Macédomienne

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Belgium "Macédomienne"
Eurovision Song Contest 1990 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Conductor
Rony Brack
Finals performance
Final result
12th
Final points
46
Appearance chronology
◄ "Door de wind" (1989)   
"Geef het op" (1991) ►

"Macédomienne" ("My Macedonian girl") was the Belgian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1990, performed in French by Philippe Lafontaine, who also composed it. The title of the song is a portmanteau blend of the two words "Macédonienne" ("Macedonian girl or woman") and "mienne" ("of mine").

The song was performed third on the night, following Greece's Christos Callow & Wave with "Horis Skopo" and preceding Turkey's Kayahan with "Gözlerinin Hapsindeyim". At the close of voting, it had received 46 points, placing it 12th in a field of 22.

The song is an ode to the "Macedonian girl" of the title – in effect Lafontaine's wife – and, as the lyrics make clear with their reference to the town of Ohrid, to the Republic of Macedonia from which she hails.

It was succeeded as Belgian representative at the 1991 Contest by Clouseau performing "Geef het op".

Sources and external links[edit]