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Netherlands "Voorgoed voorbij"
Eurovision Song Contest 1956 entry
Country Netherlands
Artist(s) Corry Brokken
Language Dutch
Composer(s) Jelle de Vries
Lyricist(s) Jelle de Vries
Conductor Fernando Paggi
Finals performance
Final result N/A
Final points N/A
Appearance chronology
◄ De vogels van Holland (1956)   
Net als toen (1957) ►

"Voorgoed voorbij" ("Over forever") was the second Dutch entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1956 - the only Contest where competing countries were permitted to enter two songs - performed in Dutch by Corry Brokken.

The song is in the chanson style popular in the early years of the Contest. Brokken sings to a former lover, asking him why their relationship is "over for good". She explains that while it may have only been a brief fling to him, she took it more seriously.

The song was performed eighth on the night, following Italy's Franca Raimondi with "Aprite le finestre" and preceding Switzerland's Lys Assia with "Refrain". As the scoreboard of this Contest has never been made public, no definitive statement can be made about its success or lack thereof, however the song is known not to have won.

The song was accompanied at the 1956 contest by Jetty Paerl with "De vogels van Holland" and was succeeded as Dutch representative at the 1957 contest by Brokken with "Net als toen".




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