The Netherlands: Anouk and Douwe Bob honoured with Edison Awards

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Former Dutch Eurovision participants Anouk and Douwe Bob received Edison Awards 2017, the Dutch music awards.

The Edison Awards 2017 were handed out during the event Edison Pop on Monday 13 February 2017, held in the venue Gashouder (Westergasfabriek), Amsterdam.

Anouk, who represented the Netherlands at Eurovision 2013 (Malmö, Sweden) with the dark ballad Birds and eventually reached the 9th place in the Grand Final, was honoured with the Oeuvre Award, celebrating her entire musical career and works. The Edison Awards jury, presided by DJ Ruud de Wild, named her the greatest rock star of the Netherlands:

She is elusive, like all great artists and musicians are, an autonomous musician who stands for her choices, who by no one is swayed form her own vision. She does not look in the rear view mirror, but continually forward, to new music to explore, new styles to experiment with, new plans, new energy.

The Oeuvre Award is Anouk’s 11th Edison Award, making her the Dutch female artist with the most Edisons.

Douwe Bob won the Edison Award 2017 in the category Pop Music, for his album Fool bar, which includes his 2016 Eurovision entry Slow down that reached the 11th place in the Grand Final in Stockholm, Sweden. The jury praised the young singer-songwriter for his musical development, and looks forward to his artistic future.

The Edison Awards are the oldest and most prestigious music awards of the Netherlands, handed out since 1960 and modelled after the Grammy Awards. For information, visit the Edison Awards’ website.

Enjoy Anouk and Douwe Bob’s duet Hold me:

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