Irish Eurovision Song Contest winner in 1970 with the song All kinds of everything.
Dana was born Rosemary Brown and brought up by devout Catholic parents in Derry city. Dana
claims she experienced a religious awakening at the age of six when kneeling
in front of a statue of Christ. Her singing talents were noticed and she was chosen to represent Ireland in the Eurovision song contest in 1969. She came second. The following year she tried again and beat the Mary Hopkins of England and Julio Iglesias of Spain to the top spot. Her pretty and innocent demeanour, as well as the nursery rhyme like song earned her fame throughout Europe.
Dana had more hits during the seventies (including 'everything is beautiful' perhaps she is a secret noder ). She celebrated the Pope's arrival to Ireland with the unlikely smash hit Totus Tuus. Since then she has moved to Birmingham, Alabama and appeared on a Catholic network hosting her own show. She is known for her pro-life views. She famously stood in the Irish presidential elections.