Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS has just announced that S10 will represent The Netherlands at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest!
The news was revealed in a short video on the AVROTROS YouTube Channel.
It was also confirmed on eurovision.tv that the song will be in Dutch.
Who is S10?
S10, also known as Stien den Hollander, is a 21-year-old rap musician. She was signed to hip-hop label Noah’s Ark at 17, and released two albums: Snowsniper (2019) and Vlinders (2020). Snowsniper was awarded an Edison, one of the most prestigious prizes in the Dutch music industry. More recently, S10 was awarded the Pop Stipend, a grant of 10000 euros to support up-and-coming artists.
She said on her selection:
Music is everything to me. I hope my music can bring something to other people’s lives, simply because it has done so much for me. Which is why I could almost explode with joy at the idea that I’ll be taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest this year. In front of such a massive audience, being able to do something that’s such an honour while representing the Netherlands… I think it’s absolutely wonderful.
The Netherlands at Eurovision
The Netherlands is one of the founding countries of the ESC, having performed the very first song ever on the Eurovision stage back in 1956. While the result of “De Vogels van Holland” is unknown, the Netherlands have clocked 5 wins, with their most recent in 2019. However the Netherlands are also known to have had the longest ever non qualification streak in the semi-final era – they missed out on the final a whopping 8 times between 2005-2012. As the host of 2021, they automatically qualified to the final in Rotterdam. Their song “Birth of a new Age” reached 23rd place, with 11 points, all from the juries.
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News Source: AVROTROS
Photo Source: Netherlands News Live