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The Netherlands prepares for Eurovision 2023: Internal selection of artist and song

Every Dutch artist interested in representing the Netherlands at Eurovision 2023 has until 31 August 2022 to submit their songs. Submission window now open

There is absolutely no time to lose.

Only two days after Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra's victory at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS is ready to hunt for the Netherlands' next Eurovision entry.

On the AVROTROS website, the broadcaster confirms its ambitions on wanting to remain successful in the song contest, and is calling for artists and songwriters who are interested in participating in next year's show and following in S10's shoes.

The Dutch entry will once again be selected internally by a selection committee, the same method the Netherlands has used since 2014.

The search is exclusively for Dutch artists, and even though there are no limitations on genre or tempo, they do prefer a "contemporary, authentic and personal" song. To respect Eurovision rules, the song cannot be commercially released before 1 September 2022, and cannot be longer than 3 minutes.

Whoever is interested must send their song (or songs, each person can send a maximum of up to three demos) to until 31 August 2022.

The Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest

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

Netherlands 1969: Lenny Kuhr - "De Troubadour"

They have participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 62 times since their debut in 1956, with five victories:

Netherlands 1969: Lenny Kuhr - "De Troubadour"

Since 1975, the best result for 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 18 times.

About the author: Pedro Santos (Portugal)

authorPedro comes from Lisbon, Portugal. He's 30 years old and graduated in journalism. He has attended Eurovision Song Contest three times live - 2018, 2019 and 2022 - and covered the show twice more (2021, 2023) but his first Eurovision memory takes him back to 2007 when Sarbel delivered his catchy "Yassou Maria" performance. Pedro's favorite Eurovision song is Albania's 2015 "I'm Alive" by Elhaida Dani which is also his favorite Eurovision edition.

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