Eurovision 2018: Could Alain Clark sing for The Netherlands?

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We’ve barely recovered from Salvador’s spectacular victory in Kiyv and the fact that we finally get to go to Portugal to celebrate Eurovision. But there’s no rest to be had, as countries are already contemplating their contestants for Eurovision 2018. As ever the Dutch rumour mill is warming up and suggests that AVROTROS, the Dutch broadcaster, might have its eyes set on Alain Clark for Eurovision.

Rumours about the Dutch pop/RnB artist were already circulating in 2015. And on Monday did little to extinguish the chatter in an interview with the web magazine NU.nl. He said:

“I am always available for the Eurovision Song Contest, although for me the emphasis right now is on my new album. But if they want me, they have my number.”

WHO IS ALAIN CLARK?

Alain wrote and produced his self-titled debut album, which dropped in 2004. He made a major breakthrough with his single “Heerlijk” (Delicious). It lived up to its title, reaching #22 on the Dutch Top 40.

Subsequent hits included “Father & Friend,” which reached #2 in Holland in 2008, and “This Ain’t Gonna Work”, which reached #3 in 2007.

He’s not completely foreign to the Eurovision world. In 2012 he helped write and compose “Take Me As I Am,” which Ivan Peroti sang in the Dutch national final, and last summer he took the stage along with the O’G3NE sisters at the Dutch Europride concerts and sang the beautiful “Change Will Come”.

For the past two and a half years, Alain has been living in LA, working on his new and upcoming album, the result of signing a contract with Concord Music. As well as working on his own material, with his newest single “Kiss Me” being released on June 2, Alain has also collaborated with artists such as Justin Bieber.

What do you think about the rumour? Are you hoping it’s true? Will Alain Clark follow in the footsteps of his friends from O’G3NE? Let us know below!

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