Semi Final 1 Eurovision 2013 Playlisthttp://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlG_9jy6B82asDQMDMCfapR_c7zrDd2CBOfficial Karaoke Version:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv77lhNRMHwPrevious: 07) UKRAINE "Gravity" - Zlata Ognevich http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uyNpbvpKQwNext: 09) MONTENEGRO "Igranka" - Who Seehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N-yf1TWyOYReleased: 11 March 2013Format : Digital download, CD singleGenre : Pop, alternativeLength: 3:23Label : GoldiloxComposer(s): Tore Johansson & Martin GjerstadLyricist(s): Anouk Teeuwe"Birds" is a song recorded by Dutch singer Anouk, released as the first single from her eighth studio album Sad Singalong Songs (2013). The song was written by Tore Johansson, Martin Gjerstad and Anouk Teeuwe. It is best known as the Netherlands' entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 held in Malmö, Sweden. The song competed in the first semi-final on 14 May 2013 for and managed to qualify for a spot in the final on 18 May 2013, the Netherlands' first qualification in 9 years.BackgroundOn 17 October 2012, Dutch broadcaster TROS selected Anouk to represent the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. Anouk selected "Birds" as the Dutch entry and presented it during a press conference on 11 March 2013.In November 2011, Anouk played a portion of the song during an interview on the Dutch pop/rock radio station 3FM. The rules of the Eurovision Song Contest for 2013 indicate that a song cannot be released prior to 1 September 2012. However, a new clause added for the 2013 contest allows songs, such as in the case of "Birds", to compete if their previous airing in public would not give them an advantage over the other competing entries. The European Broadcasting Union cleared "Birds" for the competition under this new rule.