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Sandra Reemer

Sandra Reemer was one of the dutch great and competed three times in Eurovision during the 1970's. Alas, she is no longer with us so instead we have invited her brother, Frenk Reemer, who has been close to his sister during all the years and is also working on a book about their family.

Let's hear the story about the girl who was forced to leave Indonesia at a very young age and who together with Frenk started singing in local events to gather money for the construction of a church in their new dutch hometown.

From her first single at the age of twelve, which was a cover of the Italian Eurovision entry from 1961, she went from success to success.

Why did she stopped singing solo, how did she meet her longtime duet partner Andres (Dries Holten), why did they split up and was it on good terms?

Apart from the time with Andres, she competed an additional two times in Eurovision; what has she told her brother about this? She later established herself as a gay icon as part of the Dutch Divas together with Marga Bult and Maggie MacNeal, but what happened to her career and her mood? Frenk gives us a generous insight into her career and her feelings about it and we get to listen to some never before heard rare gems. Together with Frenk, who himself might become a Eurovision legend in the near future, this episode is in memoriam of a very special Eurovision Legend who left us way too early.


Legend: Sandra Reemer

Expert on the subject: Frenk Reemer

Songs: Als het om de liefde gaat (The Netherlands 1972), The Party's Over (The Netherlands 1976) & Colorado (The Netherlands 1979)

Host: Emil Löfström

Contact: emil@schlagervannerna.se

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