Wednesday 13 January 1971


Date - February 28, 1968
Official name - Nationaal Songfestival 1968
Organising broadcaster - NTS
Venue - Theater Tivoli, Utrecht
Host - Elles Berger
Director - Kitty Knappert
Stage designer - Cor Hermeler
Producer - Rens van Dorth
Musical director - Dolf van der Linden
Orchestra - Metropole Orchestra (Metropole Orkest)
Concertmaster - Guus Valten
Number of entries - 4
Winning entry - 'Morgen' Ronnie Tober
Winning songwriters - Theo Strengers / Joop Stokkermans
Winning orchestrator - Jack Bulterman

Note 1 - In the week leading up to the final, the four candidates and the Metropole Orchestra performed all songs in theatre concerts in Deventer, Heerenveen, Amsterdam, and Etten-Leur. At these concerts, which were not broadcast on radio or television, the audience voted, making up half of the total of votes; the other half of the votes was cast by an expert jury on the night of the final itself

Note 2 - Jack Bulterman thoroughly re-arranged the winning effort 'Morgen' for the international final in London 

Ronnie Tober performing 'Morgen' with the Metropole Orchestra in the 1968 national selection


Song 1
Title – "Annemarie"
Rendition – René Frank
Lyrics – Pieter Goemans
Composition – Lex Philipse / Pieter Goemans
Studio arrangement – Ger van Leeuwen
(studio orchestra conducted by Ger van Leeuwen)
Live orchestration – Bert Paige
Score – 3rd place (75 votes)

Song 2
Title – "Ik wil van alles"
Rendition – Gonnie Baars
Lyrics – Gerrit den Braber
Composition – Kees Bruyn
Studio arrangement – none
Live orchestration – Bert Paige
Score – 4th place (47 votes)

Song 3
Title – "Morgen"
Rendition – Ronnie Tober
Lyrics – Theo Strengers
Composition – Joop Stokkermans
Studio arrangement – Jack Bulterman
Live orchestration – Jack Bulterman
Score – 1st place (122 votes)

Song 4
Title – "Hé, moet je bij mij zijn"
Rendition – Conny Vink
Lyrics – Gerrit den Braber
Composition – Kees Bruyn
Studio arrangement – Kees Bruyn
Live orchestration – Kees Bruyn
Score – 2nd place (78 votes)

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