The Netherlands: Anouk to sing "Birds" in Malmö

The Netherlands: Anouk to sing "Birds" in Malmö
Anouk will sing the song "Birds" in Malmö. (Photo: anouk.com)
Hilversum, the Netherlands -

Dutch broadcaster TROS have confirmed to us that Anouk will sing the song Birds in Malmö and that the song will be presented to the public on Monday the 11th of March.

The Dutch entry for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest has become one of the most anticipated this season, with all eyes on singer Anouk, who was previously chosen internally to represent the Netherlands, in Malmö, in May.

Now it has been confirmed to Eurovision.tv that Anouk will be performing the song Birds in Sweden and that the song will be presented on the 11th of March. Further details about how this will occur will be released shortly so make sure you stay tuned!

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.

Can the Netherlands make it to the final after nine years?

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.

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. So, if anyone can regain the honour of the Dutch, it is Anouk.

The Netherlands will take part in the first Semi-Final of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Malmö, Sweden on the 14th of May.


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  • Posted on 9/March 2013 at 15:04
    The artist is announcend in october, the song in MARCH???
    5 MONTHS!!!!! We are waiting... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2/March 2013 at 18:28
    I always get slightly annoyed by my home countries attitude towards eurovision. Now there has been said that this song is "to good to compete in eurovision". ???
    Every year the netherlands is complaining that they haven't gone though to the final (again) and that they should just leave eurovision all together. Now there finally seems to be a serious artist with a proper song and now it's "to good"? The netherands; Just make up your mind!
    I hope she does well so that my home country finally realises that they can compete with the best if they only stop sending ridiculously bad b-ranking artists ;) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28/February 2013 at 07:32
    I think this will be the hype of the year... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24/February 2013 at 17:28
    Lintver from Italy:
    Think the writer like this photo by choosing it:)) Their are tons of other photos avalible from Anouk! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24/February 2013 at 15:31
    Why a such bad photo for Anouk? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23/February 2013 at 21:33
    Dear @ESC4everPOR from PORTUGAL

    As far as I know, Portugal is NOT in te competition for ESC this year, and will not be able to vote either.... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23/February 2013 at 12:54
    Forget it, it's not gonna happen. Already heard songs that are much much better... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23/February 2013 at 06:56
    Hoping for a great song from Anouk! She's well known here in POrtugal, so if the song is right, i'm sure people here will give it a nice score! Carefull in the song selection folks! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23/February 2013 at 06:15
    Anouk needs better promotion photos; a bloody face isn’t very appealing. Looking forward to listening to ‘Birds’. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 22/February 2013 at 23:20
    If the song is nearly as good as Stardust then i have high hopes ;-}}
    Anouk feat. Lena del Rey,Adele


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcCSKApAJco report to the moderator
  • Posted on 22/February 2013 at 21:28
    @Bjorneo from Slovenia: thank you. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 22/February 2013 at 19:16
    Esmee,

    If what you mentioned is true and it becomes a killer song but may not be suitable for the ESC, then surely it has the potential to become a huge commercial success as well as doing well for the Netherlands and restoring the country's Eurovision hopes.

    After all, the Netherlands really have brought out the big guns this year and I'm looking forward to hearing the song next month! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 22/February 2013 at 18:23
    Can't wait for 11th March! I hope for a song that has a deep lyrics... So far all the chosen songs are pretty shallow, hmm... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 22/February 2013 at 17:14
    The song is called already a killersong, beautiful, original, strong, advanced and definetly not a simple one. It's producer fears maybe therefor it may be not suitable for the esc.
    However, Anouk's comment on that is: have Faith young Skywalker! The force is strong on this one!
    So we have Faith! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 22/February 2013 at 16:32
    Qualifier first semi-final 2013: The Netherlands! report to the moderator