together with Keld Heick and he had submitted the song several times before, but had been turned down. At the time, the public interest in the Song Contest, deemed cheesy by the elite, was fading
10. Sonia (singer) – Sonia is an English pop singer from Liverpool. Between 1989 and 1993, she had 11 UK Top 30 hits, including Listen to Your Heart, Counting Every Minute and Only Fools. In 1994, she starred as Sandy in a West End revival of the musical Grease, Sonia was signed to Chrysalis Records after badgering Pete Waterman to listen to her sing outside his recording studio in Liverpool. Waterman called her bluff and asked her to sing live on his radio show. Sonias debut single, Youll Never Stop Me Loving You, composed and produced by the songwriting and music production trio Mike Stock, Matt Aitken, Youll Never Stop Me Loving You peaked at number 1 on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks the following month. At 18, Sonia became one of the youngest female British singers to achieve this feat, the single also topped the Irish chart and reached the Top 10 of the US dance chart. Sonias debut album, Everybody Knows, was released in April 1990, the album peaked at number 7 in the UK, and was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry. All five singles released from the album became top 20 hits in the UK, Sonia achieved a sixth top 20 hit in the UK in 1990 with Youve Got A Friend, recorded with the group Big Fun, and released as a charity single for Childline. After tensions developed with Stock Aitken Waterman, Sonia left her label and released her second, self-titled album in 1991. The first single released from it, Only Fools became Sonias third UK top 10 hit, Sonia also contributed to two charity singles, Band Aid IIs Do They Know Its Christmas. In 1989 and Gulf Aids As Time Stood Still in 1991, in 1993, Sonia represented the United Kingdom in the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest, singing the Dean Collinson and Brian Teasdale composition Better the Devil You Know. She was placed second in the contest and her third album, also titled Better the Devil You Know was released that year and reached number 32 in the UK. In 1994, Sonia replaced singer Debbie Gibson as Sandy in the West End musical Grease, a cover of Hopelessly Devoted To You was released as a tie-in single, but it only peaked at number 61 in the UK. In 1995, Sonia released a cover of Wake Up Everybody and it was to be the lead single of her fourth album, the soul covers album Love Train - The Philly Album, but Sonia was unhappy with it and it only received a promotional release. Sonia performed a part in Italian eurobeat singer Nuages Im Never Gonna Let You Down And Forget You, released in Japan in 2004. Late 2007 saw the release of Sonias Greatest Hits album, however, this compilation only featured recordings from Sonias two albums released on BMG. However, her label decided to include no new songs on Greatest Hits. In 2008, Sonia recorded a cover of The Beatles classic She Loves You for the Liverpool – The Number Ones Album, on 1 June 2009, Sonia released her first single for 14 years, Fool for Love