Moments from now, the second Dutch semifinal of the Nationaal Songfestival 2005 kicks off! The rehearsals went pretty well this afternoon and the crew is ready for the second broadcast. Esctoday.com reports live from the venue!
1. Rachel & Waylon – Leven als een beest
2. Willemijn Verkaik – Wishful thinking
3. Tiffany – Tomorrow
4. Blue Karma – Free as a bird
5. Meänder – Tusken skimer en ljocht
6. Chastity – Baby it's you
Six artists will again battle for three final tickets. The Dutch final takes place on 13th February and contains 12 songs. Last week, Trinity, Renee & Dennis and Yvette de Bie were selected for the final. Like last week, the audience selects two songs, the jury one. Who selected which songs will be made publicafter the final.
Our colleagues from broadcaster TROS made photos during the rehearsals! You can find them here. During the rehearsals, especially Rachel & Waylon, Tiffany and Chastity were quite popular. Chastity hired Jan Aarntze, who also did the styling for Linda Wagemakers at the 2000 Eurovision Song Contest, for the clothing and the famous Dutch choreographer Stanley Burleson for the act. Watch the act!