Her career started in 1995 in a singing group called DIGNITY and released two singles with them. She left the group a year later and went on to produce solo singles and albums internationally. In 1998 she gained 150 points and placed 4th in that year's Eurovision Song Contest, representing her home country with the song Hemel en Aarde - the best placing the Netherlands have had since their 1975 win. That remained true until 2014, and later 2019.
In 2002, her album "Face to Face" was released and produced by her husband-to-be Tjeerd Oosterhuis, and following on from that was the song "What Have You Done To Me?" which was nominated for a few awards.
A few years later, in 2007, she represented the Netherlands again in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, with the song On Top of the World. She failed to qualify from the semi finals, but however she did present the final votes that year with Paul de Leeuw. "On Top Of The World" was also released in Dutch as "Nooit Meer Zonder Jou".
Along with TV presenter Chantal Janzen and commentator Jan Smit, she will present the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam.
- She is the sister-in-law of Trijntje Oosterhuis, the 2015 entrant for the Netherlands, through Tjeerd Oosterhuis.
|Eurovision Song Contest 1998|
|Artists||Danijela Martinović • Thalassa • Marie Line Marolany • Mikel Herzog • Gunvor Guggisberg • Katarína Hasprová • Sixteen • Dana International • Guildo Horn • Chiara Siracusa • Károly Horváth • Vili Resnik • Dawn Martin • Alma Lusa • Mălina Olinescu • Imaani • Michalis Hatzigiannis • Edsilia Rombley • Jill Johnson • Mélanie Cohl • Edea • Lars Fredriksen • Koit Toome • Tüzmen • Vlado Janevski|
|Songs||Neka mi ne svane • Mia krifi evesthisia • Où aller • ¿Qué voy a hacer sin ti? • Lass' ihn • Modlitba • To takie proste • Diva • Guildo hat euch lieb! • The One That I Love • A holnap már nem lesz szomorú • Naj bogovi slišijo • Is Always Over Now? • Se eu te pudesse abraçar • Eu cred • Where Are You? • Genesis • Hemel en Aarde • Kärleken är • Dis Oui • Aava • Alltid sommer • Mere lapsed • Unutamazsın • Ne zori, zoro|