BIRTHDAY: Maribelle from the Netherlands is 60 today
One month from today, the fans of our favourite TV show were due to be gathering in the Netherlands for two weeks for thrills, spills and the occasional piece of quality music.
It’s not to be, but we can still dabble in Dutchness with birthdays from that country. Today’s birthday girl Maribelle (née Marie Kwakman). What can we say about this song? It’s a classic and was very arguably hard done to in 1984. She hadn’t even had to travel that far, staying in lovely Benelux. In what was some very odd voting, our Maribelle only scored from seven juries, amassing 34 points. What was Europe thinking? Especially when you look at some of the songs that beat her.
Authors: Riigi Ametnik, John Stanton