Wat een geluk
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"Wat een geluk" (What luck) was the Dutch entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1960, performed in Dutch by Rudi Carrell. This was the first occasion on which the Dutch entry was performed by a male singer.
|"Wat een geluk"|
|Eurovision Song Contest 1960 entry|
Rudolf Wijbrand Kesselaar
Willy van Hemert
|◄ "Een beetje" (1959)|
|"Wat een dag" (1961) ►|
The song is in the chanson mode, popular in the early years of the Contest. Carrell tells his lover that he is exceptionally fortunate to be part of the world and to be in love with her. He explains that while his professions of love may be trite, they are nonetheless sincere.
The song was performed tenth on the night, following Switzerland's Anita Traversi with "Cielo e terra" and preceding Germany's Wyn Hoop with "Bonne nuit ma chérie". At the close of voting, it had received 2 points, placing 12th in a field of 13.
- Official Eurovision Song Contest site, history by year, 1960
- Detailed info and lyrics, Diggiloo Thrush, "Wat een geluk"