Netherlands: Didn’t give permission for the broadcast of S10’s Live-on-Tape!

Dutch participating broadcaster, AVROTROS, didn’t give its permission for the broadcast of S10’s Live-on-Tape. According to Songfestival Update, an AVROTROS spokesperson stated:

We have submitted a request to the EBU not to put it online. We would like the performance from the live shows to remain as a memory for the public and the viewer

Just like in 2021, all countries had to record their performance in advance, as a backup in the event of a corona infection. This year it turned out not to be necessary. In 2021, Australia participated through their live-on-tape performance, because Montaigne was unable to come to Rotterdam due to the corona pandemic. A band member of Daði Freyr (Iceland) tested positive in Rotterdam. They participated with images from their rehearsal.

From June 14 to June 23, the live on tapes for Eurovision 2022 will be released on the official Eurovision channel on Youtube. These performances were recorded prior to the competition and would have been used if a delegation could not travel to Turin due to Covid-19 restrictions or if someone in the delegation was offended by Covid-19 while in Turin and could not participate in live shows.

It has not been clarified yet, which public radio and television stations did not give their permission for the publication of their live on tape. We will definitely not watch the live on tape video of Ukraine, since it was excluded from its recording due to the ongoing war in the country.

S10 represented the Netherlands at Eurovision 2022 with “De diepte”, the first Dutch-language song in the contest since 2010. She finished 11th in the Grand Final with 171 points, including 12 points from the Italian jury.


Eurovision 2022: The Dress Rehearsal of the First Semi Final! (Live)

Today is the first day of the Eurovision week! We can already hear the “Sound of Music” echoing from Pala Olimpico in Turin and it’s just a few days before we finally know who is actually going to win the 66th Eurovision Song Contest!

The dress rehearsal of the Eurovision 2022 First Semi Final has just started. EurovisionFun will be watching all the shows live at both the on-site press centre in Turin and at the online press centre and we will be covering this rehearsal, commenting on all the performances and describing in detail what is happening during the show.

You will be able to to follow the entire process and get the feeling that you are right at the heart of the contest! This article gets updated in nearly real-time, all you need to do is hit the refresh button on your browser and all the rest is on us!

We will keep you up to date with all the latest details about this dress rehearsal for the First Semi Final show, allowing you to get a glimpse of what you will get to see tomorrow May 10th, at 21:00 CEST when the actual semi-final show takes place.

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Eurovision 2022: Netherlands’ Second Rehearsal!

Next up is Netherlands. S10, a 21 years old singer, rapper and songwriter, wears a very stylish black dinner jacket that’s cropped at the front but has long tails at the back. Her staging is a smoky plinth and some dramatic lighting, and it delivers real impact. The Dutch delegation seemed very happy with the first rehearsal. Unfortunately, the betting odds didn’t seem same as happy based on the little information we got about S10’s staging. Will the delegation convince with their second rehearsal?

The Second Rehearsal

Netherlands’ rehearsal begins with a shot from above moving towards S10 with herself being shadowed. At first, there is light only on S10. The stage floor has a square white linear light and S10 is standing on its center. There are many close shots on S10’s face. In the first chorus there is a small light burst and white lights are moving slowly from the sun structure behind. In the second verse the ‘sun’ turns from black to white, while towards the end the bottom half of it turns into a yellow sea. At the start of the second verse S10 is shadowed again, as opposite to the white sun behind. In the second chorus the lights behind are moving a bit faster and become more reddish. S10 is vocally good. At the final part of the song, she takes a few steps forward and we have wider shots. There are red to white lights coming out from the sun. Black and white colors are characteristic. There is no use of the backround LED screen. Generally Netherlands’ performance focuses a lot on the lights and S10 herself. The performance is atmospheric, melancholic, but relaxing. S10 passes through succesfully the emotions she wants. The performance ends with close shots on S10’s face and a shot from above moving again towards S10.

Below you can watch an exclusive preview clip of S10’s second rehearsal:



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Germany: S10 was the winner in the first episode of Songcheck!

The Netherlands with S10 was the winner of the first episode of Songcheck, the German preview show for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.

In the first episode that aired on Wednesday night, 20/4, the songs of the first half of the first semifinal and France were scored. In addition to the panel judges, the audience through a special application could rate the songs.

With an excellent 10 the score was as follows:

First is the audience rating and then the panel rating

Netherlands – S10 – 9.0 + 9.1 = 9.05 points
Ukraine – Kalush Orchestra – 7.9 + 8.9 = 8.4 points
France – Alvan & Ahez – 7.9 + 7.8 = 7.85 points
Albania – Ronela Hajati – 7.1 + 6.3 = 6.7 points
Lithuania – Monika Liu – 5.9 + 6.3 = 6.1 points
Moldova – Zdob Zi Zdub & Fraţii Advahov – 5,7 + 6,0 = 5,85 points
Slovenia – LPS – 5.4 + 4.8 = 5.1 points
Latvia – Citi Zēni – 5.0 + 4.3 – 4.65 points
Switzerland – Marius Bear – 3.9 + 4.1 – 4 points
Bulgaria – Intelligent Music Project – 2.6 + 2.2 – 2.4 points

The Songcheck continues today at 20.30 cet where the other songs of the First Semifinal will be evaluated, as well as Spain.


Netherlands: Without the “laser” effects in Turin!

S10 and the Dutch delegation, will travel to Turin with a different stage perspective for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

As the singer said in the Dutch talk show “Matthijs gaat door”, the laser effects that were used in the first live performance of her song “De Diepte“, will not accompany her performance in Turin.

Specifically, S10 said about her staging:

Yes, we could do it like that there as well… but that is not the plan. This (the lasers) was an idea of the talkshow.

The experienced team behind S10, for which you can learn more here, seems to want to surprise the fans of the contest and take the song to a different path from that of the first live performance.

You can remember the first live performance of “De Diepte” by S10 below:

The Netherlands will performe in number 8 of the running order in the first semi-final on May 10, and as of now the betting odds consider her qualification for the Final almost granted.

But what do you believe will be the final result for “De Diepte”? Write us in the comments below!


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Eurovision: Listen to the second episode of the official podcast of the contest!

The second episode of the EBU’s podcast on the Eurovision Song Contest was released today.

Music presenter and reporter Steve Holden is the presenter of the show! The Eurovision Song Contest Podcast features news and interviews with this year’s artists, iconic Eurovision legends and the people responsible for making the contest happen, those behind the lights and on whom the whole institution relies. At the same time, it offers fans a behind-the-scenes look at Turin and features different voices from all over Europe and beyond.

This week, Steve Holden met up with S10, Brooke, The RasmusCiti ZēniMonika LiuWe Are Domi and Ochman in Amsterdam.

You can listen to and subscribe to the podcast HERE.

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The Netherlands: Listen to “De Diepte”, S10’s song for Eurovision 2022!

Just a few minutes ago the song that will represent The Netherlands at Eurovision 2022 has been oficially released.

“De Diepte” is the song that S10 is going to sing in Turin and it was written by her.

S10 had been chosen with internal selection by ATROTOS and you can read more details about the team that is responsible for her live perfomance here.

Listen to De Diepte in the video below:

Who is S10?

S10, 21 years old, is currently one of the leading alt-pop and rap artists in The Netherlands. She signed her first record deal with Noah’s Ark label at the age of 17. Subsequently, she released her debut album named “Snowsniper” in 2019, leading her to winning an “Edison Award”, the most prestigious Dutch award.

A second album release named “Vlinders” followed, the year after, in 2020 and also a sold-out tour and multiple chart-topping singles.

S10 shares with her fans her most personal stories by spoken word, rapping and singing. For her, it is important that personal feelings and stories are conveyed to the public in her mother tongue. That means that she will sing in Dutch, as also announced by the Dutch broadcaster.

She has collaborations with some of the biggest names in The Netherlands, reaching millions of streams on all major music streaming platforms and earning fabulous reviews, from music critics.

What do you think of “De Diepte”? Can S10 bring a top result for her country in Turin this year? Write your opinion on the comment section below!

The Netherlands: S10’s song to be released on March 3rd!

The Netherlands have since very early, specifically December, revealed that the country will be represented by S10 (Stien den Hollander) in this year’s Eurovision in Turin.

S10 is an emerging artist of the indie/alternative music scene. We also know that her participation will be entirely in the Dutch language, which makes her the first since 2010 to represent the country in their native language, after Sieneke and her song Ik ben verlierf (Sha-la-lie).

The last few days there were rumors by local media of the country about the song’s release date being Thursday, March 3rd!

Today, both the Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS and S10 herself, officially announced that the rumors were true, placing the release of the song on Thursday, March 3rd.

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Netherlands: S10 to premiere her entry on 3rd March?

Shownieuws reports that the Dutch entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy will be revealed on March 3.

RTL’s Shownieuws reported that the song that S10 will represent the Netherlands with at Eurovision will be revealed on March 3. AVROTROS has yet to confirm the date that the Netherlands will reveal their entry for the 66th Eurovision Song Contest.

The date reported by Shownieuws ties in with previous Dutch song reveals which have traditionally taken place during the first week of March. S10’s entry for Eurovision 2022 will be in Dutch, this will be the first time that the Netherlands will send a Dutch-language entry since 2010, when Sieneke performed Ik ben verliefd (Sha-la-lie).

Little information on the Dutch entry for Turin has been revealed so far. Back in December, the broadcaster announced that S10 would be representing the Netherlands. S10, stage name of Stien den Hollander, is a rising star in the alternative scene of the country. Her music discusses personal and difficult topics, such as her own struggle with mental health. All we know about her song for Turin so far is that she will be singing in Dutch.

A commission consisting of Dutch television commentators Jan Smit and Cornald Maas as well as radio-DJs Coen Swijnenberg and Sander Lantinga chose the Dutch entry for Eurovision 2022. Similarly to 2019, when The Netherlands’ winning entry was chosen, the group is more focused on the song itself, rather than the artist.

Last year, the Netherlands hosted the Competition in Rotterdam. The country was represented by Jeangu Macrooy with the Birth of a New Age taking the 23rd place.


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The Netherlands: New creative team for Turin and S10!

The Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS have just announced a new creative team for the performance of dutch representative S10 in Turin.

This new team consists of Wouter van Ransbeek, Marnix Kaart and Henk Jan van de Beek. All three have a big experience in their respective fields, as well as in the Eurovision Song Contest itself.

In particular, Wouter will be the artistic director and has worked at the National Theater in Amsterdam. Marnix, director of Eurovision 2021, will be the stage director of the team. Finally, Henk will be in charge of the lighting. Henk was also part of the team of Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam, again in charge of the lighting, as well as part of the dutch team for Eurovision 2017.

With this new team, S10 aims to continue the country’s qualification streak since 2016.

After the semifinals allocation draw, which was completed a couple of hours ago, we remind you that the Netherlands will appear in the first half of the first semifinal with S10. You can get a glimpse of the singer’s other work below:

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