The Netherlands

Trijntje Oosterhuis

Country
🇳🇱 The Netherlands
Song
Walk Along
Written by
Anouk Teeuwe
Composed by
Tobias Karlsson
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A successful artist in her home country of the Netherlands and armed with a song penned by Anouk, Trijntje Oosterhuis wants to take Europe by storm in May with the song Walk Along.

Trijntje Oosterhuis (1973) comes from a creative and musical family. With her brother Tjeerd, who wrote several songs for the Song Contest, Trijntje formed the band Total Touch, which was highly successful in the Netherlands and abroad.

Trijntje excels in various musical genres, from jazz and soul and has shared the stage with great names, including Andrea Bocelli, Herbie Hancock, Khaled and Lionel Richie. She has also worked together with the famous American songwriter Burt Bacharach.

Trijntje has won several important Dutch music awards, was a judge for The Voice and sings for sold-out concert halls with the Ladies of Soul. After the successful entries in the Song Contest by Anouk (2013) and The Common Linnets - last year's runner-up, which was the best Dutch result since 1975 – Trijntje felt the time was right to enter herself. She will sing the song Walk Along, co-written by Anouk. Anouk also wrote the songs for Trijntje's new album (released in May 2015).

Things you should know about Trijntje

What are the three most interesting aspects about your entry?

  1. Anouk has written the song. She entered the competition herself two years ago.
  2. It’s a fresh and catchy song.
  3. Its premiere was on the show The Voice of Holland where I was one of the coaches.

What are the three most impressive facts about you?

  1. From the start of my career on I always did different genres, which made me very versatile and an all round singer: pop/ blue note jazz/soul, both Dutch and English.
  2. I had the honour of working together with a lot of international high profiled artists: Al Jarreau, Queen, Andrea Bocelli, Burt Bacharach, Herbie Hancock, Lionel Richie, Coolio, Ivan Lins, Incognito, Khaled, Salomon Burke, Candy Dulfer, Jean ‘Toots’ Thielemans, Bobby McFerrin en Ronan Keating. I’m so happy I got the opportunity to share music with these inspiring people.
  3. I’ve performed many times for the Royal Family, both privately and in public. When Princess Amalia was born, I even got to sing a song that was especially written for her.

Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?

I like to talk chit-chat with my sons.

Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?

Having been a professional Dutch singer for a long time, for more than 20 years, I thought it was an honour to be asked to take part in this contest and I’m very proud to represent my country.

Lyrics of Walk Along

  • English
  • French
I open up my heart to you, And cry for your attention, Still you haven’t seen it yet You only see me as a friend But I wish you were waiting With roses in sunset, yeah Why, why-aiaiai, why-aiaiai Won’t you walk along, walk along, baby Why, why-aiaiai, why-aiaiai Won’t you walk along, walk along, baby I gently smile passing your way It’s not that I don’t try enough But you don’t even notice me here In another time and place, another lifetime maybe If only for a little while, oh oh Why, why-aiaiai, why-aiaiai Won’t you walk along, walk along, baby Why, why-aiaiai, why-aiaiai Won’t you walk along, walk along, baby I don’t seem to get you To look at me one time Won’t you walk along, walk along baby This is not a little crush Don’t wanna wait in line Won’t you walk along, walk along baby Whoe-oe-oe, Whoe-oe-oe, I love you, I love you ba-babe Whoe-oe-oe, Whoe-oe-oe, I love you, I love you ba-babe If only for a little while Why, why-aiaiai, why-aiaiai Won’t you walk along, walk along, baby Why, why-aiaiai, why-aiaiai Won’t you walk along, walk along, baby Why, why-aiaiai, why-aiaiai I love you, I love you ba-babe Why, why-aiaiai, why-aiaiai Won’t you walk along, walk along, baby
Je t’ouvre mon cœur, Et pleure pour avoir ton attention, Mais tu n’as toujours rien remarqué Tu me vois seulement comme une amie Mais si seulement tu m’attendais Avec des roses au coucher du soleil Pourquoi, pourquoi oi oi, pourquoi oi Ne fais-tu pas un bout de chemin avec moi, mon amour Pourquoi, pourquoi oi oi, pourquoi oi Ne fais-tu pas un bout de chemin avec moi, mon amour Je te souris légèrement en te croisant Ce n’est pas que je n’essaye pas Mais tu ne me remarques même pas A un autre moment, à un autre endroit, Dans une autre vie peut-être Ne fût-ce que pour un court instant Pourquoi, pourquoi oi oi, pourquoi oi Ne fais-tu pas un bout de chemin avec moi, mon amour Pourquoi, pourquoi oi oi, pourquoi oi Ne fais-tu pas un bout de chemin avec moi, mon amour Je n’arrive pas à obtenir de toi Que tu me regardes une seule fois Ne fais-tu pas un bout de chemin avec moi, mon amour Ce n’est pas un petit pincement Je ne veux pas faire la queue Ne fais-tu pas un bout de chemin avec moi, mon amour Oh oh oh, Oh oh oh, je t’aime, je t’aime, mon amour Oh oh oh, Oh oh oh, je t’aime, je t’aime, mon amour Ne fût-ce que pour un petit instant Pourquoi, pourquoi oi, pourquoi oi Ne fais-tu pas un bout de chemin avec moi, mon amour Pourquoi, pourquoi oi, pourquoi oi Ne fais-tu pas un bout de chemin avec moi, mon amour Pourquoi, pourquoi oi, pourquoi oi Je t’aime, je t’aime, mon amour Pourquoi, pourquoi oi, pourquoi oi Ne fais-tu pas un bout de chemin avec moi, mon amour