1957 Eurovision winner Corry Brokken passes away

Sad news from The Netherlands. Dutch singer and winner of the 1957 Eurovision Song Contest with ”Net Als Toen” Corry Broken has died aged 83.

This was the first time the country saw a victory and it was held in Frankfurt but not the first time Corry tried at the Eurovision, as she had already competed in the very first Eurovision Song Contest the year before in Lugano, and went for a third try in the 1958 edition in Hilversum.

Anyway, it would not be the last time she was going to be involved in the contest because she also hosted the whole thing in 1976 in The Hague and read the Dutch voting in the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest.

”She took a hiatus from performing in 1976 when she started to study law, becoming first an attorney and then a judge. In the 1990’s she returned to show business, recording an album and performing on stage. The cause of her death is still unknown.

On behalf of the entire Eurovision community, we send our heartfelt condolences to Corry’s family and friends” states. We join the cause, we may wish you to rest in peace Corry.


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