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Rudi Carell

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Name:Rudolf Wijbrand Kesselaar
Born:19-12-1934
Nationality:Dutch
   
National Finals:Nationaal Songfestival 1960
ESC Entries:Wat een geluk
   
Website:http://www.rudicarrell.com/

Biography

Rudi Carell was a Dutch singer, actor and entertainer. He worked as a television entertainer and hosted his own show; the “Rudi Carrell Show,first in the Netherlands, and then for many years in Germany. As a singer he had a number of hits, including a Dutch version of “A Windmill in Old Amsterdam”, and acted in several movies. He represented the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest 1960. The “Rudi Carrell Show” was a huge success in Germany from the 1960s to the 1990s,  and brought many well-known German pop stars and actors to prominence, His show was also pretty popular in some other European non-German speaking countries like Slovenia.

Rudi Carell died of lung cancer on July 7, 2006, aged 71

In between he hosted other popular shows

Entries

Country:The Netherlands
Year:1960
Language:Dutch
   
Artist:Rudi Carell
Song:Wat een geluk
Lyrics:Willy van Hemert
Composer(s):Dick Schallies
Conductor:Dolf van der Linden
   
Backings:
Results 
Points:2
Position:12
Running order:10
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