The new concept and promising production has caused a record number of songs being submitted in the Netherlands, over 450. That's almost double of songs submitted the last time the Dutch had an open contest back in 2005. TROS is of course happy about the vitality of the contest and a jury will now pick up six or seven songs for the Fenruary final. Many singers have publicly announced they have sent in a song and several others are rumoured to have done so. Amomgst them Bearforce1. The gay bear band broke up a couple of years ago but might be doing a comeback. What they lack in vocal capacities they bring in as entertainment... Would they bring the Netherlands back to the Eurovision final?