Bernadette (singer)

Bernadette in 1983
Background information
Birth name Bernadette Kraakman
Born (1959-03-01) March 1, 1959 (age 55)
Origin Volendam, Netherlands
Genres Pop
Occupations Singer

Bernadette (born Bernadette Kraakman, 1 March 1959, Volendam) is a Dutch singer, best known for her participation in the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest.

Bernadette was not a well-known name when she took part with two songs in the 1983 Dutch Eurovision selection, but she emerged the narrow victor (by just one point) with "Sing Me a Song", which despite the title was sung in Dutch.[1][2] She went forward to the 28th Eurovision Song Contest, held in Munich on 23 April, where "Sing Me a Song" finished a solid seventh of the 20 entries.[3]

Following her unsuccessful partnership with Ingrid Simons in duo Double Trouble in 1986, Bernadette became a voiceover and backing singer, having worked with artists such as Harry Slinger and Rob de Nijs.[4]


External links

  • 1983 at
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Bill van Dijk
with "Jij en ik"
Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
with "Ik hou van jou"
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