Today: Dutch Eurovision 2015 entry revealed

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Today, 11 December 2014, the Dutch entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna, sung by Trijntje Oosterhuis and written by Anouk, will be revealed during the radio-show Gouden Uren on NPO Radio 2.

Between 09.00 and 12.00 AM, former ESC-commentator Daniël Dekker will receive Trijntje Oosterhuis in his show, broadcaster AVROTROSGouden Uren (Golden Hours). Trijntje will talk extensively about her participation in Eurovision 2015, but most importantly: her entry, written by her good friend Anouk (ESC 2013 in Malmö, Sweden), will be presented to the public. The song will be revealed during the second hour of the show, somewhere beteen 09.30 and 11.00 AM. This will be the earliest yearly presentation of a Dutch ESC-entry ever.


How to listen

The presentation of Trijntje Oosterhuis’ Eurovision-entry can be followed via radio on NPO Radio 2, or via a live-stream on the websites of


Trijntje Oosterhuis was chosen internally by a special Eurovision-commission of Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS. She is a popular artist in The Netherlands, and is no stranger to the world of Eurovision, as she is a very good friend of Anouk (ESC 2013) and sister-in-law of Edsilia Rombley (ESC 1998 and 2007), who is married to Trijntjes brother, composer Tjeerd Oosterhuis.

Trijntje Oosterhuis (born Judith Katrijntje Oosterhuis, Amsterdam 1973), daughter of Dutch theologian Huub Oosterhuis, is a successful artist in her home country. Her career started in the 1990’s with the group Total Touch, together with brother Tjeerd. As a solo-artist, she has sung in both Dutch and English, and has performed with renowned artists, including Burt Bacharach, Herbie Hancock, Lionel Richie, Ronan Keating and Queen. Trijntjes musical styles include R&B, soul, jazz and pop-music. In 2012, she released the album Wrecks We Adore, featuring songs written by Anouk. This album revealed a rougher side of Trijntje Oosterhuis, the album hit number one in the Dutch Album Top 100, and earned Trijntje a Dutch Edison Award in 2013 in the category “best female vocalist”. Besides singer, Trijntje is also one of the jury-members and coaches of the popular TV-show The Voice Of Holland. She will perform her Eurovision-entry for the first time live in this show on Friday 12 December, which can be followed from 20.30 PM on RTL 4.

Trijntje Oosterhuis succeeds The Common Linnets (Ilse DeLange and Waylon) as representative of The Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest. The Common Linnets reached the second place during the grand final 0f the ESC 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark, with their song Calm After The Storm, earning a total of 238 points.