Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 1956

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Eurovision Song Contest 1956
Country  Netherlands
National selection
Selection process National Final
Selection date(s) 24 April 1956
Selected entrant Jetty Paerl and
Corry Brokken
Selected song "De vogels van Holland" and
"Voorgoed voorbij"
Finals performance
Final result N/A
Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
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The Netherlands held a national final to select the two entrants that Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (NOS), the Dutch broadcaster, would send to the inaugural Eurovision Song Contest in Lugano, Switzerland. The final was held on 24 April 1956.


Draw Artist Song
1 Corry Brokken "Ik zei : ja"
2 Jetty Paerl "De vogels van Holland"
3 Bert Visser "Gina mia"
4 Jetty Paerl "De telefoon"
5 Corry Brokken "Voorgoed voorbij"
6 Bert Visser "Meisje"
7 Corry Brokken "'t Is lente"
8 Jetty Paerl "Mei in Parijs"

"De vogels van Holland" ("The birds of Holland") by Jetty Paerl and "Voorgoed voorbij" ("Over forever") by Corry Brokken were chosen as the two Dutch entries. The votes of the first contest were never announced.

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