Belgique 1989

Belgium was represented by Ingeborg, with the song ‘ »Door de wind« , at the 1989 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place in Lausanne, Switzerland on 6 May. Ingeborg was the winner of the Belgian national final for the contest, held in Brussels on 18 March.

Final

Flemish broadcaster BRT was in charge of the selection of the Belgian entry for the 1989 Contest. The national final was held at the Amerikaans Theater in Brussels, hosted by Luc Appermont. Twelve songs competed to become that year’s Belgian entrant, voted on by regional juries in the five Flemish provinces of Belgium, alongside a professional jury. Ingeborg emerged the winner by a 13-point margin, having received the highest overall score both from the regional juries and the professional jury.[1]

Final – 18 March 1989
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Angie Dylan « Ik kies voor de nacht » 39 5
2 Pascale « Ballerina » 5 10=
3 Ingeborg « Door de wind«  64 1
4 Clouseau « Anne » 51 2
5 Jimmy Frey « Vrijen met jou » 3 12
6 Margriet Hermans « Wat ik bedoel » 34 6
7 Expo « Hey Hello » 18 8
8 Boogie Boy « Muziek » 5 10=
9 Karen Lowe « De dromen die ons bonden » 14 9
10 Anne Mie Gils « Ik leef » 46 3=
11 Baart van den Bossche « De kracht van een lied » 46 3=
12 Danny Caen « Vergeten » 23 7
Jury votes
Song Professional
Jury
West
Flanders
East
Flanders
Antwerp Limburg Brabant Total
Ik kies voor de nacht 7 7 4 5 8 8 39
Ballerina 0 0 1 1 1 2 5
Door de wind 12 10 12 8 12 10 64
Anne 10 6 7 12 10 6 51
Vrijen met jou 1 2 0 0 0 0 3
Wat ik bedoel 2 5 6 7 7 7 34
Hey Hello 0 1 5 3 4 5 18
Muziek 5 0 0 0 0 0 5
De dromen die ons bonden 4 3 2 2 2 1 14
Ik leef 3 12 8 6 5 12 46
De kracht van een lied 8 8 10 10 6 4 46
Vergeten 6 4 3 4 3 3 23

At Eurovision

On the night of the final Ingeborg performed 6th in the running order, following Turkey and preceding the United Kingdom. At the close of the voting « Door de wind » had received 13 points (from Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Iceland), placing Belgium 19th out of 22 entries. The Belgian jury awarded its 12 points to Austria.[2]

Points Awarded by Belgium

12 points  Austria
10 points  Yugoslavia
8 points  Norway
7 points  Spain
6 points  Sweden
5 points  Germany
4 points  Denmark
3 points  Ireland
2 points  Portugal
1 point  Greece

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