Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 03:31
King's Song Yields €44k
The king's song, with which the newly crowned king Willem-Alexander and queen Máxima were serenaded on inauguration day, has so far yielded 44,000 euro. That was reported by the National Committee Inauguration, the initiator of the song. The amount is from the ticket sales of the concert in Ahoy in Rotterdam on April 30 and the number of downloads of the song. The money goes to the Oranjefonds, a fund that supports every year thousands of large and small CSOs. The king and queen are patrons of the fund. The king's song held some time the number one position in the Mega Top 50. The official king's song was composed by John Ewbank. He also wrote the text, along with Daphne Deckers, Guus Meeuwis and Jack Poels. The Dutch people were asked to give suggestions for the lyrics which they did massively. At a certain moment there was so many criticism that Ewbank decided to withdraw the song. The National Committee Inauguration supported the song however and on April 30 it was sung during the event Together Orange by famous artists like Marco Borsato and Paul de Leeuw and the part of the citizens who liked the song.