The Netherlands were present at the Eurovision Song Contest 2005, held in Kiev, 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.
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.