Pierre Kartner, the composer of the Dutch Eurovision song in 2010, has let his heart out about Trijntje’s Eurovision 2015 song. And once he did, the acid started to spew. He argued that the song is horrible, too predicitable and in need of a good polish.
You’ll recall that in 2010 Sieneke sang “Ik ben verliefd (Shalalie)” and placed 14th in her semi-final. Pierre wrote her song.
Now he has the audacity to say that Trijntje’s song must have been written by Anouk several years ago as a song that could have been on her album, but didn’t make the cut. He believes she left it off because she had way better songs — and that this one is “terrible”.
You could say he’s just jealous. Or you could say that he is the only Dutch artist who gives his honest opinion as all the others say they’re loving this song and blow air kisses.
Even though he hates the song, he does soften the blow by saying he likes Trijntje. He thinks her voice is amazing and that she sings with lots of emotion.
If you ask me, Pierre has no right to speak negatively about other songs. As the composer of “Ik ben verliefd (Shalalie)”, he has already embarrassed the Netherlands. According to him, “Walk Along” is predictable. I agree that all of us can sing along to the “Why-why-y-y-y part,” but what about repeating “sha la lie sha la la” twenty times in a three-minute song?
Of course, Eurovision is about having your own opinion. I may hate “Shalalie,” but that doesn’t mean that you should. Which song do you prefer? Let us know in our poll below. You have two weeks to vote, as we will close this on January 30 and noon GMT.