The locally famous trio, made up of Gordon, Rene Froger and Jeroen van der Boom, received 365 songs. Initially, they selected 20 potential songs, of which the following six will 'compete';
Our Night, written by Rutger Kanis and Robert Dorn
No One Loves Me Like You, written by Rob le Cardinale
Shine, written by Bas van den Heuvel and Ger van de Westelaken
Angels Of The Light, written by Edwin de Groot, Edwin van Hoevelaak and Bruce R.F. Smith
Everybody Can Be A Star, written by Ferdi Bolland
Three Is The Magic Number, written by Kees Tel and Christiaan Hulsebos
Bruce R. F. Smith was one of the writers of My Impossible Dream, the Dutch entry at the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest.
The winning song will at least partly be selected through televoting. Inside sources also suggested the involvement of juries in each of the 12 provinces of the Netherlands. Remarkably, promotion of the songs is not allowed until the national selection on the 1st of February. It is unlikely that this will have any consequences for Everybody Can Be A Star, which was heavily promoted in the lead up the announcement.