Wat een geluk

"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.

Netherlands "Wat een geluk"
Rudi Carrell-Wat een geluk.jpg
Eurovision Song Contest 1960 entry
Rudolf Wijbrand Kesselaar
Dick Schallies
Willy van Hemert
Finals performance
Final result
Final points
Entry chronology
◄ "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.

It was succeeded as Dutch representative at the 1961 Contest by Greetje Kauffeld with "Wat een dag".

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