As we reported on Friday, Trijntje Oosterhuis will indeed represent The Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. Broadcaster AvroTros and Trijntje Oosterhuis have just confirmed the news.
During the radio show Gouden Uren, Trijntje Oosterhuis confirmed that she would indeed fly the Dutch flag in Vienna. As expected, her song will be composed by 2013 participant Anouk. About her participation, Oosterhuis said:
I feel extremely honoured that I’ve been asked to represent The Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna next May. After good results by both Anouk and The Common Linnets the past two years, that of course increases the tension, but also the fun. We’re almost ready with the song we want. The song has been co-written by Anouk and it’s really good for me that she’s willing to share her experience about Eurovision with me. The talks with AvroTros about how we’re going to do things were really good. I’m really looking forward to it!
Oosterhuis is one of the most popular artists in The Netherlands at the moment. The 41 year old rose to fame in the 1990s together with her brother in a group called Total Touch, but went solo after. She’s currently a coach on The Voice of Holland, together with Ilse DeLange, and her last album was produced and mostly written by Anouk, who’s also writing her Eurovision song. (together with the team who also wrote Birds, Martin Gjerstad and Tore Johanson). It’s safe to say she has enough people in her environment to tell her what Eurovision is like.
The rumours regarding the Dutch representative had been going around since Summer. Last Friday, Anouk got the rumours really started when she practically said that Oosterhuis would indeed go to Vienna. The song Trijntje Oosterhuis will sing, will be revealed at a later date.