Swedish police takes over the Joost Klein case!

As we reported earlier today, the Dutch Eurovision entrant Joost Klein was stopped from performing in the first dress rehearsal of the Eurovision 2024 Grand Final, and was not allowed to perform in the ongoing Jury Final either. He had an alleged physical confrontation with a Swedish photographer earlier today, and now the Swedish police has taken over the case to investigate if a crime has happened.

The Swedish Police have visited the Malmö Arena, and they are questioning ‘the people involved’ around the incident to determine whether a crime has occurred. It is not known which are all the delegations and which are all the people being questioned.

Joost Klein remains absolutely quiet, and he did not answer any questions when he was spotted by a Swedish journalist in his hotel. The Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS was initially quiet as well, but a spokesperson announced around 20:30:

The investigation has not yet been completed. That means that Joost is not allowed to rehearse tonight because of the EBU. AvroTros is in continuous discussions with the EBU. The professional jury assesses the 2nd Semi Final performance.

There is a lot of speculation on social media about what could have happened. Both SVT and Aftonbladet published that it was a physical confrontation between Joost and a Swedish photographer, and in the meantime Joost Klein deleted all of his recent Eurovision videos in Stories.

The Police should come back soon with the results of their investigation, and probably based on that and together with the EBU, the Final decision on whether the Netherlands will compete in the Grand Final or not.

Stay tuned to ESCBubble for more news on this.

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