Linda Wagenmakers, who represented the Netherlands at the 2000 Eurovision Song Contest, is the second support act announced for Eurovision in Concert. The announcement was made on the Eurovision in Concert Twitter. Having previously hosted Eurovision in Concert, she will now get to sing at the pre-party.
About Linda Wagenmakers
Linda Wagenmakers is a Dutch singer and voice actress. Eurovision fans will recognise her from her 2000 Eurovision song “No Goodbyes”. On the night in Stockholm, she finished 13th on 40 points. She is the Dutch voice of Mulan in Disney’s Mulan and Tiana in The Princess and the Frog. Beyond singing and voice acting, Linda is now also a vocal coach.
Eurovision in Concert
About the Pre-Party: Known for being the biggest Eurovision Pre-Party, fans from all over the world travel to the Dutch capital ‘Amsterdam’ to see the acts perform live. The show will be hosted once again by Edsilia Rombley (The Netherlands 1998, 2007) & Cornald Maas.
Acts: At the time of writing, the 2022 Eurovision acts confirmed are; Ronela Hajati (Albania), Jérémie Makiese (Belgium), Brooke (Ireland), Intelligent Music Project (Bulgaria), S10 (The Netherlands), and Krystian Ochman (Poland). Whilst, Linda Wagenmakers and Maggie Macneal are the Support Acts.
Venue: The 2022 edition of the Pre-Party will take place in AFAS Live in Amsterdam and is near Amsterdam Arena, Johan Cruijff ArenA, and Ziggo Dome.
Tickets: Regular Tickets are available for €52.50 each, and can be purchased here.
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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