The Dutch hit programme De Beste Zangers arrived at its thirteenth series this fall. As ever, it’s welcoming the Netherlands’ most-loved singers, who cover each other’s original songs and musical favourites.

One of the recent episodes honoured Dutch singer-songwriter Stef Bos. That was reason enough for Miss Montreal to make her own version of “Door de wind” — Belgium’s Eurovision 1989 song.

In the late 80s, Stef Bos spent most of his time in Flanders and befriended several Belgian stars. In 1989, he wrote “Door de wind” for Ingeborg, who went on to win Eurosong 1989, the Belgian preselection for the contest in Lausanne.

The Eurovision result was less successful. “Door de wind” only received thirteen points in total, finishing nineteenth in a field of twenty-two participants.

Though a guilty pleasure for some Eurovision fans, “Door de wind” was largely forgotten by most in the Dutch-speaking world.

Miss Montreal covers “Door de wind” on De Beste Zangers

With her version of “Door de wind”, Dutch songstress Miss Montreal has given second life to the Belgian Eurovision entry. Touched by the composition, she said she would like to continue to sing the song for the rest of her life.

The cover version immediately received widespread praise. Dutch Eurovision commentator Cornald Maas tweeted that the song was “one of the most beautiful and most underrated Eurovision entries ever.”

The songwriter loved the cover. During the broadcast, Stef Bos revealed that he wrote the song after the death of his mother and that the song was very close to his heart.

The version by Miss Montreal has since entered the Dutch charts. In Dutch Singles Top 100 chart of 10 October 2020, it reached #11, and in the airplay charts, it hit #31.

Do you remember Ingeborg’s Eurovision performance? Did you like Miss Montreal’s cover version of “Door de wind”? Let us know in the comments below!

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Bart Van Overbeke
1 month ago

Cornald Maes said it right. “Door de Wind” was indeed one of the most underrated beautiful songs of Eurovision history. It was the purest song of all in 1989 and Ingeborg with her amazing and special voice had deserved more positive response. If you see who won that year – “Rock Me Baby” by Riva – one of the biggest Eurovisiontrash, it says enough of what the international juries wanted. So bad that televoting still had to be invented. About the new version of Miss Montreal, i was touched when i saw the program. That woman also is one of… Read more »

Where I Belong
Where I Belong
1 month ago

Great performance and amazing song !

dygh
dygh
1 month ago

Ingeborg is our queen and covering her is blasphemy.
Also, she really hates “Door de wind”.

Nas
Nas
1 month ago

Some great recognition towards this singer. I love it here!

Una
Una
1 month ago

Wow. Miss Montreal’s version is absolutely amazing. OMG. I had goosebumps start to finish. The instrumentation was so understated at first but so impactful. It progressed so well and powerfully but very surprisingly. I had not expected that! Just amazing.

As for the 1989 version – not my cuppa at all. Performance was nice. The sole backing shown on a wall screan – was that avantgarde for the year? And just a tiny LOL moment I had: Door de wind and Like the Wind sent by Belgium a decade apart. Not same but similar. I prefered the 1999 version.

Bram Wammes
Bram Wammes
1 month ago

I love her so much! She has a rocking personality and she’s super talented!!

Ashton
Ashton
1 month ago

YALL MONTENEGRO ISNT RETURNING, THE ABSOLUTE CLOWNERY

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashton

It’s a bummer. I figure they’re either going to change their minds at the last minute or they’ll go another year and come back (they started the 2010s off the same way: poor results and budget problems made them sit it out for two years, then they came back in 2012. If you’re superstitious, maybe that’ll be an optimistic sign for Hungary?).

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

But hear me and hear me now: if Kazakhstan go and win Junior Eurovision, the EBU’s going to be out of excuses for making them sit the adult contest out, and they’re gonna want to fill those vacancies.

Ashton
Ashton
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

I hope Kazakhstan debuts soon, there’s no reason for them not to. However the winner of jesc should at this point be Belarus or Spain, period. also just found out Diodato won’t be reselected, Sanremo winner will get first refusal for Eurovision :/

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashton

Belarus winning doesn’t totally sit right with me with everything going on there, but Kazakhstan isn’t squeaky clean either to be fair.

Ashton
Ashton
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

I agree, but im only considering the song/singer in this case, and Belarus and spain are the two strongest ones for me

sam
sam
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashton

all of you said the same stuff about kazakhstan last year… and look how that turned out 😉 NURSULTAN 2021

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  sam

They weaseled out of it because they didn’t win

Joey
Joey
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

The winning country doesn’t have to host the following year in JESC. Poland just wanted to do twice, but they weren’t/aren’t forced to do so. 🙂

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Joey

I more meant the EBU weaseled out of inviting Kazakhstan to compete at the adult contest since they didn’t win.