Ruth Jacott is a singer born in Suriname, and at just nine years old, moved with her family to the Netherlands where she took part in various contests in The Netherlands and Belgium. She was also a member of some bands, such as The Vips. She represented The Netherlands at the 1993 contest with Vrede.
In 1990, she sang a duet with Hans Vermeulen, the song being "Tegyo Makandra", in commemoration of a plane crash in her home town, Paramaribo, in Suriname. The duet also became a hit after the crash of El Al Flight 1862 in 1992.
In 1993, she won the Dutch selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 1993 in Millstreet, Ireland, and the selected song, Vrede, was one of the favourites to win the contest. She performed 20th on the night, and after the voting finished in 6th place.
In 2000, she had her vocal cords operated on, and after she healed, Jacott toured theatres again and released many singles and album with varied successes in the Netherlands. She also had her own Christmas show in 2008.
|Eurovision Song Contest 1993|
|Artists||Enrico Ruggeri • Burak Aydos • Münchener Freiheit • Annie Cotton • Tommy Seebach Band • Katerina Garbi • Barbara Dex • William Mangion • Inga • Tony Wegas • Anabela • Patrick Fiori • Arvingarna • Niamh Kavanagh • Modern Times • 1X Band • Katri Helena • Fazla • Sonia • Ruth Jacott • Put • Eva Santamaría • Zimboulakis & Van Beke • The Shiru Group • Silje Vige|
|Songs||Sole d'Europa • Esmer Yarim • Viel zu weit • Moi, tout simplement • Under stjernerne på himlen • Ellada, Chora Tou Fotos • Iemand als jij • This Time • Þá veistu svarið • Maria Magdalena • A cidade • Mama Corsica • Eloise • In Your Eyes • Donne-moi une chance • Tih deževen dan • Tule luo • Sva bol svijeta • Better The Devil You Know • Vrede • Don't Ever Cry • Hombres • Mi Stamatas • Shiru • Alle mine tankar|