Sandra Reemer (1972, 1976, 1979) lost her fight against breast cancer
THE NETHERLANDS – Barbara Alexandra “Sandra” Reemer was a Dutch Indo singer of Dutch, Chinese and Javanese extraction. She has represented the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest on three separate occasions, tying with Corry Brokken for most appearances representing the country. In 1972, she sang the song “Als het om de liefde gaat” in a duet with Dries Holten (she was credited as “Sandra,” he was credited as “Andres”), receiving fourth place. In 1976, Reemer performed solo credited under her real name, singing the song “The Party’s Over,” which made it to ninth place. In 1979, she was credited as “Xandra” and sang the song “Colorado,” which placed twelfth. She later returned to the contest to sing backing vocals (uncredited) for the Dutch entry in 1983, “Sing Me A Song” performed by Bernadette. Reemer died on 6 June 2017, following a long battle with breast cancer.