NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN To Appear On Dutch Reality TV Show 'Beste Zangers'

NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN To Appear On Dutch Reality TV Show 'Beste Zangers'

NIGHTWISH vocalist Floor Jansen will appear on the next season of the Dutch reality TV show "Beste Zangers" ("Best Singers").

In each season, a number of well-known performers alternate as the central artist who picks songs out of his/her own repertoire to be sung by the others. The original performer judges the "covers" of his songs done by the participants.

Jansen says: "I am proud and happy to announce that I will join the Dutch TV show 'Best Singers' (Beste Zangers). This show is all about music and singing and despite the name, has nothing to do with whom is best. Seven singers participate and we will sing each other's music, but in our own style.

"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 access 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. 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 TV show will be recorded on Ibiza this coming week and broadcasted on Dutch TV in August. Social media will be on it so you will get the chance to see it wherever you live on this beautiful planet!"

Jansen made her live debut as the frontwoman of NIGHTWISH on October 1, 2012 at Showbox Sodo in Seattle, Washington following the abrupt departure of the band's lead singer of five years, Anette Olzon.

Jansen officially joined NIGHTWISH in 2013 and made her recording debut with the group on 2015's "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" album.

Beste Zangers - ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO

I am proud and happy to announce that I will join the Dutch tv show ‘The Best Singers’ (Beste Zangers). This show is all about music and singing and despite the name, has nothing to do with whom is best. 7 Singers participate and we will sing each others music but in our own style. 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 wether 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. 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 tv show will be recorded on Ibiza this coming week and broadcasted on Dutch tv in August. Social media will be ON it so you will get the chance to see it wherever you live on this beautiful planet!

Posted by Floor Jansen on Friday, April 12, 2019

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