Back in December, it was announced that S10 will represent the Netherlands in Turin. S10, artist name of Stien den Hollander, is a Dutch singer and songwriter. Today, her entry “De Diepte”, which means “The Depth”, was released! Her song’s lyrics are in Dutch. Thus, it is the first song in the country’s official language since 2010!
Here is the music video of the song:
The Netherlands in Eurovision 2021
In 2021, the Netherlands hosted the contest. The country was represented by Jeangu Macrooy and his song “Birth Of A New Age”. The entry placed 23rd with 11 points, all of which from the jury voting.
The Netherlands in the Eurovision 🇳🇱
The Netherlands was among the seven countries, that took part in the first ever contest. Since then, the country has participated 61 times, missing the event only four times – 1985, 1991, 1995, 2002. In 1985 and 1991, the country withdrew from the contest, because the date of the final was the same with the Dutch Remembrance of the Dead. The other two times, the country wasn’t able to compete due to the rules of the contest.
The country has come first 5 times, in 1957, 1959, 1969, 1975 and more recently in 2019. The Netherlands has also come last 5 times in 1958, 1962, 1963, 1968 and 2011 (in the semifinal). It is noteworthy that in 1962 and 1963, it failed to score any points at all.
Since the introduction of the semifinals, Netherlands didn’t manage to qualify for 8 years in a row, from 2005 until 2012 – that’s a Eurovision Record.
You can listen to all the available Eurovision 2022 entries on our playlist!
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