Iemand Als Jij


Iemand Als Jij

Infobox ESC entry
song = "Iemand Als Jij"


caption =
year = 1993
country = Belgium
artist = Barbara Dex
as = Barbara
with =
language = Dutch
languages =
composer = Marc Vliegen
lyricist = Tobana
conductor =
place = 25th (last)
points = 3
place_semi =
points_semi =
lyrics = [http://www.diggiloo.net/?1993be from the Diggiloo Thrush]
clip =
prev = Nous On Veut Des Violons
prev_link = Nous On Veut Des Violons
next = La Voix Est Libre
next_link = La Voix Est Libre

"Iemand Als Jij" (English translation: "Someone Like You") was the Belgian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1993, performed in Dutch by Barbara Dex (billed as "Barbara"). The song is a straightforward love ballad, with Barbara singing that she has never loved anyone like this before. The song was performed seventh on the night (following Greece's Keti Garbi with "Eladha, Hora Tu Fotos" and preceding Malta's William Magnion with "This Time"). At the close of voting, it had received 3 points, placing 25th (last) in a field of 25.

While the song itself is not particularly memorable, the performance has entered Contest folklore due to the self-made beige dress worn by the singer. This is often considered to be among the worst Contest costumes in history, with the "Barbara Dex Award" being given out by one website every year for the worst-dressed entrant.

Due to the expanding Contest, the worst-performed entrants of 1993 were not permitted to enter the 1994 Contest - with Belgium suffering this fate. These "passive" countries (who broadcast the Contest but did not enter) were, however, entitled to return in 1995. Hence, the song was succeeded as Belgian representative at the 1995 Contest by Frédéric Etherlinck singing "La Voix Est Libre".

References

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External links

* [http://www.eurovisionhouse.nl/bdaward.php Barbara Dex Award winners]


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