Trijntje Oosterhuis knows how to “Walk Along” — and she also knows how to blow us away! On Friday night, during a performance on RTL Late Night, she had a special surprise for Marco Borsato, one of the biggest artists in The Netherlands and a close friend of Trijntje. Marco, who is known for his amazing duets and for being a juror on The Voice like Trijntje, was celebrating his anniversary. So Trijntje decided to stop by to sing ‘Ken je mij’ (Do you know me?) which reduced him — and everyone else — to tears.
Huub Oosterhuis, Trijntje’s dad, wrote the song, which was released in 2008. (It also provided the name for her CD and DVD of her acoustic concert performance with Leonoard Amuedo, a noted guitarist). She’s sung the song countless times in the past, but poured extra heart and soul into it on Friday.
While singing the song, Marco, his wife, his mother and a lot of other people started to cry — and I understand why. You can’t help but feel something when Trijntje belts this out.
After the show, The Netherlands was all about Trijntje and her performance. Her song reached number one on iTunes afterwards. She took to Facebook to thank all of her fans.
‘Wauw, number one on iTunes with my dad. I had the chance to sing the song ‘Ken je mij’ on RTL Late night last night for @borsato as a surprise. I’ve been singing this song for years . My dad, Huub Oosterhuis, wrote the song and Stijn van der Loo the music. I had so many overwhelming reactions after the show. Thanx a 1000000! Never ever expected number one!
Wauw op #1 in itunes met mijn vader! http://www.rtlxl.nl/#!/u/fa08aad8-e4a0-a499-4cdf-f4f83d5a4dcf Gisteren mocht ik…
What do you think? Would a song like this suit Trijntje better than ‘Walk Along’ at Eurovision? Or are you loving both styles?