Ilse de Lange (born 13 May 1977 in Almelo, The Netherlands) is a Dutch country and pop singer, better known as Ilse DeLange (American spelling). Ilse de Lange started her career at the age of 8 as a lip-synching artist, in which she won several contests. After she switched over to a live repertoire, she drew attention, through regional and national talentshows in Hilversum (the Dutch centre of televised media). Which got her some live-performances on national television. Ilse de Lange and guitarist Joop Liefland formed a duo. Together with him she was introduced into country music.