Angus is joined by S10 at Eurovision in Concert. The Dutch singer will represent the Netherlands at Eurovision with her song “De Diepte”. They talk about her musical inspirations, her recent success at the 3FM-awards, and her favourite Eurovision entries this year.
Asked about the Eurovision pre-party experience, S10 says that “it has been very nice” and that she has been talking to her fellow Eurovision contestants. S10, who won a 3FM award for best collaboration and just released a song with Dutch artist Froukje, then moved on to discuss how she picks who she works with. S10 said:
I just really want to work with people that I love. Froukje is someone who I really love and enjoy to work with. She also is a genius musician.S10
S10 also shared that, when performing live, she tries to tap into her younger self. The little Stien, she says, is someone she always carries with her takes care of. Asked about her musical influences, S10 mentions that she spent a lot of time listening to Johnny Cash, J.J. Cale and Rokia Traoré. Right now, S10 says:
Yung Lean is my favourite rapper. Also Lana Del Rey and Bring Me The HorizonS10
S10, having noted in other interviews she likes Moldova’s entry this year, said that she also loves Albania. She considers the musical drop in it one of her favourite things in music. S10 also says she listens a lot to Estonia, and that she loves STEFAN’s voice. She closed off the interview with a message to everyone reading or watching the interview:
I think that you have to lift yourself, to make a good place in your own head. Make yourself a party in your own head, that’s really something that I want to say. I make a party in my head all the time, and that is what makes life really nice.S10
About S10 and “De Diepte”
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. ‘De Diepte’ is the first Dutch-language entry in Eurovision since 2010. The song is “an ode to the sadness and the memories you carry with you”. S10 wrote De Diepte together with Arno Krabman. At Eurovision, The Netherlands will have a new creative team, who you can read about here. Besides releasing her song, S10 has also performed De Diepte live. You can read more about that performance and watch it here.
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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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