Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007

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Eurovision Song Contest 2007
Country  Netherlands
National selection
Selection process Internal Selection
Selection date(s) Artist: 16 December 2006
Song: 11 February 2007
Selected entrant Edsilia Rombley
Selected song "On Top Of The World"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (21st)
Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
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The Netherlands revealed that former Eurovision participant, Edsilia Rombley, would fly the Dutch flag in Helsinki. The Dutch entrant was selected internally by NOS, and was announced on 16 December 2006.[1] On 11 February 2007, Edsilia sang three songs, in which she picked "Nooit meer zonder jou" to go to Helsinki. The songs were presented in the television show Mooi! Weer De Leeuw. The candidate songs all came from Edsilia's upcoming album and were all performed in the Dutch language. Even though Edsilia had expressed her wish to sing in the country's native language, she has decided to sing the song in English under the name "On Top of the World."

Edsilia Rombley was born in Amsterdam on 13 February 1978. She is most prominently known from her participation in the Soundmixshow and the Eurovision Song Contest. In 1998, Edsilia was chosen to represent the Netherlands in Birmingham with the song "Hemel En Aarde". With the song, she reached a respectable fourth place with 150 points, which is the highest position the country has achieved since their win back in 1975. After two English language albums, Edsilia released her first Dutch album in February 2007.

Edsilia performed "On Top Of The World" in the semi-final of Eurovision on 10 May in Helsinki, performing tenth in the contest, following Moldova and preceding Albania. She finished twenty-first in the competition, thus missing out on a top-ten position which would have secured her place in the finals.

Result of National Final[edit]

Final - 11 February 2007
Song Place
1 "Meer dan ooit" 3
2 "Een keer meer dan jij" 2
3 "Nooit meer zonder jou" 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

See also[edit]

Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eurovision Song Contest Serbia 2008 | News - Dutch participant for 2007 known Saturday?

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