Joost Klein will represent The Netherlands in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, next year in Malmö. That is what Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS announced this morning.
One of the Dutch radiostations, NPO3, already campaigned a lot for Joost. And in the end, it worked. Below, you see the video where he got the phonecall from AVROTROS, telling him he is selected.
“Following a careful and multi-phase process, the selection committee ultimately opted for Joost Klein. There were a lot of entries from a wide range of genres, but in our view his had the most hit potential. In the song, you hear his familiar mix of party and nostalgia.”
“With his enormous creativity, we think Joost can put on a great show in a totally original way, and that the Netherlands and Europe are in for a positive surprise. We’re really looking forward to working with him.” Twan van de Nieuwenhuijzen, chair of the selection committee.
Joost Klein: “Taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest is a dream come true. I used to watch it together with my parents, glued to the screen, year after year. It’s an honor to represent the Netherlands, and I’m committed to giving my all for the best possible outcome.”
This is not the Eurovision Song but it is an idea of what you can expect: