It’s the time of year again. May 2019, the annual Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Tel Aviv, Israel after Israel won the 2018-edition of the song contest. Will Within Temptation represent the Netherlands for the 2019-edition?
For the second year on row, Within Temptation is one of the big names the Dutch media shout to join the Eurovision Song Contest. They’ve already gained their popularity a while ago, but even though, this contest could mean they gain even more popularity over Europe.
Several countries already announced the artist which will represent their land already. The Netherlands not yet. And Within Temptation has a gap in touring schedule between their North America and Canada tour – and their summer tour. Dutch media calls the gap “convenient“.
Dutch DJ and producer Ronald Molendijk told Within Temptation on national TV “Do it!“, as he believes they could gain popularity and represent the Netherlands in the best way the country has gotten in the past years.
“We can only do worse, than in our own genre”
Only last year, Within Temptation was the main rumour to join the song contest in Lisbon, Portugal. Later the rumour of Within Temptation turned to singer Sharon den Adel who would join as solo project with My Indigo. Later we learned Sharon den Adel would be one of the judges and announced in a Dutch TV interview she would consider joining the song contest solo. But “Probably not with the band, but you never know“.
In a 2016 interview, singer Sharon den Adel answered with a solid “No. We really like the event, we really like to watch it. We think it has gotten a lot better over the past few years. But we can only do worse at Eurovision, than in our own genre.“. Will they reconsider it, or will we see Sharon solo at the 2019-edition of the Eurovision Song Contest? The future will learn.
With the year coming to an end, we’re now looking forward to February 2019. After the recent announced delay, the seventh full length studio record of Within Temptation will drop on 01 February 2019. “RESIST” will be their answer on the nowadays pop music. The music will have a touch of the Within Temptation rock.