Jan 3, 2016
Eurovision Song Contest: Time Machine Flashback 1988.
The year was 1988 the tune- Shangri-La, the location was Dublin, Ireland just after Johnny Logan's second runaway victory of 1987 The song written by songwriter Peter de Wjn, who wrote 'Ticket to the tropics' a previous dutch number one hit for Gerard Joling in 1985
On the scoreboard, Greece and Luxembourg gave Netherlands 12 points, however the song was up against tunes from Celine Dion and UK's Scott Fitzgerald.
Gerard's career took off after Eurovision not only in Netherlands he sold many Gold records in Asia as well, later in 2005 Gerard became a headliner of the popular schlager group De Toppers and this meant he returned to Eurovision stage in 2009 in Moscow with the song 'Shine'.
As was the requiement at Eurovision 1988 this song was sung in dutch, I enjoy the english version alot more and it is available still in i-tunes, if you can check it out as well.
Dateline: Eurovision 1988
Result: 9th place
Artist: Gerard Joling