Joan Franka won Holland’s Nationaal Songfestival on February 26. In the weeks that have followed, Eurovision fans have praised her soulful voice and touching lyrics, while naysayers have criticized her for wearing a Native American headdress on stage. Joan, 21, recently took some time to speak with wiwibloggs via e-mail about her Turkish roots, her […]
During our recent trip to Amsterdam, the Wiwi Jury ran through the Red Light District—and avoided the pot brownies—so we could stay focused on our task: reviewing Joan Franka’s Eurovision 2012 entry “You and Me.” Wiwi and Deban came to blows, while Meows Kitty and Vebooboo kept it consistent. Here’s what we had to say….
Read the lyrics to Joan Franka’s “You and Me”—Holland’s entry for Eurovision 2012.
Pocahontas is back, y’all, and she speaks Dutch! OK, not really. But if you watched the Dutch Eurovision final you might think so. That’s because voters in the Netherlands have selected Joan Franka—a folk artist who dressed up as a Native American with a guitar and plenty of feathers during the final. Birds died during […]
Earlier today Dutch broadcaster TROS revealed the six acts who will compete to represent the Netherlands at Eurovision 2012.
The oddsmakers have Russia’s Katya Ryabova and the Netherlands’ Rachel locked in a dead heat to win tonight’s Junior Eurovision Song contest. This matches the prediction Wiwi’s readers made. Our own poll suggests Rachel will win, and that Katya will place third. Anyway, here are the complete odds: 3,25 . Russia: Katya Ryabova – Romeo […]
Watch the official video for “Ik Ben Een Teenager”—the entry from Rachel of the Netherlands. Dutch and English lyrics follow the video.
As if one train wreck wasn’t enough, Holland’s 2010 Eurovision contestant Sieneke is back with her second single “Blijf vannacht bij mij.” The song reached #81 on the Dutch charts just one day after its debut last Thursday.