May 24, 2008

National Song Festival 1975

Filed under: Music by Branko Collin @ 7:38 pm

Tonight is the latest episode of the world’s biggest schmalz fest, the Eurovision Song Contest, and for another year the Netherlands are not participating due to lack of quality. In fact, the last time we won was in 1975 with Teach In’s Ding-a-dong.

The song was performed in Stockholm in English, but during the national competition it was sung in this Dutch version. The national competition was set up so that three competitors all had to sing each other’s songs. As a result, there are also recordings by Albert West and Debbie. Which one do you like best?

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May 8, 2007

The right stuff

Filed under: General,Science by Orangemaster @ 8:59 am


Space Expo in Noordwijk, South Holland is looking for one boy and one girl between the ages of 15 and 18 who want to represent the Netherlands during the International Space Camp 2007 (ISC 2007) in Huntsville, Alabama from 21 July through 27 July. Together with about 150 kids from around the world, they will discover everything there is to know about space travel: simulators, ground stations, spatial disorientation, gravity and all that jazz. Candidates have to be able to speak some English. This experience is brought to you by the NIVR, Delft University of Technology and Space Expo. Selection will take place on 17 May (Ascension) as of 10:30 at Space Expo in Noordwijk.

(Link: Blik op nieuws)

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