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Topics Pop and rock. Watch video here On Saturday, Ewbank officially withdrew the song from use at the investiture.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Reading this on mobile? As member of the band Shift, he led a failed bid to represent the Netherlands at the Eurovision song contest in Order by newest oldest recommendations.
A pop ballad composed for the Netherlands' new koninglied has been withdrawn as the official anthem following ridicule and outcry by thousands of Dutch citizens. The song quickly gained heavy criticism.
Dutch music lovers lead revolt against song to serenade new king | Music | The Guardian
Fifty-one musicians, many of them domestic stars, participated in the song's video, crooning, rapping, squeezing accordions, and throwing the three-fingered "W" salute. Rob de Nijs withdrew after reading the song's lyrics.
The Koningslied was released on 19 April Articles with Dutch-language external links Webarchive template wayback links Articles with hAudio microformats Articles containing explicitly cited English-language text All articles koninbslied unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from September Show 25 25 50 All.
It passed the 40, mark a few days later. Views Read Edit View history. Koningslied was recorded in preparation for the abdication of the Netherlands' Queen Beatrix, on 30 April.
King's Song is a song written for the investiture of prince Willem-Alexander as King of the Netherlands on 30 April This page was last edited on 11 Decemberat On Saturday, Ewbank officially withdrew the song from use at the investiture.
Soon after its release it reached the first position on the iTunes download chart. In Utrechtno license was given for the event koningsiled in Zwolle the DJ forgot to play the song.
An inauguration committee supervised the process of finding a song to mark the occasion, soliciting lyrics from the public and selecting Ewbank, who was born in Eastleigh, Hampshire, to compose and koningskied the music. Languages Deutsch Nederlands Edit links.
The music, the rap part and the lyrics were fiercely criticized and ridiculed. John Ewbank composed the music and wrote the lyrics using suggestions that were sent in during a participation project through Dutch social media and the official website of the inauguration.
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Loading comments… Trouble loading? Released on Friday, John Ewbank's Koningslied King's Song drew 40, signatures to an online petition calling 22013 the project to be abandoned. In a statement to the Netherlands' national news agency, officials said they "regret [Ewbank's] decision" but still hope the public will "serenade the king" at next week's swearing-in.