Bobbejaan Schoepen was a Belgian singer, songwriter and musician also known for being an entrepreneur and actor. He is known for being a pioneer of Flemish-language music in Belgium across many different genres.
He represented Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest 1957 in Frankfurt where he was a last-minute replacement for another artist. Performing the song Straatdeuntje, which was notable for having a whistling solo, he finished in joint 8th place with the Swiss entry.
He passed away on 17 May 2010, one day after his 85th birthday, of cardiac arrest. The amusement park he founded which bears his name, Bobbejaanland, opened in 1961 and still exists today.
|Eurovision Song Contest 1957|
|Artists||Bobbejaan Schoepen • Danièle Dupré • Patricia Bredin • Nunzio Gallo • Bob Martin • Corry Brokken • Margot Hielscher • Paule Desjardins • Birthe Wilke & Gustav Winckler • Lys Assia|
|Songs||Straatdeuntje • Amours mortes (tant de peine) • All • Corde della mia chitarra • Wohin, kleines Pony? • Net Als Toen • Telefon, Telefon • La belle amour • Skibet skal sejle i nat • L'enfant que j'étais|