Anouk restored some national pride in the Netherlands last year by taking the Dutch back to the final and the top ten for the first time in fourteen years. Hopes are high in Camp Holland this year too, and TROS are to air a unique documentary this coming Wednesday featuring this year's entrants The Common Linnets.
Today EBU and the 2014 host broadcaster, DR, announced the running order for the two semi-finals that will take place on the 6th and 8th of May. Armenia opens semi-final 1, while Malta will have the honour of kicking the second one off. Hungary and Romania closes each of their semi-finals.
Finally the moment many Dutch fans had been waiting for arrived - the duo The Common Linnets performed their entry for Copenhagen Calm Before The Storm for the first time live together on the talk show De Wereld Draait Door tonight. Reports of the song being leaked earlier this morning on the radio channel 3FM were denied by broadcaster TROS today.
Dutch songbirds The Common Linnets have had a hectic time of things since the announcement by broadcasters AVRO and TROS that they would be flying the flag for the Netherlands in Copenhagen. Tonight, the pair revealed a little more about their entry Calm after the storm.
Dutch songstress Glennis Grace was deeply affected by the tragic premature death of celebrated artist Whitney Houston in 2012. Ms Houston was Glennis' idol and what better way to honour her memory than perform some of her hits on her first theatre tour which got underway yesterday.
The annual event Eurovision in Concert attracts fans from far and wide in what is essentially a dry run for the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest . Always with a jam packed list of artists, fans have more reason to look forward to the event this year as Dutch girl group Frizzle Sizzle reunite for a one off appearance in April.
Today the traditional allocation draw was held in order to determine which countries will compete in which semi-final. In other words: It is time to start analysing and guessing on who will in the end qualify for the final and who might not make it.
On Monday, the 20th of January the allocation draw for Eurovision 2014 will take place. A live broadcast will happen directly from Copenhagen's town hall. Six pots for the two semi-finals have been announced.
Singer Willeke Alberti has long since become one of the most respected and beloved artists in the Netherlands, with a career spanning over fifty years. The singer now wants to give something back and is hoping to do so with the help of her son, Johnny De Mol and another family connection.
Would Greece be in or out? That was one of the questions that got answered today when the list of participating countries for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest was announced. And yes, Greece is among the minimum 36 countries we shall see in Copenhagen in May.