Dutch choose up-tempo Eurovision song

2nd February 2009, Comments 0 comments

The popular Dutch singing trio, 'De Toppers', are representing the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest with their single, Shine.

AMSTERDAM--The up-tempo number was chosen during a live television show.

The professional jury voted unanimously for another song, Angel of the Night, but the public voted en masse for Shine. 'De Toppers', René Froger, Gordon and Jeroen van der Boom, will perform Shine in Moscow on 14 May during the Eurovision semi-finals.

Only after the song had won was it revealed that Gordon, a member of the flamboyant all-male group, had written the lyrics. The number was entered under a pseudonym.

'De Toppers' are planning a large number of foreign performances in the run-up to the Eurovision Song Contest. Gordon plans "to bring something from America that has never before been seen on TV" for the performance in Moscow.

Radio Netherlands/ Expatica

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