Dutch singer Glennis Grace has conquered the American stage, reaching the final of America’s Got Talent and receiving a standing ovation for her final performance of “Run”.
Between the semi-final and final of the American talent show, Dutch gossip programme RTL Boulevard interviewed Glennis about her American adventure and announced that she had a big announcement for her home country.
Glennis Grace sings “Run” at the final of America’s Got Talent
The show’s panelists hinted that it had something to do with Eurovision, as Eurovision 2009 alumn Gordon mysteriously said: “I’m not going to say anything about it”.
Just hours before the results of the final of America’s Got Talent, the Amsterdam native spoke with RTL Boulevard again. This time she expressly denied the rumours that the show itself had spread about Eurovision participation.
When the interviewer asked Glennis if she wanted to try Eurovision once more, she immediately responded: “Na-ah! Nooooo! It’s something fun to do once, but then it’s finished.”
It comes as no surprise as Glennis Grace has mostly bad memories about the contest in which she took part in 2005. Her entry “My Impossible Dream” failed to impress viewers and stayed in the semi.
But that is not her only bad memory of the contest. In 2011, the singer revealed that her participation at Eurovision left her with an eating disorder as she was told that her arms were “too big according to the people in the first rows”. This situation also caused a split from her then manager.
However, Glennis has gone on to have a successful career in Dutch showbiz, especially after her participation in De Beste Zangers which scored her a golden record with a cover of Volumia!’s “Afscheid”.
Satirical show Zondag met Lubach recently parodied AGT’s portrayel of Glennis as an undiscovered single-mom with a dream to sing, jokingly saying that in order to make ends meet, she sang in sold-out theatres and arenas.
Glennis Grace’s cover of “Afscheid” was a hit in 2011
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