According to the weblog from Hijlco Span – Dutch radio commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest for several years and a huge Eurovision Song Contest fan- the Dutch participant for Helsinki will be presented next Saturday in the television show Mooi! Weer de leeuw, hosted by Paul de Leeuw.
Span claims to have a well-informed source for this news, although he also admits that he does not know who the artist will be and whether the song will be selected internally as well or in a solo national final.
Knowing that Mooi! Weer de leeuw is hosted by Paul de Leeuw makes this news trustworthy as de Leeuw is one of the very few television personalities in the Netherlands that is still interested in the Eurovision Song Contest. This year, he made an unforgettable impression on every Eurovision fan when heannounced the result of the Dutch televoting – becoming a hero of fans everywhere by refusing to acknowledge the new rules and resiting all points instead of only the 8, 10 and 12 points!
Mooi! Weer de leeuw is broadcasted on Saturday at 20.30 CET so if there is any truth in this news, we will be able to tell you more next Saturday.
The Netherlands failed to qualify for the last two finals of the Eurovision Song Contest and will have to try to be third time lucky in Helsinki, participating in the semi-final for the fourth consecutive time.