Clodagh Rodgers

Clodagh Rodgers, also Cloda Rogers ( born March 5, 1947 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland) is a British singer and television presenter.


Early years

Rodgers signed in 1961 at the age of 14, her first recording contract with Decca Records. They recorded four singles, before moving to Columbia Records, for which she performed under the name " Cloda Rogers ". She took 1966 Single Stormy Weather ( with Lonely Room as a B- side).

Initial success in the charts, it celebrated in 1969 when two of their singles were among the top five - Come Back and Shake Me and Goodnight Midnight; no other singer sold this year as many disks as you. Many of their titles this phase were written by the American Kenny Young. Together with him, they took 1970 single Give Me Just a Little More Line on; under the name " Moonshine " the duo had moderate success.

Participation in the Euro Vision Song Contest

1971 Rodgers was selected internally by the BBC to represent the UK at the Euro Vision Song Contest. As was customary, they presented as a representative case of a preliminary decision under the title A Song for Europe six titles before, under which regional juries composed of the John Worsley and David Myers texted song Jack in the Box picked as the winner.

Contributions during the preliminary round

When Euro Vision Song Contest 1971 in Dublin, she was quite a success, with 98 points she reached the fourth place among 18 participants. The song was also commercially a success and gave the singer the third top - 10 ranking in the UK and Ireland. In Germany, the single reached the charts.

Later years and other successes

After her Wettbwerbsteilnahme Rodgers had only moderate success on the charts, worked from now on, but as a television presenter. She has won, among other things a prize at the "Golden Rose of Montreux " for their own show, The Clodagh Rodgers Show, they also participated in some programs such as Seaside Special ( she hosted the first episode of the series ) and the sketch show The Two Ronnies with. Later she had her own show in London's West End sang and played it in the two musicals Pump Boys and Dinettes and Blood Brothers. With the latter she went between 1995 and 1998 also on tour in the UK.