Sheeba were an Irish all-girl pop trio consisting of members Maxi, Marion Fossett and Frances Campbell who were popular in their home country in the late 1970s and early 1980s. In 1978, the group took part in the Irish National Song Contest to select the country's entry for that year's Eurovision Song Contest, but they failed to win with their song, "It's Amazing What Love Can Do". They went on to release several singles in Ireland with producer Roberto Danova.
They are best known for representing the host nation, Ireland, in the Eurovision Song Contest 1981 with Horoscopes, which went on to be their biggest hit, reaching #3 in the Irish charts. Maxi had previous Eurovision experience: she represented Ireland as a soloist at the 1973 contest in Luxembourg.
Following their exposure in the contest, they signed a recording contract in the UK and released the singles "The Next Night" and "Mystery" but neither found success and they also went on tour in Europe and Japan. The following year they entered the national finals for the third time with a song performed in Irish but were unsuccessful. Later that year they were involved in a road accident in the West of Ireland that brought their career to an eventual halt due to their reluctance to continue touring. After a Japanese tour in 1983, they decided to split, but did compete one more time in the National Song Contest in 1984, where they finished fourth.
Today, Maxi is a successful broadcaster with RTÉ in Dublin; Marion Fossett is ringmistress of the well-known family circus, "Fossetts" and Frances Campbell is a broadcaster in Northern Ireland.
|Eurovision Song Contest 1981|
|Artists||Marty Brem • Modern Folk Trio & Aysegül • Lena Valaitis • Jean-Claude Pascal • Hakol Over Habibi • Tommy Seebach & Debbie Cameron • Seid Memic • Riki Sorsa • Jean Gabilou • Bachelli • Linda Williams • Sheeba • Finn Kalvik • Bucks Fizz • Carlos Paião • Emily Starr • Yiannis Dimitras • Island • Peter, Sue & Marc • Björn Skifs|
|Songs||Wenn du da bist • Dönme Dolap • Johnny Blue • C'est peut-être pas l'Amérique • Halayla • Krøller eller ej • Lejla • Reggae OK • Humanahum • Y sólo tú • Het is een wonder • Horoscopes • Aldri i livet • Making Your Mind Up • Playback • Samson • Feggari Kalokerino • Monika • Io senza te • Fångad i en dröm|