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Wat een dag

Netherlands "Wat een dag"
Eurovision Song Contest 1961 entry
Country Netherlands
Artist(s) Greetje Kauffeld
Language Dutch
Composer(s) Dick Schallies
Lyricist(s) Pieter Goemans
Conductor Dolf van der Linden
Finals performance
Final result 10th
Final points 6
Appearance chronology
◄ "Wat een geluk" (1960)   
"Katinka" (1962) ►

"Wat een dag" ("What a day") was the Dutch entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1961, performed in Dutch by Greetje Kauffeld.

The song is sung from the perspective of a young woman experiencing love and generally finding the world to be a lovely place. She sings, for example, that "I have even picked some flowers unpunished/In the park across the street", lending credence to her belief that this is truly her day.

The song was performed sixth on the night, following Yugoslavia's Ljiljana Petrović with "Neke davne zvezde" and preceding Sweden's Lill-Babs with "April, April". At the close of voting, it had received 6 points, placing 10th in a field of 16.

It was succeeded as Dutch representative at the 1962 Contest by De Spelbrekers with "Katinka".

References and external links

  • Official Eurovision Song Contest site, history by year, 1961
  • Detailed info and lyrics, Diggiloo Thrush, "Wat een dag"

Template:Eurovision Song Contest 1961

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