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Have AVROTROS asked Jim van der Zee for Tel Aviv?

The winner of The Voice of Holland, Jim van der Zee, has been asked to write a song for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. He confirmed the rumours on Shownieuws when asked about the topic. But what do AVROTROS think?

Asking the question without answering

Shownieuws approached the singer to ask him about his potential Eurovision adventure. Where his management refused to comment and said they had nothing to say on the matter, the singer himself was much opener on the topic. He soon confirmed that AVROTROS had indeed asked him to compose a song for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. Jim van der Zee then indeed sent them a song, under the title “I Do Believe It’s Time”.

Interestingly though, the Dutch broadcaster has not replied to Jim as of yet. He admits that he now doesn’t know whether he’s still in the running to represent The Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 or not. Shownieuws also approached Jan Smit, commentator and selection committee member in The Netherlands, with the questions about Jim van der Zee, to which Smit replied that he could only tell the press that the selection committee was still looking for the right act.

Plenty of Eurovision connections

Jim van der Zee is a 23 year old singer from Driebergen in The Netherlands. He won the most recent edition of The Voice of Holland, where he joined Anouk’s team. Anouk of course represented her country in Malmö in 2013. For Jim’s audition, he chose to sing his own version of “Amar Pelos Dois”, impressing all jury members. You can see his audition below!

Would you like to see Jim van der Zee at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019? Let us know!

Nick van Lith

I'm one of the founding members of 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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