Waterman (song)

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Netherlands "Waterman"
Eurovision Song Contest 1970 entry
Country Netherlands
Artist(s) Patricia Maessen,
Bianca Maessen,
Stella Maessen
As Hearts of Soul
Language Dutch
Composer(s) Pieter Goemans
Lyricist(s) Pieter Goemans
Conductor Dolf van der Linden
Finals performance
Final result 7th
Final points 7
Appearance chronology
◄ "De troubadour" (1969)   
"Tijd" (1971) ►

"Waterman" ("Aquarius") was the Dutch entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1970, performed in Dutch by Hearts of Soul, a trio consisting of the Dutch sisters Patricia, Bianca and Stella Maessen.

The song was written by Amsterdam lyricist and composer Pieter Goemans. It is an up-tempo number, with the singer asking a potential lover about his star sign - specifically, whether it is Aquarius like her own. She appears to receive an answer in the affirmative, as she goes on to explain that this similarity explains her attraction to him and then to liken him to the qualities embodied in the sign itself. Hearts of Soul also recorded their entry in English as "Waterman", and German as "Liebelei".

The song was performed first on the night, preceding Switzerland's Henri Dès with "Retour". At the close of voting, it had received 7 points, placing 7th in a field of 12.

It was succeeded as Dutch representative at the 1971 Contest by Saskia & Serge with "Tijd".

In 1977 the Maessen sisters returned to Eurovision, but then representing Belgium with the song "A Million in One, Two, Three", and as part of the quartet Dream Express. Stella Maessen went on to represent Belgium as a solo artist again in 1982 with "Si tu aimes ma musique".

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