Muriel Day

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Muriel Day (born 11 January 1942) is an Irish singer. Born in Newtownards, County Down, she was the first singer from Northern Ireland to represent the Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest.[1] She was also the first woman to perform for Ireland, which had been competing since 1965.[2] After making her name in the Irish showband circuit, and appearing in the British film Billy Liar in 1963, Day was chosen as Ireland's Eurovision contestant with the song "The Wages of Love" in 1969. Though the song was a great hit in Ireland, it only finished seventh internationally, in a year with four winners. As a result of her performance, however, she was offered the chance to record with Peter Warne, producing the enduring hit "Nine Times out of Ten".[1] After moving to Canada in 1971, where she continued her career, Day eventually took up medicine and became a laser therapist. She returned to Belfast in the 1990s, where she has been performing regularly.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Welch, Graham; Ivor Lyttle. "Muriel Day". Ready steady girls!. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 
  2. ^ Gallagher, Ian (2000). "Muriel Day & The Night Squad". Retrieved 2008-05-06. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Pat McGeegan
with "Chance of a Lifetime"
Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest
1969
Succeeded by
Dana
with "All Kinds of Everything"