Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 1988

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Eurovision Song Contest 1988
Country Netherlands
National selection
Selection processArtist: Internal selection
Song: Nationaal Songfestival '88
Selection date(s)23 March 1988
Selected entrantGerard Joling
Selected song"Shangri-La"
Finals performance
Final result9th, 70 points
Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1987 1988 1989►

The Netherlands participated at the Eurovision Song Contest 1988, held in Dublin, Ireland.

After coming 5th at the 1987 contest with "Rechtop in de wind", Dutch broadcaster Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (NOS) internally selected Gerard Joling to sing for the Netherlands at the upcoming contest in Dublin. At the Nationaal Songfestival 1988 was held on 23 March at the Congresgebouw in The Hague. Joling sang all songs in the final.

Nationaal Songfestival 1988[edit]

The Nationaal Songfestival 1988 was held on 23 March at the Congresgebouw in The Hague, hosted by Astrid Joosten. The winner was chosen by a 55-person jury who gave each song a mark out of 6.

Draw Song Points Place
1 "Heel Verliefd" 222 2nd
2 "Shangri-La" 283 1st
3 "Happy End in Hollywood" 213 4th
4 "December in April" 165 5th
5 "Doolang doolang" 156 6th
6 "Mijn Droom" 219 3rd

At Eurovision[edit]

Joling performed 7th on the night of the contest, following Spain and preceding Israel. His song received 70 points, placing 9th of 22 competing countries.

The Dutch conductor at the contest was Harry van Hoof.

Points Awarded to the Netherlands[1]
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
0 points

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Score sheet of the Eurovision Song Contest 1990". Eurovision.tv.

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