After the closure of the Dutch submissions for Eurovision 2024, one of those who submitted an entry, The Netherlands’ Eurovision 2016 representative Douwe Bob confirmed that he has an entry among the 600 submissions AVROTROS received.
Douwe reveals details about potential Dutch entry for Eurovision 2024
The revelation of his submission was revealed by Douwe Bob to RTL Nieuws, where Douwe Bob revealed further information about his submission. Douwe revealed that he submitted an entry for himself as well as co-writing an entry with Numidia, who he worked with on Beste Zangers.
Douwe revealed a bit more on the entry he wrote with Numidia:
It is an English song, but it also contains the Berber language, the song is about connecting and looking beyond what we are taught. It is a very connecting song. Open your eyes and we are all one, that is the gist.
In the same interview, Douwe also mentioned that he would withdraw his entry, if this would mean that Numidia would be able to go to Malmö.
At the time of writing, the selection committee are currently listening through the entries and choose the next Dutch Eurovision representative. The selection committee consist of Twan van de Nieuwenhuijzen, Carolien Borgers, Cornald Maas, Hila Noorzai, Sander Lantinga, Jaap Reesema, and Jacqueline Govaert. With the latter two being the latest addition to the selection committee, with the next representative to be revealed in due course.
Douwe Bob’s Eurovision Journey
In 2016, Douwe Bob represented The Netherlands in Stockholm with his entry “Slow Down” which was written by Douwe Bob alongside Jan Peter Hoekstra, Jeroen Overman, and Matthijs van Duijvenbode. During his participation in the contest, Douwe Bob qualified for the Grand Final, where he managed to place 11th overall, after receiving 153 points from the jurors and televoters combined.
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News Source: RTL Nieuws
Photo Credit: EBU