O’G3NE, The Netherlands’ 2017 Eurovision entrants have revealed that their father has written their Eurovision 2017 entry.
In an interview with Radio 583 in The Netherlands, sisters Lisa, Amy and Shelley (known as trio O’G3NE) have confirmed that they have their song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, in Kyiv, Ukraine. The girls’ father has written the entry, but no other details have been announced as to who else worked on the song. Their entry will be revealed in early March, AVROTROS revealed last month, and they are excited to present the entry.
O’G3NE have also reacted to draw in the first half of the second semi-final, stating that they “are not in an easy group, but we are sooner or later against the strong countries”.
The Netherlands internally selected girl group O’G3NE to represent them at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine. Amy, Lisa and Shelley Vol have been performing with each other for over a decade, and have even taken part in a Eurovision event before – The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2007, with their song “Adem In, Adem Uit”. The group more recently rose to fame after they won The Voice of Holland in 2014. The group had been heavily rumoured to be representing the country up until their official announcement. It was only a few weeks ago that they won the 100% NL Award for the “Music Moment of the Year” after covering Emili Sandé’s “Clown”.
Source: Radio 583
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The Netherlands debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 and has gone on to compete in all bar four contests. To date the Netherlands has won the contest on four occasions the latest being in 1975. The Netherlands struggled in the contest from 2000 onwards, between 2004 and 2013 the country only qualified twice for the final. The countries best result since 1975 occurred in 2014 when The Common Linnets finished 2nd in Copenhagen with a total of 238 points, 52 points behind Austria.