They’re the incredible trio who recently won the Dutch television series Dance, Dance, Dance. And now the ladies of OG3NE — the Netherlands’ Eurovision 2017 act — have hinted at a comeback to the Eurovision stage in Ahoy Rotterdam next year. But this time the sisters Lisa, Amy and Shelly Vol don’t want to compete, but rather take part as special guests.
“We would be so happy to be able to do something for Eurovision in Ahoy,” Lisa said in an interview with the online newspaper NU.nl. “The Eurovision fanbase still follows us and they would also like to see us in Rotterdam. But we have not heard from the organization yet.” Sister Amy had a rather good suggestion: “We could sing along in a medley; we’ve seen that before in previous editions of the contest.”
And why not? These women have voices and they should not be wasted. Almost every year, iconic acts return to Eurovision as an interval act. These performances fill the gap between the competing acts and the results, helping wow foreign and domestic audiences alike. Back in 2016, Måns Zelmerlöw — the king of Eurovision 2015 — and host Petra Mede performed their memorable “Love Love Peace Peace”, where they parodied all the clichés of Eurovision entries with a good dose of humour.
This year in Tel Aviv, Eurovision gave us the iconic “Switch Song” interval act. Conchita Wurst performed “Heroes”, Måns Zelmerlöw performed “Fuego”, Eleni Foureira performed “Dancing Lasha Tumbai”, Verka Serduchka performed “Toy” – and fans went crazy about it. This interval act is still one of the most-watched videos on the Eurovision YouTube channel.
When it comes to competing, it’s a matter of “been there, done that” for the sisters. Their last Eurovision journey — dedicated to their mother who was battling cancer at the time — was highly emotional. Despite all the stresses surrounding that experience they achieved a solid 11th place. Ten years earlier, they participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest where they also finished 11th.
In the interview, they addressed the Netherlands’ chances of success at the next edition of Eurovision. They do not expect the Netherlands to win for a second time in a row and say it will be difficult to find a well-known artist who wants to perform after Duncan. Shelley said: “Try to beat Duncan’s victory, that’s a difficult task.”
The sisters expect that the Netherlands will send an unknown artist just like last year. “They should pick someone who has been on the music scene for years but is not yet known to the public. Someone who doesn’t have that much to lose. Eurovision should be considered as a platform to express your talent, especially for someone who sees it as an opportunity. The result would then be irrelevant. The experience would be much more important to the artist.’’
Would you like to see OG3NE return as an interval act for Eurovision 2020? Would you like to see the Switch Song return? And do you expect a controversial artist like Madonna to make an appearance? Let us know in the comment section down below.