The Netherlands: Caro Emerald speaks about possible Eurovision participation

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Portugal 2018 is a year away but several countries have already issued plans for the next Eurovision Song Contest, and artists are eager to participate. In the Netherlands, singer Alain Clark openly stated his willingness to participate in Eurovision 2018, and now colleague Caro Emerald joins the parade of potential Eurovision-candidates.

Internationally celebrated artist Caro Emerald spoke about her interest in Eurovision in TV-show RTL Boulevard. The singer said she would like to be asked by broadcaster AVROTROS to represent the Netherlands at Eurovision 2018 in Portugal, although she has not been approached before.

However, she also has some reluctance, considering that she already has an international fan community:

I would really have to consider it well. I would find it exciting. I have an enormous international career, and so also the possibility to lose something. I’m not sure if I would dare to do it. But I am open to talk about it, for sure.

About Caro Emerald

Caro Emerald (born Caroline Esmeralda van der Leeuw, Amsterdam, 1981) is a Dutch jazz, pop and electro-swing artist.

Known for her unique musical style and enigmatic performances, the singer has released three internationally acclaimed albums, Deleted scenes from the cutting room floor, The shocking Miss Emerald and Emerald island, producing a string of hits, including Back it up, A night like this, Tangled up, Liquid lunch, and Whatchugot.

Caro Emerald has also received numerous (in)ternational awards, such as the 2012 Goldene Kamera (annual German film and television award) for Best Music International, and the 2012 ECHO (German music industry award) for Best International Newcomer.

Fun fact: Her song Coming back as a man is the theme song for the Japanese talkshow Matsuko & Matsuko.

Enjoy the official music video of Tangled up, one of Caro Emeralds’ hits and signature tunes, plus one of her recent songs: Tahitian skies: