Laissez briller le soleil

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Belgium "Laissez briller le soleil"
Eurovision Song Contest 1988 entry
Country Belgium
Artist(s) Reynaerts
Language French
Composer(s) Joseph Reynaerts,
Dany Willem
Lyricist(s) Joseph Reynaerts,
Philippe Anciaux
Conductor Dany Willem
Finals performance
Final result 18th
Final points 5
Appearance chronology
◄ "Soldiers of Love" (1987)   
"Door de wind" (1989) ►

"Laissez briller le soleil" ("Let the Sun Shine") was the Belgian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1988, performed in French by Reynaert.

The song was performed sixteenth on the night, following Norway's Karoline Krüger with "For vår jord" and preceding Luxembourg's Lara Fabian with "Croire". At the close of voting, it had received 5 points, placing 18th in a field of 21.

The song is a plea to "let the sun shine" on those less fortunate than oneself. Reynaert also recorded the song in English, as "The Sun Could Shine in Your Heart".

It was succeeded as Belgian representative at the 1989 contest by Ingeborg with "Door de wind".

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