Trijntje Oosterhuis — that’s Traincha to all you Eurovision fans — isn’t wasting any time. After debuting her Eurovision 2015 song “Walk Along” yesterday on Dutch radio, she got out of her judge’s chair on The Voice of Holland this evening to sing the song live for the nation. Fans were not disappointed, and she’s likely converted a few of the haters, too. The performance was smashing, and it’s convinced us she’s on to a good thing with this one.
Trijntje is a real soul sister, and that makes her perfect for this song. If someone with a lesser voice sang it, it would come off as repetitive and boring. But Traincha brings attitude and a big set of lungs, which helps her add texture and dynamism. The lyrics call for a woman who understands heartache, and we’re pretty sure that Trijntje does. And boy does she work the stage. From the finger wags to the hip shakes, this is a woman in total control. That was three minutes we’d be happy to relive over and over again.
Trijntje Oosterhuis (Traincha) — Live on The Voice of Holland
Anouk will not sing with Traincha
Earlier reports suggested that Anouk will accompany Trijntje as a backing singer, but today Miss Oosterhuis said that’s not going to happen. Anouk, who wrote the song, seems happy to pull the strings from backstage. And she’ll need more time to count all her extra change: One day after its release, the song has already topped the Dutch iTunes charts, out selling Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” and Hozier’s “Take Me to Church”.