Song of the Day – Liliane Saint-Pierre had the hard task to represent Belgium on home ground in the Eurovision Song Contest 1987. Saint-Pierre won the national final organized by the Flemish broadcaster, while the actual contest was organized by the Wallon broadcaster (Sandra Kim having been selected by them). Liliane is Flemish and presented her entry “Soldiers of Love” mostly in Dutch. Her last name is a stage name she adopted while trying to break through in France. She started performing at the age of 13 and had a big hit with “We gotta stop” sung in Dutch.
Her self-penned song “Soldiers of Love” is a plea for world peace. She calls for Soldiers of love to fight against the violence in the world as: “another day, another pain. Newspapers bring us tears and pain”. Saint-Pierre performed the driving 80s rock song enthusiastically. Except for the title which is repeated in the chorus, only one line of the song was actually in English. In the end she came 11th with 56 points.