The Eurovision 2017 selection season has officially opened, and Dutch girl band O’G3NE have re-iterated their ambition to participate. And they’ve also revealed some of their plans if they are chosen to represent the Netherlands this year in Ukraine.
The group, previously known as Lisa, Amy & Shelley, already represented the Netherlands at Junior Eurovision 2007. And now they’re the big favourites to represent the country of clogs at the adult contest.
Ever since O’G3NE won The Voice of Holland two years ago, they have ranked highly on our Eurovision wishlists. They also have big support from Dutch commentator Jan Smit, who has said publicly that they should be considered.
Earlier this week the three sisters spoke with 100%NL Magazine, revealing that if they do get the chance to compete, they’ll do so on their terms and with their own style in mind. They are definitely in it to win it. They said:
“If we go, we go our way. And we certainly have an idea of how we could win….It’s all about the big picture. Everything has to be right. You are not going there to promote an album or get an international career. Only a win would count for us.”
As of early September, they haven’t received a call from AVROTROS, but they are eagerly waiting for that to happen. They aren’t particularly worried about securing a song, saying:
“Our father wrote our hit song ‘Magic’ in one day, so the song will be on time. We aren’t worrying about that.”
Last year, the Netherlands was the first country to reveal their artist, after it was leaked that country singer Douwe Bob would represent the country. However, we had to wait until March to his entry “Slow Down”.
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