This morning, the song that will represent the Netherlands at the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Kyiv, has been released. “Lights and Shadows” will be performed by trio O’G3NE this May.
The song that the three sisters will be performing has been written by their Father, the sisters have stated their excitement to finally reveal their song to the public.
The reveal was hosted by Jan Smit and Cornald Maas. Jan and Cornald have commentated together at the contest since 2014, with both having previous experience of leading the commentary since 2004. Their first live performance will take place on RTL Late Night on Friday from 22:30 CET.
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 Emeli Sandé’s “Clown”.
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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.