Heel de wereld
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|"Heel de wereld"|
|Eurovision Song Contest 1958 entry|
|◄ "Net als toen" (1957)|
|"Een beetje" (1959) ►|
"Heel de wereld" ("The Whole World") was the Dutch entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1958, performed in Dutch by Corry Brokken. This was Brokken's third consecutive appearance on the Eurovision stage and it would be her last as a performer.
The song is in the chanson style, popular at the early Contest. Brokken sings that she wants to tell the whole world "my secret", because she is happy. She wonders if perhaps the world is too busy to be happy, but this does not diminish her joy. Peculiarly, she never explains why she is happy. Brokken also recorded the song in French, as "Toi mon cœur, tu sais" (translated "You My Heart, You Know").
The song was performed second on the night, following Italy's Domenico Modugno with "Nel blu dipinto di blu" and preceding France's André Claveau with "Dors, mon amour". At the close of voting, it had received 1 point, placing 9th (equal last) in a field of 10. Until Austria's zero points in 2015, it was the lowest score of a host country's entry in the history of the contest.
It was succeeded as Dutch representative at the 1959 Contest by Teddy Scholten with "'n Beetje". Corry Brokken returned to Eurovision in 1976, but then as the host of that year's Contest, held in The Hague.
- Official Eurovision Song Contest site, history by year, 1957
- Detailed info and lyrics, Diggiloo Thrush, "Heel de wereld"
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