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Glennis Grace gives Eurovision a “big fat no”

It’s September and that means the Dutch rumour mill for the Eurovision Song Contest has started to get into swing. The name we most heard being mentioned as a potential candidate for Tel Aviv is America’s Got Talent finalist Glennis Grace. She has now responded: It’s a ‘big fat no’.

Once was enough

Grace of course represented her country back in 2005. At the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, she then failed to make it through to the final. It seems Eurovision is not a happy memory for the 40 year old. On her website, the singer mentions her Eurovision adventure in one short sentence, saying she sang My Impossible Dream in Kyiv, Russia. Yes, that’s right, her website says Kyiv is in Russia.

When the RTL Boulevard reporter asked Glennis Grace about a potential return to the contest, the singer came up with a few varieties of the word ‘no’: 

Nah, nah, no, nope. I’ve been saying it for years. I’ve done it once and I would not do it again. No.

Glennis Grace in RTL Boulevard

It seems we can safely cross Grace’s name off the list of potential candidates for Tel Aviv. So far, the Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS has been rather silent. In the past few years, they always revealed their entrants in autumn.

Stay tuned…

Tonight is a big night for the singer, born as Glenda Batta. After many weeks and months, the United States will choose their winner of America’s Got Talent tonight. Glennis Grace is one of the ten acts taking part. In last night’s final, she sang Run by Snow Patrol. Will it be enough to secure victory?

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Nick van Lith

I'm one of the founding members of ESCXTRA.com. Eleven years after the start, I'm proud to say that I am now the Editor-in-Chief of this wonderful website. When I'm not doing Eurovision stuff, you should be able to find me teaching German to kids... And cheering on everything and everyone Greek, pretty much. Pame Ellada!

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