Michelle Courtens

Michelle Courtens (born 3 August 1981), performing as Michelle, is a Dutch singer, who is known from her performance in the Eurovision Song Contest 2001.[1][2]

Michelle Courtens
Michelle Courtens
Michelle Courtens
Background information
Born (1981-08-03) 3 August 1981 (age 39)

She was born in Venray, The Netherlands. On 2 March 2001 Michelle competed in the final of the Dutch National Song Contest, with the alternative pop song "Out on My Own". She won the final with a score of 84, 30 points more than the contestant finishing second. Both the audience and the professional jury awarded her the most points, respectively 50 and 34. This meant she could go to the Eurovision Song Contest 2001 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

In Copenhagen, she only achieved 18th place with 16 points.

In March of that year, Out on My Own reached the 9th place in the Dutch Top 40; unique for a Eurovision song. In 2002, she release of the single "Coming Up Roses". Currently, she is working as a singing teacher.



  1. ^ "Gluren bij de Buren: Nieuwe single voor Michelle Courtens". EuroSong (in Dutch). 8 April 2009. Archived from the original on 31 July 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Michelle fährt zum Grand Prix". Rhein Zeitung (in German). 4 March 2001. Archived from the original on 25 September 2002. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
  3. ^ Jacques (16 June 2008). "Michelle, la eurovisiva holandesa del 2001". AEV España (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Linda Wagenmakers
with "No Goodbyes"
Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Esther Hart
with "One More Night"
No representation in 2002