Soldiers of Love

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For the Arthur Alexander song, also covered by the Beatles, see Soldier of Love (Lay Down Your Arms).
Belgium "Soldiers of Love"
Eurovision Song Contest 1987 entry
Country Belgium
Artist(s) Liliane Saint-Pierre
Language Dutch
Composer(s) Gyuri Spies, Marc de Coen
Lyricist(s) Liliane Keuninckx
Conductor Freddy Sunder
Finals performance
Final result 11th
Final points 56
Appearance chronology
◄ "J'aime la vie" (1986)   
"Laissez briller le soleil" (1988) ►

"Soldiers of Love" was the Belgian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1987, performed in Dutch despite the English title (although some lines are sung in that language) by Liliane Saint-Pierre.

The song was performed fifth on the night (following Iceland's Halla Margrét with "Hægt og hljótt" and preceding Sweden's Lotta Engberg with "Boogaloo"). At the close of voting, it had received 56 points, placing 11th in a field of 22.

The song is a plea for global peace, with Saint-Pierre singing of the need to be "soldiers of love" against the violent tendencies of the world. Saint-Pierre recorded her entry in four languages; Dutch, French, English and German, all with the same title, "Soldiers of Love".

It was succeeded as Belgian representative at the 1988 Contest by Reynaert singing "Laissez briller le soleil".

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