Trijntje Oosterhuis’ song for Eurovision 2015, “Walk Along”, has just made its official debut on the Gouden Uren show on Dutch radio this morning.

Trijntje (or Traincha) was a guest on the show and briefly spoke to host Daniel Dekker and Cornald Maas about the song, which was written by Anouk. As for the song itself – well, we have to say we’re loving it!

Trijntje Oosterhuis – Walk Along

Trijntje mentioned that it took her a while to be convinced to do Eurovision, but she finally was okay with joining the list after Anouk and The Common Linnets did well!

(Read the “Walk Along” lyrics here)

But it was all about the song, and after hearing it we have just one word to say: AMAZING! Yes, you can tell that this was an Anouk song originally, but Traincha has definitely put her own touch to it. If you were to describe the song, you’d probably put it close to Anouk’s latest hit ”Places To Go‘; a sort of mid-to-uptempo number’. Our team also thinks it’s a bit like Molly’s song “Children of the Universe” from Eurovision 2014; let’s hope for Traincha’s sake that she does better at the end then Molly did!

One thing that may work in her favour is that it was also revealed that there are plans to ask Hans Pannekoek to do the staging once again; he was the mastermind behind the Common Linnets’ incredible performance. We could be in for something really special once again!

The song is also set to be performed for the first time on the Voice of Holland this Friday night on Dutch TV, as mentioned in our Wiwi Roundup – Team Netherlands are really working it this week!

Certainly, the Trijntje/Anouk combo has the potential to send sparks flying once they get to Vienna – especially since it looks like Anouk is going to be a bit of a pageant mom behind the scenes! But what do y’all think about the song? Are the Netherlands in with a chance of bettering “Calm After the Storm” this year, or could they be in trouble once again? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Thomas Wiersma
Thomas Wiersma
5 years ago

Looking foreword to see the videoclip and set up of the podium for WALK ALONE Traincha. Keep it black and white RETRO fresh and use clip to walk alone.. use footsteps … tell a story. 12 POINTS FOR THE NETHERLANDS!

Cathy
Cathy
5 years ago

Found a mashup with Natalie Imbruglia’s Torn:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msbl4isQ3eM

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

Love the song, Trijntje’s vocals are oustanding but there is a big problem with her stage presence..it’s absolutely bad. They need to prepare something big for Vienna otherwise she won’t be in Top 10. The song is so catchy, it could do well in both televoting and jury voting.

ESCaddict
ESCaddict
5 years ago

I like “Walk Along” a lot. Great song. Great vocals. Definitely my favourite over Malta & FYR Macedonia.

peter
peter
5 years ago

I like the song but the last minute of the song is too repetitive. It needs a musical surprise or a musical break in that last minute. If they spice up the last minute and add some variation, it could work. I got bored with it (annoyed).

Omar
Omar
5 years ago

I actually like it!! I think the Netherlands already learnt how to play on Eurovision!!
They knew they couldn’t send another peaceful and deep song like Birds or Calm After the Storm, because that wouldn’t be surprising anymore.
Trijntje’s voice sounds amazing, the song is catchy, but with a meaning, is uptempo but still have soul, so I think is perfect!
Stop saying “not winner material” or whatever… We never know! This is Eurovision!!
I just hope for a great staging, and maybe the Netherlands can surprise all of us once again!!
Well done Anouk for writing it!!

Pastora Soler haha!
Pastora Soler haha!
5 years ago

pss….

For me is nothing special. BORING.

Too bad than The common linnets or Anouk.

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

Er, and by previous two entrants, I mean Malta’s Amber and FYR Macedonia’s Daniel.

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

Better than the previous two entrants, but still fairly standard, and a bit generic. Trijnitje has a great voice though.

SpirK
SpirK
5 years ago

How about a Eurovision Death Match: Alenka Gotar vs Malena Ernman for our favorite opera singers? I think it will be a really tight voting!

Leon
Leon
5 years ago

I’m so annoyed with people who say “it’s good but not winning”. Your measurement of a good song should not depend on whether it can win or not. There are going to be 40 songs and only one winner and like we’ve seen in the past, it’s not usually the “fan favorite” or the “good song” that wins. With that said, It’s a great song. Whether it makes it to the final or not, I’ll be listening to the final studio version for sure.

DR
DR
5 years ago

I really like the song. Not a winning type song, although there isn’t a type anymore. However it is no where near fresh. Play this over Natalie Imbruglia’s Torn, its the same song. It’s not fresh when it came out in 1997, when Katrina and the Waves gave the UK their last win, when I was two years old. Good Luck, anyway, Trijntje Oosterhuis.

ESC 4ever
ESC 4ever
5 years ago

I dont know about this iam from Belgium but this s not a winner i think its gonna end in the final but not a top 10 place ITS LIKE BONNIE TYLER
top 3:
1.Malta (9.5/10)
2.FYR Macedonia (8.5/10)
3.The Netherlands (8/10)
none of the songs gonna win SO FAR

Henk Jan
Henk Jan
5 years ago

I really don’t know why everyone is loving the Macedonian song. I don’t think it’s worth calling it a song. But well… Trijntje nails it.

bastian
bastian
5 years ago

My own county……….well, well…NOT A WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is nice, fresh, summerish…yeah i like it and im sure a lot of viewers will like it aswell. Trijntje is an amazing singer. My only fear: how do you have to stage this song? It is repetitive but somehow it works.

Beckse86
Beckse86
5 years ago

I like it a lot! It isn’t in the same League with the fantastic “Calm after the storm” , but still strong. I have to say that the three songs we know already are really good!!

Mavision
Mavision
5 years ago

@Hebbuzz – Anouk better get stuffing those pastries into her then!
“10 Big Macs for me please” I do get the idea though, would add even more cheese.

I do like the song a lot, but I do agree that it sounds like an album filler and after a few listens It does stick in your head, but maybe not in the best way – Whywhyaiaiaiaiaaiiyyy.

I hope it comes alive on stage though, goes really well with the theme too. Building Bridges, walking together etc. Can’t wait for the complete studio version 🙂

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

I don’t like Taylor Swift music, but this blows it out the water! Go Netherlands! I think it is a possible winner.

EUROFAN MEXICO
5 years ago

My top 3 TOO:

1.Malta
2.The Netherlands
3.The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Timselvision
Timselvision
5 years ago

It´s quite okay, not bad, not great, imo. I think we might nail the performance like last year though, but we won´t get a top 5 placing for sure 😛

Racal
Racal
5 years ago

Not bad, but not winning material. It deserves to go through the semi-final though. But I agree with some of the comments, it gets quite boring after only 1 minute… I’d say it’ll finish somewhere between 10th and 20th.

Easpag
Easpag
5 years ago

Quite nice. It won’t win, not by a long shot, but qualification is a safe bet.

jr esc nl
jr esc nl
5 years ago

i already see trijntje walking the catwalk on stage with a windmachine and a great background choir with anouk in it.

Hebbuzz
Hebbuzz
5 years ago

OK song!!! It is as cheesy and repetitive and predictable as most recent Danish popsongs in the contest so could do very well. I hope they’ll at a gospel choir of 5 fat ladies in white dresses handclapping en happy singing. I can see this being pictured really well. Trijntje’s great vocal skills will lift this quite simple tune to a higher level, just like Ilse & Waylon did last year too.

Phoenix
Phoenix
5 years ago

My top 3:

1.Malta
2.The Netherlands
3.The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Paul
Paul
5 years ago

This is a nice song and it’s good that the Netherlands keep on sending good songs.
But for me, I don’t see them winning this song, for me it’s not amazing, just a normal common song one can find in a singing contest

Peris
Peris
5 years ago

Eurovision 2015 Vienna winner ?

Elisa
Elisa
5 years ago

My current top 3:

1. Netherlands (9/10)
2. Malta (8.5/10)
3. FYR Macedonia (5/10)

bavarson
bavarson
5 years ago

Maybe it is similar to entry of Belgium from 2003 (Urban Trad – Sanomi), but much worse.

vvg
vvg
5 years ago

It’s very catchy, and it might very well win this year’s contest, but we haven’t actually heard all entries yet, as well as her live performance. So I think saying that “It’ll flop/win” is pointless just now.

Thiefo
5 years ago

I love it! It’s of course, too early to say if this could be considered a winning song when there are at least 36 other songs to be announced, but so far, I’m liking it! I think it will end up high in my list. My only complain is that after the 30th “why-ai-ai-ai” it gets a little repetitive… My prediction is that we’ll see The Netherlands in the final for a third time in a row. And I’m not hearing much Molly in here, but more Soluna Samay… which is not a good sign considering Soluna didn’t do any… Read more »

cheesecake
cheesecake
5 years ago

I think it’s an okay song, but not more.

Deniz@TurkNL
5 years ago

I think the live performance can really make the song amazing! I already like it and I think the 3 songs we have now, are already better then last year.
I hope we get a decent placing and of course go to the final too.

Jak
Jak
5 years ago

It’s too bad that she presented it too much early.
The Netherlands will be qualified, but this is not a winning song – but I’ll wait for my final decision until the studio version will be released.

Adam
Adam
5 years ago

This is an amazing song and I have a feeling the Netherlands will be back in the top 3 again next year! Plus, remember how many people said how boring and dull Calm After the Storm was? And look what happened: 2nd place. So it’s not really worth paying attention to those who say its dull and boring

Martin
Martin
5 years ago

I find it a bit of a let down, really. My attention really started to wander after the first minute. I usually like the Netherlands’ entries, but this is dull.

Bring back Mrs Einstein!

jr esc nl
jr esc nl
5 years ago

omg!! i like it i hope we’ll be in the top 10 again this year

Britz26
5 years ago

My top so far:

1. Macedonia 9/10
2. The Netherlands 8/10
3. Malta 4/10

MalteseTimpana
MalteseTimpana
5 years ago

It’s great! It’s my current favourite from the 3 that have been released.

SpirK
SpirK
5 years ago

Not really impressed. It is cheerful and a feel-song but not something special to do really well in eurovision. Also, I find it way too repetitive and it doesn’t build interest; it gives you what it offers from the very beginning. Anyway, good luck Netherlands! I believe it will be on the final but it will have a mediocre placing like 15th or something.
Top 3:
1. Malta: 9/10
2. The Netherlands: 8/10
3. FYROM: 7/10

Rrrr
Rrrr
5 years ago

Day One, I’m glad this song isn’t in Melodifestivalen then. If this got discarded in favour of something like the ‘word salad’ that was last year’s ‘Undo’, I’m happy it’s not solely Sweden deciding on its fate.

Not like I think it’ll win, but give me this over Sanna Nielsen’s entry any day.

PS: no need to apologise for your opinion. We all have one 😉

Joyc
Joyc
5 years ago

Day One, you don’t have to say sorry to dutch people, because you already Said you don’t like THE netherlands last year..and they did by Well! It’s a sign:))

Day one
Day one
5 years ago

Urgh… How dull
It sounds like a song that would get eliminated in melodifestivalen straight away.
Disappointing Netherlands.
I didn’t like last years entry but this sounds like a filler song on an album.
If the standard of songs is high or its like 2011 (when they’re all of a similar standard) then I don’t see this qualifying.
But if only 39 songs compete and they are put in the semi with 16 songs then maybe it could qualify but I don’t have high hopes for this song. Sorry to any Dutch people but 3rd time isn’t the charm.

Oostenrijk
Oostenrijk
5 years ago

I got hooked instantly by the first note sang.

12 points, runaway winner

Dar
Dar
5 years ago

she will present it live on the voice holland friday night .. at starts at 20.30

PP
PP
5 years ago

The Netherlands wili be in final. But in final , maybe from 8 to 12 place in final, or from 20 to 26 like Denmark 2012 with Soluna. We must to see stage presentation of the song in Eurovision to see what will be. I m disappointed, because they say that they will send modern uptempo song and I expect song like their song from 2007 in that rhythm. I didn t like their song last year before Eurovision, but they suprise me huge at Eurovison , song sound much better than the radio presentation of song few month before… Read more »

Ryan S
Ryan S
5 years ago

It’s amazing! However, not sure if I still like that ”why-y-y-y” 10x per minute when the Eurovision final is there.

If you listen carefully, you can clearly hear Anouk in the backing vocals, and I really hope Anouk will be in the backing vocals during the (semi) final! Anyway, I’d say this certainly is a higher quality than the Malta/Macedonia songs.

Joyc
Joyc
5 years ago

http://youtu.be/48Q9h9xmNQ4 Studio version from Walk Along!

D
D
5 years ago

It’s ok, I was expecting something a little more but it isn’t necessarily a disappointment. Also, the quality of the video isn’t that good so you have to take that into consideration. I think it’ll qualify of course and likely place in the top ten, not sure about top five, probably not.

Mavision
Mavision
5 years ago

I.. Love this! The best this year by far, I know it’s only song three but I would actually buy this if it was released outside of eurovision too! It’s really catchy, and I actually prefer this to both Anouk (well done on the writing!) and The Common Linnets which I found a bit dull at times. Really great, good luck to The Netherlands!