A new version of My impossible dream, this year's Dutch Eurovision Song Contest entry, has been recorded last week. This version, with real strings instead of studio samples, will be heard for the first time on stage in Kyiv.
The new version of My impossible dream is only to be used for television and thus will not appear on cd or anywhere else before 'the big night'. The arrangement has been made by Tom Bakker, the son of Dick Bakker, who composed Ding-a-Dong, the song that brought the Netherlands its last victory back in 1975. Tom Bakker himself composed a song for the Nationaal Songfestival in 1989, Als ik je zie by Sisters finished 6th at the time.
To be sure that Glennis is in optima forma for Kyiv, she had to reject the invitation from Las Vegas, where former Eurovision Song Contest winner Céline Dion asked Glennis to make a guest appearance at a charity gala, which will take place only days before the rehearsals in Kyiv are scheduled.
Meanwhile, the international men's magazine FHM is preparing a photo report of the most sexy female 2005 Eurovision Song Contest participants. Glennis Grace will appear in the UK, Spain and the Netherlands.
The Dutch designer Addy van den Krommenacker has designed four dresses for Glennis Grace, which are currently in production. Three of them are being made in Italy, one in the Netherlands. Glennis and her team decided to take four dresses to Kyiv, to avoid similarities with other singers. “It will be a last minute choice”, Glennis said on her website. “The dresses will be tested for camera and light in the Netherlands to avoid problems in Kyiv”, she explained.