Netherlands 2015: Trijntje Oosterhuis to Vienna
HILVERSUM, THE NETHERLANDS – The media speculated, leaked information last week as oikotimes.com reported and now AvroTros confirms the information. Trijntje Oosterhuis will represent The Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna, Austria next May. The song is titled “Walk Along” and is penned by Anouk (Netherlands 2013)
The revelation and therefore the confirmation took place during a radio show by Daniel Dekker and then posted the information in the social media.
Trijntje Oosterhuis said about the news of her participation, “I feel very honoured to have been asked to represent the Netherlands at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. After the good performances and results by Anouk and The Common Linnets the past two years, it is of course more exciting but also very fun. The song was co-written by Anouk and it is very nice that she wants to share her experiences of the contest with me”.
Daniel Dekker from AVROTROS said, “with Trijntje Oosterhuis AVROTROS has once again won a major Dutch artist for the competition. We are extremely proud that she wants to represent our country. With the combination of Trijntje’s beautiful voice and one of Anouk’s songs, we confidently look forward to the 60th anniversary edition of the biggest music event in the world”.
INFORMATION ABOUT TRIJNTJE
Judith Katrijntje Oosterhuis was born on 5 February 1973, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Trijntje Oosterhuis is the daughter of theologian and former Catholic priest Huub Oosterhuis and violinist Jozefien Melief of the Amsterdam Promenade Orchestra. In 1990 she formed the band “Total Touch” with her brother Tjeerd Oosterhuis and, in 1991, they participated in the Grote Prijs van Nederland, the most important amateur musician contest in the Netherlands. Trijntje got the opportunity to tour with Candy Dulfer in 1994 after collaborating with her on the album Big Girl. Originally the tour was supposed to last six weeks; however, it became a two-year tour around the world.