Sing Me a Song
|"Sing Me A Song"|
|Eurovision Song Contest 1983 entry|
|◄ "Jij en ik" (1982)|
|"Ik hou van jou" (1984) ►|
The song is a plea for global unity. Bernadette asks her listeners to "sing me a song" - of any type - in the hope that the entire world will be able to join in. Importantly, however, she also asks her listeners to sing a song "About your country/How it is there and what do you do over there?", suggesting that unity can be achieved just as well through an understanding of other countries as it can by adopting a larger culture. Bernadette also recorded an English-language version of the song, with the same title; "Sing Me a Song".
The song was performed eleventh on the night, following Greece's Christie Stassinopoulou with "Mu Les" and preceding Yugoslavia's Danijel with "Džuli". At the close of voting, it had received 66 points, placing 7th in a field of 20.
- Official Eurovision Song Contest, history by year, 1983.
- Detailed info and lyrics, Diggiloo Thrush, "Sing Me a Song".
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