Today at 10:00 CET in Hilversum, a press conference was held to reveal the Dutch entry for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö. Singer Anouk caused a huge stir when she announced she would be representing the Netherlands and her song Birds is one of this year's most awaited due to her previous career as a superstar both at home and abroad.
Listen to the song below:
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.
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We talk to Anouk
During today's press conference the Eurovision.tv team will have a chance to have a one to one interview with Anouk, which we will publish later today. Make sure you stay tuned!
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.