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Ruth Jacott (born September 2, 1960 in Paramaribo) is a Dutch singer, originally from Suriname.

Jacott transitioned from musical theatre to popular music in 1993, when she represented the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest 1993. Her song, "Vrede" (Peace), was one of the favorites to win, and ended up ranking sixth out of 25 at Millstreet. She has since released nine Dutch-language albums, four of which made the Top Ten on the Dutch music charts.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Humphrey Campbell
with "Wijs me de weg"
Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Willeke Alberti
with "Waar is de zon?"


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