Paul de Leeuw (born March 26, 1962 in Rotterdam) is a Dutch television comedian, singer and actor.
De Leeuw gained national fame in the late eighties and early nineties with television shows for the public broadcasting company VARA. Though satire was only a part of these shows and much of its humour was essentially harmless he came into publicity with satire about Dutch show business personalities who were often ridiculed.
Besides, many obscure musical acts were featured in his shows.
Ruth Jacott was born in Paramaribo, Surinam in 1960. At the age of 9 her family moved to the Netherlands. At the age of 17 she started her singing career. In 1986 Ruth wins ,as part of the Dutch team, the Knokke festival in Belgium.
In 1987 she plays one of the leading roles in the Dutch version of the musical 'Cats'
Her career took a step forwards when she was chosen to represent the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993. Out of the 8 submitted songs a professional jury selected 'Vrede' to represent The Netherlands in Millstreet.