Betty Missiego

Beatriz Teresa Betty Missiego (born January 1, 1945 in Lima, Peru) is a Peruvian singer, who now holds dual Spanish citizenship and lives in Spain. In her native country (Peru), Betty began her career as a dancer, but she had to halt her career due to an injury. She continued pursuing a career in show business, more specifically, she was a host for a television program that brought her great popularity in her native Peru. In 1969, she moved to Spain to pursue a singing career where she received Spanish citizenship in 1972. She currently holds dual citizenship in both Spain and Peru. In 1972 she represented Peru in the first Festival de OTI, held in the Auditorio del Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones in Madrid (Spain) on November 25, with the song Recuerdos de un adiós. In 1979, she represented Spain in the 24th annual Eurovision competition held in Jerusalem (Israel) on March 31 with the song Su canción. She ended up in 2nd place with 116 points, behind Israel's Gali Atari and Milk and Honey with the song Hallelujah. She also participated in the World Popular Festival in Tokyo and the Music Olympics in Paris. In 1980 she submitted another song, Don Jose to the Spanish selection committee for Eurovision but it did not make it to the finals in The Hague. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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