Jennifer Jennings

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Belgium "Jennifer Jennings"
Eurovision Song Contest 1969 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Paul Quintens
Lyricist(s)
Phil van Cauwenbergh
Conductor
Finals performance
Final result
7th
Final points
10
Appearance chronology
◄ "Quand tu reviendras" (1968)   
"Viens l'oublier" (1970) ►

"Jennifer Jennings" was the Belgian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1969, performed in Dutch by Louis Neefs.

The song was performed tenth on the night (following Sweden's Tommy Körberg with "Judy, min vän" and preceding Switzerland's Paola Del Medico with "Bonjour, Bonjour"). At the close of voting, it had received 10 points, placing 7th (the third time in a row when Belgium finished 7th) in a field of 16.

The song is an ode to a fictional woman. After the Eurovision Song Contest 1969, however, it turned out that there was an actual real-life Jennifer Jennings living in England. She contacted Louis Neefs and he invited her over to a concert, after which they kept in touch.[1][2]

Neefs also recorded the song in French, English, German, Spanish and Italian language versions, all with the original title; "Jennifer Jennings".

It was succeeded as Belgian representative at the 1970 Contest by Jean Vallée performing "Viens l'oublier".

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Belpop zoekt Jennifer Jennings op". November 5, 2012. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Belpop - Een terugblik op het Eurovisiesongfestival 1969". Canvas (Belgium). November 5, 2012. Retrieved July 20, 2015.