Samson (song)

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Belgium "Samson"
Eurovision Song Contest 1981 entry
Country Belgium
Artist(s) Emly Starr
Language Dutch
Composer(s) Kick Dandy, Giuseppe Marchese
Lyricist(s) Kick Dandy, Penny Els
Conductor Giuseppe Marchese
Finals performance
Final result 13th
Final points 40
Appearance chronology
◄ "Euro-Vision" (1980)   
"Si tu aimes ma musique" (1982) ►

"Samson" was the Belgian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1981, performed in Dutch by Emly Starr.

The song was performed sixteenth on the night, following Portugal's Carlos Paião with "Playback" and preceding Greece's Yiannis Dimitras with "Feggari Kalokerino". At the close of voting, it had received 40 points, placing 13th in a field of 20.

The song is an up-tempo disco number, inspired by the Biblical story of Samson, with Starr singing that the object of her desires is like Samson in that he is not interested in love. She suggests that he should "find yourself a Delilah". Starr also recorded the song in an English-language version. Producer/writer Kick Dandy (real name Frans de Schrijver) was then also known as Tony Winter, who made a few singles on his own name earlier.

It was succeeded as Belgian representative at the 1982 Contest by Stella performing "Si tu aimes ma musique".

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