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Netherlands: Meet Trijntje Oosterhuis


Trijntje Oosterhuis NetherlandsNetherlands – Last year saw huge success for the Dutch when the Common Linnets finished runner-up to Conchita last year. It was their best result for years and this year they hope to do one better with Trijntje Oosterhuis who will sing her entry “Walk Along”

Song: “Walk Along”
Composers: Tobias Karlsson and Anouk Teeuwe

About Trijntje Oosterhuis:
Forty-Two year old Trijntje was born in Amsterdam, Holland and started singing in 1990 when she and her brother Tjeerd Oosterhuis created the group Total Touch. Eleven years and two top 3 albums later, the pair split and Trijntje turned solo releasing a total of eight albums. Five of her albums reached the Top 5 in the Netherlands and to of them went #1.
Trijntje Oosterhuis has had the honour of performing with a variety of big names such as Andrea Bocelli, Herbie Hancock, Lionel Richie and even Burt Bacharach.
In 2012 Trijntje became one of the coaches on The Voice of Holland.

Trijntje Oosterhuis

Out of all 2015 entrants Trijntje is probably the one who has had the most success in their home country. Trijntje Oosterhuis has been internally selected by broadcaster AVROTROS and her song has been written by 2013 contestant Anouk. Anouk has helped Trijntje with her newest album. The Netherlands are currently 19th favourite to win the contest

Lyrics:
(Taken from eurovision.tv)

I open up my heart to you,
And cry for your attention,
Still you haven’t seen it yet
You only see me as a friend
But I wish you were waiting
With roses in sunset, yeah

Why, why-aiaiai, why-aiaiai
Won’t you walk along, walk along, baby
Why, why-aiaiai, why-aiaiai
Won’t you walk along, walk along, baby

I gently smile passing your way
It’s not that I don’t try enough
But you don’t even notice me here
In another time and place, another lifetime maybe
If only for a little while, oh oh

Why, why-aiaiai, why-aiaiai
Won’t you walk along, walk along, baby
Why, why-aiaiai, why-aiaiai
Won’t you walk along, walk along, baby

I don’t seem to get you
To look at me one time
Won’t you walk along, walk along baby
This is not a little crush
Don’t wanna wait in line
Won’t you walk along, walk along baby

Whoe-oe-oe, Whoe-oe-oe, I love you, I love you ba-babe
Whoe-oe-oe, Whoe-oe-oe, I love you, I love you ba-babe
If only for a little while

Why, why-aiaiai, why-aiaiai
Won’t you walk along, walk along, baby
Why, why-aiaiai, why-aiaiai
Won’t you walk along, walk along, baby
Why, why-aiaiai, why-aiaiai
I love you, I love you ba-babe
Why, why-aiaiai, why-aiaiai
Won’t you walk along, walk along, baby

Trijntje Oosterhuis on Social Media:
Twitter: @trijntje_o
Facebook: Link
YouTube: TrijntjeOosterhuis
Website: Link

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17 comments on “Netherlands: Meet Trijntje Oosterhuis

  1. Good luck to Trijntje and the Netherlands.

  2. Clearly not half as good as 2013 and 2014 but pretty much enjoyable in its genre
    8/10
    #9/40
    #3/16
    Prediction 5-10 in semi
    Good luck!

  3. I have to write up Denmark but there is zero on them even the Eurovision website has nothing on them. Expect fluff

  4. I like Trijntje but the song is just OK imo.

  5. i like this but fear it wont qualify.

  6. Very overrated and almost certain to place bottom three in its semi-final.

  7. Unfortunately a huge disappointment after “Birds” and “Calm After the Storm”

    A very uninteresting song that sounds like some mainstream pop/rock from the late 90’s, f.e. Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV1XWJN3nJo). It is also very repetetive, and the “why-ai-ai-ai” sounds a bit shouty and enervating.

    Then there is some very unimaginitive lyrics such as “you only see me as a friend”. Nothing poetic about it, no ambiguous words to stimulate your curiosity and make you think – and nothing to grab your attention as a listener.

    What it has is an easily recognizable chorus, but it is not very catchy either.

    5/12

    • Pretty much what The Anders said. After their last two efforts, I was eagerly anticipating the Netherlands’ entry this year. This is very disappointing: bland, vacuous, uninspired, irritating, both lyrically and musically. It has a hook, but that hook annoys the pants off me.

      This one is having an undignified scrap for the No 40 slot with Moldova and Denmark.

  8. Even if I don’t think that the song deserves to make it to the final, I expect it to make the cut.

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