Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Judy et Cie - Judy, Judy
The Eurovision Song Contest 1976, the 21st in the series, was held in The Hague, Netherlands. The Belgian entry was a song called "Judy et Cie" (Judy and company)and it was written and performed by Pierre Rapsat. Pierre was Belgian singer-songwriter who began his solo career in 1973. His powerful style, oscillating between rock and chanson, was quite original at the time. The song got 68 points and placed 8th. Finland's Fredi & Friends placed 13th with "Pump-Pump". Markku Aro (see previous entry), he himself a Eurovision participant (in 1971) recorded the Finnish version of the Belgian entry with the title "Judy, Judy". Four(!) other Finnish versions of the song were made in 1976, but Markku's was the most popular.