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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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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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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: See in which half each of the 10 qualifiers of the Second Semi-Final will perform!

The Press Conference of the Second Semi-Final is now live in the Press Center, with the 10 qualifiers interviewing and selecting from the pot in which half they perform.

This year there is an extra choice for them. Producer’s choice is added for the qualifiers.

The detailed results are:

  • Greece (First Half)
  • Switzerland (Producer’s Choice)
  • Austria (Second Half)
  • Armenia (Producer’s Choice)
  • Latvia (Producer’s Choice)
  • Georgia (Producer’s Choice)
  • Estonia (Producer’s Choice)
  • Israel (Producer’s Choice)
  • Norway (Second Half)
  • The Netherlands (Producer’s Choice)

Source: Eurovision Reddit

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The Netherlands: BVN to broadcast Eurovision 2024 globally!

BVN will broadcast the Dutch coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 live from Malmö, Sweden worldwide.

International viewers will be able to watch the Dutch coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 around the world via BVN. BVN is a Dutch NPO-funded broadcaster that broadcasts Dutch-language content internationally.

BVN can be watched on cable networks in Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, the Dutch Caribbean, Thailand, Switzerland, the Philippines, South Africa and Portugal. BVN is one of the international channels of the EBU broadcasters broadcasting the competition.

Source: BVN

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The Netherlands: Chantal Janzen and Jan Smit want to present Eurovision again!

Chantal Janzen and Jan Smit want to present the Eurovision Song Contest again if Joost Klein wins the upcoming event in Malmö, Sweden. In an interview with Dutch website Shownieuws, the two said they would find it “very cool”.

When asked if they would consider presenting the competition again, they answered:

Jan Smit: “That would be certainly fantastic!

-Chantal Janze: “If they asked us, yes, but we don’t really have any influence on that.”

Jan Smit: “We’d love to and we’ve shown we can do it.”

Jan and Chantal are not the first to aim for the position of presenting the Eurovision Song Contest. Former winner Duncan Laurence also declared his interest earlier this month.

Should the Netherlands win in May in Malmö, would you like to see Chantal Janzen and Jan Smit back as the hosts of the show? Let us know what you think in the comments.

Source: Shownieuws

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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.

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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.

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Source: ad.nl