Anouk to represent the Netherlands in 2013

Anouk to represent the Netherlands in 2013
Anouk striking a pose! Photo: Anouk.com
Hilversum, the Netherlands -

The successful Dutch artist Anouk has just posted a video message on Facebook confirming that she will represent her country in Sweden next year.

In the Netherlands singer Anouk is nothing short of a superstar with seven albums going to number one in her home country and having countless other hits in the Dutch, Belgian and international charts.

Earlier today she posted a video message confirming what many had speculated for a long time; that she will be representing the Netherlands at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö next year.

In previous years the Netherlands has suffered a lot of heartache, failing to qualify to the final since 2004, despite its best efforts. Now, by sending Anouk, one the most popular and experienced artists in the Netherlands, maybe this hopeful nation will once again be able to regain a place in the Grand Final on the 18th of May.

Anouk Teeuwe, 37, has released eight studio albums being a regular of the Dutch music scene since her biggest hit Nobody's Wife hit the charts in several European countries back in 1997.

Song to be presented in February

Broadcaster TROS have confirmed to Eurovision.tv that the song along with a video clip will be presented in February and as such no national final will take place in the Netherlands next year.

We promise to bring you further information as soon as we get it so stay tuned!

In Baku earlier this year, Joan only managed to achieve 15th place in the second Semi-Final of Europe's favourite TV show.


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  • Posted on 11 January 2013 at 17:42
    Is it a good idea to make the first semi-final only for west european countries and the second semi-final for only east-european countries? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21 December 2012 at 19:04
    In the Netherlands we got the problem that nobody believes that we stand a chance and so no artist of international value wants to compete. The fact that none of them made it 'confirms' their belief.

    I hope that Anouk can finally prove them wrong and that when you're good you stand a chance. The artist is there now the song. And then.... hope for the best. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 4 December 2012 at 14:15
    Finally a good choice for the Netherlands, I am sure with the right song choice Anouk will show the rest of Eurovision what a star she truly is. Going by her previous material i am definatly looking forward seeing what type of song she chooses to represent her country.
    Go Anouk!!! from a fan in the UK. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 November 2012 at 15:10
    good choice!
    I hope she will sing something fresh & contemporary unlike the recent dutch entries. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 5 November 2012 at 14:47
    Lets hope each country has Great and not boring songs, and what is the defenition of boring, I don't know, You? There where songs in the top 10 last year, I think they where pretty boring...but others like it! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 November 2012 at 22:34
    Yeah! Nice voice! I like her song Nobody's wife. Is very cool!! But yes, I really hope that she'll go with a NICE, great song and not a boring one! 'cause she has the voice what if she doesn't go in company with a good song that will not be good.
    An example, Senit in Germany, with Stand By, her voice is awesome! but the song was boring :/
    Sorry, but....Where is the national final here? Wasn't it that for 2013 all countries have to make a national final!? OR am I wrong? If somebody knows, please correct me.
    Go Netherlands! I hope you'll go with a rockin' song! :D report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 October 2012 at 10:29
    Halloween83

    There has been controversial incidents where entries could've have qualified to the Grand Final based on 100% televoting alone, only to be denied by the jury results. Sweden in 2010, Turkey and Armenia in 2011, Switzerland and the Netherlands in 2012.

    So if Anouk ends up in the lower half with the juries in the semi-final, then she'll need to end up in the top 5 realistically if the Netherlands are to have any chance of breaking that semi-final hoodoo.

    Until the entry is officially chosen and unveiled, I wouldn't get carried away just yet.

    P.S. Obviously Sinplus' "Unbreakable" entry isn't hard rock but it definitely doesn't sound like a pop song or a ballad. So technically it's classified as rock, more like indie rock. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27 October 2012 at 23:25
    I am sure Anouk will delight everybody with a beautiful song. I look forward to hear her wonderful voice in Malmö ! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27 October 2012 at 17:23
    How much do jury votes seem to be worth compared to the actual position of the songs that made it to the finals? I wouln't call it a huge gamble to send a rock musician if the public obviously does like it, even if the juries don't.
    Besides, Anouk is more 'easy listening rock' than hardrock, or she would never be so succesful with a wide audience.
    By the way: Sinplus can hardly be called rock... And if Max Jason Mai actually made 15th with the juries, it was even better than the eventual 18th place. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 October 2012 at 15:02
    love the music of Anouk. Hope the song will be a killer and we will finally, after all those years of dissapointment, get a spot in the final report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 October 2012 at 12:46
    @Halloween83: If you've read my previous comment more carefully, I'm referring to the JURY VOTING section on rock songs having a high fail factor at Eurovision.

    In 2011, Georgia's Eldrine only managed 16th with the juries in the final (13th in the semi-final). On that same year, Turkey only managed 12th with the juries in the semi-final.

    In 2012, Switzerland's Sinplus only managed 13th with the juries in the semi-final. Slovakia's Max Jason Mai did worse at 15th.

    The only reason maNga did pretty well with the juries (2nd in the semi-final and 8th in the final) is because it's mainly an easy listening kind of rock song and not one of those "hard rock" type of songs like the others I've mentioned. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 October 2012 at 17:53
    @Bjorneo&others: it's not really true rocksongs do badly in the competition. Eldrine from Georgia became 9th in Dusseldorf and Manga from Turkey even second in Oslo. Those were great songs&performances, so there's hope for Anouk :) She's not only a great singer but also an excellent songwriter and stageperformer. Fingers crossed for Anouk ;p report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21 October 2012 at 15:14
    She can be famouse in her own country .. but if the song still sucks .. what is the point of sending her ;d? its all abt the song, not really the performer. Well goodluck - at least she can sing :') . report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20 October 2012 at 10:34
    Great choice of the Netherlands to sent one of the greatest singers in our country to Malmö. Anouk is going to Rock the Eurovision stage!

    ..A pity to can't vote for my own country.... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20 October 2012 at 01:53
    what has she got that i don't have? report to the moderator