Gelukkig zijn

Belgium "Gelukkig zijn"
Eurovision Song Contest 1975 entry
Ann Christy
Mary Boduin
Mary Boduin
Finals performance
Final result
Final points
Appearance chronology
◄ "Fleur de liberté" (1974)   
"Judy et Cie" (1976) ►

"Gelukkig zijn" (translated: "Being excited", English version: "Could It Be Happiness") was the Belgian entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1975, performed in Dutch and English by Ann Christy. When performing the song at Eurovision in Stockholm, Christy sang the first verse and chorus in Dutch and the rest in English.

The song was performed eleventh on the night (following Malta's Renato with "Singing This Song" and preceding Israel's Shlomo Artzi with "At Va'Ani"). At the close of voting, it had received 17 points, placing 15th in a field of 19.

The song deals with the simple pleasures of life and muses "So that's called being excited". The singer then compares these feelings with "the feeling I get from you" and considers that this, too, could be happiness.

In addition to the Dutch and English versions Christy also recorded the song in French (as "L'histoire du bonheur") and German ("Wenn keiner mehr zu dir steht").

This is the only one song in the Eurovision history when two version of the same song are singing in one song. This song was originally made for a jeans commercial.

It was succeeded as Belgian representative at the 1976 contest by Pierre Rapsat singing "Judy et Cie".

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