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Barbara Alexandra "Sandra" Reemer (17 October 1950 – 6 June 2017) was an Indo-Dutch singer and television presenter. She has represented the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest on three separate occasions, tying with Corry Brokken for most appearances representing the country.

Sandra Reemer
Sandra Reemer (cropped).jpg
Reemer in 2010
Background information
Birth name Barbara Alexandra Reemer
Born (1950-10-17)17 October 1950
Bandung, Indonesia
Died 6 June 2017(2017-06-06) (aged 66)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • television presenter
Years active 1963–2017
Associated acts Sandra & Andres
Website www.sandrareemer.nl

In 1972, she sang the song "Als het om de liefde gaat" in a duet with Dries Holten (she was credited as "Sandra," he was credited as "Andres"), receiving fourth place.[1] In 1976, Reemer performed solo credited under her real name, singing the song "The Party's Over," which made it to ninth place.[2] In 1979, she was credited as "Xandra" and sang the song "Colorado," which placed twelfth.[3] She later returned to the contest to sing backing vocals (uncredited) for the Dutch entry in 1983, "Sing Me A Song", performed by Bernadette.

Reemer died on 6 June 2017, following a long battle with breast cancer.[4][5][6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 1972". EBU. Archived from the original on 28 August 2008. Retrieved 12 November 2008. 
  2. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 1976". EBU. Archived from the original on 28 August 2008. Retrieved 12 November 2008. 
  3. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 1979". EBU. Retrieved 12 November 2008. 
  4. ^ "Zangeres en tv-persoonlijkheid Sandra Reemer overleden | NOS". Nos.nl. 6 June 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017. 
  5. ^ Paul Jordan (6 June 2017). "Three-time Dutch Eurovision participant Sandra Reemer dies - Eurovision Song Contest Kyiv 2017". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 27 June 2017. 
  6. ^ Roy Knoops (6 June 2017). "The Netherlands: Eurovision star Sandra Reemer has passed away". Esctoday.com. Retrieved 27 June 2017. 
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Saskia & Serge
with "Tijd"
Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
1972
(with Andres)
Succeeded by
Ben Cramer
with "De oude muzikant"
Preceded by
Teach-in
with "Ding-a-dong"
Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
1976
Succeeded by
Heddy Lester
with "De mallemolen"
Preceded by
Harmony
with "'t Is OK"
Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
1979
Succeeded by
Maggie MacNeal
with "Amsterdam"