Douwe Bob is to represent the Netherlands at next year’s European Song Contest in Stockholm.
Douwe Bob won television talent show The Best Singer Songwriter in 2012 and has been picked by public broadcaster AVROTROS to compete in the European contest.
‘I’m writing songs and I now have the opportunity to let them be heard via the biggest stage in Europe,’ the 22-year-old said on Wednesday evening.
Last year, the Netherlands failed to make the song contest final with an Anouk-penned song for Trijntje Oosterhuis. The year before, the Netherlands came second with The Common Linnets.
Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl.
We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.Make a donation