The wait is finally over! Today during a press conference held by Dutch broadcaster TROS, Anouk revealed the song that she co-wrote with (incredulous) Swedish producer Tore Johansson for the Netherlands. After weeks of humming the snippet that she teased us with, we can finally enjoy the beautiful “Birds” in full.
In fact, we can actually here two versions of it: the pre-recorded one and a live studio performance. Amazingly they sound very similar. Anouk can really sing, y’all!
Live at Wisseloord Studios on March 11:
It is, as expected, absolutely gorgeous, and a serious contender to take the Eurovision title this year. It’s in a league of its own! The sweeping ballad really is the “killer song” that the Anouk threatened us with and that the Dutch have been anxiously waiting for. Not only can they hope it to end the “Eurovision curse” that has been plaguing the Netherlands since 2004, but they are right to dream of Amsterdam 2014.
What do you think? Does “Birds” change your Eurovision 2013 predictions? Or, in a year full of ballads performed by one diva after the other, will Anouk’s “Birds” really fall down like raindrops in Malmö? Should she have stuck with her usual rock sound or are you glad that she is basically bringing Adele and Lana Del Rey on the Eurovision stage? Sound off below!