Katrina Leskanich

Katrina Leskanich is more commonly known as the lead singer of 1980s British rock group; Katrina and The Waves, who had several international hits, including, most notably, "Walking on Sunshine" in 1985.

In 1997, the band won the Eurovision Song Contest for the United Kingdom with "Love Shine a Light" - a song originally composed by the group's guitarist and regular songwriter Kimberley Rew as in recognition of the charity's 30th anniversary. It was members of The Samaritans who suggested that "Love Shine a Light" was the type of song which would win the Eurovision Song Contest and so, at the last minute, Katrina and The Waves submitted the song for consideration to the Great British Song Contest, which was the national preselection round for the UK in 1997.

On the night of the Eurovision final, held at the Point Theatre in Dublin, "Love Shine a Light" was performed 24th in a field of 25 songs. It finished in first place with 227 points.

Here is that record breaking Eurovision entry

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1: Armenia

2: Azerbaijan

3: Hungary

4: Malta

5: Norway

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