UPDATE ON THE DUTCH ANNOUNCEMENT
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – Despite last week’s speculations on Isle DeLange been the Dutch Eurovision representative today we got another RTL Boulevard report that she will be the compose the entry for Eurovision 2014 (could be only the lyrics). The performer is expected to be Waylon, the runner up of Holland’s Got Talent in 2008. Armin van Buuren is also participating in the project but nothing sure so far for his level of participation.
special thanks to Isanne Yard (The Netherlands)
THE STORY ON NOVEMBER 5
Ilse DeLange seems to be the representative of The Netherlands for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. RTL seems to have destroyed the big revelation of TROS (to be AVRO-TROS soon) by announcing the name of the participant in their website. Isle is one of the best selling artists in the Netherlands the past 15 years.
Ilse Annoeska de Lange was born on May 13, 1977 in Almelo, Netherlands. She started her career at the age of 8 as a lip-synching artist, which won her several contests. De Lange drew greater attention after switching to a live repertoire in both regional and national talent shows in Hilversum (the Dutch city where most TV-programs are recorded). This helped her book some live-performances on national television. She formed a duo with guitarist Joop Liefland, who introduced her to country music.
In 1994 Ilse performed at the Dutch Country Music Awards. Despite positive reviews, nothing happened with her career. She did get in touch with representatives of Warner Music but it took several years of negotiation before Warner Music decided to offer Ilse a contract. In 1996 DeLange joined the popgroup Wij where the group released the single “De Oorlog Meegemaakt” (“Experienced The War”). However the single did not chart the Dutch Top 40.
TROS though remains silent and keeps saying that the announcement will take place on November 25th in Hilversum as already reported earlier today. We have to wait two more weeks before we can verify the news then.