Dutch entry Douwe Bob slows down to reach Eurovision final

Photo: Eurovision

Photo: Eurovision

This year’s country-inspired Dutch entry for the Eurovision Song Contest has reached the final on Saturday.

Slow Down by Douwe Bob gathered enough votes in the first semi-final on Tuesday night to make it through to the main event in Stockholm.

Dutch commentators praised Bob for his ‘cast iron’ vocals and performance, which includes a 10-second pause in the middle of the song. Britain’s Telegraph newspaper says Slow Down is its favourite to win the contest

Last year, the Netherlands failed to qualify for the finals but the year before that, The Common Linnets came second with a country number.

In 2013, Douwe Bob won the reality television show The Best Singer-Songwriter in the Netherlands.

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