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.