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"Soldiers of Love" was the Belgian
Belgium
Belgium , officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a federal state in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts the EU's headquarters, and those of several other major international organisations such as NATO.Belgium is also a member of, or affiliated to, many...

 entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1987
Eurovision Song Contest 1987
The Eurovision Song Contest 1987 was the 32nd Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 9 May 1987 in Brussels, Belgium after Sandra Kim's win the previous year. The presenter was Viktor Lazlo. Johnny Logan was the winner for Ireland with the song "Hold Me Now"...

, performed in Dutch
Dutch language
Dutch is a West Germanic language and the native language of the majority of the population of the Netherlands, Belgium, and Suriname, the three member states of the Dutch Language Union. Most speakers live in the European Union, where it is a first language for about 23 million and a second...

 despite the English
English language
English is a West Germanic language that arose in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England and spread into what was to become south-east Scotland under the influence of the Anglian medieval kingdom of Northumbria...

 title (although some lines are sung in that language) by Liliane Saint-Pierre
Liliane Saint-Pierre
Liliane Saint Pierre is a Belgian singer of Dutch language.Saint Pierre was born in Molenstede, Flemish Brabant. She started her career in the 1960s when she was 13 years old and her great hit was We gotta stop sung in Dutch. She has sung several songs in English and Dutch. At that time she sang...

.

The song was performed fifth on the night (following Iceland
Iceland
Iceland , described as the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic and European island country in the North Atlantic Ocean, on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Iceland also refers to the main island of the country, which contains almost all the population and almost all the land area. The country has a population...

's Halla Margrét with "Hægt og hljótt
Hægt og hljótt
"Hægt og hljótt" was the Icelandic entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1987, performed in Icelandic by Halla Margrét Árnadóttir....

" and preceding Sweden
Sweden
Sweden , officially the Kingdom of Sweden , is a Nordic country on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe. Sweden borders with Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund....

's Lotta Engberg
Lotta Engberg
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 with "Boogaloo
Boogaloo (song)
"Fyra bugg och en Coca Cola" , also called "Fyra bugg", is a Swedish language song, written by Mikael Wendt and Christer Lundh. Swedish dansband and pop singer Lotta Engberg won the Swedish Melodifestivalen 1987 in Sweden with this song. The lyrics are about summer...

"). At the close of voting, it had received 56 points, placing 11th in a field of 22.

The song is a plea for global peace, with Saint-Pierre singing of the need to be "soldiers of love" against the violent tendencies of the world. Saint-Pierre recorded her entry in four languages; Dutch, French, English and German, all with the same title, "Soldiers of Love".

It was succeeded as Belgian representative
Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest
Belgium is a founding member of the Eurovision Song Contest. Since 1956, the country has participated 52 times, only being absent three times in total: in 1994, 1997 and 2001, due to low scores in the previous contests that relegated Belgium from the contest.-History of Belgium in the Eurovision...

 at the 1988 Contest
Eurovision Song Contest 1988
The Eurovision Song Contest 1988 was the 33rd Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 30 April 1988 in Dublin. The presenters were Pat Kenny and Michelle Rocca...

 by Reynaert
Reynaert
Reynaert is a Belgian singer-songwriter, best known for his participation in the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest.- Early career :...

 singing "Laissez briller le soleil
Laissez Briller Le Soleil
"Laissez briller le soleil" was the Belgian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1988, performed in French by Reynaert.The song was performed sixteenth on the night, following Norway's Karoline Krüger with "For vår jord" and preceding Luxembourg's Lara Fabian with "Croire"...

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