Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005

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Eurovision Song Contest 2005
Country Netherlands
National selection
Selection processNationaal Songfestival 2005
Selection date(s)Semi-finals:
20 January 2005
27 January 2005
3 February 2005
10 February 2005
Final:
13 February 2005
Selected entrantGlennis Grace
Selected song"My Impossible Dream"
Finals performance
Semi-final resultFailed to qualify (14th, 53 points)
Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2004 2005 2006►

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.

Before Eurovision[edit]

Nationaal Songfestival 2005[edit]

Nationaal Songfestival 2005 was the national final that selected Netherlands's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005. The competition consisted of four semi-finals on 20 January, 27 January, 3 February and 10 February 2005, and a final on 13 February 2005 which all took place at the Pepsi Stage in Amsterdam, hosted by Nance Coolen and Hans Schiffers.

Format[edit]

Twenty-four songs were divided into four semi-finals with six songs in each. From each semi-final, the six participating entries first faced a public televote where the top two qualified. A three-member jury panel then selected an additional qualifier from the remaining four entries to proceed to the final. In the final, the winner was selected based on the combination of votes from public televoting, the jury panel, a ten-member radio jury consisting of listeners of Radio 2 and a ten-member international jury consisting of foreign conservatory students. Viewers were able to vote via telephone and SMS.[1]

The three-member jury panel consisted of:[2]

Competing entries[edit]

Artists and composers were able to submit their entries between 2 August 2004 and 1 October 2004.[3] 250 entries were received by the broadcaster, and a jury panel selected twenty-four songs for the competition. The twenty-four competing entries were announced on 17 December 2004.[4][5]

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

Semi-final 1[edit]

The first semi-final took place on 20 January 2005. Three entries qualified to the final. The six competing entries first faced a public televote where the top two songs advanced: "Go!" performed by Trinity United and "One Look" performed by Renée & Dennis. An additional qualifier was selected from the remaining four entries by the jury: "Someone Like You" performed by Yvette.

  Public vote qualifier   Jury qualifier

Semi-final 1 – 20 January 2005
Draw Artist Song Televote Place Result
1 Trinity United "Go!" 25% 1 Advanced
2 Renée & Dennis "One Look" 22% 2 Advanced
3 Wilson "Something" 17% 3 Eliminated
4 Yvette "Someone Like You" 15% 5 Advanced
5 Jeen "Een leven lang" 16% 4 Eliminated
6 Chantal "Eat Yer Heart Out, Leonardo!" 6% 6 Eliminated

Semi-final 2[edit]

The second semi-final took place on 27 January 2005. Three entries qualified to the final. The six competing entries first faced a public televote where the top two songs advanced: "Tusken skimer en ljocht" performed by Meänder and "Baby It’s You" performed by Chastity. An additional qualifier was selected from the remaining four entries by the jury: "Tomorrow" performed by Tiffany.

  Public vote qualifier   Jury qualifier

Semi-final 2 – 27 January 2005
Draw Artist Song Televote Place Result
1 Rachel & Waylon "Leven als een beest" 9% 4 Eliminated
2 Willemijn Verkaik "Wishful Thinking" 7% 5 Eliminated
3 Tiffany "Tomorrow" 18% 3 Advanced
4 Blue Karma "Free As a Bird" 6% 6 Eliminated
5 Meänder "Tusken skimer en ljocht" 41% 1 Advanced
6 Chastity "Baby It’s You" 21% 2 Advanced

Semi-final 3[edit]

The third semi-final took place on 3 February 2005. Three entries qualified to the final. The six competing entries first faced a public televote where the top two songs advanced: "When Forever Ends" performed by Johnny Rosenberg and "Tranen in de stilte" performed by Barbara Lok. An additional qualifier was selected from the remaining four entries by the jury: "Stay" performed by Femme Vocale.

  Public vote qualifier   Jury qualifier

Semi-final 3 – 3 February 2005
Draw Artist Song Televote Place Result
1 Johnny Rosenberg "When Forever Ends" 25% 2 Advanced
2 Kuik & Klaver "Together" 13% 3 Eliminated
3 Femme Vocale "Stay" 9% 4 Advanced
4 Justine Pelmelay "What You See Is What You Get" 8% 6 Eliminated
5 Ralph McCoy "Breaking News" 9% 5 Eliminated
6 Barbara Lok "Tranen in de stilte" 35% 1 Advanced

Semi-final 4[edit]

The fourth semi-final took place on 10 February 2005. Three entries qualified to the final. The six competing entries first faced a public televote where the top two songs advanced: "How Does It Feel" performed by Airforce and "My Impossible Dream" performed by Glennis Grace. An additional qualifier was selected from the remaining four entries by the jury: "De liefde" performed by Darre.

  Public vote qualifier   Jury qualifier

Semi-final 4 – 10 February 2005
Draw Artist Song Televote Place Result
1 Airforce "How Does It Feel" 27% 2 Advanced
2 Darre "De liefde" 4% 5 Advanced
3 We’re No Angels "Dressed to Kill" 3% 6 Eliminated
4 Glennis Grace "My Impossible Dream" 38% 1 Advanced
5 Nadeem "Too Wild" 6% 4 Eliminated
6 André Kuik "So High" 23% 3 Eliminated

Final[edit]

The final took place on 13 February 2005. Twelve entries competed and the votes of the jury panel (30%), a Radio 2 jury (10%), an international jury (10%) and public televoting (50%) selected the winner, "My Impossible Dream" performed by Glennis Grace. The viewers and the juries each had a total of 290 points to award. Each jury group distributed their points as follows: 1–8, 10 and 12 points. The viewer vote was based on the percentage of votes each song achieved. For example, if a song gained 10% of the viewer vote, then that entry would be awarded 10% of 290 points rounded to the nearest integer: 29 points.

Final – 13 February 2005
Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total Place
1 Trinity United "Go" 25 7 32 6
2 Renée & Dennis "One Look" 16 7 23 10
3 Chastity "Baby It's You" 26 7 33 5
4 Meänder "Tusken skimer en ljocht" 12 19 31 7
5 Femme Vocale "Stay" 4 6 10 12
6 Barbara Lok "Tranen in de stilte" 19 6 25 9
7 Yvette "Someone Like You" 9 5 14 11
8 Johnny Rosenberg "When Forever Ends" 31 16 47 3
9 Glennis Grace "My Impossible Dream" 56 114 170 1
10 Darre "De liefde" 22 6 28 8
11 Tiffany "Tomorrow" 25 9 34 4
12 Airforce "How Does It Feel?" 45 88 133 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. Therefore, Netherlands will have to compete in the semi-final again in ESC 2006.

The spokesperson who revealed the Netherlands' votes for other countries was national final host Nance.[6]

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. ^ Bakker, Sietse (14 February 2005). "The Netherlands: Glennis Grace to Kiev!". Esctoday.
  2. ^ Bakker, Sietse (28 November 2004). "Nationaal Songfestival: jury members known". Esctoday.
  3. ^ Bakker, Sietse (2 August 2004). "Dutch selection: Submission deadline 1 October". Esctoday.
  4. ^ van Gorp, Edwin (18 October 2004). "Nationaal Songfestival on 13th February". Esctoday.
  5. ^ Bakker, Sietse (17 December 2004). "The Netherlands: the 24 songs and participants!". Esctoday.
  6. ^ Philips, Roel (17 May 2005). "The 39 spokespersons!". ESCToday. Retrieved 28 April 2009.