The gloves are off in the Netherlands. Coming in the same week that the country announced Douwe Bob as its Eurovision 2016 representative, the 2013 act has laid into the 2015 performance. Speaking on last night’s RTL Late Night, Anouk shared her true thoughts on Trijnte’s downfall in Vienna. And the “Birds” singer didn’t pull any punches.
Anouk on Trijntje Oosterhuis | RTL Late Night
As y’all will remember, the Netherlands crashed out of this year’s first semi, finishing a lowly 14th out of 16. And in Anouk’s eyes, the staging and styling were to blame.
I suddenly saw her in that dress on the evening news. That’s when I thought: Jeez… Shit! What the hell…that’s not gonna work out… Trijntje really didn’t expect those reactions to her dress, to which I told her that that was a bit naive. I mean, if you come up with a dress that goes all the way down to your clitoris, there’s really no surprise when people react to it… She said no one told her the dress didn’t look right, but I don’t think anyone was being honest with her.
For those that need reminding, here is the infamous dress:
As we know, the frock was quickly binned and wasn’t seen again after the first rehearsal… until Edsilia Rombley fished it out to announce the Dutch points. However, Anouk was not happy with the finished product either.
I mean, the lights, the angles of the cameras… What the hell was that with the thing she threw off? The grieving veil thing… I just didn’t get it. The angles, the way they filmed — I just don’t get that no one there ever said: ‘Let’s do that differently, because it doesn’t work.’ I just don’t get it.
Was Anouk watching our jury reviews? Because we thought the same. But there’s one thing we don’t get. Where was Ms. Teeuwe when all these decisions were being made? After all, when she appeared on RTL Late Night in November she said that she wanted to “to be there for the first rehearsal in Vienna, to advise about lighting, staging, sound and so on.” Perhaps she prefers to criticise from afar?
Anouk softened the blow slightly, by adding that Trijntje “absolutely sung well”. Unsurprisingly, there was no criticism of the actual song, “Walk Along”, which she was responsible for writing.
When asked about the selection of her occasional duet partner for 2016, Anouk had nothing bad to say.
He was all ready, even before Trijntje… Indeed, he will cook for me next week, he wants to talk Eurovision… He’s going to do it just right. He has a good voice, good head, is fun to watch. I really think he’s going to do great.
What do y’all think of Anouk’s comments? Is she entitled to her views or should she just walk along? Let us know below.