Children, Kinder, Enfants
|"Children, Kinder, Enfants"|
|Eurovision Song Contest 1985 entry|
|Artist(s)||Margo, Franck Olivier,
Diane Solomon, Ireen Sheer,
Malcolm Roberts and Chris Roberts
|◄ "100% d'amour" (1984)|
|"L'amour de ma vie" (1986) ►|
"Children, Kinder, Enfants" (English translation: "Children, Children, Children") was the Luxembourgish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1985, performed in French (with some words in English and German) by Margo, Franck Olivier, Diane Solomon, Ireen Sheer, Malcolm and Chris Roberts.
This group is for obvious reasons sometimes referred to as "The Internationals"; Margo is Dutch, Franck Olivier is Luxembourgian (the 4th Luxembourgish representative to actually be native to the Grand Duchy following the entrants of 1960/62, 1971 and 1984), Diane Solomon is American, Ireen Sheer is British, the late Malcolm Roberts (1944-2003) was British and Chris Roberts is German. This was Ireen Sheer's third participiation in the Eurovision Song Contest, in 1974 she represented Luxembourg with "Bye Bye I Love You" and in 1978 she sang "Feuer" for Germany.
The song - a Ralph Siegel-Bernd Meinunger collaboration - is an up-tempo number in which the singers describe the unique qualities of children and ask the children of the world to teach them how to enjoy life properly. The group also recorded the song in English and German and as a multilingual French/English/German medley.
The song was performed eighteenth on the night (following Austria's Gary Lux with "Kinder dieser Welt" and preceding Greece's Takis Biniaris with "Miazume"). At the close of voting, it had received 37 points, placing 13th in a field of 19.
- Official Eurovision Song Contest site, history by year, 1985
- Detailed info & lyrics, The Diggiloo Thrush, "Children, Kinder, Enfants".