Edsilia Rombley is a Dutch singer who participated in the Soundmixshow in 1996. She also represented the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest twice, in 1998 and 2007.
Edsilia Rombley was born in Amsterdam in the Netherlands to parents from Aruba and Curaçao (Netherlands Antilles).
Her career started in 1995, with Gracia Gorré, Karima Lemghari and Susan Haps in the group called Dignity. The name Dignity stands for Dignified Individuals Giving New Insight To You. A year later the singles “Talk To Me” and “Hold Me” from the compilation album “No Sweat” entered the charts.
In 1996, Edsilia won the final of the Soundmixshow with an imitation of Oleta Adams’ song, “I Just Had To Hear Your Voice”. In 1997, her international reputation was established thanks to the profit of the European Soundmix Show, in which she sang the same song. That year she left Dignity and released her first solo single “Baby It’s You”. In 1997 she recorded her first album “Thuis” which was in assignment and exclusive for Douwe Egberts.
In 1998, Edsilia competed in the Eurovision Song Contest 1998 in Birmingham, United Kingdom, where she gained 150 points and placed 4th with the song “Hemel en aarde” (“Heaven and earth”). This was the best result the Netherlands had achieved since their win in 1975 with Teach-In. The song was written Fluitsma & Van Tijn and reached twelfth place in the top 40. Her debut English album was released shortly after her Eurovision participation.
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