The Party's Over (Sandra Reemer song)

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Netherlands "The Party's Over"
Eurovision Song Contest 1976 entry
Country Netherlands
Artist(s) Barbara Alexandra Reemer
As Sandra Reemer
Language English
Composer(s) Hans van Hemert
Lyricist(s) Hans van Hemert
Conductor Harry van Hoof
Finals performance
Final result 9th
Final points 56
Appearance chronology
◄ "Ding-A-Dong" (1975)   
"De mallemolen" (1977) ►

"The Party's Over" was the Dutch entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1976, performed in English by Sandra Reemer. Reemer had previously represented the Netherlands at the 1972 Contest as one half of the duo Sandra & Andres with "Als het om de liefde gaat", finishing in 4th place.

The song is sung from the perspective of a young woman at a party who is attempting to work out whether she should stay or leave. She sings that the party itself is coming to an end, which would suggest that leaving is a good option. If she stays, however, she can at least be in the same room as a former lover who is also present. The conclusion of the song is left ambiguous, with Reemer wondering if she is dreaming about the former lover talking to her. Reemer also recorded the song in French, as "Un souvenir en trop".

The song was performed eighth on the night (following Ireland's Red Hurley with "When" and preceding Norway's Anne-Karine Strøm with "Mata Hari"). At the close of voting, it had received 56 points, placing 9th in a field of 18.

It was succeeded as Dutch representative at the 1977 Contest by Heddy Lester with "De mallemolen". Sandra Reemer returned to the Contest in 1979, then as front woman of the band Xandra with "Colorado".

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