Thursday 07 July 2022

The Netherlands’ Eurovision entry is first Dutch song in 12 years

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The Netherlands’ entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest is the first Dutch language entry for 12 years.

De Diepte (the deep) is a ‘tribute to the sadness and memories that you carry with you’, co-writer and performer S10 told the Eurovision website.

‘Everyone experiences difficult times in their lives. That’s something we all have in common and I hope you will feel less alone when you listen to the song,’ she said.

The 21-year-old, who started performing when she was 16, is known for her extremely personal songs, often about her own experiences of depression.

S10, real name Stien den Hollander, is best known for her hit Adem je in (breathe you in) and was described by the Eurovision website as an ‘alt pop princess’.

The Netherlands won the 2019 edition of the festival but last year Jeangu Macrooy was a disappointing 23rd with his song Birth of a New Age.

The Netherlands will have to get through the semi-finals to qualify for the main event, which will be held in Turin on May 14.

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