Thursday 27 February 2020

Matthijs van Nieuwkerk quits DWDD

Dutch television presenter Matthijs van Nieuwkerk (59) is pulling the plug on popular daily chat show De Wereld Draait Door (the world keeps turning). Van Nieuwkerk, who has come under fire repeatedly for his high pay cheque, has presented the prize-winning show since its launch in 2005. The last episode will be broadcast on March 27. ‘DWDD has been a fabulous adventure and many dreams have come true,’ Van Nieuwkerk said of his departure. ‘But I now want to shake... More >

Greek Dutch girl heads for Eurovision

Dutch Greek teenager Stefania Liberakakis will represent Greece at this year’s Eurovision Song Festival which is being held in Rotterdam in May. Stefania, 17, will perform Supergirl on behalf of Greece, which is described as a pop song with typical Greek influences. Born in Utrecht in 2002, she took part in The Voice Kids television talent show at the age of 10. In 2016 she was part of the Dutch entry for the Junior Eurovision song contest as a member... More >

Metropole Orkest celebrates All Night Long

A retake of Lionel Richie’s all-time classic, All Night Long by Jacob Collier and performed by the Dutch ensemble Metropole Orkest was voted ‘Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals’ at the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday night. ‘I couldn’t think of a better orchestra to do this with. To actually play this music with them and craft it together, that’s special,’ Colliers said on the ensemble website. The Metropole Orkest has previously been nominated for a Grammy Award 20 times and... More >