40 countries will be taking part in the 60th Eurovision Song Contest which will be held in Vienna on 19, 21 and 23 May. The next country to be introduced is The Netherlands. Singing for The Netherlands this year is Trijntje Oosterhuis.
Artist – Trijntje Oosterhuis
Song – Walk along
Composers -Tobias Karlsson
Writers – Anouk Teeuwe
Event – Semi-final 1
Position – 4
Born in Amsterdam in 1973, Trijntje is a professional singer and judge who excels in all musical genres. From genres such as pop to soul, Oosterhuis is definitely one of Holland’s most respected singers.
Her career began when she partnered with her brother to form the band Total Touch. Throughout the 90’s the band released 2 albums which both achieved platinum status in The Netherlands.
Her first debut album as a soloist was released in 2002. At that time Oosterhuis was performing with many jazz artist such as Toots Thielemans, New Cool Collective, the Jazz Orchestra and the Amsterdam Sinfonietta.
Since then she has released 6 more albums which have all received fantastic sales.
Away from her career as a soloist, Trijntje has also enjoyed success with Ladies of Soul and on The Voice of Holland where she was a judge.
Her entry for this year’s Eurovision will also see the return of Anouk as a songwriter. Anouk represented The Netherlands 2 years ago with the song Birds finishing 9th in the grand final.