Record number of submissions in the Netherlands

The submissions window has closed in the Netherlands. Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS announced today that over 600 songs were submitted – making this a record year!

In today’s press release, the broadcaster revealed some information on the songs submitted. While most songs are in English, there is still a great deal of diversity. Over 100 songs contain lyrics in Dutch, and there were also songs submitted in French, Arabic, Spanish, Turkish, and Italian.

A special selection committee will now begin its work to narrow down the 600+ songs, until ultimately one will be chosen as the 64th Dutch Eurovision entry that will represent the Netherlands in Malmö in May.

The Dutch ESC selection committee consists of

  • Twan van de Nieuwenhuijzen (chairman) – Head of Contest Eurovision 2021-2023; Head of the Netherlands’ delegation 2024
  • Carolien Borgers – Singer & radio DJ
  • Cornald Maas – TV presenter & Eurovision commentator
  • Hila Noorzai – TV presenter & radio DJ
  • Jaap Reesema – Dutch singer/songwriter; X Factor winner
  • Jacqueline Govaert – Dutch singer, songwriter, pianist; former member of the band Krezip
  • Sander Lantinga – Dutch Radio DJ

The Committee’s char, Twan van de Nieuwenhuijzen, had this to say upon the closing of the submission window:

“The interest in participating is enormous and diverse. It is nice to see that the Eurovision Song Contest is alive and well in the Netherlands: both young talent and well-known artists have registered. From pop to dance, rock, hip-hop, soul, opera, R&B and reggae; all genres are represented. Because of all these entries and also because of the enthusiastic conversations that have been had with artists, record labels, composers, lyricists and producers in recent months, I have a lot of confidence in finding the right song and artist this year.”

In Liverpool, Mia Nicolai and Dion Cooper were unable to continue the Dutch streak of six qualifications in a row. Burning Daylight came 13th in Semi Final 1 with just 7 points.

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