Jesse (11) gets compliments from Lenny Kuhr

31 March

Full of enthusiasm Jesse Wilbrenninck (11 years old) registered for Open up to Celebrate with the song de Troubadour by Lenny Kuhr, Eurovision winner in 1969. What a surprise for him that he was complimented by none other than Kuhr himself!

The 11-year-old Rotterdammer is a big fan of the Eurovision Song Contest and even organizes a mini Eurovision Song Contest at his school. He signed up for Open up to Celebrate because 'it is nice and fun. And because I learn something from it,' said Jesse. He chose the song of the Troubadour because of the beautiful story. 'And because I really like the melody. I heard it in singing lessons and then I really wanted to sing it myself.'

Watch Jesse's entry and Lenny Kuhr's video message here.

Watch first entries

You can now view the first 11 entries on the YouTube channel of Open up to Rotterdam. You can still register. Go to our page for all conditions.