Following in the footsteps of Sharon den Adel of Within Temptation (Liefde voor Muziek) and Jennifer Haben of Beyond The Black (Sing Meinen Song), Nightwish vocalist Floor Jansen will be taking part in a Dutch music TV show “Beste Zangers”. Continue reading for more details.
“I am proud and happy to announce that I will join the Dutch tv show ‘The Best Singers’,” announced the vocalist on her social media sites. The concept of the show is simple; seven participants, Jansen being one of them, will be singing each other’s songs in their own unique style. She comments: “I think it is great they asked me, as a metalhead, to be a part of this. As you might know about me, I think it is a pity that mainstream media in The Netherlands has avoided ‘our music’ for years and years. The ‘stigma’ metal makes that many great songs will never be heard by a larger audience. As an ambassador of good music, I think that everyone should have excess to more diverse music, and then it is up to the listeners to decide whether they like it or not. This choice is not offered nowadays. Us metalheads know well what ‘they’ miss out on and because of this tv show I get a chance to share good music.”
The vocalist also sees this new adventure as an opportunity to challenge herself: “I will also get challenged to dive into the genres and styles of the other singers, as they will be when they sing my music. I have always enjoyed diversity and I get a great opportunity to show this.”
The recording of the show will take place in sunny Ibiza in the upcoming days. The first episode of the season with Floor Jansen will have its premiere on August 24 and will be broadcasted weekly on Dutch TV Avrotros.