In less than a month, one of the biggest Eurovision concerts in history will take place in Amsterdam. Het Grote Songfestivalfeest will be hosting the most Eurovision winners on the same stage in history. Now organisers have revealed the last two names who will finalise the line-up.
Last Friday, the organisers of Het Grote Songfestivalfeest (The Great Song Contest Party) revealed two new names for the line-up. This time it’s two Irish legends: Linda Martin and two-time winner Johnny Logan.
Het Grote Songfestivalfeest will take place on Friday, 15 December in the Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam. It will host the largest number of previous Eurovision winners ever. Participants include Charlotte Perrelli, Dana International, Katrina and the Waves and Loreen.
But there will be iconic participants of the last few years too, like Eleni Foureira, KEiiNO, Mahmood and Sergey Lazarev, as well as some former Dutch participants.
In other news, Jan Smit has withdrawn from his job as the show’s co-host . The Dutch commentator has taken a break from all work until at least the end of the year, as he is currently suffering from laryngitis. It is not yet revealed who will take over the job of co-hosting the show with Cornald Maas.
For fans who can not make it to the show next month, it will be televised on Dutch channel NPO3 on the first day of 2020.
Het Grote Songfestivalfeest could be considered a warm-up for the Dutch audience, getting them in the mood for the big event in Rotterdam next year.
Last May, Duncan Laurence won the 64th Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel. It was the first time in 44 years that The Netherlands took the trophy. In 2020, Rotterdam will host the next edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Het Grote Songfestivalfeest Confirmed Line-Up
- Anne Marie David (Luxembourg 1973 Winner and France 1979)
- Charlotte Perrelli (Sweden 1999 Winner and 2008)
- Corinne Hermes (Luxembourg 1983 Winner)
- Dana International (Israel 1998 Winner and 2011)
- Dima Bilan (Russia 2006 and 2008 Winner)
- Edsilia Rombley (Netherlands 1998 and 2007)
- Eimaer Quinn (Ireland 1996 Winner)
- Eleni Foureira (Cyprus 2018)
- Ell & Nikki (Azerbaijan 2011 Winners)
- Emmelie De Forest (Denmark 2013 Winner)
- Izhar Cohen (Israel 1978 Winner)
- Johnny Logan (Ireland 1980 and 1987 Winner)
- Katrina & the waves (United Kingdom 1997 Winner)
- Keiino (Norway 2019)
- Lenny Kuhr (Netherlands 1969 Winner)
- Linda Martin (Ireland 1984 and 1992 Winner)
- Loreen (Sweden 2012 Winner)
- Marie Myriam (France 1977 Winner)
- Marlayne & Frizzle Sizzle’s Mandy (Netherlands 1999 and 1986)
- Netta (Israel 2018 Winner)
- Niamh Kavanagh (Ireland 1993 Winner and 2010)
- Ruslana (Ukraine 2004 Winner)
- Ruth Jacott (Netherlands 1993)
- Sandra Kim (Belgium 1986 Winner)
- Sergey Lazarev (Russia 2016 and 2019)
- Getty Kaspers of Teach-In (Netherlands 1975 Winner)
- The Olsen Brothers (Denmark 2000 Winner)
- Nicole (1982 Winner)
- Willeke Alberti (Netherlands 1994)
- Gali Atari of Milk and Honey (Israel 1979 Winner)
- Serhat (San Marino 2016 and 2019)
- Mahmood (Italy 2019)
- Verka Serduhka (Ukraine 2007)
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