If rumour has it right, then the Netherlands’ AVROTROS will reveal its Eurovision 2016 representative in October.
Dutch Eurovision expert Richard Crommert posted a tweet last night suggesting as much. If true, the announcement would come earlier than in recent years. Last year AVROTROS announced Trijntje as its contestant on November 10, and the year before it revealed the Common Linnets on November 25.
Gerucht gaat dat volgende maand bekend wordt gemaakt wie Nederland vertegenwoordigd op Songfestival 2016. Naam zong vorig jaar ook al rond
— Richard van de Crommert (@RichardCrommert) September 8, 2015
After Trijntje “Parachute” Oosterhuis crashed out on the semifinals in Vienna, drama exploded in the land of tulips. The Dutch could only ask themselves why-why-ayayay? Their impressive two-year streak had been broken and that hurt. The early announcement would suggest their broadcaster is eager to make up for the lapse in form.
But who will sing for the Netherlands at Eurovision 2015?
And now the big question is WHO? Last year rumours suggested Dotan, a very successful singer in the Netherlands. Just when everyone was almost certain he had been signed by AVROTROS, kaboom! Trijntje was announced in late November and “Walk Along” was revealed a couple of weeks later.
This year, Dotan is again amongs the list of names everybody talks about, along with other popular artists like Alain Clark and Caro Emerald. But this year’s field is wider. O’G3NE, the girl band formerly known as Lisa, Amy and Shelly who won The Voice of the Netherlands and represented the country at JESC 2007, are also considered front-runners.
Who are your favourites to carry the Dutch flag in Stockholm? Dotan? O’G3NE? A cat fight between Anouk and Ilse DeLange on stage? Tell us below! And be sure to check out our wishlist here.