Netherlands: The 3Js – Je Vecht Nooit Alleen
Eurovision wins: (1957, 1959, 1969, 1975)
Number of appearances: 51
Worst result: Last (1958, 1962, 1963, 1968)
Fun fact: The Netherlands were the first country to send a colored women to Eurovision
Best voting buddy: Belgium
2011 Entry: The 3Js
Semi-final: Will perform in the Second semi-final on May 12.
The Artist: 3J’s
The band name is an allusion to the names of the three band members (all starting with a J): Jaap Kwakman and Jaap de Witte (guitars), Jan Dulles (vocals). They are Volendam in the north of Amsterdam and their songs are mostly in Dutch.
Their big breakthrough came with their album “Watermensen”
On January 30 the Dutch jury and public chose “Je vecht nooit alleen” as the Dutch entry for Eurovision 2011. The song will most certainly be translated into English for the international competition.
Here is the winning performance:
The band had composed 5 songs for a National final. The best song was chosen 50% by televotes and 50% by an independent jury. The band members said about their participation: “We have followed the Eurovision Song Contest for years and for us it’s a dream come true to finally be able to participate”
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