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The Netherlands: O’G3NE Opt Against Working With Douwe & The Common Linnets Director

O’G3NE will not be working with Hans Pannecoucke, the Director behind the performances of Douwe Bob & the Common Linnets at Eurovision.

AD reports that the O’G3NE have decided they will not be working with the “miracle director” Hans Pannecoucke. Hans has worked with the Dutch delegation on their staging at the Eurovision Song Contest for the past three contests and is most well known for the simplicity of the Common Linnets performance in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The three sisters have instead opted to work with Rolf Meter. Mr Meter has worked on shows such as Deutschland sucht den Superstar and Sterren dansen op het ijs. The group will be working closely with Rolf Meter and the Dutch delegation to work on the visuals of the performance ahead of the contest in Kyiv, Ukraine.

O’G3NE will be performing the song “Lights and Shadows” at this years contest in Ukraine. The song was officially revealed at the end of last week, with the sisters talking about their ambition to win this years contest. The song is a tribute to the sisters mother who is currently fighting illness.

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.

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