She’s one of the Netherlands’ biggest pop stars. And Eurovision fans know her as the songstress behind “Sweet Water”, the Eurovision 2021 semi-final one interval act. However, participating in the actual song contest is something that Davina Michelle won’t likely do in 2022.
Davina Michelle unlikely to do Eurovision 2022
Her semi-final interval performance did not go unnoticed among fans and locals. Many Dutch people took Twitter to share their wish for Davina to become the country’s next Eurovision act. Additionally, Davina herself has made no secret of her dream to take part in the contest.
Nevertheless, Davina has distanced herself from the buzz by saying that she is waiting for the right moment. As of now, that is not likely to be 2022. Speaking to Shownieuws, the “Duurt te lang” hitmaker said:
“Let me say it like this: at this moment, my team and I have agreed that this might not be the moment. Look, it is something that the press often asks. I never say never. But I don’t have the feeling right now that this is the moment to do it or something. I’m also a feeling-oriented person. I do something when it feels right to do so. And if I think, well let’s wait, then I’ll wait.”
Davina added that she would like to talk with AVROTROS about possibilities and have meetings with regards to going to Eurovision. But at the end of the day, she says that she is likely to skip 2022 for the moment.
The Netherlands’ Eurovision 2022 plans
Whether Davina Michelle would be able to drink coffee with AVROTROS next year would also be very dependent on her song (if she were to submit one). Following the approach they’ve taken in the past few years, AVROTROS has again has fallen back on the “song first” approach.
Unlike earlier times, AVROTROS has said that it’s looking for a finished product and not an artist. On its special Eurovision site, the broadcaster states:
“AVROTROS or the selection committee will not set up a trajectory with an artist/songwriter to come to a (final) product. It is expected that a (demo) song of artist/songwriter with the above criteria will be brought to the attention of the selection committee at an advanced stage.”
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