Netherlands: TROS Deny Anouk Internal SelectionWritten by Marc Calleja Bayliss
The disappointing results of the Dutch Broadcaster, TROS have been putting a lot of things in perspective so to speak and the fact of the matter remains that they do need to pull something out of the bag to make sure that they do eventually qualify to the final of the Eurovision Song Contest. With the help of John Del Mol, known for creating the hit reality television shows, The Voice and Big Brother, they organized a very high profile national final this year which was won by Joan and her track You and Me which despite managing a tenth place with the tele-voting, was brought down to a non-qualifier with the juries, eventually finishing in fifteenth place.
In recent weeks, there seemed to have been talks going round about the possibility that Anouk would represent the ailing country as the contest moves to Malmo in Sweden next year but these plans seem to have been scrapped due to the fact that TROS would like to organized a high profile national final for the second year in a row. Insiders state that Anouk had already been working on a 'killer song' but nevertheless, it seemed that an internal selection was never going to be on the cards with a spokesperson of the Dutch broadcaster telling the media 'We are delighted that Anouk thinks about the contest, but (she) must take part in a national final'.
This decision is very disappointing to local and international fans who seriously believe that Anouk will do well in the Eurovision Song Contest. The last time that an internal selection was organized by The Netherlands was under NOS noting that Edsilia Rombley was picked internally before a song selection was well whilst Hind along with her track Your Heart Belongs to Me was also picked internally. Both entries failed to make it through to the final. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news about the Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Malmo, Sweden next year.
Source: RTL Boulevard