The Netherlands: Trijntje



You’ve been questioning why-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay all day? Oh, me too! Listen to this once and you’ll listen to it practically a hundred times. A younger singer could have overloaded Walk Along with unnecessary pop-crack zest, but it’s Trinjte’s simple delivery that should fast-track The Netherlands to the final in Vienna. Next stop, a duet with Anastasia. After a string of failures to make it to the final, dreamy Dutch duo The Common Linnets pulled in second to Conchita last year. Here’s hoping Trintje can ride it out on the upswing.


Credit: Carin Verbruggen



All Kinds of Everything: interview with Trijntje

Who is your favourite Eurovision act of all time?

Sandra Kim with J’aime la Vie in 1986. I was thirteen and very impressed by her performance at such a young age.

Do you have any rituals before going on stage?

I practice vocal exercises and I like to talk chit chat with my sons.

How do you normally watch the Eurovision Song Contest?

Last year I watched the show with my children, we made this a very cosy television night with friends and family. My kids were so excited when they heard I would participate this year! I’ve also been to the contest before to support my sister in law, Edsilia Rombley, who participated twice a few years ago: in 1998 and 2007.



Hello Europe, it’s Camilla calling! Here are the points from the House of Apcar vote.

The Netherlands: 6 points.

According to my own personal preference, I have awarded points to all 40 acts entering this year’s contest, with four countries receiving each set of points used by the EBU (12, 10, and 8-1).