Netherlands – Yesterday we reported about rumors that the band “3J’s” would represent the Netherlands in 2011. Today TROS, the Dutch channel responsible for the Eurovision Song Contest has confirmed that “3J’s” are the representatives for 2011. The Netherlands are thus the second country to reveal their act after Germany’s Lena Meyer-Landrut has announced to defend her title. The band will compose 5 songs for a National final. The best song will be 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”
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”
What do you think? Will the 3J’s bring the Netherlands back to the Eurovision final?
Here are some of their songs: