The countdown is now entering it’s final stages, with less than two weeks to go before the the Norwegian capital Oslo plays host to the first semi final for the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest. As always, we’ll be expecting the big frocks, the big numbers, the chord changes, the frocks… Once again this year, the competition is divided into two semi finals (May 25 and 27) and the grand final (May 29).
The Netherlands will compete in the second semi-final on May 27.
NETHERLANDS : Sieneke – Ik Ben Verliefd (Sha-la-lie)
Sieneke Peeters is about to take to the one of the biggest stages of her short performance career, performing the Dutch No.1 single ‘Ik ben verliefd’ (‘I’m In Love’) in the second Eurovision semi final. And while this live performance of the track makes her look decades older than her 18 years, we can’t help but fall in love with the jaunty tune, sing-along chorus and general feel-good nature of it. It seems they’ve found the key to happiness in Holland – and it all starts with a little bit of ‘Verliefd’.