Douwe Bob has only been back in The Netherlands for two weeks, but this nation of Eurovision fans is not slowing down, brother. Fielding well-known acts with strong reputations, The Netherlands has finished on the left-hand side of the final scoreboard three out of the last four years. And now lesser known artists have publicly stated that they wanna wave the Dutch flag in Kiev, or wherever else Ukraine chooses to host the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest. Needless to say, the Dutch are spoiled for choice. We’ve had a think and lined up six artists we would love to see serving some Dutch realness at Eurovision 2017.

1. Caro Emerald

Eurovision 2016 The Netherlands Caro Emerald

First up is Caro Emerald, who rose to fame in The Netherlands with her single “Back It Up” in 2009. She released her best song “A Night Like This” later that year, and Martini later used it in an online marketing campaign. In 2012 she ventured outside The Netherlands and toured several British cities, including Birmingham, Glasgow, London and Manchester, all of which resulted in her next album The Shocking Miss Emerald, which reached the top spot on the UK albums chart. A student of jazz, she could bring something similar to the UK’s 2015 entry, albeit with a lot more class.

2. Dotan

Eurovision 2016 The Netherlands Dotan

Dotan is a Dutch singer who was born in Jerusalem. He writes indie and pop-rock — and with the charisma of a Douwe Bob and The Common Linnets. He could show up at Eurovision with anything and charm The Netherlands on to the left-hand side of the scoreboard again. In recent years he has been very popular in The Netherlands with his album 7 Layers and singles like “Home”, “Fall”, “Hungry” and “Let the River In”. We previously mentioned him in our Wednesday Wishlist in 2015. Sadly our prayers remain unanswered.

3. Eva Simons

Eurovision 2016 The Netherlands Eva Simons

The only person on this list who can say she had a duet with worldwide superstar Will.I.Am is Eva Simons. Back in 2012 they released their song “This is Love” and one year later she opened Beyonce’s world tour. Things went a little silent for Eva after that, but last year she returned with the finely produced songs “Policeman” and “Bludfire”. If The Netherlands wants to send a killer song to Ukraine next year, then we strongly recommend AvroTros start courting Miss Simons.

4. Jennie Lena

Eurovision 2016 The Netherlands Jennie Lena

Jennie Lena is the only person on this list with experience at Eurovision. In 2015 she performed as a backing vocalist for Trijntje Oosterhuis. Sadly Trijntje did not make it to the final. Why why-y-y-y shouldn’t Jennie Lena try it on her own? Last year she reached the final of The Voice Of Holland and also released a duet with Anouk, Dutch Eurovision royalty. The Dutch have already embraced Jennie, and maybe Europe will too.

5. O’g3ne

Eurovision 2016 The Netherlands O'g3ne

Jennie Lena is the only artist on this list ever to perform in the grown-up version of Eurovision but sisters Lisa, Amy and Shelley competed at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest back in 2007. They re-ignited their careers on The Voice Of Holland back in 2014 and easily won the whole thing. They seemed poised to win yet another show, as they are currently taking part in a show called ”The best singers of The Netherlands” and wowing with beautiful covers. They’ve already made it clear they would take part in Eurovision. Maybe they could take home that trophy, too?

6. Sharon Doorson

The Netherlands Eurovision 2016 Sharon Doorson

Last but not least it is Sharon Doorson, who previously sang in the same girlband as Eva Simons before going solo. Her last hit in The Netherlands was “Something Beautiful” – and it really was. She’s currently competing against O’g3ne to be named the best singer of The Netherlands, and she may very well take the cake. Besides her amazing voice, Sharon also has an amazing personality, which she put on show on the Dutch version of ”Survivor”. Sharon is really supportive of LGBT rights, which makes us think she has both the voice and the personality to wave the Dutch flag at Eurovision.

Do you think any of these ladies has what it takes to sing for the Netherlands at Eurovision? Vote for your favourite below.

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@Niki: Word in the past has it that Within Temptation won’t do Eurovision…

…But I wouldn’t be surprised if Sharon den Adel as a solo entry might consider it. Another top-5 possibility for the Netherlands, perhaps?

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

Gimme KENSINGTON!

I wouldn’t mind if they sent Lisa Lois (which I suggested back in 2014); but she’d have to have a song convincing enough to draw big points.

Netherlandsesc
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Netherlandsesc

Search: og3ne clown
And: og3ne change will come (the voice of Holland)

This is SO GOOD! If they come with a song like this they will win or end in top 3!

Dino
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Dino

ROCHELLE. All Night Long is a J A M.

Misio
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Misio

Only WITHIN TEMPATION or DOTAN can bring trophy for NL in 2017!

Niki
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Niki

My Top 3 picks:
1. Within Temptation
2. Miss Montreal
3. Loona

Niki
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Niki

I’d love to see Loona or Within Temptaton. 😉 ?

Mvaneijk97
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@Wawwu

They are just rumours, there have been no talks with singer. AVROTROS will start with that after the summer

meow
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meow

*fall in love with

meow
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meow

Omg I want both Dotan and Eva! can’t choose who I like more…
Both of them can bring astonishing songs, each of them in his own music style.
Eva can bring a similar ‘cool me down’ hit and Dotan can bring a song full with emotions that everyone will falling in love with…

dutchie
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dutchie

O’G3NE are heavily hyped right now because of their participation in Beste Zangers… the Dutch Itunes top-3 is currently Justin Timberlake-O’G3NE-O’G3NE. Their cover of Emeli Sande’s Clown was phenomenal, and they blow Sharon Doorson straight out the water on that show. Their own material isn’t quite as good though. Dotan doesn’t always deliver as a live singer, and to me he’s nowhere close to Douwe Bob in charisma and voice. Caro Emerald is big in the UK, personally I don’t see why as I find her music terribly boring and her voice nothing special. It’s swing without the swing. Jennie… Read more »

Jose
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Jose

Lisa Lois, Sandra van Nieuwland, Kengsinton, Marco Borsato and Delain are my first options. Then there come Eva Simons or Caro Emerald.

EurovisionMan
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EurovisionMan

Within Temptation is by far the best choice. Sharon den Adel has a great voice, can sing live, and oozes charisma. Plus the band crafts beautiful and meaningful songs. And they know how to perform- believe me I’ve seen them live twice. If you want Amsterdam 2018, send Within Temptation!

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mylittlejoy

O’G3ne is my first choice, though I think they should team up with a good writer for the win. Those girls know how to sing and perform, they just need the right song. Dotan would also be a good option. The harmonies with his band live are excellent and the support from Israel would be in the bag, haha! I do think he’s a good option, but think it would be a bit too similar to our last entries. I personally think we need something different. A big one I’m missing in the list is Kensington. it would be awesome… Read more »

Marc
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Marc

Only Dotan is really good! Love “Home” and “Hungry” but I think he might be too good for Eurovision. I would also like too see something like “Parijs” or “Sexy als ik dans”, a very Dutch sound in a very good way and if that songs were big hits in The Netherlands it could be translated to Europe becuase it’s that kind of music and sound that is played on the radio of the Western Europe. Janieck Devi (voice of “Reality” of Lost frequencies) it would be a nice choice and a song with Lost Frequencies production and sound would… Read more »

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Wawwu

There are rumours going that O’g3ne already had talks with AVROTROS, and they are the first option to represent NL. They only need to come up this summer with a killer song and ideas how they going to perform. If the NL delegation approve to the quality of the song, they will be it.

bartosz
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bartosz

Oh and I forgot about Lisa Lois – she’d be great too. Her song “Silhouette” is brilliant

bartosz
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bartosz

I’d love to see Within Temptation, Laua Jansen, Sandra van Nieuwland, OMNIA rather that those artists listed in article. Maybe Dotan is nice. But I definitely don’t want to see O’g3ne on Eurovision stage – I am not a fan of them

Guido Klerk
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Guido Klerk

I already voted Dotan but i totally forgot Mr. Probz! That guy is worth to be mentioned. A duet between Mr. Probz & Eva Simons would be awsome!

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burkina faso realness

please please send sharon or eva with an EDM song, the netherlands has such talent in that genre and we haven’t had any of it at esc!

Anouska
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Anouska

I’m going to throw Lisa Lois’ hat into the ring.
I love her voice, and would love to see her bring her killer pipes to Eurovision.

Wawwu
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Wawwu

The Netherlands stood out in the last years with flawless live singing. Eva Simons and Sharon Doorson are known for their well produced EDM songs, but they are not quite stable live performers. O’g3ne has got a nice special threeway sound, but I think the ESC podium is too big for them. And they haven’t been able to bring out mindblowing music by themselves. Jennie Lena has got great technique, but no appealing personality on stage. Dotans music could be too calm for Esc. Common Linnets song was calm, but that had a dynamic layer and chemistry on it of… Read more »

Bastian
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Bastian

O’g3ne please. I love how their voices blend so well together. Now give them a good song and you could have a winner 🙂

Calum Macleod
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Calum Macleod

O’G3NE!!!!!

beccaboo1212
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Please, Netherlands, PLEASE send O’G3NE! I’m serious! 😀

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karminowe.usta

Dotan is my favourite, I really like indie rock. His voice is amazing. I`m going to search for Dotan on Spotify. I feel his music would be emited from my computer.

Caro Emerald – it`s amazing vocalist but not my genre. The Netherland often sends classical songs. Common Linnets was amazing and wonderful. Douwe Bob was nice but Caro Emerald will not good choice. Europe don`t like this type of music as like as rock/metal.

Eva Simmons – it`s electro music, people from Europe emphase The Netherlands should send modern song.

Jonas
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Jonas

O’G3ne may well be very good, but the name is just awful. Seriously. How do you even pronounce it?

I like Caro Emerald, but electropop swing didn’t work very well for the UK last year.

I say bring back Trijnte, this time with an actually decent song.

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cheesecake

Would love to see Dotan or Caro do it.

OR
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OR

@http://www.mako.co.il/music-Magazine/articles/Article-329119e1a136331006.htm
Israeli article about Dotan – i love this guy- Holland u must send him.. he is perfect, i Promise u he will get 12 points from Israel like amir the Israeli France get this year.
And i think that dotan is way more talented than amir 🙂 🙂

Guido Klerk
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Guido Klerk

Dotan is my first choice. His pure voice hypnotizes and stands out. And Dotan isn’t too green, he has some international hits. I know Wiwobloggs has a great affection with diva’s although The Netherlands should not enter the diva-battlefield. So many eastern countries send every year high pitched diva’s with EDM-support in to prove they are so European.

Jr esc nl
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Jr esc nl

@or
Thanks 🙂

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The Brightest Falling Star

@Maya

I agree.

The Brightest Falling Star
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The Brightest Falling Star

Off topic: Does anyone remember Nusa Derenda from EMA 2016 (the Slovenian national selection)? She also represented Slovenia back in 2001 and brought her country their best ever result at Eurovision. She has revealed the official music video of her song “Tip Top”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbiYdN35fPI
Would anyone prefer to see “Tip Top” going to Eurovision instead of “Blue and Red”?

Maya
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Maya

I think it’s going to be O’G3NE

power b.
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power b.

Eva please! Bludfire is epic!

Daan Hulleman
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Daan Hulleman

I’m from Holland myself, and I would-be love to see anyone from this list to represent The Netherlands in ESC 2017! I personally want Dotan, Eva Simons or O’G3NE

OR
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OR

@Jr esc nl
You are right.. in Israel for example, all of the famous and the most talented singers Dont Want to go to eurovision…. SO good for Holland that take the eurovision so seriously!!
Maybe we will have Amsterdam 2018… i wish.. Amsterdam is the most beautiful And amazing City in Europe 🙂

Jr esc nl
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Jr esc nl

Also i must say that i think it’s quite amazing that so many famous Dutch artists are willing to go to esc and even offering themselves instead of avrotros asking them! That was very different before our non qualification streak and a lot of countries can only dream about that.

Jim
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Jim

I love Sharon Doorson. Especially “How You Like It” <3

Darren
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Darren

Random that the Netherlamds was chosen for this article, but anyway 🙂

I’d like to see Eva Simons try out for Eurovision, she would be a great choice for Netherlands, providing the song was good, and not just any reason to get a famous face on the Eurovision stage (ahem Nicky Byrne) but the Netherlamds have been doing well with slow, country-esque, mellow songs so I think the most realistic choice here is Dotan.

Mario = Legend
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Mario = Legend

I would love Sharon Doorson. Her new sound even better than the first.

So fantastic! Please choose Sharon NL! 🙂

Mr.D
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Mr.D

Omg your obsession with female singers 😀 Avrotros choosed Og3ne, they will reveal it at summer. Check dutch or belgian esc sites.

OR
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OR

Dotan is Dutch -Israeli singer, his dad is living in Israel… i hope Holland will send him Because he is amazing.. also i’m sure Dotan will be nicer to the Israelis delegation Than Douwe Bob (WHO WASN’T NICE AT ALL) !!
Any way- Holland send Dotan and u will get from Israel 12 points 🙂