Saturday, 11 February 2012

Corry Brokken

Corry Brokken (born December 3 in Breda) is a former Dutch singer, TV and radio presenter and a judge. Corry won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 with the song Net Als Toen and she won an Edison Award in 1963 and 1995.

Corry made her singing debut in 1952.

In 1956 she won the Dutch pre-selection for the first ESC with the song Voorgoed Voorbij, in 1957 she won the dutch national final and the ESC in Frankfurt with the song Net Als Toen, in 1958 she won the Dutch national final again and she was the favourite to win the ESC in Hilversum but her song Heel De Wereld came last and her last attempt to represent the Netherlands at the ESC was 1959 but she didn't win. In 1966 she was asked to represent Germany at the ESC but Corry refused.

Corry had several hits in the Netherlands and Germany with covers of French songs like Milord and La Mamma.

Corry performed in many theater productions and TV shows in the 60s and early 70s and even got her own TV show.

In 1976 Corry was the host of the ESC in The Hague but after that she retired form the show business and became a laywer and later a judge.

In 1996 Corry made a comeback and after that she performed in many TV shows and released an album and a DVD.

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