Ilse DeLange has confirmed she would return to the Eurovision Song Contest as a participant if she had the right song.
Ilse DeLange who finished 2nd for the Netherlands at Eurovision 2014 as part of The Common Linnets, has confirmed she would like to return to the contest again as an artist. Ilse explained that if she got the right song for the contest that:
I would certainly love to do it again.
Ilse has continued to remain involved with the Eurovision Song Contest since she participated in 2015. In 2019 she was a major part of the Dutch delegation that saw Duncan Laurence win the Eurovision Song Contest for the Netherlands.
Last year Ilse DeLange represented the Netherlands at the Free European Song Contest with the song “Changes”, she finished 2nd behind Spain. She also performed as part of Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light:
Source: EBU / Thomas Hanses | Source: AD.nl
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 five occasions; 1957, 1959, 1969, 1975 and most recently 2019. Prior to Duncan Laurence’s victory in Tel Aviv, the Netherlands had been waiting 44 years for their next victory. Duncan Laurence won the contest in Israel with the song “Arcade”.