Last technical rehearsal today and The Netherlands took the stage in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. Anouk with her Birds seems to impress everyone but the bookies don’t rise her ranking in the odds.
WHAT WE LIKED
Dutch superstar Anouk is extremely confident on stage – for better or worse. The vocals are flawless and Anouk see how safe out anywhere where she stands in front of the catwalk. But how exciting it is when empathy is about the same as if she had stood and brushed your teeth? During the three minutes are Anouk completely still in the same position out on the catwalk. Gone on stage, three singers and the screen in the background shows pictures of birds. More exciting as it gets. Anyone who likes simple performances focusing on the song will surely love grant number eight. What happens in the Eurovision is another question.
WHAT WE DISLIKED
Some alread say that this is a Skyfall-alike entry. It would be difficult for the Netherlands to get the trophy but at least this time the Dutch entrant is an international star something that can count in favor of them. I am sure they will qualify but I am not sure they will make it to the top five.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE NETHERLANDS
There are singers, and then there is Anouk. Anouk is one of a kind. Her singing is so much more than just singing. Her voice comes up from her toes like a force of nature, and immediately grabs you like a musical lump in the throat. This tough lady, who always pursues her own course, following her musical intuition, has had a hold on the Netherlands for over fifteen years now.
PHOTO: THOMAS HANSES / EUROVISION.TV