3 December 1932 |
|Awards||Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1957|
Corry Brokken (born 3 December 1932, Breda) is a former Dutch singer.
Brokken won the 1957 Eurovision Song Contest, representing the Netherlands singing "Net als toen" ("Like it used to be"). The melody was composed by Guus Jansen and the lyrics were written by Willy van Hemert.
She participated in the 1956 contest (performing eighth out of field of fourteen) singing "Voorgoed voorbij" ("Over for good"), with music and lyrics by Jelle de Vries, and in the 1958 contest (where she tied for last place) singing "Heel de wereld" ("The Whole World"), with music and lyrics by Benny Vreden. John Kennedy O'Connor's book, The Eurovision Song Contest - The Official History, notes that Corry is the only singer ever to have finished both first and last in the contest.
In 1976, Brokken served as the presenter of the contest, and in 1997 she announced the results of the Dutch vote for that year's contest. By that time she was no longer active as a singer: she ended her musical career in 1976 to study Law and in 1988 she became a judge.
- Jenny (1958)
- Redt een kind (1959)
- Uit met Maurice Dean (1968)
See also 
- O'Connor, John Kennedy. The Eurovision Song Contest - The Official History (2007). UK:Carlton Books (ISBN 978-1-84442-994-3)
|Awards and achievements|
|First||Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
1956, 1957, 1958
, "Voorgoed voorbij"(1956)
and "Net als toen"(1957)
with "Heel de wereld"(1958)
with "Een beetje"
|Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest
with "Dors, mon amour"
|Eurovision Song Contest presenter
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