|This biographical article relies too much on references to primary sources. (August 2008)|
|Birth name||Judith Anna Pronk|
December 8, 1973 |
|Years active||1998–2002 (As vocalist)|
|Labels||Universal Records, Republic Records|
|Associated acts||Alice DeeJay, DJ Jurgen|
|Website||Judith Pronk's website|
Pronk took up ballet when she was six.
Pronk cooperated with DJ Tempo and the team of Danski & Delmondo from the Vengaboys to realise the Alice DeeJay project, resulting in the international club smash, "Better Off Alone". The dance tune was a hit across Europe, especially in the United Kingdom where it reached #2 on the UK Singles Chart. Her biggest success continued as four more tracks from the album followed, Who Needs Guitars Anyway?: "Back In My Life" (#4), "Will I Ever" (#7), "The Lonely One" (#16) and "Celebrate Our Love" (#17).
In the United States, "Better Off Alone" reached #3 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play, #12 on the Rhythmic Top 40, and #27 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in the spring of 2000. Although "Better Off Alone" and the album Who Needs Guitars Anyway did well in the US, the group was a one-hit wonder, even though follow-up single "Back In My Life" peaked at #27 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in the fall of 2000.
In 2002, the act made their final appearance together in a live concert in Utrecht. It was never confirmed why Judith abandoned Alice Deejay as there were plans to make a second album.
Judith has stated in many interviews that she will never return as Alice Deejay. Even though the song Better Off Alone has been featured by many artists, Judith has maintained her distance. David Guetta, Akon and Ne-Yo wanted Alice Deejay to sing on the song Play Hard in 2013, but Judith did not and just the instrumental version on the Song Better Off Alone was used.
After Alice Deejay's demise, Judith was a TV presenter on MTV and Nickelodeon, then left the lime light, becoming a make-up artist and beauty and fashion consultant.
In 2008, Judith returned to television after 6 years when she was asked if she wanted to participate in Dutch channel NET 5's program "Model in 1 Dag" (Model in 1 Day). The concept of the program is that two style-teams compete against each other by transforming an average-looking girl into a model. Pronk was the make-up stylist in one of the teams. The winners of the 7 episodes competed against each other in the big finale, and the prize was contract with Ulla Models, and a campaign for the German online sales company Otto.
In 2013, she started her own company Anna Vie, a company that produces women's clothing and beauty products, it has become very popular and is available all over the world and already has 4 stores with more to follow.
She is married to the former Alice Deejay tour manager and has one child. In interviews, she stated that she has no plans to sing again or to return to Alice Deejay.
In 2014 the producers decided to restart Alice Deejay but Judith chose not to rejoin and was replaced by a new singer. They now perform again all over the world under the new name of Alice DJ.
- Judith Pronk's Blog
- Judith Pronk's website - last updated 2005.
- Model in 1 Dag website of NET 5[dead link]