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The Netherlands: Joost Klein will not perform during Grand Final’s Jury Show!

Earlier this day and during the First Dress Rehearsal, Joost Klein did not take the stage for everyone’s surprise. While Joost Klein appeared during the flag parade, he did not show up for his performance and the Dress Rehearsal continued as normal.

The reason given by EBU mentioned a backstage incident, while the causes and the consequences of Joost’s denial for appearing at Dress Rehearsals is still unknown.

A few moments ago, EBU gave us the accredited press an official statement on what will happen tonight:

The investigation into the incident with the Dutch artist in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest is still ongoing.
Discussions are also taking place between the EBU and AVROTROS, the Dutch participating broadcaster.
While the investigation continues the EBU has decided that Joost Klein will not perform during Dress Rehearsal 2 of the competition which is voted on by juries in the 37 participating countries.
His performance from Semi Final 2 will be used instead.

According to information to SVT, a physical confrontation has occurred between the artist and a photographer and this is what led to Joost’s denial in performing today.

Joost Klein is the Dutch representative in Eurovision 2024 with his entry “Europapa“. Joost received one of the ten tickets to the Grand Final and is supposed to perform fifth.

We are waiting for more information on this issue!


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Eurovision 2024: Which rehearsal has the most views on TikTok?

Two days ago, the first rehearsals for all 37 entries officially concluded, and today the second rehearsals are expected to be completed, with the Big 5 and the host country Sweden taking the stage at the Malmö Arena for the second time! This means that we are getting closer to the Eurovision week, with the Dress and Jury Rehearsals for the first semi-final starting on Monday.

However, as we know on TikTok, all the first rehearsals are uploaded. Apart from their performances, we’ll also get a sneak peek backstage before they take the stage for the first time in a video of about one minute.

One of the many features of TikTok is the ability to add songs to each user’s video creation. However, the TikTok algorithm is usually able to detect the song used in the video, assign it to the correct track, and then include it in the total number of videos where that sound has been used. Based on this capability, the most popular songs before rehearsals were from the Netherlands and Italy. Will they receive the same promotion as before?

The ranking with all the entries (in brackets will be the day of the rehearsal) based on the increasing number of views after one week from the start of the first rehearsals on TikTok is as follows:

  1. NetherlandsJoost (fourth day) – Europapa 3.2 milion views
  2. Greece: Marina Satti (third day) – ZARI – 2.7 million views
  3. Poland: LUNA (first day)The Tower –1.5 million views
  4. Switzerland: Nemo (third day) – The Code – 1.2 million views
  5. Serbia: Teya Dora (first day) – Ramonda – 980.1 thousand views
  6. Ukraine: alyona alyona & Jerry Heil (first day) – Teressa & Maria – 971.2 thousand views
  7. Croatia: Baby Lasagna (first day) – Rim Tim Tagi Dim – 812.3 thousand views
  8. Georgia: Nutsa (fourth day) – FireFighter – 637.4 thousand views
  9. Israel: Eden Golan (fourth day) – Hurricane – 607.1 thousand views
  10. Belgium: Mustii (fourth day) – Before The Party Is Over – 585.7 thousand views
  11. United Kingdom: Olly Alexander (sixth day) – Dizzy – 567.4 thousand views
  12. Armenia: LADANIVA (third day)  – Jako – 528.6 thousand views
  13. Sweden: Marcus & Martinus (sixth day) Unforgettable – 515.6 thousand views
  14. Spain: Nebulossa (sixth day)Zorra – 448.5 thousand views
  15. Albania: Besa (third day) – TiTan – 413.5 thousand views
  16. France: Slimane (sixth day) Mon Amour – 412.5 thousand views
  17. Ireland: Bambie Thug (first day) – Doomsday Blue – 388.2 thousand views
  18. Latvia: Dons (fourth day) – Hollow – 383.2 thousand viewsc
  19. Austria: Kaleen (third day)  – We Will Rave – 366.2 thousand views
  20. Azerbaijan: FAHREE feat. Ilkin Dovlatov (second day) – Özünlə Apar – 363.5 thousand views
  21. Cyrpus: Silia Kapsis (first day) – Liar – 324.8 thousand views
  22. Lithuania: Silvester Belt (first day) – Luktelk – 306.2 thousand views
  23. Luxembourg: TALI (second day) – Fighter – 304.3 thousand views
  24. Estonia: 5MIINUST x Puuluup (fourth day) – (Nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi – 292.0 thousand views
  25. Malta: Sarah Bonnici (third day) – Loop –  291.7 thousand views
  26. Czechia: Aiko (third day) – Pedestal – 284.9 thousand views
  27. Denmark: SABA (third day) – SAND – 262.0 thousand views
  28. Norway: Gåte (fourth day) – Ulveham – 255.4 thousand views
  29. San Marino: Megara (fourth day) – 11:11 – 238.2 thousand views
  30. Australia: Electric Fields (sexond day) – One Milkali (One Blood) – 229.9 thousand views
  31. Moldova: Natalia Barbu (second day) – In The Middle – 211.0 thousand views
  32. Germany: Isaak (sixth day)Always On The Run – 210.2 thousand views
  33. Portugal: iolanda (second day) – Grito – 192.3 thousand views
  34. Italy: Angelina Mango (sixth day) La Noia – 186.0 thousand views
  35. Iceland: Hera Bjork (second day) – Scared of Heights –  180.3 thousand views
  36. Finland: Windows95man (second day) – No Rules – 172.2 thousand views
  37. Slovenia: Raiven (second day) – Veronika – 162.4 thousand views

The views were counted at 17:45 CET.

Based on the views from the first semi-final, the following countries will qualify (in ascending order): Poland, Serbia, Ukraine, Croatia, Ireland, Azerbaijan, Cyprus (seventh), Lithuania, Luxembourg, and Australia.

Similarly, from the second semi-final, the following countries will qualify: Netherlands, Greece, Switzerland, Georgia, Israel, Belgium, Armenia, Albania, Latvia, and Austria.

TikTok has played a significant role in the success of Eurovision songs in recent years. For example, Duncan Laurence’s winning entry “Arcade” became a global hit a year after winning the competition when it was used in over a million videos on TikTok. One of the earliest TikTok successes from Eurovision was Getter Jaani’s “Rockefeller Street”, which went viral on the platform in 2018 and has since been used in over two million videos. Let’s not forget that Armenia’s entry in 2022 by Rosa Linn with “Snap” gained over a billion views on the platform. Finally, Norway’s entry last year gained significant worldwide publicity months before the competition week, where it secured fifth place.

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Eurovision 2024: Netherlands’ Second Rehearsal

Last rehearsal for today! One of the big favorites of this year’s competition, Joost Klein with ‘Europapa,’ takes the stage for the Netherlands‘ second rehearsal.

Who is Joost Klein?

Joost Klein, a Dutch rapper, composer, and former YouTuber, was born on November 10, 1997. He is renowned for tracks like “Scandinavian Boy”, “Wachtmuziek”, and “Friesenjung”, as well as his albums M Van Marketing, Albino, and 1983. While most of his songs fall into the hip-hop genre, Joost often blends electronic music elements into his performances, including 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.

Netherlands Second Rehearsal (EBU/ Sarah Louise Bennet)

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.

Netherlands Second Rehearsal (EBU/ Sarah Louise Bennet)

After today’s second rehearsals a recap video will be published on the official Youtube channel! Stay tuned!

The Dress Rehearsal for Netherlands and the rest of Semi Final 2 is scheduled for Wednesday the 8th of May!

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Eurovision 2024: Which rehearsal had the most views on the fourth day?

Yesterday, first rehearsals continued dynamically, with the Malmö Arena hosting the last eight countries of the second semifinal! Be sure to also read our article from yesterday regarding the views of the eight countries that completed their rehearsals on Monday.

However, as we know on TikTok, all the first rehearsals are uploaded. Apart from their performances, we’ll also get a sneak peek backstage before they take the stage for the first time in a video of about one minute.

One of the many features of TikTok is the ability to add songs to each user’s video creation. However, the TikTok algorithm is usually able to detect the song used in the video, assign it to the correct track, and then include it in the total number of videos where that sound has been used. Based on this capability, the most popular songs before rehearsals were from the Netherlands and Italy. Will they receive the same promotion as before?

In less than 24 hours (May 1, 2024, time 16:35 CET), since the first clip from the rehearsals was uploaded, we have a indicative sample of which rehearsal was favored by the audience (here it should be noted that the videos were uploaded one after the other with a one and a half hour interval and there was a significant delay in their publication).

The rehearsals that had the most views are:

  1. Netherlands: Joost – Europapa – 1.8 million views
  2. Belgium: Mustii – Before The Party Is Over – 450 thousand views
  3. Georgia: Nutsa – FireFighter – 426 thousand views
  4. Israel: Eden Golan – Hurricane – 415.9 thousand views
  5. Latvia: DonsHollow – 297 thousand views
  6. Estonia: 5MIINUST x Puuluup – (Nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi – 206 thousand views
  7. San Marino: Megara11:11 – 183.5 thousand views
  8. Norway: GåteUlveham – 178.2 thousand views

With this small sample, we can infer that:

  • The Netherlands is indeed one of the major contenders for victory, hence rightfully gathering so many views. As it has made a huge leap, leaving Belgium behind by four times in views. Joost is expected to soon surpass Greece in views, but for now Marina Satti holds the lead.
  • There is a significant gap between the fourth and fifth positions, indicating that the last four countries did not impress much with their stage presence.
  • It’s surprising that Norway ranks last in views, considering it has the most unique song and vocals of the competition. There is a possibility of a recovery in views since their rehearsal was delayed in being published.

The top five countries with the most views from the four days are as follows:

  1. Greece: Marina Satti – ZARI – 2.3 million views
  2. Netherlands: Joost – Europapa – 1.8 million views
  3. Poland: LUNA – The Tower –1.3 million views
  4. Serbia: Teya Dora – Ramonda – 929.1 thousand views
  5. Ukraine: alyona alyona & Jerry Heil – Teressa & Maria – 876.6 thousand views

TikTok has played a significant role in the success of Eurovision songs in recent years. For example, Duncan Laurence’s winning entry “Arcade” became a global hit a year after winning the competition when it was used in over a million videos on TikTok. One of the earliest TikTok successes from Eurovision was Getter Jaani’s “Rockefeller Street”, which went viral on the platform in 2018 and has since been used in over two million videos. Let’s not forget that Armenia’s entry in 2022 by Rosa Linn with “Snap” gained over a billion views on the platform. Finally, Norway’s entry last year gained significant worldwide publicity months before the competition week, where it secured fifth place.

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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!

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The Netherlands: A new form of the moon landing in Eurovision 2024?

Gover Meit thinks that the viewers of the Eurovision Song Contest next month will see something that has never been seen before during the event when it is the turn of the Netherlands to appear on stage. “It will be a new form of the moon landing. It has never been done before,” said the theater maker, who is coming to Malmö as creative director.

People are not going to believe that this is physically possible,” he continued, without going into details about Joost Klein‘s act. Meit, who is known to the general public as Stefano Keizers, is a good friend of Joost and can also be seen in Europapa’s video clip. He probably won’t be on stage himself. Meit says he is needed ‘behind the scenes’.

Joost Klein has also previously said that something awaits the Eurovision Song Contest that ‘has never happened before’.

In any case, the bookmakers have high expectations of the Dutch Eurovision Song Contest entry. On Saturday Klein rose from four to three and now only has Croatia and Switzerland in front of him at the betting offices.

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Netherlands: Watch Joost Klein perform “Europapa” live for the first time!

During one of his concerts in The Netherlands, Joost Klein gave his first “Europapalive performance.

Joost Klein was selected internally by Dutch national television back in December, following a closed to the public selection. His 2024 entry “Europapa” was released two weeks ago and it instantly gained commercial success, overpassing Duncan Laurence’s record on most Spotify streams during its first day of release. The Netherlands currently sits on no.6 of the betting odds.

The Netherlands with Joost Klein and “Europapa” is allocated to perform in the second half of the second semi-final on May 9.

You can also watch EurovisionFun’s reaction video on “Europapa“, below:

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Netherlands: Duncan Laurence interested in hosting Eurovision if Joost Klein wins!

Joost Klein, the Dutch representative for Eurovision 2024, unveiled his entry “Europapa” a week ago. “Europapa” has grown in popularity in the Netherlands over the last week, with Dutch fans ecstatic about a strong performance in Malmö.

The excitement is so high that Duncan Laurence, the winner of Eurovision 2019, has publicly stated his desire to host Eurovision 2025 if Joost Klein wins in Malmö.

Specifically, Duncan Laurence mentions:

I like individuality and authenticity. That is Joost to the core. I think his song is great.

Europapa” is a major streaming success, with 1.2 million streams in the first 24 hours of release. In fact, Joost Klein surpassed Duncan Laurence’s record of one million Spotify streams in the first 24 hours of “Arcade’s” release.

The aforementioned cannot go unnoticed with Duncan Laurence saying:

It was about time that was broken. I’m glad Joost did that. We have known each other for quite a long time, we once attended the same event together. Joost is very good at dealing with media and social media, which will work greatly in his favor. I hope he wins and brings the Eurovision Song Contest back to the Netherlands. If that happens, I will sign up as a presenter.

I can put that so-called English accent of mine to good use for once, and I also speak a little bit of French.

The Netherlands will perform at the second half of the second semi-final on May 9.

You can also watch EurovisionFun’s reaction video on “Europapa“, below:

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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.

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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.

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