In honor of Indonesian Independence Day, here’s a list of all the singers of Indonesian descent that have performed at the Eurovision Song Contest.

Dalam rangka memperingati Hari Kemerdekaan Indonesia, inilah daftar semua penyanyi keturunan Indonesia yang pernah tampil di Kontes Lagu Eurovision.


  • Only Anggun is of pure Indonesian descent (that’s why she’s at the top); all others are Dutch-Indonesian.
  • The members of Hearts of Soul also represented Belgium at Eurovision 1977, and one of them (Stella Maessen) did so again in 1982.
  • Other than 1972, Sandra Reemer also represented the Netherlands in 1976, and again in 1979 as lead singer of the band Xandra.
  • Only Justine Pelmelay has released her Eurovision entry in Indonesian, under the title Hanya Engkau Saja.
  • Credits to Annika for the inspiration to make this.

aphsweden asked:

hi! could you maybe recommend some other good eurovision blogs? i remade my account and forgot everyone i was following orz. i love your blog by the way! ;u;

Of course!

And I’m sure there’s a whole lot more than that!

bistravoda said:

ahh you could have added Rachel Traets from JESC 2011 as well! She has Indonesian roots.

Oh right. It’s said that Kim-Lian van der Meij (2012 host) also had Indonesian roots. But I guess I can make another post about that some other time.

I got a full list of Dutch-Indo singers at Eurovision from a publication from Google Books. In my post I had all of them, but omitted Rosina Lauwaars (1978 Netherlands) because she was part of a band (in which the other members ethnically come from other parts of the world).