Linda Martin ( born April 17, 1953 in Omagh, County Tyrone, Ireland) is an Irish singer and television presenter. She represented Ireland twice at the Euro Vision Song Contest, which she also won in 1992.
Career as a singer
During her school years occurred Linda Martin 1969, the band chips in, with which it participated four times in the Irish preselection for the Euro Vision Song Contest. She took four more times as a soloist at the preliminary part and a second time as a singer of the group Linda Martin and Friends. In 1984 she represented Ireland in Luxembourg with the written by Johnny Logan Title Terminal 3, which reached the second place. In 1992, she managed to qualify for Malmö, also with a composition by Johnny Logan: Why me? the fourth Irish winner of the competition should be. Your winning song reached the top spot on the charts. With a total of nine posts, it is the most frequent participant in the Irish decider. In 1998, she released the CD You Needed Me, containing mainly known country songs.
2005 Linda Martin was part of the star-studded background choir during the Euro Vision Song Contest gala Congratulations.
Preliminary decision - participations ( Overview )
Career as a television presenter
Linda Martin has different formats on Irish television moderates, including the popular quiz show The lyrics board. In addition, she was backstage presenter at the first season of the Irish edition of The X Factor.
She was a juror in the first, second and fourth season of the talent show You're a star, which also provided the Irish representative on the Euro Vision Song Contest 2003 to 2005. 2005 and 2006, Martin was also a judge on the special editions of the program.
In 2007, she announced at the Euro Vision Song Contest in Helsinki, the Irish countries points.