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Dave Benton (born January 31, 1951, real name Efren Eugene Benita) is an Estonian pop musician and 2001 winner of the Eurovision Song Contest. Benton was born on the Caribbean island of Aruba in 1951 and in his 20s moved to the United States. As a drummer and a backing vocalist, he worked with The Drifters, Tom Jones, Billy Ocean, José Feliciano and the Platters. While living in the Netherlands in the 1980s, he met his future Estonian wife Maris on a cruise ship, then settled in Estonia in 1997.

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