Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 1967

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Eurovision Song Contest 1967
Country  Netherlands
National selection
Selection process Nationaal Songfestival 1967
Selection date(s) 22 February 1967
1 March 1967
Selected entrant Thérèse Steinmetz
Selected song "Ring-dinge-ding"
Finals performance
Final result 14th=, 2 points
Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1966 1967 1968►

The Netherlands was represented by Thérèse Steinmetz, with the song '"Ring-dinge-ding", at the 1967 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 8 April in Vienna. Steinmetz was selected internally by broadcaster NOS and the song was revealed as on 1 March as the winner of the Dutch final.


The national final was hosted by Leo Nelissen on 22 February from the Kloosterhoeve in Harmelen, the smallest town ever to play host to a Dutch final. The winning song was chosen by postcard voting, and on 1 March, this time from the Theater Orpheus in Apeldoorn, Steinmetz performed all six songs again before the results of the vote were announced. "Ring-dinge-ding" turned out to be the easy winner by a margin of well over 2,000 votes.

22 February 1967
Draw Song Points Place
1 "Waar ben je" 1509 4
2 "Tornado" 422 6
3 "Sta stil bij mij" 1304 5
4 "Zing" 3231 2
5 "Hoor" 2704 3
6 "Ring-dinge-ding" 5550 1

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the final Steinmetz performed first in the running order, preceding Luxembourg. At the close of voting "Ring-dinge-ding" had received only 2 points (1 each from Ireland and the United Kingdom), placing the Netherlands joint 14th (with Austria and Norway) of the 17 entries, ahead only of the zero points entry from Switzerland. This continued the string of bad results the Netherlands had suffered throughout the 1960s.[1] However the song has remained quite well remembered, as it is often cited as one of the classic examples of the facile "ring-ding-bang-boom" school of bouncy Eurovision songs particularly prevalent in the 1960s and 1970s.

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