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The Netherlands: Joost Klein seems to have admitted his unlawful act!

A new update has emerged regarding the disqualification of the Netherlands’ Joost Klein hours before the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, despite having qualified from Thursday’s second semi-final.

According to the widely circulated Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, Dutch representative Joost Klein appears to have confessed to this violent behavior by using his fist against a photographer from this year’s competition production, justifying his act by saying that the entire approach by the photographers was something stressful to him.

A prosecution is expected, with a preliminary trial date reportedly set for June.

The head of the investigation hotline section in Malmö stated that:

“It doesn’t really matter if the person is still in the country, we can pursue that case anyway.”

Source: Aftonbladet

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The Netherlands: Cornald Maas on disqualification – “F*ck the EBU”!

AVROTROS earlier on released a statement about the incident that led to the disqualification of Joost Klein from this year’s Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final! The national broadcaster had a serious reaction against the resolution of the issue by the EBU and the frustration never ends!

Cornald Maas has reacted to the disqualification of Joost Klein. The commentator can’t understand why Joost is not allowed to play in the Eurovision final. Cornald Maas is furious about Joost Klein‘s disqualification and on an informal press conference he commented:

“F*ck the EBU!”

Source: nu.nl

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Breaking News: AVROTROS statement about the incident that led to the Dutch disqualification!

AVROTROS just released a statement about the incident that led to the disqualification of Joost Klein from this year’s Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final! The statement reads the following:

“An incident occurred after last Thursday’s performance.
Against clearly made agreements, Joost was filmed when he had just gotten off stage and had to rush to the greenroom. At that moment, Joost repeatedly indicated that he did not want to be filmed. This wasn’t respected. This led to a threatening movement from Joost towards the camera. Joost did not touch the camera woman. This incident was reported, followed by an investigation by the EBU and police. Yesterday and today we consulted extensively with the EBU and proposed several solutions. Nevertheless, the EBU has still decided to disqualify Joost Klein.

AVROTROS finds the penalty very heavy and disproportionate. We stand for good manners -let there be no misunderstanding about that- but in our view, an exclusion order is not proportional to this incident. We are very disappointed and upset for the millions of fans who were so excited for tonight. What Joost brought to the Netherlands and Europe shouldn’t have ended this way.”

Source: AVROTROS

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Eurovision 2024: EBU Announcement Regarding Running Order and Televoting!

In an official announcement made just a few minutes ago, the European Broadcasting Union revealed details about the running order of the Grand Final, the televoting numbers of the countries, and the televoting of the Netherlands!

The forthcoming announcement states:

All of this comes as a result of the expulsion of the Dutch contestant, Joost Klein, due to inappropriate behavior towards a member of the competition’s production team!
The Grand Final kicks off at 21:00 CET, and you can watch it live on the official Eurovision YouTube channel, as well as on various public broadcaster across Europe.

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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.

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Breaking News | The Netherlands has been disqualified from Eurovision 2024!

Joost Klein, the representative from The Netherlands for the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, has been suspended from participating in the event. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has investigated an incident involving Klein. This incident initially led to Klein missing his slot in the show’s penultimate dress rehearsal in Malmo, Sweden.

An official statement by the EBU follows:

The Dutch artist Joost Klein will not be competing in the Grand Final of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

Swedish police have investigated a complaint made by a female member of the production crew after an incident following his performance in Thursday night’s Semi Final. While the legal process takes its course, it would not be appropriate for him to continue in the Contest.

We would like to make it clear that, contrary to some media reports and social media speculation, this incident did not involve any other performer or delegation member.

We maintain a zero-tolerance policy towards inappropriate behaviour at our event and are committed to providing a safe and secure working environment for all staff at the Contest. In light of this, Joost Klein’s behaviour towards a team member is deemed in breach of Contest rules.

The Grand Final of the 68th Eurovision Song Contest will now proceed with 25 participating songs.

Will be added as soon as it becomes available

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Netherlands: Joost Klein questioned by Swedish police after complaint from SVT employee!

Today is the night of the final and it is still unclear what the EBU will decide regarding the Netherlands’ participation in the Grand Final.  According to Dutch public television, Joost Klein was questioned by the police, following a complaint by an employee of SVT.

According to the police report, Joost Klein threatened her, during the first dress rehearsal, on Friday, May 11.

Police say Joost Klein was questioned late last night. The woman who filed the complaint was also questioned. The case has now been handed over to the prosecutor. The case can take weeks to settle.

Therefore, we can not predict what will be the final decision regarding the Netherlands’ participation in tonight’s Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest. The managing director of Dutch public television has arrived in Malmö and is in talks with the EBU to decide what will eventually happen with their participation.

We remind you that yesterday, Joost Klein was not able to perform his song for the jury because of the ongoing investigation by the EBU.  Instead, the video of his performance from the Semi-final was shown.  By the time this article was written a final decision has not been made.  The online voting for the rest of the world has not started as a consequence.

We will keep you informed once we get the final outcome of this case and the official announcements from the EBU.

Source: NOS

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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: EBU in crisis meeting! | Joost Klein stopped from rehearsing this afternoon!

As you read in one of our previous articles, one of the big favorites, Dutch Joost Klein, didn’t show up at the rehearsal for the Eurovision final earlier today.

Svergies Radio’s Carolina Norén, reported from within the press centre that the EBU is currently in a crisis meeting investigating an incident they say occurred yesterday.

She mentioned that she could actually see towards the Dutch box where Joost Klein is supposed to be and the Dutch delegation is waiting for a decision.

She also asked the Israeli delegation briefly, if they had reported anything but they denied anything like that. It was at yesterday’s press conference that it was noticed that Joost Klein had the Dutch flag on him.

Last night, when the Israeli participant Eden Golan received a critical question regarding security concerns on this year’s contest, and the moderators interrupted and said she wouldn’t need to respond, Joost then asked, why not? But this is unclear that the Dutch favourite was stopped from performing earlier for that reason.

According to information to SVT, a physical confrontation has occurred between the artist and a photographer.

So we have to wait for an official statement from the EBU and hope that things clear up a bit. Joost Klein is still in the arena, the Netherlands delegation is sitting and waiting for a decision.

Source: Sveriges Radio/SVT

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The Netherlands: Joost Klein did not appear for the Dress Rehearsal!

Today, the dress rehearsal of the Grand Final of Eurovision 2024 took place in Malmö Arena, which is scheduled for Saturday 11 May.

In this rehearsal, according to the rules, all the 26 nations that compose the running urder of the grand final take part. However, for unkown reason, the representative of the Netherlans, Joost Klein, show up after Luxembourg, as per the running order.

One EBU representative reported to the Swedish newspaper, Aftonbladet, that they are investigating an incident reported to them and is related with the Duth singer.

Joost Klein appeared however during the flag parade.

According to information of Aftonbladt, the reason tha Joost Klein did not appear for rehearsal is an incedent occured after the second semi-final last night. At the moment the Dutch representative will not carry out any rehearsal until furhter notice.

Source: Aftonbladet

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