Today rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 kicked off. Countries rehearsing on Day 1 include Albania, Latvia, Lithuania, Switzerland, Slovenia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, The Netherlands, and Moldova. Next to rehearse today was The Netherlands’ S10.
S10’s first rehearsal
The next act to take to the Eurovision 2022 stage at the Pala Alpitour in Turin was The Netherlands’ S10. She will sing the song “De Diepte” at Eurovision 2022 after she was selected to represent The Netherlands late last year.
Following S10’s first rehearsal a clip of her rehearsal was posted on TikTok. The clip showed S10 before and after she took to the Eurovision stage for the first time. The clip also gave us some insight into how well her first rehearsal went.
@eurovision Bringing the drama, style, and smoke to the stage…it’s the Netherlands’ @S10 🇳🇱 #Eurovision #Eurovision2022 #EurovisionTikTok ♬ original sound – Eurovision
What did we learn about S10’s staging?
Smoke and dramatic lighting are the two key features of the Dutch staging this year. S10 is wearing a black outfit. Especially notable is her jacket, which is a tailcoat that is cropped at the front. The powerful, dramatic staging has a strong impact and fits with the song.
What we thought about S10’s first rehearsal
Following the release of the snippet, Rory gave his initial thoughts and reactions about S10’s first rehearsal
@thateurosite #stitch with @eurovision Our penultimate rehearsal of the day comes from @s10sdonnie from the #netherlands. It’s a minimal glimpse into S10’s world but we are expecting big things! #eurovision ♬ original sound – thateurosite
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.
The Netherlands’ Eurovision Journey
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: EBU
Photo Source: Marie Wynants