The wait for the announcement of the Dutch representative at Eurovision 2024 is almost over. Following an extensive internal selection, it is now confirmed that AVROTROS will announce its Eurovision 2024 participant on December 11.
The process of the Dutch internal selection
Following the closing of the submission window on early October, the Dutch selection committee had to evaluate more than 600 submissions. Those 600 submissions were shortlisted to nine and then to five. The five favorites for the Dutch representation were asked to sing their songs live in front of the selection committee in order to have their vocal abilitites evaluated and not repeat this year’s scenario, which led to the first Dutch non-qualification in eight years of a successful course.
Hence, one of the criteria under which the Dutch representative will be chosen will have to be the live vocals and performance skills.
The three potential candidates
Moreover and according to the radio station “Radio 538“, there are three candidates most likely to represent the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, all of them females. Specifically, those three artists are
- Numidia and
- Ilse DeLange
Numidia and Karsu became famous after taking part at “Best Singers”, a musical competition in the Netherlands. Numidia’s song for Eurovision 2024 is written by a former Eurostar, Douwe Bob who represented the Netherlands in Eurovision 2016 and according to him, had also submitted a song for himself.
Ilse DeLange is the one of “The Common Linnets” duo, that represented The Netherlands at Eurovision 2014, finishing second. Although and according to her manager, Ilse DeLangewill not be taking part at Eurovision 2024.
The Netherlands were represented at Eurovision 2023 by Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper with their song “Burning Daylight“. Their performance did not convince the European audience, failing to qualify to the Grand Final of the competition.
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