Dutch singer Dotan is strongly rumoured to be under serious consideration to represent the Netherlands in 2016. National broadcaster AvroTros aren’t saying anything but it seems that Dotan is top of their list.
The hugely successful singer-songwriter was previously rumoured to be the Dutch representative for Vienna, until Trijntje was announced. Other artists rumoured for the Netherlands include Alain Clark and Caro Emerald, but once again the buzz around Dotan is strongest.
AvroTros are rumoured to be officially revealing their 2016 representative in October.
Who is Dotan?
Dotan Harpenau is a 28-year-old singer-songwriter. Born in Jerusalem, he is the youngest son of the Dutch writer and painter Patty Harpenau. Dotan’s musical career started in 2010 when he signed a contract with EMI and recorded his debut album in Los Angeles. That album earned him the 3FM Serious Talent Award.
His big breakthrough came last year with his album 7 Layers and his double-platinum international hit single “Home”. He’s been nominated for the MTV EMAs 2016 award for Best Dutch Act, and later this year he will open for American musician Ben Folds on his US tour.
What do you think of Dotan representing The Netherlands in Vienna? Can he give the Netherlands their fifth victory?