Yesterday was a special day for many Dutchies and Eurovision fans. After two great years everyone was excited for the unveiling of “Walk Along”, the song with which Traincha will represent the Netherlands at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest next year in Vienna, Austria. Now that it’s out, everyone has something to say.
Everyone has an opinion!
It all started on Thursday morning when Traincha debuted her song in the radio show ”De Gouden Uren” (The Golden Hours) hosted by ex-commentator of the Eurovision Song Contest Daniël Dekker. The first reactions came from the current Dutch ESC commentators Jan Smit and Cornald Maas. Jan said the song has everything to reach the final and maybe win. He also said that it’s a good sign that the chorus starts 25 seconds in, which always does well with the Eurovision crowd. Cornald said that the song is very energetic and this could maybe be the Netherlands’ chance to win it all.
Someone else who had the right to share her opinion was Ilse DeLange, half of last years participating duo the Common Linnets. Ilse tweeted that the song is cool and catchy. Besides that she wishes Traincha lots of luck and she is already flying her flag.
— Ilse DeLange (@IlseDeLange) December 11, 2014
Last but not least Traincha revealed that her two sons were the first to listen to the song and they adored it. They are still singing it at home!
Do we love Traincha and her song?
The team of wiwibloggs is not yet sure what to think. The BeNeLux division loves it, but some other Europeans are not sure if it will work at the Eurovision stage and even called the song boring. But who cares! The “boring” Dutch song worked out last year and since the rumours are swirling that Belgian stage director Hans Pannecoucke will return to do the Dutch staging, maybe his magic with the Common Linnets’ performance will continue for another year.
What do you think? Is the Dutch song one to go for the win? And where is it in your top three?