Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005

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Eurovision Song Contest 2005
Country  Netherlands
National selection
Selection process National Final
Selection date(s) Semi-finals
20 January 2005
27 January 2005
3 February 2005
10 January 2005
Final
13 February 2005
Selected entrant Glennis Grace
Selected song "My Impossible Dream"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (14th)
Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
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The Netherlands were present at the Eurovision Song Contest 2005, held in Kiev, the Ukraine.

To select their entry, Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (NOS), the Dutch broadcaster, decided to continue with their format of a televised national selection, consisting of four semi-finals and a final. 24 songs in total competed in these semi-finals, with the top two chosen by televoting and by an expert jury progressed to the final. At the final the winner was decided by 50% televoting and 50% from the different juries, with 30% coming from an expert jury, 10% from an international jury and another 10% coming from the listeners of Dutch radio station Radio 2.

The winner was Glennis Grace with the song "My Impossible Dream".

National final[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Semi-final 10 January 2005
Draw Artist Song Songwriter(s) Place
1 Trinity United "Go!" Jerry Rijstenbil (m & l), Gregor Hamilton (l) Final
2 Renée & Dennis "One Look" Renée van Wegberg (m), Arjan Langen (l) Final
3 Wilson "Something" Dennis Leidelmeyer (m & l) Out
4 Yvette "Someone Like You" Robert D. Fisher (m), Bruce Smith (l) Wildcard
5 Jeen "Een leven lang" M. Rainier Ypma (m & l) Out
6 Chantal "Eat Yer Heart Out, Leonardo!" Christian Grotenbreg (m), Bruce Smith (l) Out
Semi-final 20 January 2005
Draw Artist Song Songwriter(s) Place
1 Rachel & Waylon "Leven als een beest" Mark Groot Kormelink (m), Peter Groot Kormelink (l) Out
2 Willemijn Verkaik "Wishful Thinking" Paul Mayer (m), Bram Anker (m), Bruce Smith (l) Out
3 Tiffany "Tomorrow" Tiffany Maes (m & l), Harry Maes (m) Wildcard
4 Blue Karma "Free As a Bird" Kees Tel (m & l) Out
5 Meänder "Tusken skimer en ljocht" Douwe Bouma (m), Wiebe van der Mei (l) Final
6 Chastity "Baby It’s You" Kees Rietveld (m), Jeroen van Berlo (m), Wiebe van der Mei (l) Final
Semi-final 27 January 2005
Draw Artist Song Songwriter(s) Place
1 Johnny Rosenberg "When Forever Ends" Alan Michael (m & l), Johnny Rosenberg (m & l) Final
2 Kuik & Klaver "Together" Eddy Hoogland (m), Kees Hendriks (l) Out
3 Femme Vocale "Stay" Kees Koedooder (m & l) Wildcard
4 Justine Pelmelay "What You See Is What You Get" Christian Grotenbreg (m), Bruce Smith (l) Out
5 Ralph McCoy "Breaking News" Christian Grotenbreg (m), Bruce Smith (l) Out
6 Barbara Lok "Tranen in de stilte" Darre van Dijk (m), Lars Boom (l) Final
Semi-final 3 February 2005
Draw Artist Song Songwriter(s) Place
1 Airforce "How Does It Feel" Johnny Logan (m & l), Andreas Linze (m & l) Final
2 Darre "De liefde" Darre van Dijk (m), Lars Boom (l) Wildcard
3 We’re No Angels "Dressed to Kill" Out
4 Glennis Grace "My Impossible Dream" Robert D. Fisher (m), Bruce Smith (l) Final
5 Nadeem "Too Wild" Out
6 André Kuik "So High" Romeo Samuel (m & l) Out

Final[edit]

Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Points Place
1 Trinity United "Go" Gregor Hamilton (m), Jerry Rijstenbil (m & l) 32 6
2 Renée & Dennis "One Look" Arjen Langen (m), Renée van Wegberg (l) 23 10
3 Chastity "Baby It's You" Kees Rietveld (m & l) 33 5
4 Meänder "Tusken skimer en ljocht" Douwe Bouma (m), Wiebe van der Mei (l) 31 7
5 Femme Vocale "Stay" Kees Koedooder (m & l) 10 12
6 Barbara Lok "Tranen in de stilte" Mark Groot Kormelink (m), Rowin Schumm (l) 25 9
7 Yvette "Someone Like You" Robert D. Fisher (m), Bruce Smith (l) 14 11
8 Johnny Rosenberg "When Forever Ends" Alan Michael (m & l), Johnny Rosenberg (m & l) 47 3
9 Glennis Grace "My Impossible Dream" Robert D. Fisher (m), Bruce Smith (l) 170 1
10 Darre "De liefde" Darre van Dijk (m), Lars Boom (l) 28 8
11 Tiffany "Tomorrow" Tiffany Maes (m & l), Harry Maes (m) 34 4
12 Airforce "How Does It Feel?" Johnny Logan (m & l), Andreas Linze (m & l) 133 2

At Eurovision[edit]

Grace performed her song "My Impossible dream" at the semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2005, after Re-Union's 20th place in the 2004 contest. One of the favourites to qualify to the final from the bookmakers, Grace only managed to pick up 53 points, placing 14th of 25 and failing to qualify.

The spokesperson who revealed the Netherlands' votes for other countries was national final host Nance.[1]

Points Awarded by the Netherlands[edit]

Points Awarded to the Netherlands (Semi-Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philips, Roel (2005-05-17). "The 39 spokespersons!". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-04-28.