Last month we reported how Anouk – the fiercest bitch in the BeNeLux area – had appeared on the Dutch talkshow RTL Late Night and mentioned how naive Trijntje was at last Eurovision Song Contest. And guess what: the divas aren’t speaking anymore!

Anouk is being too honest, again

In an interview Anouk had last week with newspaper Algemeen Dagblad she reveals that Trijntje was not that happy with her honesty on the talkshow. ”I found out she was not happy with what I did. But I have not seen her since Eurovision. After my appearance in the talkshow I got a really long voicemail from Trijntje, but I prefer people talking face to face. So I invited her for a cup of coffee, but she said she did not have the time for that.”

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But that is not where the story ends. Anouk: ”I told her: I do not see your problem. Everything I said there, I have told you before. When I saw her in THAT dress, I messaged her immediately. I understand that if you are not that creative yourself, you should ask others to help you with that. But if those ‘others’ have a lack of taste, it goes wrong. And that is what happened.”

”Still I feel sorry for her,” Anouk said, ”I think Eurovision was a big slap in her face. She is done with it. I totally understand that, but she should be able to listen to criticism. And I am not the person that will protect you from criticism because you are a friend of me – that is not how I do.”

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It seems Anouk is not so good at making friends in the Dutch Eurovision world. Everyone knows about her bad blood with Ilse from The Common Linnets, and it doesn’t look like she’ll be making peace with Trijntje after their catfight. So should we warn Douwe Bob to not have dinner at Anouk’s place again?

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James
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James

Charles, you are right that she should be honest, and yes that is a part of friendship…but not doing it publicly over and over , she isn’t just telling her friend, she is telling the whole country and beyond – look how naive this person is.
She should say it to her face not in-front of everyone, that’s not friendship, that’s bordering on bullying. I would not remain someone’s friend who they took their “advice” for me on a national TV show.

Charles
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Charles

I totally understand and agree with Anouk … a true proof of love and friendship comes stronger in critical times when a certain honesty is expressed even if it hurts your ego .. but comes with love and from a good caring place.

Renske ten Veen
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Anouk is right, but I think it’s not really fair to Trijntje at the same time. In the beginning Anouk said that she would do the staging and would travel to Vienna to be Trijntje’s kinda “assistent”. That didn’t happen, she didn’t even go to Vienna at all! So, she left Trijntje alone between all those big producers and directors, who all think they know better. A lot of mistake have been made, that’s something nobody can deny, but let just forget it and try to focus on something new, instead of something old.

James
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James

Yes Trintje should have listened to criticism at the time, and not blame others, but I don’t know why Anouk is still slating her. She has now gone public twice to effectively slag off Trijntje and while she may be right in the reasons why Eurovision wasn’t successful, this isn’t helpful or productive. Anouk is just starting to come across as a nasty person. Email Trijntje, text her and wait for her to be ready for her coffee, maybe she doesn’t want to go over it right now. Don’t keep discussing her publicly in the press, even down to talking… Read more »

Rock Me
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Rock Me

What Anouk said is true and I agree with her in many things, but she said it in a rude way and not as a constructive critic which would be useful.Everyone can play a diva (in this case, Anouk) but not everyone can be a diva!

YoungsterJoey
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YoungsterJoey

Maybe it’s a tad bit of an ego thing since Anouk placed 9th (although not 2nd like Common Linnets) still gave Netherlands its finals status after…9 years??

Alex
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Alex

I think there’s a difference between telling someone to their face and saying it on national television. In that lies the problem, not honesty.

Racal
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Racal

Is there anyone in the Netherlands with whom Anouk is not enemies with? I would like to hear more about her songs, less about her bitching in her fellow singers’ backs. It’s starting to get sad…

Denis
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Denis

Anouk is right though. And honest. To call her a bitch is a bit unfair, I think. Just cause she isn’t afraid to tell the truth doesn’t mean she’s a bitch.
But yeah, I would agree with her. I didn’t know what Trijntje was expecting with that first dress, very naive indeed. But the second dress wasn’t much better either. Someone clearly lacks a sense of style among the crew. Trintje should learn to take criticism and not blame others for her own mistake.