sobota 30. apríla 2016

Celine Dion : Eurovision Memory "Ne partez pas sans moi" April 30,1988

The 1988 winner was Celine Dion representing Switzerland with the song ‘Ne partez pas sans moi’. A 20 year old Celine Dion is pictured here the day after her win at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin enjoying a champagne breakfast. Celine told RTÉ News reporter Gerry Reynolds she knew she would win because people kept telling her she would! Celine Dion went on to become an international star and it all began in Dublin.

Song Information
Country: Switzerland
Artist(s) : Céline Dion
Language: French
Composer(s): Atilla Şereftuğ
Lyricist(s): Nella Martinetti
Conductor: Atilla Şereftuğ

Finals performance
Final result: 1st
Final points: 137

"Ne partez pas sans moi" ("Don't Leave Without Me") is the Swiss winning entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1988, performed by Céline Dion. It was released as a single in Europe on May 6, 1988. Dion performed "Ne partez pas sans moi" for 600 million viewers worldwide on the awards telecast.

The song composed by Turkish songwriter named Atilla Şereftuğ and Swiss composer Nella Martinetti won with 137 points, beating the United Kingdom entry "Go" performed by Scott Fitzgerald by just one point in one of the closest finishes in Eurovision history. The single sold 200,000 copies in Europe in two days and over 300,000 copies in total. It is considered to be one of the most popular Eurovision entries, mainly because Dion used the song's success to launch her international career.

"Ne partez pas sans moi" was also included on Dion's 1988 album The Best Of released in Europe (June 1988). The song appeared in Canada as B-side to "D'abord, c'est quoi l'amour?." It also appeared on the French version of Dion's Incognito album.

A music video was released in 1988.

Céline Dion also recorded a German version of "Ne partez pas sans moi," called "Hand in Hand".

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