Netherlands 2024: Joost Klein
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Netherlands: Joost Klein to Eurovision 2024

The Dutch broadcaster has just revealed their artist to compete at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 in Malmö: Joost Klein. His song will be released at a later date

Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS has just revealed their artist for the Eurovision Song Contest 2024.

Joost Klein will represent the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 after being selected internally from over 600 potential participants.

The song that Joost Klein will sing on the Eurovision stage in Malmö will be released at a later date.

Joost Klein: "Friesenjung" (NOT his Eurovision song)

Joost Klein says:

– 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.

Twan van de Nieuwenhuijzen, chair of the Dutch selection committee, says:

– 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.

Joost Klein

Joost Klein (26) is a singer, musician, writer, and artist. He grew up in Britsum, the Netherlands, and when he was 10 he started a YouTube channel with videos ranging from sketches to mini-docs.

His first single, "Jan Peter Balkenende," was released in 2017, and later the same year he released his first album; "Scandinavian Boy." Since then he has released multiple singles and albums. Joost tours regularly with his band throughout the Netherlands and has performed at events such as Lowlands and Pinkpop.

He performed two sold-out shows at AFAS Live in November. Joost's international fan base is also rising. In Belgium, he appeared on the popular TV show De Slimste Mens (The Smartest Person) and performed in the Sportpaleis in Antwerp.

Joost is known for the songs "Scandinavian Boy," "Wachtmuziek," "Ome Robert," and last summer's hit in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria; "Friesenjung," with Ski Aggu & Otto Waalkes. "Friesenjung" has over 100 million streams globally and was named Best Song at the 1LIVE Krone radio awards in Germany.

The Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest

The Netherlands has historically been one of the 10 most successful Eurovision countries.

Netherlands 1975: Teach-In - "Ding-A-Dong"

They have participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 63 times since their debut in 1956, with five victories:

Netherlands 1975: Teach-In - "Ding-A-Dong"

Since 1975, the best result for the Netherlands was in 2019, when Duncan Laurence finished first with the song "Arcade." They have come in last in the contest 5 times: 1958, 1962, 1963, 1968 and 2011. Since the introduction of the Semi-finals in 2004, they have qualified for the Grand Final 9 out of 19 times.

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