Pre-Contest Vote 2015: Netherlands

So guys, welcome to this new Contest that we’re rolling out – the ESC Views’ Pre-Contest Vote 2015! If you haven’t heard about it and how this entire system will work, feel free to click this fabulous link to take you to the ‘Launch Page’ of the competition. As we manage to compile more and more of these articles, they will be added to the Launch Page, so you can freely hop between all competing 40 entries! Right, shall we get started?

So this is how we’re going to run this series of articles in which we’re going to cover all 40 entries for this year:

  • We’re going to take on these articles in the running order for 2015 (Moldova is first, Armenia is second etc). We’ll do one article a day.
  • We’ll refer back to the Song Presentation or NF Review of the song.
  • We’ll provide you with the video so you can have a listen (if you haven’t managed to listen to it yet…which is highly unlikely!)
  • We’ll also give you a few words from the three of us while giving the song a score out of 12.
  • Finally, there’ll be a poll below for you guys to vote and give us your points on the song!

Got it? 🙂

Continuing with this year’s show is the Netherlands! The Dutch are going to be represented by Dutch superstar Trijntje Oosterhuis, who will sing her song “Walk Along”. Trijntje was one of the first artists to be selected back in November, but it wasn’t until December 11th that we heard her song, which was performed on The Voice the night it was revealed. “Walk Along” is quite a summery song with very repetitive lyrics, that are sure to get the audience dancing in Vienna! If you haven’t heard ‘Walk Along’ yet, have a listen below!

Our opinions:

Rory – I really do love the Netherlands this year! With Anouk co-writing the song, I’m sure that this will go down a storm in Vienna..I just hope it won’t go over first-time-listeners’ heads! Score: 12 points out of 12.

Lewis – I’ve liked the once since it was introduced. It’s memorable and catchy, and unlike many others, it really doesn’t annoy me!  Score: 8 points out of 12.

Reece – A good song that becomes too repetitive towards the end – saying that, it’s a strong entry, but the Dutch may have to settle for mid-table at the end of the day. Score: 7 points out of 12.

Lauren – Note to song writers – ‘wai-ai-ai’, ‘la la la’, and ‘do dee do’ are not actual lyrics.  Regardless, this is a catchy number which I think will do pretty well.  Score: 7 points out of 12.

So now that you know what we think of the Dutch song, what do you think of it? Tell us by voting in the poll!

Did you vote? Well by the end of this series, we’ll know how many of you fans love/like/hate the Netherlands’ song! In the meantime, though, stay tuned to ESC Views, when Lewis will be taking on Finland! So what do you think of the Netherlands’ song? Tell us by commenting below or voting in the poll!

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