Netherlands: Trijntje Oosterhuis is going to “Walk Along” in Vienna!
The Dutch entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna, sung by Trijntje Oosterhuis and written by Anouk, was revealed during the radio-show Gouden Uren on NPO Radio 2. Her entry, written by Anouk (ESC 2013 in Malmö, Sweden), was presented to the public during the second hour of the show and was the earliest yearly presentation of a Dutch ESC-entry ever. The artist was chosen internally by a special Eurovision-commission of Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS.
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.
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”
The first performance of her song took place in the T.V show Voice of Holland where she sung live the Dutch entry for Eurovision 2015. Her entry comes after last year’s 2nd place in the Grand Final in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Copenhagen, with The Common Linnets (Ilse DeLange and Waylon) and their song Calm After The Storm, earning a total of 238 points.