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.”

Which J is most likely to represent The Netherlands?

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Geo
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Geo

Useless article and poll. No Jorday Roy in it, lol

Ghoule Seddik
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Ghoule Seddik

DJ Jean!

rd111
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rd111
Alybloggs
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Alybloggs

Jar Jar Binks

Apple
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Apple

Clearly it’s Jamala

Peter
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Peter

Jacqueline Govaert! She would slaaayyy!

Tom
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Tom

It will be Jaruv a.k.a Maruv

Dawid
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Dawid

Maybe it’s just some unknown Johnny van Papatodin or Jessica Villensmet.

Fatima
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Fatima

Go Jessie!

Mark
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Mark

Jim van der Zee or Jeangu Macrooy

AntonESC
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AntonESC

Jim van der Zee! Love his voice…

Nikko
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Nikko

Jaly Ryan ?

Bas
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Bas

Jeugd van Tegenwoordig!

Mony
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Mony

What’s the point of this article? Let’s guess a nonsense from a local DJ, so now what… Let’s take all the singers in the Netherlands with J letter and make bets about who’ll be the representative in the end. Seriously?

Fatima
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Fatima

They could be talking about the composer anyway.

Jack Pricefield
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Jack Pricefield

To humorously quote Jim Carrey from Liar Liar… “IT WAS MEEEEEE!”

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

Jaly Ryan? She IS partly Dutch after all…

Stephen
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Stephen

Ruth Jacob

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

My name starts with the letter J…
Europe, y’all better get ready cause i’m coming for it 😉

Mary Jane
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Mary Jane

It’s Judy Blank. She basically confirmed it on her insta.

I’m super stoked! I love her sound and she is a great songwriter!

Bernard 77
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Bernard 77

Is it strange when I say I never heard of Judy?

Eurovisionfan12
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Eurovisionfan12

You’re probably asking the same question about Duncan last year 😉

Bernard 77
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Bernard 77

True. It’s no criticism.

Mary Jane
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Mary Jane

No not at all. Her songs are folk/americana so you wouldn’t hear them on a pop radio station. Her music is somewhat similar to Isle de lange’s, but less country and more folk/jazz. Her career started with De Beste Singer Songwriter show where she finished pretty high.

RoboESC
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RoboESC

The fact that she’s posting the screenshots is basically confirming she is NOT going. If this was a leak she would shut her mouth about it and definitely not building hype (yet). I don’t blame her for being happy with the free publicity, but I’m glad she’s not representing NL.

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Our rule is that Eurovision artists are never confirmed by hints on the artist’s social media. The selected artist will have probably signed a confidentiality agreement. We’ll know who the artist is when the broadcaster decides to reveal.

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Roaring 20's are here

Indeed, the ones who are really chosen, don’t have the freedom to play guessing games on social media.

Bernard 77
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Bernard 77

Never heard of Judy Blank as a Dutchman. Jim has the looks, not the voice. Jaap/Jake has the voice. Jamai hasn’t both of them. 3Js? After the last last place in 2011? No. Justine Pelmelay. She is 87. Jett Rebel? Risky. But interesting. Same accounts for Jacqueline. Jannes? The male Sieneke? No. Jada? A joke.

Tom
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Tom

Joan Franka honeyyyy

Catherine
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Catherine

Jim van der Zee? Please

DDRaven
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DDRaven

And immediately I no longer care. My beloved artist ain’t coming so, Imma just wait for the song in mid march or wtv

Paul
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Paul

Jamala!!

Mr Vanilla Bean
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Mr Vanilla Bean

Lord, have mercy. Let it be Jilse deLange.

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Roaring 20's are here

It is JOWST !

Loin dici
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Loin dici

So it’s not Jtrintje Oosterhius?

Wiwo
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Wiwo

Whaaaat I thought it was Jaly Ryan

Azaad
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Azaad

She’s probably applied let’s be honest

NickC
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NickC

That was the funniest..Jaly Ryan. I fell from my chair.

An American ESC Fan
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An American ESC Fan

It’s obviously Juncan Laurence y’all

Arilena Ara fangirl
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Arilena Ara fangirl

Why is Josje not listed?

RoboESC
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RoboESC

The ”reliable” sources of Dutch radio DJ’s shouldn’t be taken seriously. Just like when Giel Belen was 100% sure that he knew Maastricht was definitely gonna be the host city because of multiple totally ”reliable sources”. I really don’t think it’s anyone of the options in this poll.

Sara
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Sara

Joan Franka or the 3J’s. Uhm I guess their ESC experience wasn’t the best of all. Jett Rebel would be cool.

NickC
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NickC

After two male acts, I suspect it will be a female

James
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James

Jan Smit but definitely not.

M_K
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M_K

Well, we know how the Dutch love country music… so… Johnny Cash?

Campbell Grace
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Campbell Grace

I hope that’s sarcasm

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

That would be a very nice idea… if Mr. Cash hadn’t died 17 years ago.

Joey
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Joey

Lol, most of us hate country music. Keep in mind that we don’t have a national final and the group which get to choose the song and artist contains only 5 people… ‘:-)

Milano official
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Milano official

Jenny Lena is for me one of the best singers we could send for Eurovision 2020

Edouard
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Edouard

Jacqueline Govaert could be quite a good choice. With the right style of song (something more like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8Q5-IxCoYQ), Jake Reese could also make for a nice choice. To be honest I doubt this radio DJ knows anything about the broadcaster’s decision, he’s probably just trying to get people talking about his show.

Edouard
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Edouard

Another likely option would be Janieck Devy, who already penned Sarah McTernan’s song for Ireland last year, and makes a bunch of good songs himself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woJZvd7anq0 / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idVLI3s_CJo

Edouard
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Edouard

No, Faulhaber is also Dutch so idk why haha. I just think this particular song ended up becoming famous there for some reason.

Barbara
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Barbara

I hope it is Jake Reese or Jet Rebel

Roaring 20's are here
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Roaring 20's are here

Just break the curse of the hosting country. I still don’t get what was wrong with Kobi Marimi.

Roaring 20's are here
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Roaring 20's are here

I want to understand why. Is it because… H a t a r i message? Was it too patriotic? I genuinely want to understand why.

Edouard
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Edouard

I don’t understand either tbh, the song was probably the most beautiful ballad of the contest this year, unpopular opinion but it was better than Duncan

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Roaring 20's are here

I understand your point of view, but it got zero point from jury. Belarussian voting was wrong, so Israel got zero points from jury. So weird. Anyway, I liked the song, and it’s all right. Greetings from Romania. Maybe the hosting country will not win again, I hope for The Netherlands to change that, because is always great to have surprises from the underdog.

Inkie
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Inkie

For me the problem was that it looked very fake. It looked like he was acting that he was a singer. He learned how a singer should act and overacted. For me there was nothing genuine about it…

Alybloggs
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Alybloggs

If The Netherlands want to be like Sweden 2016 then that is possible

ESC Willeke
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ESC Willeke

I hope it will be Jett Rebel, but I think it’s Jenny Lena, who also is a backing singer for Anouk, who represented us in 2013.

John
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I just hope they choose to sing at least partially in Dutch. I’m not holding my breath though…

Tibor
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Tibor

Now the teasing is really getting out of control.

Mr Vanilla Bean
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Mr Vanilla Bean

Who’s the guitar guy on the bottom left corner? Looks cute.

Hyunwoo
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Hyunwoo

Jett Rebel Sings well