"Katinka" was the Dutch entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1962, performed in Dutch by De Spelbrekers.
The song is about the titular Katinka - a young girl whom the singers see walking every morning. They explain that she has a powerful effect on the boys who see her, all of whom beg for her to turn around and give them "A glimpse of your up-tilted nose".
The song was performed eighth on the night, following
Germany's Conny Froboess with " Zwei kleine Italiener" and preceding France's Isabelle Aubret with " Un premier amour". At the close of voting, it had received the dreaded nul points - zero - placing 13th (equal last) in a field of 16. The song thus has the dubious honour of being one of the first to fail to record a point in Contest history. At the 1962 Contest, in fact, four songs recorded this mark (none having done so previously). The other three were Belgium's Fud Leclerc with " Ton nom", Spain's Víctor Balaguer with " Llámame" and Austria's Eleonore Schwarz with " Nur in der wiener Luft".
It was succeeded as
Dutch representative at the 1963 Contest by Annie Palmen with " Een speeldoos".
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