Netherlands: Anouk Riding Wave of SuccessWritten by Marc Calleja Bayliss
At the end of the voting of this years' Eurovision Song Contest, one country which was undoubtely happy with the result was definitely The Netherlands who returned to the top ten for the first time in twelve years apart from qualifying for the first time in eight years respectively. Anouk is one of the most successful recording stars in The Netherlands and support towards her entry Birds came from all across the continent especially from the Scandinavians with Finland, Sweden, Iceland, Norway awarding her eight (8) points and Denmark ten (10) points respectively.
As part of the promotion towards the competition, Anouk in collaboration with Universal Music released a brand new studio album, the eighth in total and bearing the name Sad Singalong Songs. Following the ninth place at the esteemed music event, the album has already gone platinum in less than a week whilst the single is scaling the top of the charts. This means that Anouk has managed to rekindle her success in The Netherlands whilst also doing well in Belgium. The Netherlands is one of the twelve countries to have confirmed participation in next years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest alongside Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Norway and San Marino. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.