The Dutch representative for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, Anouk, presented her song “Birds” today.

“Birds” is best described as dark and haunting.  So it comes as a surprise to many, given that earlier into the 2013 Eurovision season, Anouk had promised a “killer song” to compete with all the other entries.  One would have suspected a more typical Eurovision style song.

One user on YouTube seemed to agree, stating, “This is just a smart attempt at the position of Adele. Anouk knows this will be heard by millions. What better way to promote her soon to be released CD all over Europe. She doesn’t give a crap about the festival. This is what’s marketing is all about. If she wanted to win the contest, she would sing a rock track.;)”

Then again, the fact that this is such a contrast to many of the other songs competing this year, it may have an edge.

Judge for yourself below, and let us know what you think!

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  1. Colé van dais

    March 13, 2013 at 10:09

    I love this song, very different

  2. rajo

    March 11, 2013 at 22:56

    Congrats Netherlands, I am so excited for you! My Number 1!

  3. rajo

    March 11, 2013 at 21:44

    OMG, we have a winner!!! Yes!!!

  4. Roy van der Merwe

    March 11, 2013 at 14:10

    There may be some truth in the fact that Anouk tries to relaunch herself as a big name, but that is okay – EUROVISION made superstars from nobodies, so people who have lost popularity can usew it to in an attempt to relaunch themselves

  5. Zack

    March 11, 2013 at 12:26

    After a couple more listens, I actually like “Birds” a lot, but I’m not sure it will return the Dutch to the finals. Then again, aside from the obvious frontrunners, the semifinals are just about open so that anyone can make it! Very exciting!

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