The Netherlands – The Netherlands has confirmed it will participate at ESC 2014. TROS’s contract ran out this year and there were fears participation would cease. Current broadcaster TROS and Junior Eurovision broadcaster AVRO will now join forces (after Dutch Government pressure) and will continue participating in Eurovision under their new name AvroTros. A Nationaal Songfestival final may be the possible format.
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Tags: Eurovision Song Contest
Tags: Anouk, Centraal Beheer, Eurovision Song Contest
The Netherlands – Many Eurovision fans had spent most of the day laughing at videos that had emerged of a supposedly very drunk Anouk. She posted a video clip on her Twitter saying she was never drinking again and won lots of new fans with her fun-filled partying. It has now been has revealed that it was a PR stunt for Centraal Beheer! (more…)
Netherlands – Anouk‘s song for Malmö, ‘Birds‘ will finally be fully revealed at a press conference today. Dutch broadcaster, TROS, will reveal the song after 10.00 (CET). You can listen live through the following stream here. Check back after 10.00 to give us your thoughts on the entry!
Tags: Anouk, Eurovision, Eurovision Song Contest, Netherlands
Netherlands – A YouTube clip of Anouk, performing live, shows her singing just under a minute of her Eurovision entry ‘Birds’ a cappella. Anouk will represent the Netherlands in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The clip was filmed at Utrecht’s Tivoli De Helling last night. Check out the clip… (more…)
Tags: Anouk, Eurovision Song Contest
Netherlands – It has been announced today on the Dutch website songfestivalweblog.nl, that the song that will be sung by Anouk for The Netherlands in Malmö is titled ‘Birds Falling Down’. Anouk’s producer, Tore Johansson has also alledgedly told a Swedish newspaper, Sydsvenskan, “It is nice and big, but has absolutely no chance for victory. It is written to be good, not to win”! (more…)
The Netherlands – In a surprisngly early announcement, the Dutch broadcaster TROS has announced the Dutch star Anouk will be their representative in Malmö and our first known entrant for 2013. The song will be released by the end of February 2013. (more…)
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. (more…)
Tags: Anouk, John de Mol, Nationaal Songfestival
Netherlands – Chaos in the Netherlands: The popular television producer John de Mol has announced his withdrawal from the Dutch national selection this year, which had been confirmed just weeks ago. De Mol and his production company Talpa were apparently put off by the Dutch Eurovision broadcaster TROS’ rejection of one of the biggest stars in Dutch music, Anouk. (more…)
Netherlands -The Dutch website shownieuws.nl reports that the director of the Dutch Eurovision broadcaster TROS, Peter Kuipers has informed them that the 2013 Dutch national final for the Eurovision Song Contest will consist of six rounds. A six round national final would put the Netherlands in the same category as Sweden with their immensely popular Melodifestivalen. Whether the idea will be embraced by the Dutch television viewers remains to be seen. (more…)
Tags: Anouk, Eurovision, rejection, TROS
Netherlands – One of the biggest stars in the Netherlands has revealed today that she was rejected by the Dutch Eurovision broadcaster TROS. Through her twitter account, Anouk told her followers that she had approached TROS this year to represent the Netherlands in Sweden and that she has a “killer song” ready. However, TROS preferrs to go through with the idea to (more…)
Netherlands – The partnership between John de Mol’s production company Talpa and the Dutch broadcaster TROS concerning the national final for the Eurovision Song Contest will probably continue in 2013. Successful television produced John de Mol affirmed on RTL 4 his will to organize the Dutch selection again next year. He said: “we’re going to try again in 2013.“ He did not reveal any details on the procedure and TROS has not yet confirmed the partnership. (more…)
Eurovision 2012 – The second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 just came to an end in the Crystal Hall in Baku, Azerbaijan. 18 countries competed for the last 10 places in the grand final on Saturday evening. Here are the 10 qualifiers: (more…)
Eurovision 2012 – The afternoon’s rehearsals saw semifinal 2 acts take to the Crystal Hall stage for the second time. Rehearsals and press conferences from Serbia, FRY Macedonia, The Netherlands, Malta, Belarus, Portugal, Ukraine & Bulgaria took place. See what you think to their second rehearsals. (more…)
The Netherlands – Joan Franka was crowned winner of the Nationaal Song Festival in the Netherlands yesterday and will now represent her country in Baku. Joan beat off two other superfinalists; Pearl Jozefzoon and Ivan Peroti, dressed up as a Native American with a guitar and singing ‘You and Me‘. (more…)
The Netherlands – Tonight will see The Netherlands decide on their representative for Baku. There are 6 acts remaining in the final, and they will go head to head in three pairs in ‘duels’. The winners will go to a superfinal of three acts. The winner will then be chosen by a combination of jury and televotes. It can be seen online at 20.20 (CET). (more…)
The Netherlands – The six acts left in the Netherlands’ selection process have today been drawn against each other in three ‘duels’. The Nationaal Songfestival takes place next Sunday February 26th at 20:20 (CET), and will be shown on the RTL4 show Life4you. In the ‘superfinal’ a jury and the Dutch viewers will decide which act will go to Baku. (more…)
Tags: Eurovision Song Contest, Gerard Joling, Joy 94.9, Netherlands, Ruth Jacott, Sieneke
Podcast – Two presenters from the Australian radio station, JOY 94.9: Andrew Bell & Hikaru Freeman have embarked on an ambitious project in the run up to Eurovision 2012. They will be looking over many years of Eurovision entries, one country at a time. The first featured country is The Netherlands, which is one of Hikaru’s favourite countries. This chat starts out with Milly Scott’s 1966 entry which broke Eurovision’s colour barrier and goes through all the way to (more…)
Netherlands – The euro crisis does not seem to be as pressing in the Netherlands as it is in other European countries as Socialist MP Jasper van Dijk is planning to raise the issue of the Dutch selection method for Eurovision in parliament. Mr. van Dijk thinks that the Nationaal Songfestival has ‘been hijacked‘ by television producer John de Mol. The creator of the “The Voice of…” franchise, had agreed to produce the national selection after the Netherlands failed (more…)
Netherlands – Several Dutch media, had reported recently that the six candidates for the Nationaal Songfestival 2012 would almost all have a connection to a show of John de Mol. Today TROS announced the names of the participants and 4 of them were participants in “The Voice of Holland”, one is known to write songs for participants of the show. Mol is one of the most successful television producers on the planet and has taken responsibility for the Dutch national (more…)
Netherlands – According to several Dutch media, the six candidates for the Nationaal Songfestival 2012 will almost all have a connection to a show of John de Mol. Mol is one of the most successful television producers on the planet and has taken responsibility for the Dutch national final this year. His casting show “The Voice of..” is the biggest success of the television season in many countries. Among the candidates rumored to be among the competitors for the Dutch ticket are Kim de Boer and Pearl Jozefzoon who came second and third respectively in the first edition of “The Voice of Holland“. (more…)
Netherlands- The Dutch national broadcaster will reveal the six entries of their national final next Thursday in a press conference. The entries were selected by a jury of experts out of 491 submission. This year English and Dutch songs were part of the selection. In 2010 and 2011 only Dutch-language songs were allowed to be entered. (more…)
Netherlands – The Dutch national broadcaster TROS has announced today that the participants in the national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 will be announced on January 5. Originally the competitors were supposed to be revealed in the “first weeks of December”. According to TROS the amount of entries submitted went way beyond what they expected and in order to assess all the songs thoroughly more time would be needed. In total over 500 submissions were made. (more…)
Netherlands – The Dutch broadcaster TROS has told Eurovision website ESCxtra, that they will start to announce the participants of the Dutch national final in the first two weeks of December. TROS also told the website that six to eight participants will compete for the Dutch ticket to Baku. This year English and Dutch songs will be part of the selection. In 2010 and 2011 only Dutch-language songs were entered. (more…)
ESC History – Did you know that the first song ever performed at a Eurovision Song Contest was “De vogels van Holland” by Jetty Pearl from the Netherlands? It was 1956 in Lugano, Switzerland, when 7 countries started the tradition that today is one of the biggest media events each year. Just this first year each participating country entered 2 songs into the competition. The winner was of course Lys Assia, who adorns the logo of this series.
Here is the historic song: (more…)
Netherlands – Last summer the 3JS were announced to be the Dutch representatives at the Eurovision Song Contest. At the beginning of the year the Dutch people could choose their entry out of 5 songs. They went for “Je Vecht Nooit Alleen” which was later translated into “Never alone”. Here is our interview with them: (more…)
Eurovision 2011 – The new videos and revamped versions are pouring in right before the Heads of Delegations meeting in Düsseldorf this Monday. Hungary has tonight revealed its official preview video (which I can’t see in Germany), Croatia has revealed a new English version of the song “Lahor” which is entitled “Celebrate”. The initial title “Break A Lag” has thus been changed for obvious reasons. The Netherlands have also released the English version of their entry called “Never alone“. Here you can watch the videos: (more…)
Today with news from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Lithuania, Slovenia, Macedonia, Finland, the Netherlands and Portugal
Armenia - Gohar Gasparyan,the Armenian Head of Delegation has told OGAE Armenia that the Armenian national final, originally scheduled for February 19th might be postponed. The 4 entries that the internally selected artist Emmy will perform in the national final will be disclosed on February 10.
Azerbaijan – Aaand it has happened again: Azerbaijan’s national broadcaster IctimaiTV has announced a change of the date for the national final. The Azeri entry will be chosen out of 5 competitors on February 11. Let’s hope this will be the final change of the selection process in the Caucasian country.
Finland - The line-up of the final of “Euroviisut 2011″, the Finnish national selection for Eurovision, has been (more…)
Netherlands – The Dutch song selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 has just ended. The internally selected band “The 3JS” performed 5 self-penned songs in Dutch. “Je Vecht Nooit Alleen” (You do not fight alone) was chosen as the Dutch entry at the contest. The decision was taken by 50% jury and 50% televote. The jury prefered “Je Vecht Nooit Alleen” and over 63% of the televoters agreed. Thus Je vecht nooit alleen emerged victorious in a clear decision. Listen to the song: (more…)
Netherlands – Apart from Lena, the 3Js were the first confirmed entry of the 2011 Eurovision season. After tonight’s Dutch national final we will finally know the song that the band will perform in the second semi-final in Düsseldorf. The trio will perform 5 self-penned songs which are all in Dutch. Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau will host the show and Daniël Dekker, Hind (ESC 08), René Froger (ESC 09), Eric van Tijn and Annemieke Schollaardt will be the jury for tonight. One of these songs will be selected by the jury and the Dutch public to represent them in Germany: (more…)