The Netherlands National Broadcaster TROS, announced that they will be revealing their artist for Eurovision 2014 on November 25th. Since that statement there have been some developments that have several of our Dutch readers in a state of excitement.
Many have touted Ilse DeLange as the artist that will be representing The Netherlands. She was recently on Dutch tv and was asked if she would sing at Eurovision? She answered ” “A couple of years ago I would have said no, but Anouk has shown the way and now it could be interesting to do.”
However the news has taken a further step when Cornald Maas (The Dutch Mr Eurovision) tweeted a message saying that “It’s not exactly what everyone thinks”. He signed his tweet off “Holladiejee“
The use of the word “Holladiejee” has people talking. Usually it meant in terms of “Hurrah” but can also be read (so I have been reliably informed) as Hollandse DJ meaning simply “a Dutch DJ”. Speculation has now turned to names like Armin van Buuren, DJ Afrojack or DJ Tiësto etc. All of them have been mentioned during the Summer on various news articles about a possible Dutch Eurovision involvement. Further speculation is that DeLange could be the composer of the song and that another singer will perform it.
That name being mentioned is Waylon. He is a Dutch singer with a great blues and rock voice. Well known in The Netherlands his mixture of blues and dance music could fit into the DJ speculation. Here is his video for “Wicked Way” that we are fond of!2 weeks to go until official confirmation will come from broadcaster TROS.
Do you think that a famous Dutch DJ attached to an entry could raise the profile a song and even the Eurovision Song Contest itself? Avicii’s involvement – though not in competition – has certainly not harmed his career. Tell us what you think?
Author/Website co-founder and Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source : Eurovision Ireland