Rechtop in de wind

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Netherlands "Rechtop in de wind"
Eurovision Song Contest 1987 entry
Country Netherlands
Artist(s) Marga Bult
As Marcha
Language Dutch
Composer(s) Peter Koelewijn
Lyricist(s) Peter Koelewijn
Conductor Rogier van Otterloo
Finals performance
Final result 5th
Final points 83
Appearance chronology
◄ "Alles heeft ritme" (1986)   
"Shangri-La" (1988) ►

"Rechtop in de wind" ("Upright in the wind") was the Dutch entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1987, performed in Dutch by Marcha.Together with her backingvocals on stage: Marjolijn Keuning, Yolanda Smit, Guus Westdorp, Cees Stolk and Paul Klooté.

The song is a dramatic ballad, sung from the perspective of a woman whose relationship has just ended. Marcha describes her feelings as the relationship ends, and goes on to sing that she told herself to be strong and to stand "upright in the wind", even if that wind became a "hurricane".

The song was performed twelfth on the night, following Greece's Bang with "Stop" and preceding Luxembourg's Plastic Bertrand with "Amour Amour". At the close of voting, it had received 83 points, placing 5th in a field of 22.

It was succeeded as Dutch representative at the 1988 Contest by Gerard Joling with "Shangri-La".