Ik hou van jou

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Netherlands "Ik hou van jou"
Maribelle - Ik hou van jou.jpg
Eurovision Song Contest 1984 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Maria Lidwina Kwakman
As
Maribelle
Language
Composer(s)
Peter van Asten,
Richard de Bois
Lyricist(s)
Peter van Asten,
Richard de Bois
Conductor
Rogier van Otterloo
Finals performance
Final result
13th
Final points
34
Appearance chronology
◄ "Sing Me A Song" (1983)   
"Alles heeft ritme" (1986) ►

"Ik hou van jou" ("I love you") was the Dutch entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1984, performed in Dutch by Maribelle and written by Peter van Asten and Richard de Bois.

The song received 34 points, placing 13th in a field of 19. Despite the poor placing, "Ik hou van jou" has become a fan favourite,[citation needed] appearing as one of the non-winning "classics" on the double-CD and double-DVD sets produced to coincide with the Congratulations special of late 2005.

Maribelle herself recorded the song in four languages: Dutch, English ("In Love with You"), German ("Du fehlst mir so"), and French ("Pour qui, pourquoi?"). It was also covered by other performers, such as Cilla Black (as "A Dream Come True"[1]), Engelbert Humperdinck and Thomaz.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ik hou van jou - Maribelle (Netherlands 1984)". Moopy Eurovision forum. Retrieved 2009-08-13.