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Netherlands: Twan van de Nieuwenhuijzen steps down as Head of the Dutch delegation

After a year of service, the Head of the Dutch delegation, the well-knowned to fans, Twan van de Nieuwenhuijzenresigns from his position, to continue his career at NOS.

Through a post on his personal account on Instagram, Twan van de Nieuwenhuijzen, announced his resignation from this position, while revealing that he will now work as Editor-in-Chief of Events at NOS. In detail, he stated:

 

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“From mid-August I will begin working as Editor-in-Chief at NOS Events! I will be working with familiar faces and new colleagues on (live) programmes for national events, commemorations and celebrations. After five years of working on Eurovision, this great opportunity came at the right time. So excited!”

Twan van de Nieuwenhuijzen had a very important role in Eurovision in recent years, being the Head of the Contest from 2019 until 2023, while in 2024 he was the head of the Dutch delegation.

AVROTROS, the Dutch public broadcaster, confirmed that they are not yet looking for a new head of delegation as they have not yet decided whether they will participate in the next contest, following the incident that took place in Malmö, following the disqualification of Joost Klein.

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Dutch participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2025, in Switzerland!

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Netherlands: Participation in Eurovision 2025 is uncertain!

With a public statement on its official website, the Dutch public broadcaster tries to provide answers about everything that happened in Malmö, but also its intentions regarding its participation in the next Eurovision Song Contest. AVROTROS will wait to see the institutional changes that EBU will make, wanting artists and music to be at the center of the competition again. At the moment AVROTROS states that its participation in 2025 in Switzerland is under consideration. Read more

Eurovision 2024: AVROTROS protests Joost Klein disqualification!

Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS has protested against the disqualification of Joost Klein after the allegations made against him by an SVT employee.

In the post made on Instagram AVROTROS said they think that Joost Klein’s disqualification is disproportionate and they are shocked by this decision.

After this unprecedented decision, only 25 participants will perform in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Stay tuned at EurovisionFun for all developments regarding Joost Klein’s disqualification and more news about the Eurovision Song Contest 2024!


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Eurovision 2024: Τhe Netherlands’ first rehearsal!

Last on the stage of Eurovision Song Contest 2024 for today, are the Netherlands! Joost Klein with his song“Europapa” is ready for his first rehearsal on the stage of Malmö Arena, in Sweden!

Who is Joost Klein?

Dutch rapper, composer, and former YouTuber Joost Klein was born on November 10, 1997. He is known for his songs “Scandinavian Boy”“Wachtmuziek” and “Friesenjung”, and his albums M Van Marketing, Albino and 1983. Even though the majority of his tracks are hip-hop, he frequently incorporates electronic music elements into his performances, such as drum and bass, hardstyle, and gabber.

The Rehearsal

Our final rehearsal for today is from musician, writer and artist Joost Klein from the Netherlands, who will be wrapping up the second Semi-Final with his banging dance track Europapa. Come for the high-energy rave and the lyrical tour of Europe, stay for the bit at the end where it goes full happy hardcore.

Fans of Joost will be delighted that his signature dance moves and giant blue shoulder pads have be shipped to Malmö, along with a keyboard player dressed as a fluffy blue and yellow bird – presumably to represent both the EU flag but also conveniently repping Sweden. The LED wall is a manic visual tour of the lyrics, and the whole thing is three minutes of infectious dance energy, with Joost flanked on stage by two female dancers in white tracksuits.

Norway’s First Rehearsal.
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The second rehearsal of the Netherlands will take place on Friday 3/5, when we will have a better vision of what we will see from Joost Klein on the Eurovision stage, as we will have the official TV snippet.

Below, you can watch a small clip from the Netherlands’ first rehearsal from TikTok:

@eurovision Welkom in Europa! @joost is bringing it all together in rehearsals #Eurovision2024 ♬ original sound – Eurovision

And that’s all for today’s rehearsals! Tomorrow, the Second Rehearsals of the countries competing in the first semi-final will take place!

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Dutch participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, in Malmö!

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Netherlands: Nikkie de Jagger will be the Dutch spokesperson for Eurovision 2024!

Just a few minutes ago, the public broadcaster of the Netherlands, announced their spokesperson, the one that will reveal the Dutch jury vote, for Eurovision, it’s no other than Nikkie de Jagger.

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Netherlands: Listen to “Europapa” by Joost Klein for Eurovision 2024!

In December 11, AVROTROS, the public broadcaster of the Netherlands, announced that Joost Klein, a rapper and songwriter, will be the country’s representative in Malmö!

Joost Klein was selected internally by AVROTROS, after an internal selection process conducted by the second, hoping to change last year’s negative result.

Joost’s anticipated song for Eurovision 2024, was revealed through a special show called “De Avondshow”, and it’s written by Joost hiself and a team of other composers.

His song is titled “Europapa” and is in English and Dutch(You can listen to it in the video below):

Who is Joost Klein?

Dutch rapper, composer, and former YouTuber Joost Klein was born on November 10, 1997. He is known for his songs “Scandinavian Boy”“Wachtmuziek” and “Friesenjung“, and his albums M Van Marketing, Albino and 1983. Even though the majority of his tracks are hip-hop, he frequently incorporates electronic music elements into his performances, such as drum and bass, hardstyle, and gabber.

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Dutch participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, in Malmö!

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Netherlands: Joost Klein’s song “Europapa” will be revealed through a special show of “De Avondshow”!

As we’ve previously informed, the song with which the Netherlands will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, will be released on February 29.

To be exact, Joost Klein’s song is called “Europapa”, and will premiere in the 29th of February, on a special show called “De Avondshow”, on 16:45 CET.

After that, Joost Klein will be present in the studio, in order to answer some questions in a short interview with the host Arjen Lubach. Questions will be on his song and his preperations for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest.

Joost Klein was born in November 10, 1997, and he is a Dutch rapper, composer and formr YouTuber. He is known for his songs, “Scandinavian Boy”, “Wachtmuziek”and“Friesenjung”. His songs are mainly in the hip hop genre, but with influences from electronic music.

“Europapa”, is surely one of the most anticipated of the season, after last year’s non-qualification of the Netherlands, after six years.

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Dutch participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, in Malmö!

Netherlands: The representative will be revealed on December 11!

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

  • Karsu
  • 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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Netherlands: Three artists claiming the ticket to Malmö!

The internal selection trhough which the Dutch public television will select their representative for Eurovision 2024, is almost over! In very few days we will learn the artist that will fly the flag of the Netherlands in Malmö. Three female artists, are still in the selection process, according to recent news. Read more

Netherlands: Jacqueline Govaert is really positive on the country’s next participation!

Jacqueline Govaert was one of the latest members to be added to jury of AVROTROS, the Dutch public broadcaster, in order to select the best possible song for Eurovision Song Contest 2024.

Talking to RTL’s camera, Jacqueline said some very interesting things ad she is very positive on the next Dutch participation:

“Yes, I have heard some songs, it will be a lot of fun and yes, I have a very good feeling about this year. I’m very excited for sure. They all sang their songs live which is also really cool, because it’s very different from just listening to a recording. This is my first time on the selection committee, so I don’t know how things were done before. One thing I notice though is that this process went very well. First of all, I have a lot of love for pop music and songs, so first you listen to all the songs and then it’s up to you to decide which song is best. And you also think, “What song fits in there? Who’s going to be able to pull it off?” So there are many aspects involved. Cornald Maas is of course also one of the juries, and he has a lot of experience. So he cares more about the history of Eurovision. And so we all strive to achieve the best results.”

You can watch the whole interview of Jacqueline Govaert HERE.
Do you think her positive feeling will translate in a good result for the Netherlands?

Last year, Mia Nicolai and Dion Cooper represented the Netherlands with the song “Burning Daylight”. The entry placed 13th in the semifinals, marking the country’s first elimination since 2015.

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Dutch participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, in Malmö!