Un peu de poivre, un peu de sel

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Belgium "Un peu de poivre, un peu de sel"
Eurovision Song Contest 1966 entry
Country Belgium
Artist(s) Tonia
Language French
Composer(s) Paul Quintens
Lyricist(s) Phil van Cauwenbergh
Conductor Jean Roderes
Finals performance
Final result 4th
Final points 14
Appearance chronology
◄ "Als het weer lente is" (1965)   
"Ik heb zorgen" (1967) ►

"Un peu de poivre, un peu de sel" ("A bit of pepper, a bit of salt") was the Belgian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1966, performed in French by Tonia.

The song was performed third on the night, following Denmark's Ulla Pia with "Stop - mens legen er go'" and preceding Luxembourg's Michèle Torr with "Ce soir je t'attendais". At the close of voting, it had received 14 points, placing 4th in a field of 18.

The song deals with the singer's quest to impress the object of her affections, whom she sees every day but can't make look at her twice. In desperation, she enlists the help of "the local sorceress", who gives her a recipe to create a love potion. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the potion does its job. Tonia also recorded the song in Dutch, then under the title "Een beetje suiker" ("A Little Sugar").

It was succeeded as Belgian representative at the 1967 Contest by Louis Neefs performing "Ik heb zorgen".

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