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Wende Snijders wins Annie M. G. Schmidtprijs

For her rendition of the song, For everything is singer Wende Snijders was awarded the Annie M. G. Schmidtprijs for the best theaterlied of the last season. The award was presented at the Amsterdam Cabaret Festival at the metropolitan theater Bellevue.

Wende Snijders

Snijders himself wrote the music For everything. The text of the deceased, the writer Joost Zwagerman. “Wende used a text of the top shelf for her intriguing song about fear. It is a long list of images is interrupted by a sung chorus that you will not let go,” said the jury. “That makes it a song of great allure which musical a new page is turned in the history of cabaret, a song, including the mandatory heartbeat sounds of a passionate singer, a creepy good song.”

The other contenders were Youp van ’t Hek (Believe), Mylou Frencken (They are back home), Marcel de Groot (Woordenman), Wiebe Kaspers, Syb van der Ploeg and Gé Reinders (What’s wrong with listening) and Kirsten van Teijn (Girls). All of the nominees sing their song prior to the award.

The Annie M. G. Schmidtprijs, a bronze bust of the naamgeefster and an amount of 3500 euro, for the 26th time awarded. Last year, winners of Kiki Schippers and Rolf Verbaant with There rinse people.

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