Today Tore Johansson, Swedish music producer and songwriter, revealed that Dutch representative Anouk will sing a song called “Birds” in Malmö.
Speaking to Swedish magazine “Sydsvenskan” Johansson said that the song, which he worked on with the Dutch singer, will be included on Anouk’s new album “Sad Singalong Songs”, which will be released just before the Eurovision Final, on 17 May.
He raised a lot of eyebrows by with what some might call a defeatist attitude “We have no chance to win in the competition,” he said. “The song, which is beautiful and grand, is too sophisticated and is not written to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest, where every other song is a copy of an old hit. It was Anouk who came up with this idea.”
The Swedish producer who, incidentally, is based in Malmö, also said that “everything feels weird” because he lives a stone’s throw away from the Eurovision venue and yet he will represent Holland.
Anouk, who can’t be too happy with Johansson’s bold and unsupportive assesment of her much-anticipated participation in Eurovision, is yet to react. Her song was supposed to be made public in March. We will keep you updated.
UPDATE: Anouk reacted to her producer’s comments on February 22, posting the following message on her Facebook page:
I just heard that my producer Tore thinks our song is too good to win the Eurovision songfestival. Is that even possible? Have faith, young Skywalker! The force is strong with this one 🙂