Showing posts with label Milly Scott. Show all posts
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Thursday, 22 January 2009

Fernando en Filippo - Milly Scott

Representing the Netherlands in 1966, Milly Scott was the first black singer to ever enter the Eurovision Song Contest. By today's standards that is remarkable, since the contest was already experiencing its eleventh edition.

'Fernando en Filippo' was composed by Kees de Bruyn and Gerrit den Braber. The lyric tells the strange tale of Fernando, a guitarist from Santiago, who is in love with a girl in San Antonio. He drives down there to see her every evening. Filippo's occupation is never made clear, however he also makes a similar trip despite the handicap of apparently not having a car. Eventually, Fernando's lover leaves him for Filippo.

Milly Scott finished 15th out of 18 contestants, receiving only one point each from Ireland and the UK. There is a suspicion that Milly's skin colour did have something to do with this, although that will never be confirmed of course.

My collection: 7" single no. 3546
Found: Private seller, January 22, 2009
Cost: 3 euro
Tracks: 'Fernando en Filippo' / 'Graag of niet'
Download: here
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