Jij en ik

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Netherlands "Jij en ik"
Eurovision Song Contest 1982 entry
Country Netherlands
Artist(s) Bill van Dijk
Language Dutch
Composer(s) Dick Bakker
Lyricist(s) Liselore Gerritsen
Conductor Rogier van Otterloo
Finals performance
Final result 16th
Final points 8
Appearance chronology
◄ "Het is een wonder" (1981)   
"Sing Me a Song" (1983) ►

"Jij en ik" ("You and me") was the Dutch entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1982, performed in Dutch by Bill van Dijk.

The song is a love song with a simple melody. Van Dijk compares the forces of nature and the seasons (birds returning from their annual migrations and trees beginning to bear fruit) to the love between himself and his lover, drawing the conclusion that neither of these events can be stopped. Van Dijk also recorded the song in an English-language version, under the title "Breakaway".

The song was performed sixteenth on the night, following Israel's Avi Toledano with "Hora" and preceding Ireland's The Duskeys with "Here Today Gone Tomorrow"). At the close of voting, it had received 8 points, placing 16th in a field of 18.

It was succeeded as Dutch representative at the 1983 Contest by Bernadette with "Sing Me a Song".

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