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According to overnight data provided by iTunes, the digital store, it seems that the first real hit of the 2014 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest has been unravelled. Calm After the Storm written by Ilse de Lange, JB Meijers, Rob Crosby, Matthew Crosby and Jake Etheridge and performed by The Common Linnets had been described prior to the contest as one of the most professional entries and with flawless camera work, vocals and diction, many believe that The Netherlands could surprise and run away with the victory come Saturday evening.

As of this morning Calm After the Storm has entered the iTunes Chart in no less than twenty-one countries including in the United Kingdom, which despite broadcasting the semi-final on BBC 3 did not have the opportunity to vote last night. In Lithuania, The Netherlands, Latvia, Sweden, Denmark and Estonia, the song has managed to climb into the top five, much better than any of the other entries which were performed last night. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news as soon as it becomes available.

Source: esctracker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWe8PRsW4T0

Ilse DeLange and Waylon, also known as The Common Linnets were announced as the Dutch representatives for the 2014 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest a couple of months back, but nevertheless details of the song remained scarce and relatively secret a couple of days ago. On a radio show, where the duo was invited, the duo performed an acoustic version of their entry Calm Before the Storm, before the track being released in it's original version on radio earlier this morning. The music video is expected soon enough.

The Common Linnets will be representing The Netherlands in the first semi-final of the 2014 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2013, the Netherlands reached ninth (9th) place in the final of the continental competition, the first time that they had reached that stage since 2004, and the first time since 1999 that they managed to garner a top ten (10) result. In recent years, the Netherlands have changed broadcasters by moving from NOS to TROS, but now it seems that the broadcasters previously responsible for the participation of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest; AVRO and the Eurovision Song Contest; TROS have joined forces. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for more news about the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest as soon as it becomes available.

Source: AVROTROS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwdJ5NkeyYU

Ilse DeLange and Waylon, also known as The Common Linnets were announced as the Dutch representatives for the 2014 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest a couple of months back, but nevertheless details of the song remained scarce and relatively secret prior to an hour ago. On a radio show, where the duo was invited, it was revealed that the song will bear the name Calm After the Storm and will be officially unveiled to the public on the 12th and the 13th March, first with an acoustic version on De Wereldd Draait Door and then with the official version on the radio show De Gouden Uren.

In 2013, the Netherlands reached ninth (9th) place in the final of the continental competition, the first time that they had reached that stage since 2004, and the first time since 1999 that they managed to garner a top ten (10) result. In recent years, the Netherlands have changed broadcasters by moving from NOS to TROS, but now it seems that the broadcasters previously responsible for the participation of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest; AVRO and the Eurovision Song Contest; TROS have joined forces. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for more news about the 2014 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest as soon as it becomes available.

Source: AVROTROS, Eurovision.tv

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC5a1rURpGY

AvroTros, the national broadcaster responsible for the participation of The Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest have just announced that a duet featuring Ilse de Lange and Waylon, formally known as Common Linnets will fly off to Copenhagen, Denmark. This does not really come as a surprise, considering the success achieved by Anouk and her entry Birds which finished in ninth place at this years' edition of the international competition. AvroTros have joined forces for the very first time, and will therefore be hoping to make a positive first impression.

Ilse de Lange is one of the most popular female vocalists in The Netherlands, having successfully released seven (7) studio albums, six (6) of which have peaked at number #1. She will be joined on stage by Waylon, a finalist on Holland's Got Talent who released his debut album Wicked Ways in 2009, one which peaked in the top five (5). The duet will surely feature a pop/country song, something middle of the wrong in the vein of Hello Goodbye, performed at the Melodifestivalen by Tone Damli and Erik Segerstedt. The song will surely be revealed closer to the date of the Heads of Delegation Meeting although the announcement is surely positive, with several fans proving to be optimistic. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news as soon as it becomes available.

Source: AvroTros

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqmeUCOXYP4

Wednesday, 06 November 2013 17:00

Netherlands: AvroTros Revelation on 25th November

For eight (8) consecutive years, The Netherlands failed to reach the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest with Anouk breaking the duck and reaching the final stages of the show with a song entitled Birds which she co-wrote with Tore Johansson and Martin Gjerstad, ultimately managing a ninth (9th) place finish with a total of one hundred, fourteen (114) points. AVROTROS, a brand new broadcaster seeing to the merge of the two former broadcasters in The Netherlands is set to announce their next representative in a press conference on Monday 25th November 2013.

Rumours are circulating in the the media that it could be one of two females, those being either Sharon Doorson or Ilse DeLange. The latter is considered to be the main favourite though and with a string of success in recent years, it could very much be a positive choice. So Incredible, Next to Me, Puzzle Me and Miracle are her most notable single releases whilst her latest studio album, her seventh in total peaked at number #1 in The Netherlands. The announcement will be made at Hilversum Wisseloord Studios, the same venue where Anouk was announce as representative last year. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news about the 2014 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Source: Songfestivalweblog.nl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOjFQCGKDZA

Friday, 13 September 2013 23:44

Netherlands: Media Suggest Anouk Involvement

AvroTros, the national broadcaster responsible for the participation of The Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest is yet to reveal their selection method but the media has seemingly been speculating that another internal choice would be made, with the actual song set to be written by none other than Anouk. The female singer/songwriter represented The Netherlands at the international showcase earlier this year as her performance of the song Birds saw the nation in the final for the very first time in almost a decade.

In a radio broadcast, Anouk did not want to deny the recent rumours with regards to a possible second participation within the Eurovision Song Contest, albeit as just a songwriter. She has gone on record stating that if she had a say, then it would be Shirma Rouse who would represent the country but nevertheless, the female vocalist who accompanied her as a backing singer is currently appearing in The Voice of Holland. One name who has been ruled out completely is Armin Van Buren, the popular DJ who said that his upcoming tour will keep him busy. He also said that if Anouk is penning the song, then it is impossible that popular vocalist, Ilse de Lange would perform it due to their ever growing feud. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for more news about this story and the participation of The Netherlands at next years' Eurovision Song Contest.

Source: Oikotimes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPDYbuaXlA8

AvroTros, the broadcaster responsible for the Dutch participation at the Eurovision Song Contest as of next year is apparently facing financial difficulties from the get-go due to the economic crisis that has been circling the continent in recent years. For this simple reason, a national final might not be organised with the broadcaster seeking to appoint either a songwriter or a vocalist with the aim of achieving positive results for the Netherlands at the annual Pan-European competition. Armin van Buuren, one of the leading DJs in the world has offered to pen the entry which will represent the country next year in Denmark.

The renowned artist is currently at his peak with his latest album entitled Intense reaching a high of #37 in the United Kingdom, #2 in The Netherlands, #16 in Germany and #65 in the United States. The sophomore single off the album bearing the name This is What it Feels Like peaked at number #2 in The Netherlands, #6 in the United Kingdom and #13 in Australia. Armin stated that if he was asked to write the song, he would be careful in selecting the artist as she or he would have to carry the performance. Earlier this year, Anouk took to the stage of the Eurovision Song Contest with the track Birds which she helped co-write with Tore Johansson and Martin Gjerstad. The finish was just about right with the nation qualifying to the final for the very first time since 2004, reaching the top ten for the very first time since 1999. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.

Source: Eurovision Ireland

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR_DFMUzX4E

Official rehearsals for this years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest officially commenced yesterday but nevertheless, the very first confirmation of a nation for next year is coming from The Netherlands. There had been rumours that the nation might be taking a step back for the simple reason that the contract with currently broadcaster, TROS just came to an end with the internal selection of Anouk and the song Birds co-written with Tore Johansson and Martin Gjerstad.

Two of the main broadcasters in The Netherlands are joining forces under a new name, that of AvroTros in an effort to have fewer but bigger broadcasters. This idea was put forward by the Dutch government. Thus the current broadcasters for the Eurovision Song Contest and the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be taking on the role of entering in the esteemed competition as from next year. This is definitely a bold move which is already going down well due to the fact that there is a lot of input for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest by Avro and thus they will surely do the same as they partake in the senior edition. 

There are several rumours over the selection format for The Netherlands for the upcoming year despite the fact that it has only been one day into the rehearsals thus far. The return of a Nationaal Songestival is very likely with a number of semi-finals and a final to pick the entry and the artist. The same set-up was set to be used this year but due to the public outcry to send Anouk to represent the nation, it was scrapped at the last minute. Birds, one of the favourites to qualify for the final and to reach a top ten position in this years' Eurovision Song Contest was rehearsed on the first day to huge applause from the press centre.  Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news from the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest as it unravels. 

Source: Nu.nl, eurovision.tv (image)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evv2SXOOWWk