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.

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ESCaddict
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ESCaddict

An ESC song has to be really bad to be deleted from my iTune library & Shalalie had to go. My daughter would leave the room rather than listen to it. It really is that bad. The Netherlands should be embarrassed by it.
Shalalie is like some annoying children’s song. Anyone who thinks it is good must be under 4 years of age or suffering from deafness. I won’t suggest bad taste in music.
The clown outfits on ESC stage were the icing on the cake (or whatever the equivalent is for a shit sandwich.)

bastian
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bastian

Im 100% sure, this song will be in the final 🙂 mark my words !

Jak
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Well… “Walk Along” is a bottom five song. Lyrics are just banal. Not a masterpiece as “Birds” or “Calm After the Storm”.

Trijnjtje should think that change her song. She is such a popular girl in the Netherlands and easily able to find a cool song. Strange.

Realist
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Realist

this dutch song is in a different league to calm after the storm and birds…this song will be lucky to be in the bottom 5 in the final, i can’t see how on earth this will beat songs in the semi unless everyone else sends crap.

MTD
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MTD

Well, he’s not alone. Count me in (the team “the ones that just don’t like it, sorry”).

And I seriously doubt your taste in music, but lets not start that conversation, everyone has their preferences.

Britz26
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I hate Pierre Kartner 😐

martin
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martin

I love how OBJECTIVE the author of this article is. Definitely NOT BIASED at all. I love how he asked the readers to vote in a poll after giving his FACTUAL and WELL-RESEARCHED opinion, therefore NOT TRYING to affect the results of the poll in any way.

Give me a break.

‘Walk Along’ is a boring and terribly-produced song, I don’t understand why you think it’s such a masterpiece.

Louis
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Shahalie does not embarrass the Netherlands, it is one of our greatest entries since 1998

Alex
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Alex

the thing is that the song was written a long time ago by Anouk. But anyway that old man wants some attention and does not know what’s contemporary and what’s not

Wouter
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Wouter

Even though I like Sha-La-Lie(it got the most attention before 2014). Pierre is a man of 78 or so, and the songs he made are all repetitive, but why care? You hear repetitive songs all the time in Eurovision… Trijntje has the difficult job to represent us after a 2nd place, maybe she wanted to be sure of a final place and chose this song… Qualifying is the most important, what happends in the final, we will see… Btw i also think Georgia is repetitive….

Daniel
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Daniel

Even though I love Traincha’s song, I think they should change it if they want to win, or more importantly pass the semi final

Jack from the United Kingdom
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Even though I hate ‘Shalalie’, it’s definitely miles better than ‘Walk Along’ and I completely agree with the composer on the article, I hate it too.

Oostenrijk
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Oostenrijk

I nominate this article for the Golden Raspberry 2015 for worst article of the year about the most irrelevant story.

Me...Lucy
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I’m laughing at everyone who thinks Netherlands will win this year. You can like the song,you can hate it,you can have mixed feelings about it BUT you can’t think it could win…meh you can but then you obviously don’t have a music sense (at least not for eurovision music) nor logical one. No matter the stage or other still unheard songs,the song is nothing more than average,tiringly repetitive 3 minutes of why why yyyying of middle aged dutch woman whom simply doesn’t suit to sing that kind of song. It may get to the final though..if it gets enough votes… Read more »

Graph
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Ehh, I’m not really big on “Walk Along,” but “Shalalie” sounds kind of annoying to me, so between the two of them I’d pick Walk Along. Also, with “Shalalie,” what’s with that hat the guy is wearing??? I think the juries will like “Walk Along.” It sounds like a professionally-crafted entry for a high profile singing contest. That may bring it into the final, but I expect a final position in the 10-20 range. Ultimately Eurovision is a song contest, with singing being important only to the extent that it improves or diminishes the song, and the musicality of this… Read more »

eurovicious
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eurovicious

Oh, quit with the schlager-shaming… I completely agree with Pierre’s comments and I’d argue Shalalie is far more successful at what it does than the completely forgettable and underpart Walk Along is. Shalalie is a fun archetypal example of the levensliederen/schlager genre and shouldn’t be rejected just because it’s cheesy/not “credible” and because music of that kind is associated with “unsophisticated” listeners, elderly people and the working class… a tune is a tune. Shalalie did not embarrass the Netherlands.

Paul D
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Paul D

I prefer Shalalie actually ….

Tinkarafan
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Tinkarafan

Traincha song is terrible, Its just way too repetitive and brings just boringness

Alex
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Alex

His song wasn’t the most modern, but it still went to #1 on the Dutch singles chart…

I dunno, I have to agree with him that Walk Along is very repetitive. There’s still time to improve it, though.

stou-r
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stou-r

He’s right about the song, it’s obvious there’s a reason why Anouk left it in her computer and didn’t release it as her own. The song is good and catchy but it’s too repetitive and comes a moment when there’s only the same rhythm over and over again that you need it to finish and doesn’t stop. And I got to give it to him for being the only one honest, in the music bussiness there’s too much hypocresy, of course you won’t be seeing Ilse and cia trashing the song because they don’t want to be bad in the… Read more »

Dar
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Dar

this is just like dutch entrants from 2009 “the toppers” called anouks entry birds rubbish before the 2013 contest .. seriously !!!

Kristin Kristjans
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Oh Pierre….tssk tssk

Joyce
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Joyce

Who cares what he thinks:))
That man is terrible old fashion and Boring!!!
THE man himself had one hit back in 1977…
http://youtu.be/gnYggJwvALo

DR
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DR

His song was crap, but Her song is not gonna run away with the prize. I like Walk Along, but it is quite generic. Nothing new, therefore it wont win. Also it is quite devisive. It may get to the final, but to many peoole don’t like for it do very well. I think the dutch a lulling themselves in to a sense of security as one of their best singers sings a sing from an act that did well. It’s like Bonnie and the UK, had an amazing star, and thought a generic song would do well for us.… Read more »

Dhani
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i agree that WALK ALONG needs to be polished, cause it is waaaay to repetive, she sings the why-ay-ay-ay again again and again all the time

Timselvision
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Timselvision

Who takes this guy serious? XD On the NF he was doing ridiculous – and so now XD I hated this song with passion and I still do. I´m not the biggest fan of Walk Along (although I think it´s the best till now on but I don´t ever think we´ll win ESC with this) but it is a masterpiece in comparison to Shalalie-Shalala.

tom
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tom

Some people just should keep their opinions to themselves. JelousyDetected