Dutch singer and Eurovision 2015 contestant Trijntje Oosterhuis horrified us one year ago by appearing in a skin-tight black dress with a cut out bigger than the Grand Canyon. 

After a negative publicity storm, Trijntje decided to swap her dress for another and another… which resulted in an Ali Baba-inspired black jumpsuit during the first semi-final.

After two years of Eurovision success, the Netherlands watched her fail to advance to the final, earning a disappointing thirteenth place with just 33 points. But she didn’t walk away empty-handed. Trijntje became the first Dutch winner of the Barbara Dex Award.

The Netherlands was totally confused about her look. Speaking on the RTL4 talkshow RTL Late Night shortly after Eurovision, her friend and composer Anouk said that she was astonished that Trijntje didn’t understand the fuss about her dress.

Time has passed and the fashion wounds have healed — and Trijntje has even developed a sense of humour about the entire affair.

She recently performed in the dress on live television for the first — and the last — time during the RTL4 programme It Takes Two, in which she is one of the three mentors. The other two are Waylon and Glennis Grace, so it’s a Eurovision party!

Her duet partner Jan Versteegh suggested the idea, but Trijntje reminded him that the dress had been auctioned for charity. Even so, she somehow managed to perform in her dress during the show.

Their performance was the most memorable of the night, and it also achieved the most points. That’s definitely killing two birds with one stone!

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”Dutch singer and Eurovision 2015 contestant Trijntje Oosterhuis horrified us one year ago by appearing in a skin-tight black dress with a cut out bigger than the Grand Canyon.”

When there’s a shirtless guy the wiwi bloggers go mad… but when there’s a woman showing a bit of her boobs then there’s a problem…………. (Russia 2015 was a problem as well for you guys because of boobies -,-)

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Nicky91
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@georgekirkas

well thank you, i appreciate this comment 🙂

Angelo
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Angelo

@huh, The difference is that Douwe Bob isn’t a fan favorite. Not by a long shot, actually. Many Eurovision fans dislike him and his song (look at the ‘personal tops’ on YouTube, most have him around a 30th to a 40th place). But then again, it is no surprise that many Eurofans ranked him very low, due to their poor taste in music. Quality-wise, “Slow Down” definitely deserves to qualify, It is amongst the best songs of the first semi-final. I just hope that the staging will be perfect and that he’ll be able to ‘sell’ this song to non-Eurofans,… Read more »

Huh
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Huh

@Angelo:
It could either be her or Douwe Bob. Let’s just hope for the best for both of these singers.

Daan van Wissen
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Back before 2015, I wanted Trijntje to go to Eurovision SOOOOOO BAD! She is SUCH a good jazz/soul singer as she prove for the 100000’s time here! Then she sang some stupid song written (and rejected) by our local attention seeker Anouk.. . I felt so sorry for Trijntje, she got screwed over, of course it was her own fault for picking such a stupid song but I can’t feel like it was just Anouk trying to best Ilse deLange for doing better than her that year after she went to Eurovision.. Listen to Trijntje her Jazz albums and be… Read more »

Random.sage2.5
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Random.sage2.5

Such good humor. 🙂

DenizNL
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DenizNL

I love that tv show. It is very enjoyable.

Jonas
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Jonas

The dress was actually quite nice in my opinion.

Bango – “she has a quite nice body for a woman of her age”?

You cannot be serious. She’s hardly a geriatric, and even if she was, she’d still have “nothing to hide”. Women are beautiful in all shapes and sizes at any age. I’m sure she’s thrilled that she passed your inspection, though.

Jr esc nl
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Jr esc nl

@angelo
If it was up to the televoters suzy would have actually qualified so i guess the People at Home have an awful taste in music then.

georgekirkas
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georgekirkas

I’m still so sad that she didn’t qualify! I loved ”Walk Along”, even though both her dress and the staging in Vienna were horrible! I think that this dress is much better than the one she finally wore. It’s actually not even bad, I really like it!

Bango
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Bango

I (as a heterosexual man) have to say that these boobs need to be shown! 😀
She has a great body for a women of her age and I think that she really has nothing to hide.
I love her and I still think that “Walk along” should have qualified last year.

cheesecake
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cheesecake

I urge the Dutch broadcaster to choose Trijntje’s duet partner Jan to be the Dutch represantative for 2017.

PhysalisFranchetti
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PhysalisFranchetti

Do you think they make a special kind of glue for dresses like that? Having a wardrobe malfunction at the super bowl would be what I’d be thinking of……..:-)

El Rosario de Raquel
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Ay…ayayayay
Ayayay
Walk along, walk along baby.

Angelo
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Angelo

@ Österrike, What does Zoë have to do with this article? Yes, we know that her song has become a fan favorite and that she gets a good reception from the Eurovision audience, but please keep in mind that the average Eurovision fan has awful taste in music. They only like cheap and trashy pop songs that have nothing special to offer. Zoë might as well be the next Valentina Monetta (2013) or Suzy (2014). They were also really overhyped by Eurovision fans and look what happend, they failed to qualify. – Now, back on topic: the dress doesn’t look… Read more »

MirkoJoshua
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MirkoJoshua

Am I the only one who thinks that dress wasn’t even that bad? The one she used on stage was awful though

Österrike
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Österrike

OMG, Zoe got a huge reaction from the London pre-party …. the fan love reduced her to tears of joy…… a new Eurovision party evergreen is born

Österrike
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Österrike

France is running away at top of the OGAE voting 🙂

Alex
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Alex

If only she were that confident on the Eurovision stage… you can clearly see that “Walk Along” wasn’t the right song for her.

Österrike
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Österrike

I don’t seem to get you
to look at me one time
walk along, walk along
This is not a little crush
don’t wanna wait in line
walk along, walk along baby

I was so addicted to this song (not the usual crush I have on Dutch entries, this was so much more)… on a flight to Spain I only listened to this song on endless replay loops…. Still can’t believe it failed, but the performance was a hot mess…

Erin
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Erin

Yes, Trijntje, show us your weapons of mass seduction…
super trooper!

oooops
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oooops

Either of this and the one she used would have won Barbara dex award, but the one she used at ESC was the worse one