Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 1958

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Eurovision Song Contest 1958
Country  Netherlands
National selection
Selection process Nationaal Songfestival 1958
Selection date(s) 11 February 1958
Selected entrant Corry Brokken
Selected song "Heel de wereld"
Finals performance
Final result 9th=, 1 point
Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1957 1958 1959►

The Netherlands was represented by Corry Brokken, with the song '"Heel de wereld", at the 1958 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 12 March in Hilversum. "Heel de wereld" was chosen at the Dutch national final on 11 February. Brokken had taken part in both previous Eurovisions, and her victory in Frankfurt the previous year with "Net als toen" had brought the contest to the Netherlands for the first time.


The national final took place at the AVRO TV studios in Hilversum (the same venue in which the Eurovision final took place), hosted by Tanja Koen. Eleven songs and six singers were involved, with all participants other than Anneke van der Graaf performing two songs.

The winning song was chosen by postcard voting; the full ranking of the songs is known, but information on votes received is only available for the top five songs.[1]

11 February 1958
Draw Artist Song Votes Place
1 Greetje Kauffeld "Stewardess" 3733 3
2 Willy Alberti "Met elke lach van jou"  ??? 9
3 Rita Reys "Een verlicht raam"  ??? 11
4 Bruce Low "Wiegelied voor Marjolein" 2350 4
5 Corry Brokken "Weet je" 4036 2
6 Anneke van der Graaf "Lentedag"  ??? 8
7 Rita Reys "De warmte van je hart"  ??? 6
8 Willy Alberti "Marjan"  ??? 7
9 Greetje Kauffeld "Een afscheid zonder meer" 1049 5
10 Bruce Low "Neem dat maar aan van mij"  ??? 10
11 Corry Brokken "Heel de wereld" 8148 1

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the final Brokken performed second in the running order, following Italy and preceding France. At the close of voting "Heel de wereld" had received only 1 point (from Switzerland), placing the Netherlands joint last (with Luxembourg) of the 10 entries.[2]

The Dutch entry was conducted at the contest by the musical director Dolf van der Linden.[3]

Brokken thus became the only performer in Eurovision history ever to have finished both first and last; it was also the only year, until 2015, in which the host country ended the evening at the bottom of the scoreboard.

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