The Netherlands: Glennis Grace to Kiev!

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Glennis Grace will represent the Netherlands in the semifinal of the 50th Eurovision Song Contest with the song My impossible dream. During the final of the Nationaal Songfestival 2005 she was by far the most popular artist. For her powerful ballad she received 170 of the 580 points.

Glennis Grace
Glennis Grace, born on 19th June 1978, is generally known as the 1994 winner of the Dutch Soundmixshow. In the past years she particulary focussed on covering songs and she released two albums; �Real Emotion' and 'Secrets Of My Soul'. Although Glennis Grace is one of the better vocalists in the Netherlands, she never really broke through. Her victory in the Dutch national selection is a new opportunity for Glennis.

My impossible dream
The song has been composed by Robert D. Fisher and is written by Bruce Smith, who is originally British but lives in the Netherlands already for many years.

The results
Twelve songs competed in the final, which took place after four semifinals containing six songs each. In the final, the televoters gave away 50% of the points. Each of the three jury members gave points from 1 to 12, representing 10% of the total vote each (together 30%). A jury of international conservatory students gave points from 1 to 12, representing 10% of the total vote. A jury of Radio 2 listeners also gave away 1 to 12 points, representing 10% of the total vote too. The televoting was announced by last year's Dutch participants, Re-union.

Click here for the final results!

The song How does it feel, written by Johnny 'Mr. Eurovision' Logan and Andreas Linze, ended up 2th. Earlier, Logan said to esctoday.com that he hoped to win the Eurovision Song Contest in its 50th edition, representing the country where he won for the first time in 1980 with What's another year.

The Netherlands won the Eurovision Song Contest four times, the last victory was back in 1975 with Teach-In's Ding-a-dong. Last year, Re-union survived the semifinal, but was not able to qualify for this year's final. This means the Netherlands has to appear in the semifinal first, which takes place on 19th May in Kiev, Ukraine.

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