On Friday morning the Dutch media were certain that Dotan was set to represent the Netherlands at Eurovision 2015. However, before the day was out Anouk, the country’s 2013 representative, set the rumour mill into overdrive once more by hinting that Trijntje Oosterhuis was the chosen one.
The “Birds” songstress was appearing on the College Tour talkshow, when she made the insinuation. In response to a question about all the media speculation, she replied
It would be very nice if they choose Trijntje. I think AVRO TROS would do good.
She then laughed, adding
F**k, I’m a bad liar.
Asked whether she would write the song, Anouk made no denial.
Social media users have pounced on Anouk’s comments. She instantly became the number one trending twitter topic in the Netherlands, with many tweeters interpreting her hints as confirmations. The official Eurovision in Concert account even tweeted this.
— EurovisionInConcert (@ESCinConcert) November 7, 2014
So is Trijntje off to Vienna? Or could Anouk be trolling us all?
UPDATE: Dutch Media Say It’s Official. Trijntje Oosterhuis Will Represent the Netherlands At Eurovision 2015.
ANP (Dutch Press Agency) are now reporting that Trijntje will represent the Netherlands in Eurovision. And Anouk will write the song. It would seem that all we need now is an official confirmation from AvroTros, the Dutch broadcaster.