World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Ton nom

Article Id: WHEBN0005649981
Reproduction Date:

Title: Ton nom  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: September, gouden roos, Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest, Waarom?, Eurovision songs of 1962, Tipi-tii
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Ton nom

"Ton nom"
Eurovision Song Contest 1962 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Eric Channe
Lyricist(s)
Tony Golan
Conductor
Henri Segers
Finals performance
Final result
13th
Final points
0
Appearance chronology
◄ "September, gouden roos" (1961)   
"Waarom?" (1963) ►

"Ton nom" ("Your name") was the Belgian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1962, performed in French by Fud Leclerc.

The song was performed second on the night, following Finland's Marion Rung with "Tipi-tii" and preceding Spain's Victor Balaguer with "Llámame". At the close of voting, it had received the dreaded nul points placing 13th (equal last) in a field of 16.

The song is significant in Contest history for being the (joint) first entry ever to fail to receive a point (although the scores of the 1956 Contest have never been made public, so it is possible that one of the entries there did likewise). There were four entries at this Contest to receive nul points - the Spanish entry, Austria's Eleonore Schwarz with "Nur In Der Wiener Luft" and the Netherlands' De Spelbrekers with "Katinka" being the other three - however Belgium performed first out of all of them, and is thus better-remembered. Three of these entries followed each other directly (Belgium, Spain and Austria).

The song itself is a ballad, with Leclerc singing that he and his lover "don't need complicated romances".

It was succeeded as Belgian representative at the 1963 contest by Jacques Raymond singing "Waarom?".

References and external links

  • Official Eurovision Song Contest site, history by year, 1962.
  • Detailed info and lyrics, Diggiloo Thrush, "Ton nom".


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.