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Corry Brokken
Born 3 December 1932 (1932-12-03) (age 77)
Breda, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Field Singer
Awards Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1957

Corry Brokken (born 3 December 1932, Breda) is a former Dutch singer.

Brokken won the 1957 Eurovision Song Contest, representing the Netherlands singing "Net als toen" ("Like it used to be"). The melody was composed by Guus Jansen and the lyrics were written by Willy van Hemert.

She participated in the 1956 contest (placing unknown) singing "Voorgoed voorbij" ("Over for good"), with music and lyrics by Jelle de Vries, and in the 1958 contest (where she tied for last place) singing "Heel de wereld" ("The Whole World"), with music and lyrics by Benny Vreden. John Kennedy O'Connor's book, The Eurovision Song Contest - The Official History, notes that Corry is the only singer ever to have finished both first and last in the contest. [1]

In 1976, Brokken served as the presenter of the contest, and in 1997 she announced the results of the Dutch vote for that year's contest. By that time she was no longer active as a singer: she ended her musical career in 1976 to study Law and in 1988 she became a judge.



  • Jenny (1958)
  • Redt een kind (1959)
  • Uit met Maurice Dean (1968)

See also


  1. ^ O'Connor, John Kennedy. The Eurovision Song Contest - The Official History (2007). UK:Carlton Books (ISBN 978-1-84442-994-3)

External links

Awards and achievements
First Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
1956, 1957, 1958
, "Voorgoed voorbij"(1956)
and "Net als toen"(1957)
with "Heel de wereld"(1958)
Succeeded by
Teddy Scholten
with "Een beetje"
Preceded by
Lys Assia
with "Refrain"
Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
André Claveau
with "Dors, mon amour"
Preceded by
Karin Falck
Eurovision Song Contest presenter
Succeeded by
Angela Rippon


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