Barbara Dex


Barbara Maria Karel Deckx (born 22 January 1974 in Turnhout), better known by her stage name Barbara Dex, is a Belgian singer who represented her country in the Eurovision Song Contest 1993 with the song "Iemand als jij". Dex had qualified via the Belgian national heat, Eurosong 93, held at the Casino Knokke on 6 March. At the Eurovision in Millstreet, she performed seventh, after Greece's entry "Ellada, Hora Tou Fotos" and before Malta's song "This Time". Dex came last, in 25th place.

 

Barbara returned to the Belgian final in 2004, teaming up with Alides for the song "One Life" which placed third. A further Eurovision attempt came in 2006 with the country line-dancing flavoured "Crazy" which earned her fifth place

 

Barbara Dex is one of three children of Marcel Deckx, a Belgian singer better known by his stage name Marc Dex. Her brother Tom Deckx has played bass guitar in the musical groups Tush and Nuts

 

In Eurovision, Barbara wore a self-made dress, which inspired House of Eurovision's Barbara Dex Award for worst dressed contestant.

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