The Dutch entry for the 2011 Eurovision Song Festival in Düsseldorf has been announced.
The band 3JS, selected to represent the Netherlands in the contest, played five of their own numbers in a live TV show broadcast by 'family' broadcaster TROS.
Viewers cast their votes and, together with a professional jury, came up with their favourite: 'Je vecht nooit alleen' (You never fight alone).
UBF unit Cinevideogroup took care of the live broadcast.
TROS wanted a small, intimate setting, which is exactly what they got.
Eight cameras put together a fantastic show, relaying the live images via a glass fibre connection.
3JS will appear in the second semi-final contest on Thursday May 12, singing for the first time to a European audience. If they get enough points they will go through to the finals on Saturday May 14.
If you missed the National Song Festival broadcast, you can watch it on: http://beta.uitzendinggemist.nl/afleveringen/1051968