Anouk, who represented Netherlands in 2013, revealed in an interview with nu.nl that she wanted to return to Eurovision in 2024. She however has not applied, as she cannot delay the release of her next album.
“It would have been a nice moment”
Speaking to nu.nl, Anouk notes that she never planned on returning to Eurovision, but that with with this specific album that changed. However, in the end all the dates just didn’t line up. While her upcoming album “Deena & Jim” is released late enough to qualify for Eurovision, it is out too early for the Dutch selection committee. Anouk’s upcoming album will release in November, while AVROTROS won’t pick the Dutch entry until December, and typically doesn’t present it’s choice until March. Talking about this, Anouk notes that she can’t expect special treatment from AVROTROS, and that she can’t suddenly request her record label to delay the album release by multiple months. So, the singer says, “it didn’t end up happening, but it would have been a nice moment”.
Anouk’s Eurovision Journey
Anouk represented the Netherlands in Malmö for the 2013 edition with her song “Birds”. After a record-breaking string of non-qualifications, the Dutch broadcaster internally selected Anouk, which was written by her, Tore Johansson, and Martin Gjerstad. At Eurovision, Anouk brought the Netherlands its first appearance in the final since 2004. In the final, she finished 9th with 114 points, which was the first top 10 for the Netherlands since 1999.
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News Source: nu.nl
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