BELGIAN NATIONAL FINAL 1981

Emly Starr

The Belgian Final was held on March 7th at the American Theatre in Brussels, hosted by Luc Appermont. Before the final there were 3 semi-finals. The winner was chosen by an “expert” jury and only the name of the winner was announced, although it is rumoured that Liliane St. Pierre came 2nd.

Semifinals

All of the semi-finals were held at the American Theatre in Brussels, hosted by Luc Appermont. After all 3 semi-finals had been broadcast there was a 4th programme which showed 1 minute of each song – after this the public could vote for their favourites by filling out Lotto forms. The top 10 songs went forward to the final.

Semi-Final 1 – February 14th

1 Mij kan niets meer gebeuren Nothing can happen to me anymore Della Bosiers

2 Als men iemand zo bemint When you love somebody that much Ronald

3 Dag meneer Hello Sir Jacky Lafon

4 Gummibal Rubberball Jef Elbers

5 De wereld is een showtoneel The world is a stage Fancy Free

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6 De wereld draait The world turns Jo Vally

7 Twee is teveel Two is too many Anne-Marie

8 Topconditie Perfect condition John Sates

9 De opera The opera De Opera F
10 Zing het maar Try to sing it Gene Summer F
11 Compagnie verliefd Company in love Perte Totale

12 Op dat kamertje voor ons twee In that little room for the two of us Johnny White

Semi-Final 2 – February 21st

1 In mijn armen In my arms Jennifer

2 Vanavond en vannacht This evening and tonight Rik Heylen Groep

3 Veel te veel Way too many Stella F
4 Het ware geluk True happiness Dorina

5 Daar waar liefde is There where love is Patty Devick

6 Ik ben verliefd I am in love Cindy

7 Liefde is… Love is… Mary Helena

8 Elke traan Each tear Bea Cardon

9 Eens was het anders It used to be different Peter En Zout

10 Dromen bouwen Building dreams Ria Geraerts

11 Ik ben gelukkig I am happy Ann Michel F
12 Zonder jou Without you Claire

Semi-Final 3 – February 28th

1 Hello hello Hello hello Johan Stollz F
2 Blij bij je te zijn Happy to be with you Nancy Dee

3 Ik ga weg van jou I am leaving you Mary Scott

4 Marianne uit vroeger dagen Marianne of the old days Mark Manuel

5 Zaterdagavond Saturday evening Kathy & Nancy

6 Samson & Delilah Samson & Delilah Emly Starr F
7 Bonnie Bonnie Lester & Denwood F
8 Dit wijsje vond ik in jouw ogen I found this melody in your eyes Lode de Ceuster

9 Ik kom terug I will return Mik Deboes

10 Talisman Talisman Venus F
11 Brussel Brussels Liliane St Pierre F
12 Er was een tijd There used to be days Karin Setter

 

Final

1 De wereld is een showtoneel The world is a stage Fancy Free
2 De opera The opera De Opera
3 Zing het maar Try to sing it Gene Summer
4 Veel te veel Way too many Stella
5 Ik ben gelukkig I am happy Ann Michel
6 Hello, hello Hello, hello Johan Stollz
7 Samson & Delilah Samson & Delilah Emly Starr
8 Bonnie Bonnie Lester & Denwood
9 Talisman Talisman Venus
10 Brussel Brussels Liliane St. Pierre
Stella Liliane St. Pierre

Emly Starr came 13th at the ESC. Stella represented the Netherlands in ESC 1970 (in the group “Hearts of Soul”) and Belgium in ESC 1977 (in the group “Dream Express”).

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