Congratulations Sieneke! The Dutch singer and Eurovision 2010 representative recently gave birth to her second child, baby boy Dani.
Dani was born on 3 February 2018. A very happy Sieneke shared the big news on Facebook, together with a picture of the newborn baby:
Oh we are so happy!! Our family is complete. Today we became the proud parents and big sister of Dani. What a wealth!
Ooh wat zijn we gelukkig!!Ons gezin is compleet 👨👩👧👦Vandaag zijn wij trotse ouders en grote zus geworden van Dani💙Wat een rijkdom😍💖💙❤️
Dani is the second child of Sieneke and her husband Jan Baum, the couple also have a daughter, Rosalie.
ESCToday.com congratulates the lucky parents, and wishes them all health and happiness!
Sieneke Ashley Kristel Baum-Peeters (Nijmegen, 1992) is a Dutch singer, predominantly in the genre volksmuziek (folk-music, popular Dutch-language music usually associated with the working classes, also called levenslied, life-song).
Sieneke, who is also a trained hair-stylist, released her first album of cover-songs in 2007. Her mainstream breakthrough came when she participated in the Dutch selection for Eurovision 2010, being mentored by popular Dutch-language artist Marianne Weber.
Sieneke interpreted the song Ik ben verliefd (Sha-la-lie) (I’m in love Sha-la-lie), composed and written by Dutch artist Pierre Kartner, known for his successes in the 1970’s as Vader Abraham (Father Abraham). He also composed and wrote the song De oude muzikant (The old musician), sung by Ben Cramer at Eurovision 1973 (14th, 69 points).
Sieneke eventually won the national selection. Despite criticism about the song, which was considered to be too simple and outdated, and the overall selection process (Pierre Kartner chose Sieneke by flipping a coin), Sieneke won the public with her charming personality.
Representing her country at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo, Norway, Sieneke and Ik ben verliefd (Sha-la-lie) unfortunately did not go through to the Grand Final, placing 14th out of 17 contestants with 29 points.
Sieneke looks back positively on Eurovision and cherishes the experience, also she has stated that perhaps she was too young and unprepared for the grand contest.
Despite not qualifying, Ik ben verliefd (Sha-la-lie) was covered in Swedish by The Drifters and German versions were recorded by Sebastian Charelle, The Cölln Girls and Jessica Ming.
Sieneke went on to have a successful career in the Dutch-language music scene, sometimes referred to as Prinses van het Levenslied (Princess of the life-song).