One year ago, we were wondering what is keeping the Netherlands from qualifying to the Eurovision Grand Final, and we were suggesting names like Anouk, Armin van Buuren and Tiësto. Now, after Anouk managed to do just that, we’re beginning to think that the Dutchies may have read our article. Armin van Buuren is actually considering doing Eurovision next year!
In an interview on Dutch radio 3FM, Eurovision commentator Cornald Maas revealed yesterday that he asked the dance mogul and world-renowned DJ Armin van Buuren a few weeks ago whether he would be interested to represent the Netherlands in Denmark next year. “Why not?”, came the DJ’s answer.
Contacted on air by the 3F producers, Armin nuanced his answer:
“It depends a bit on whether I will be able to have a good singer on stage, because obviously I cannot sing. I can easily write songs but it would not be very pleasant for you to hear me sing. But if I have something, why not? It would be a dance record. If there is a good record and I get the green light, who knows.”
It would be absolutely amazing for the Netherlands to send Armin van Buuren to Denmark in 2014! With all due respect to wonderful Anouk, who did a gorgeous job not just by ending the Dutch curse but also performing flawlessly her beautiful song “Birds”, an Armin van Buuren dance song could go even further than 9th place. It’s Eurovision, after all. And Armin van Buuren is the number one ranked DJ, having won DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJs fan poll a record of 5 times, including winning 4 consecutive years between 2007–2010 and again in 2012! His 2008 studio album, “Imagine”, entered the Dutch album chart at No. 1, a first for a dance music artist in Dutch music history.
Here is “In and Out of Love” from that album, which garnered over 135 million hits on YouTube, featuring Dutch singer Sharon den Adel:
(And if he ain’t got a singer, may we suggest Shirma Rouse?)
Bogdan Honciuc is a Romania-based correspondent for WiwiBloggs.com. You can follow him on Twitter @stingovision.