The Netherlands: Within Temptation’s Sharon den Adel headed to Lisbon 2018?

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Sharon den Adel, frontwoman of the internationally acclaimed symphonic metal band Within Temptation, is the latest artist to join the Dutch Eurovision rumour mill.

Cryptic messages on the official Facebook pages and websites of Within Temptation and its frontwoman Sharon den Adel have fuelled the speculations among both the band’s fans and Eurovision enthusiasts: this Friday, vocalist Sharon den Adel will release a mysterious official statement – yet about what exactly is still unsure, causing quite a stir among the groups’ followers.

Geplaatst door Within Temptation op dinsdag 7 november 2017

However, Dutch newspaper AD came forth with the exciting news that Sharon den Adel might very well be the artist to represent the Netherlands at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal.

The singer would focus more on solo material and might possibly be working on a song for Eurovision, which fits the descriptions on Sharon den Adel’s official Facebook page, on which she has shared mysterious lyrics and hashtags:

I calll what we have indigo …..Unclear what we are, but what we knowThough you never take my hand even when I raise…

Geplaatst door Sharon Den Adel op donderdag 26 oktober 2017

All is shrouded in secrecy as yet. In the past, Within Temptation has been contacted to participate in Eurovision, but as a group refused because they would have to forsake playing their instruments live. Moreover, they somewhat feared that a possible participation in Eurovision might estrange them from their fan-base.

Frontwoman Sharon den Adel has become milder towards Eurovision, as she has said that she would consider writing a song for another artist. Since she has successfully ventured outside the metal-scene, without estranging the fan base, the artist might very well be prepared to add Eurovision to her resume.

According to sources, Sharon den Adel may very well combine her haunting, sensual vocals with a DJ. The artist already had a hit together with popular Dutch DJ Armin van Buuren, In and out of love, and they are considered to be a Dutch Eurovision dream-team:

About Sharon den Adel

Sharon Janny den Adel (Waddinxveen, 1974) is the frontwoman of the internationally popular symphonic metal band Within Temptation, which also includes her husband, guitarist Robert Westerholt.

Within Temptation is very popular in their genre throughout Europe, Sharon den Adel being known for her powerful vocals. She is also a fashion icon, designing her own unique outfits.

Sharon den Adel has collaborated with many other bands and artists, within but also outside of the metal-genre, including Finnish singer-songwriter Tarja Turunen of the band Nightwish, Avantasia, Delain, Ayreon, rapper Ali B, DJ Armin van Buuren, Polish artist Piotr Rogucki, and singer Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum.

Sharon den Adel and Robert Westerholt have three children, Eva Luna, Robin Aiden and Logan Arwin.

Enjoy the official music video of  Paradise (What about us?) featuring Tarja:

Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS will most likely reveal the 2018 Dutch Eurovision representative this month.

So, what do you think about these latest rumours? Would you want to see Sharon den Adel on the Eurovision 2018 stage in Lisbon?