Dis oui

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Belgium "Dis oui"
Eurovision Song Contest 1998 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Final result
6th
Final points
122
Appearance chronology
◄ "Liefde is een kaartspel" (1996)   
"Like The Wind" (1999) ►

"Dis oui" ("Say Yes") was the Belgian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1998, written by Philippe Swan and performed in French by Mélanie Cohl. The song was composed Belgian singer-songwriter Philippe Swan.

"Dis oui" was performed twentieth on the night (following Sweden's Jill Johnson with "Kärleken är" and preceding Finland's Edea with "Aava"). At the close of voting, it had received 122 points, placing 6th in a field of 25, at the time Belgium's best result in the Contest since Sandra Kim's win with "J'aime la vie" in 1986.

The song is sung from the perspective of a woman pleading with a man to give up his previous relationship and love her instead. She paints various images of the bliss that they can have as a result.

An English version is rumoured to have been recorded but never released.

It was succeeded as Belgian representative at the 1999 Contest by Vanessa Chinitor with "Like The Wind".

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders)[1] 13
Belgium (Ultratop Wallonia)[2] 2

Sources and external links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ultratop.be - Mélanie Cohl - Dis oui. (in Dutch) Ultratop 50. ULTRATOP & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch.
  2. ^ Ultratop.be - Mélanie Cohl - Dis oui. (in French) Ultratop 50. ULTRATOP & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch.