Jennifer Jennings

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Belgium "Jennifer Jennings"
Eurovision Song Contest 1969 entry
Country Belgium
Artist(s) Louis Neefs
Language Dutch
Composer(s) Paul Quintens
Lyricist(s) Phil van Cauwenbergh
Conductor Francis Bay
Finals performance
Final result 7th
Final points 10
Appearance chronology
◄ "Quand tu reviendras" (1968)   
"Viens l'oublier" (1970) ►

"Jennifer Jennings" was the Belgian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1969, performed in Dutch by Louis Neefs.

The song was performed tenth on the night (following Sweden's Tommy Körberg with "Judy, min vän" and preceding Switzerland's Paola del Medico with "Bonjour, Bonjour"). At the close of voting, it had received 10 points, placing 7th (the third time in a row when Belgium finished 7th) in a field of 16.

The song is an ode to the tititular character who is, as far as can be ascertained, fictional. The Anglophone nature of her name is explained by the fact that Neefs sings that he met her in London.

Neefs also recorded the song in French, English, German, Spanish and Italian language versions, all with the original title; "Jennifer Jennings".

It was succeeded as Belgian representative at the 1970 Contest by Jean Vallée performing "Viens l'oublier".

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