Netherlands- Dutch broadcaster TROS and singer-songwriter Anouk are on speaking terms again. A few weeks ago the popular singer announced that she had written a ‘’killersong’’ for the Eurovision Song Contest and that she was willing to participate for the Netherlands.
The situation in the Netherlands could not be more confusing: As reported earlier Peter Kuipers, head of TROS told Anouk that she had to compete against other artists. Anouk and a lot of Dutch Eurovision Song Contest fans became very upset about this reaction from TROS. Even John de Mol who produced the National final this year quit the co-operation with TROS. But now it seems that Peter Kuipers realizes that he has made a mistake and changed his mind: ‘’We’ll soon have a conversation with Anouk and after that we’ll see’’’
Anouk is very popular in the Netherlands and Belgium. She had her breakthrough in 1997 with the single: Nobody’s wife. Other hits from Anouk are R U kidding me, Girl,Lost, I don’t Wanna Hurt, Modern World and Woman. She has won several TMF awards and nine Edison Awards, most for Best Female.
Her music style can be described as rock, combining the styles of artist such as Joan Osborne, Melissa Etheridge and Alanis Morissette. Anouk also wrote songs for other artist as Trijntje Oosterhuis. Anouk has four children and was once married to Edwin Jansen and Remon Stotijn. She also had a short relationship with Dutch rapper Unarhodox ( Robert Coenen) but she broke up with him in November 2010.
The Netherlands haven’t qualified for the final since 2005. This is a Eurovision record.
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