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"Als het om de liefde gaat" ("When it's all about love") was the Dutch entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1972, performed in Dutch by the duo Sandra & Andres, Sandra Reemer and Dries Holten. The Eurovision performance of this entry is memorable for being one of the first in Eurovision history wherein the audience clapped to the rhythm of the song.

Netherlands "Als het om de liefde gaat"
Eurovision Song Contest 1972 entry
Country
Artist(s)
As
Sandra & Andres
Language
Composer(s)
Dries Holten
Lyricist(s)
Conductor
Harry van Hoof
Finals performance
Final result
4th
Final points
106
Appearance chronology
◄ "Tijd" (1971)   
"De oude muzikant" (1973) ►

The song is a duet, with the singers making a series of attempts at chatting each other up. They explain their difficulties by saying that it is difficult enough to be honest in general life, let alone when "making a pass". Sandra & Andres also recorded the song in English (as "What Do I Do?"), German ("Was soll ich tun?") and French ("C'est pour demain").

The song was performed eighteenth on the night, following Luxembourg's Vicky Leandros with "Après toi". By the close of voting, it had received 106 points, placing it 4th in a field of 18.

It was succeeded as Dutch representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 1973 by Ben Cramer with "De oude muzikant". Sandra Reemer returned to the Contest as a solo artist in 1976 with "The Party's Over" and again in 1979 with "Colorado", then as the front figure of the band Xandra.

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