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Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Netherlands selected for Düsseldorf

In a live show, the Netherlands have selected their entry for the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest. Broadcaster TROS had already decided internally that the band 3JS would represent the country in Düsseldorf but let an expert jury and the televoting audience select the most suitable out of five entries.

Hardly surprising, the winning song was the one the band had already pointed out as their own favourite well in advance.

3JS - Je Vecht Nooit Alleen (Netherlands 2011)

Out of the five candidates, the winner was clearly the one with biggest international potential. It builds a bit too slowly perhaps, but when the chorus finally comes it is pretty powerful.

If I was in charge, I would keep the lyrics in Dutch. That will give a bit more of that well needed profile that would be lost if the group sang in English.

Far from an obvious finalist come May, but far more of a quality effort than the last few entries from the land of tulips and windmills.

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