They’re the Rotterdam-based Eurodance group known for the disco hit “We Like to Party” and the lyrically complex “Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!” And now Vengaboys have offered their services to the United Kingdom for Eurovision 2022.
Speaking to the UK’s Metro newspaper, vocalist Robin Pors said: “We can represent the UK.”
He clearly approved of James Newman’s “Embers” and questions why it got the dreaded nil points.
“I was so embarrassed because the UK was really good,” he said. “The song was nice and the singer was nice but they were like, ‘Whatever, zero points.’ How was that even possible?”
“Next year we are going to arrange it. We love the UK.”
That the contest will be in Italy may be a good sign. We know we were not the only ones who initially misunderstood their hit “We’re Going to Ibiza” as “We’re Going to Eat Pizza”!
That song, by the way, topped the UK Singles Chart, as did “Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom.”
Vengaboys at Eurovision 2022 for the United Kingdom?
Historically there’s definitely been an appetite for the Dutch four-piece, which also includes Kim Sasabone, Denise Post-Van Rijswijk and Donny Latupeirissa. In 2001 the World Music Awards named them the best-selling dance group of the year.
And while that was a long time ago, the group remains active. On September 10 they released their latest song “1999 (I Wanna Go Back)” — a cover of the Charli XCX & Troye Sivan hit.
The group have a sincere love of Eurovision. In 2018 they performed on the Open Sea Cruises October voyage alongside Eurovision stars Eleni Foureira, Conchita and Loreen.
The group are currently on yet another global tour, with five more dates in Canada this September (Abbotsford, Winnipeg, St. John’s, Vaughan, and Calgary) before they hit the UK in October. They’ll stop in Hastings and Tyne & Wear before hitting up Spain, Denmark, Ireland, the UK (again), the Netherlands, Switzerland and Latvia.
Are you loving the thought of a Dutch group singing for the United Kingdom? Do you think that could actually happen given their history topping the charts in the UK? Let us know down below!