Joost Klein will NOT be competing in the Grand Final of Eurovision 2024

It’s official! Joost Klein will NOT be competing in tonight’s Grand Final of the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest, and the show will continue with 25 Finalists. This news comes after a police investigation, and a confirmation that an incident happened between Klein and a female crew member, not any other delegation.

You can find EBU’s full press release below:

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.

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