Jij bent mijn leven

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Netherlands "Jij bent mijn leven"
Eurovision Song Contest 1964 entry
Country Netherlands
Artist(s) Anneke Grönloh
Language Dutch
Composer(s) Ted Powder
Lyricist(s) René de Vos
Conductor Dolf van der Linden
Finals performance
Final result 10th
Final points 2
Appearance chronology
◄ "Een speeldoos" (1963)   
"'t Is genoeg" (1965) ►

"Jij bent mijn leven" ("You are my life") was the Dutch entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1964, performed in Dutch by Anneke Grönloh.

The song is sung from the perspective of a woman whose lover has been unfaithful. She tells him that she is fully aware of his infidelity, but she chooses to ignore it "because you are my life". It appears from the lyrics that this has been a common situation in their relationship.

The song was performed second on the night, following Luxembourg's Hugues Aufray with "Dès que le printemps revient" and preceding Norway's Arne Bendiksen with "Spiral". At the close of voting, it had received 2 points, placing 10th in a field of 16.

It was succeeded as Dutch representative at the 1965 Contest by Conny Vandenbos with "'t Is genoeg".

Anneke Grönloh was the first artist in the ESC who was not born in Europe. Anneke was born in Indonesia, oddly the same contest when the first Bulgarian artist took part, who sang for Germany.

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