Following Duncan Laurence’s victory in Tel Aviv, the Eurovision 2020 host nation the Netherlands has come down with song festival fever. One symptom has been the endless speculation about which Dutch artist will be lucky enough to perform on home soil. And now the rumour mill has turned to the letter J.
The Netherlands: Will Judy Blank sing at Eurovision 2020?
As reported by AD.nl, Radio 2 DJ Timur Perlin has claimed that the first name of the man or woman who will represent the Netherlands this year starts with the letter J. The DJ made the claim on his show The Timur Timur Show. Perlin said that he knows the initial from a very reliable source.
Nevertheless, Timo does not know the full name of the Dutch representative. But he does have a suspicion: singer-songwriter Judy Blank, known for the song “Tangled Up in You”. According to Perlin, she has many qualities to be the perfect Dutch representative: she is known outside The Netherlands and she has a charismatic personality.
Who will represent The Netherlands at Eurovision 2020?
Jacqueline Govaert, the front-woman of the successful Dutch band Krezip, is also mentioned. Radio 2 listeners, incidentally, have other ideas about the mysterious entry with the initial J. For example, they named 00’s icons like Jim Bakkum and Jamai Loman. They both participated in the first edition of Idols in The Netherlands, where Jim placed second and Jamai won the competition.
And there is no shortage of Js with Eurovision 2011 participants the 3J’s. A more plausible option is former X-factor winner Jaap Siewertsz van Reesema, better known as Jake Reese, or Jett Rebel. They both have an English repertoire, and are successful outside the Netherlands, unlike the Jim, Jamai and the 3J’s.
The Dutch are, in any case, confident about their 2020 entry. According to Lammert De Bruin, a Dutch Eurovision journalist, the director of the Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS knows who will represent the Netherlands and he said that we are going to win again. In a radio show, De Bruin reacted to this: ‘’I was shocked, because who will pay for that? But that is for concern later.”