If reports by the Netherlands’ Telegraaf newspaper are accurate, then Dutch broadcaster TROS is poised to send singer-songwriter Alain Clark to Eurovision 2015.
The paper reports that the contracts are not yet signed, but that everything is in place for Alain to follow in the footsteps of top Dutch recording artists Anouk, Ilse DeLange and Waylon.
Parool quotes an unnamed TROS spokeswoman who says Alain is one among many potential candidates.
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.
What do you think of the rumour? Does it sound plausible? Would Alain make a good candidate?