Pays-Bas 1990

The Netherlands was represented by Maywood, with the song ‘ »Ik wil alles met je delen« , at the 1990 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place in Zagreb on 5 May. Two semi-finals were held in February, followed by the final on 10 March.

Semi-finals

Each semi-final contained ten songs, with the top five in each going forward to the final. Voting was by jury, and only the qualifiers were announced with no scores being made public.[1]

Final

The final took place on 10 March at the Congresgebouw in The Hague, hosted by Paula Patricio. Ten songs competed to become that year’s Dutch entrant, to be chosen by juries in the twelve Dutch provinces, who awarded 10 points to their favourite song down to 1 point to the least-liked. Maywood won by a 7-point margin, having been ranked first by four of the juries, two more than any other competing song.[2]

Final – 10 March 1990
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 The Company « Zonder liedje » 95 2
2 Cha-Cha « Oh wat een heerlijke tijd » 46 8
3 Gordon « Gini » 45 9
4 Simple and Pure « Einde van de regentijd » 60 6
5 Georgie Davis « Eenmaal » 44 10
6 Jeans « Freedom, Freiheit, liberté » 64 5
7 Gina « Liever alleen » 56 7
8 Marc Benz « Geef mij een kans » 69 4
9 Maywood « Ik wil alles met je delen«  102 1
10 Shift « Helemaal » 79 3
Jury votes
Song Drenthe Overijssel Zeeland Utrecht Limburg South
Holland
North
Brabant
North
Holland
Friesland Flevoland Groningen Gelderland Total
Zonder liedje 7 8 8 9 9 9 10 6 10 8 4 7 95
Oh wat een heerlijke tijd 1 3 6 5 8 1 2 4 3 6 1 6 46
Gini 5 1 4 3 3 5 1 3 2 10 5 3 45
Einde van de regentijd 6 7 3 7 7 3 6 5 6 5 3 2 60
Eenmaal 3 6 5 2 1 8 4 1 1 1 7 5 44
Freedom, Freiheit, liberté 9 4 1 10 4 2 5 7 8 2 8 4 64
Liever alleen 8 9 9 1 2 4 3 2 4 4 9 1 56
Geef mij een kans 2 2 2 4 10 10 7 8 5 9 2 8 69
Ik wil alles met je delen 10 10 7 8 6 7 9 9 9 7 10 10 102
Helemaal 4 5 10 6 5 6 8 10 7 3 6 9 79

At Eurovision

On the night of the final Maywood performed 5th in the running order, following Turkey and preceding Luxembourg. At the close of voting « Ik wil alles met je delen » had received 25 points from 10 countries (the highest mark being 6 from France), placing the Netherlands 15th of the 22 entries. The Dutch jury awarded its 12 points to France.[3]

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