Sieneke, the Dutch participant in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, was born in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, on the 1st of April 1992. She grew up in a very close family, with her father, mother and younger brother.
As a child Sieneke was always singing and dancing. She was only eight when she started doing street dance, and a few years later she took up ballroom dancing. Over the years Sieneke began to perform at parties in various locations throughout the country, which she enjoyed very much. That’s how, two years ago, she met the well-known Dutch singer Marianne Weber, who immediately recognised a great talent in Sieneke. She heard, saw, and felt that Sieneke had something really special: a spectacular voice and a charisma that is spontaneous and real. They carefully started to make plans, but Marianne urged Sieneke to be patient, for Marianne knew, like no other, that you have to wait for the right moment to bring something good.
That moment came when TROS broadcasting company approached Marianne to enter a talent of her choice in the Dutch National Song Contest. Marianne did not hesitate for a minute and knew that now was the time right to promote Sieneke.
At the Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo, Sieneke will sing the song Ik Ben Verliefd (I’m in Love) (Sha-la-lie), by Pierre Kartner. Pierre Kartner has many European successes to his name as a song-writer. He has written songs for, amongst others, Nana Mouskouri, Peter Alexander, Joe Dassin, and Mireille Matthieu.