David Hasselhoff to Eurovision?

David Hasselhoff to Eurovision?
David Hasselhoff is considered an icon in the entertainment world. Photo: © Glenn Francis, www.PacificProDigital.com
Amsterdam, the Netherlands -

Just after yesterday's news of the 'media baron' John de Mol joining in the preparations of the Dutch national selection for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, another possible celebrity might be a part of it as well.

Today, the news that David Hasselhoff, the former Knight Rider and Baywatch star, might participate in the national selection of the Netherlands, created a lot of buzz in the social media website, Twitter.

The 59-year-old American star is said to take part together with a female vocalist who would join him on stage. Their song might be written by Niall Mooney who was also behind the 2009 and 2010 Irish entries.

Hasselhoff has had some success in the European music market with two number one hits in 1989 in Germany and has enjoyed popularity in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest host country. Just this year, he's been touring there as well as Switzerland and Austria.

The actor and singer has been involved with talent shows the past years. He was the first celebrity eliminated from the eleventh season of Dancing with the Stars in 2010.

He was also a judge on NBC's America's Got Talent from 2006 to 2009 and in 2011, he joined the Britain's Got Talent judging panel, alongside Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Michael McIntyre.


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  • Posted on 19/August 2011 at 19:08
    Probably the only good thing that could have come from this is if it raised the profile of the ESC in America. I love watching it, but I still have to explain to people what it is and why I love watching it.

    Still, it's probably a good thing that he said no. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19/August 2011 at 19:07
    The only good thing that could have come from this is if it raised the profile of the ESC in America. I love watching it, but I still have to explain what it is to all my friends and why I love to watch it.

    Still, it's probably a good thing that he has said no. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18/August 2011 at 23:05
    Netherlands got talent too. That's for sure. Why the h... dont they use it? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18/August 2011 at 23:04
    Netherlands got talent too. Why the h... don't they use it? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17/August 2011 at 00:56
  • Posted on 16/August 2011 at 12:07
    Hasselhoff for The Netherlands? Does he has dutch roots? I hope this is only a rumour. I hope it. Please no Hasselhoff for every country. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15/August 2011 at 19:11
    LOL
    Whats (who´s) next?
    Johnny Logan!? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14/August 2011 at 19:09
    please enter for us david u love us really :) x report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14/August 2011 at 16:13
    OMG, that "old man"! Never ever ... please ...?! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14/August 2011 at 13:05
    I'm not such a great fan of sending him to Eurovision Song Contest for my country. But I think you must respect this. If he has a good voice and a great song, than it would be fine. I still think that we better can send Within Temptation, such a great band. The time will learn how this would end. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14/August 2011 at 08:40
    @Vasosfromcyprus94: Yes I understand what you mean, he looks like Rene Froger a little bit: http://www.artists4you.nl/images/rene_froger3.jpg

    And yes, it's very weird why he would like to go for the Netherlands...
    Maybe he thinks he's great and the Netherlands don't do well at Eurovision and he thinks he can be a success for the Netherlands..... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14/August 2011 at 03:17
    @jan and sLOVEnia - As I have read, he wants to sing a duet with a dutch female singer and only, but they don't know who!!

    Honestly guys, doesn't he really reminds you one of the singers who represented Netherlands back in 2009 (The Toppers-one of them)??

    My second question: Isn't mysterious why he asked by himself to represent Netherlands in next ESC and not another country (this is what I read in other ESC sites)?? Why he asked for Netherlands? As far as I'm concerned, he has nothing in common with Netherlands! He has roots from Germany, but he could easily participate with Germany.. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13/August 2011 at 21:27
    no Hasselhoff to ESC. netherlands have more interesting artists. he has only one or 2 good songs in 80s.




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  • Posted on 13/August 2011 at 19:27
    please please please
    netherlands, you need to save yourselves
    hold a grand national final like that of the years 2000 - 2005 (primarily 2000) and send a winning worthy entry this year, look back to your entries in 1999, 2000, 2003 & 2005
    amazing entries, come on the netherlands, step up please report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13/August 2011 at 16:31
    The 59-year-old American star is said to take part together with a female vocalist who would join him on stage.

    Hmmmm, will be Pamela Anderson one of them? That´s a question of the month. report to the moderator