Sing Me a Song

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Netherlands "Sing Me A Song"
Eurovision Song Contest 1983 entry
Country Netherlands
Artist(s) Bernadette Kraakman
As Bernadette
Language Dutch
Composer(s) Piet Souer
Lyricist(s) Martin Duiser
Conductor Piet Souer
Finals performance
Final result 7th
Final points 66
Appearance chronology
◄ "Jij en ik" (1982)   
"Ik hou van jou" (1984) ►

"Sing Me a Song" was the Dutch entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1983, performed in Dutch (with the exception of the English of the title) by Bernadette.

The song is a plea for global unity. Bernadette asks her listeners to "sing me a song" - of any type - in the hope that the entire world will be able to join in. Importantly, however, she also asks her listeners to sing a song "About your country/How it is there and what do you do over there?", suggesting that unity can be achieved just as well through an understanding of other countries as it can by adopting a larger culture. Bernadette also recorded an English-language version of the song, with the same title; "Sing Me a Song".

The song was performed eleventh on the night, following Greece's Christie Stassinopoulou with "Mu Les" and preceding Yugoslavia's Danijel with "Džuli". At the close of voting, it had received 66 points, placing 7th in a field of 20.

It was succeeded as Dutch representative at the 1984 Contest by Maribelle with "Ik hou van jou".

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