The Dutch male trio 3JS will represent the Netherlands next year at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest. While broadcaster TROS will officially confirm the news later today, we were reliably informed that the Dutch band will indeed defend the Dutch flag next year in Germany.
Yesterday morning, popular radio DJ Giel Beelenspread the rumorthat 3JS will represent the Netherlands next year at the Eurovision Song Contest, but the broadcaster didn't want to confirm anything – neither did one of the bandmembers. Nevertheless, an internal source within the broadcaster confirmed to us that the rumor turned out to be true.
3JS is a Dutch band from Volendam, which consists of Jan Dulles, Jaap Kwakman and Jaap de Witte. The band was founded in 2002 and its name is based on the first letter of the bandmembers' names. Their debut album in 2007 Watermensen was a great succes and brought them national recognition. In that same year they received a 'Zilveren Harp' – a Dutch music prize that is awarded to emerging talent. Another 2 albums followed: Kamers van m'n hart (2008) and Dromers en dwazen (2010).
Today, Radio DJ Daniel Dekker will officially confirm 3JS' participation in his radio show 'Gouden Uren'. The confirmation is expected to be on around 11.00 am and all further plans for both the'Nationaal Songfestival' and the Eurovision Song Contest will be revealed as well.
You can listen to 3JS' latest single Geloven in het leven below: