De Spelbrekers (The Spoilsports)

Katinka
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Draw Position 8, Final Position 13=

"Katinka" was the Dutch entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1962, performed in Dutch by De Spelbrekers.

The song is about the titular Katinka - a young girl whom the singers see walking every morning. They explain that she has a powerful effect on the boys who see her, all of whom beg for her to turn around and give them "A glimpse of your up-tilted nose".

At the close of voting, it had received the dreaded nul points - zero - placing 13th (equal last) in a field of 16. The song thus has the dubious honour of being one of the first to fail to record a point in Contest history.

At the 1962 Contest, in fact, four songs recorded this mark (none having done so previously). The other three were Belgium's Fud Leclerc with "Ton nom", Spain's Víctor Balaguer with "Llámame" and Austria's Eleonore Schwarz with "Nur in der wiener Luft".

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