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.