Maria Christian

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Maria Christian
Birth nameMaria McCabe
Also known asMaria Cuche
Born1965 (1965)
OriginDundalk, County Louth, Ireland
Years active1985, 2016-present

Maria Christian (born 6 May 1965, Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland as Maria McCabe) is a singer who represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1985 in which she sang "Wait Until the Weekend Comes". She earned 91 points and came in at 6th place.[1] "Wait Until The Weekend Comes" reached number 15 in the Irish charts. Her follow-up single "Star" reached number 30 in the Irish charts in December 1985.[2]

Since the age of nine, Christian has been 95% legally blind. She lives in France with her husband and seven children.[3]

In 2016, performing under her married name Maria Cuche, she auditioned for The Voice of Ireland, and was selected by coach Una Foden in the audition round.[4]


  1. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest: Details: Ireland 1985: Maria Christian, "Wait Until The Weekend Comes"". Eurovision Song History. Retrieved 28 May 2010.
  2. ^ Searchable Irish Charts database
  3. ^ "Dundalk singer in 'Voice' comeback". Independent. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Eurovision singer makes it through on The Voice". RTE Ten. RTE. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Linda Martin
with "Terminal 3"
Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Luv Bug
with "You Can Count On Me"