Picture: AVROTROS

On Thursday Dutch songstress S10 revealed her Eurovision 2022 song “De Diepte” inside the Tuschinski Theatre in Amsterdam. The glorious setting, which is steeped in cinematic history, was an appropriate choice. Her song, which translates as “The Depth”, has a thoroughly artistic sensibility. Gripping from start to finish, it rides on a wave of emotion — just like the most noteworthy of films. 

“It’s a tribute to the sadness and memories that you carry with you”, she tells Eurovision.tv. “Everyone experiences difficult times in their lives. That’s something we all have in common and I hope you will feel less alone when you listen to the song”.

S10 “De Diepte” — The Netherlands at Eurovision 2022

Broadcaster AVROTROS selected S10  that’s Stien den Hollander  as the country’s contestant. This followed an open call for songs after Rotterdam hosted Eurovision in May 2021. Representing a new generation of Dutch pop music, the North Holland native will be the first performer to sing in Dutch since 2010 when Sieneke crashed out of the semis. 

For this special release, the country departed from its usual prime-time television release. Instead, AVROTROS travelled to the Tuschinski Theatre in Amsterdam. Voted as the most-beautiful cinema in the world by Time Out in 2021, this venue celebrated its 100th anniversary in October. 

Eurovision stars Duncan Laurence, Stefania, Cezar Sampson and Gjon’s Tears had a pre-listen to the song. Their first reaction revealed that the entry has strong vocals and deep, meaningful lyrics. 

S10’s Eurovision song 

S10 presented her Eurovision 2022 bid live on NPO Radio 2 as well as on different platforms. Similar to last year, the delegation’s social media accounts premiered the music video, alongside the official Eurovision YouTube channel.

On Tuesday, the broadcaster uploaded a small teaser from the song’s music video. This teaser saw S10 dramatically destroying a fridge to then sneak into the empty kitchen device. 

Earlier, AVROTROS announced that S10’s creative team will consist of director Marnix Kaart, creative supervisor Wouter van Ransbeek and light designer Henk Jan van Beek

Are you excited for the release? What are you expecting? Let us know in the comments down below!

 
 
 
 
 
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Nathalie
Nathalie
8 months ago

I loveeeeeeeeee it!!!!

Last edited 8 months ago by Nathalie
Rob
Rob
8 months ago

S10 first live performance just was on tv. Great track and staging.

https://youtu.be/FkcR-zI-0Wk

Stephanie
Stephanie
8 months ago

Off topic.. Since when are you getting downvoted when people say what country you’re from? So to those 5 who did that…How sad are you?

Iris
Iris
8 months ago

hmm… this is probably my no.1 song now!

Richard
Richard
8 months ago

This is really beautiful, what a lovely surprise. Very classy and haunting, one of the best this year for sure.

Mr X
Mr X
8 months ago

My new leader…

  1. Netherlands 11,5/12
  2. Italy 11/12
  3. Lithuania 10/12
  4. Ukraine 9,5/12
  5. Norway 9/12
  6. Czech Republic 8/12
Alex
Alex
8 months ago

De diepte made more than 200k on Spotify in the Netherlands within 12 hours. Ofc it just debut at 1.
Also 1 on Apple or Itunes
That’s what you get when braodcasters and labels promote ans care about local talent

Last edited 8 months ago by Alex
musica
musica
8 months ago
Reply to  Alex

It’s quite a big debut, I think bigger than Arcade. If the Dutch don’t like the song they simply won’t listen to it, no matter how much you promote it. So there’s definitely something there in terms of commercial potential.

Alex
Alex
8 months ago
Reply to  musica

Yes. Song is great and Dutch people like it a lot otherwise they wouldn’t play it. It’s very hard to make a big debut. Having a team behind and people believing in your talent and song also helps. Many factors came together I guess.

Addie
Addie
8 months ago

Im still not that used to this song, but it’s definitely a very beautiful and emotional song (anyway I’ll end up completely loving it in a few more days) With an intimate staging, maybe with some contemporary dancers, this could be something huge (it already is) I hope this comes atleast top 5.

Nepper
Nepper
8 months ago
Reply to  Addie

Dancers? Really?

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
8 months ago

This is really nice and I’ll probably be voting for her anyway but I did also check out one of her other songs, “Dans Mij Naar Huis”, and I ended up a bit disappointed it wasn’t that one instead…

Niya
Niya
8 months ago

I really like this song! It probably won’t win, but it still should do pretty well. Dutch is a beautiful language and I’m glad they decided to not send a song in English this time.

Anthony
Anthony
8 months ago

This entry does have potential, and I’m really sure that this will qualify (unless, staging, of course).

Results-wise, I think this will be top 15 at best, but I’ll wait for all the songs to be released before deciding.

I just listened to “Adem je in” BTW.

Current ranking (subject to change):

  1. Italy
  2. Poland
  3. Spain
  4. Norway
  5. Ukraine
  6. Netherlands
  7. Australia
  8. Finland
  9. Albania
  10. Estonia
  11. Czech Republic
  12. Latvia
  13. Lithuania
  14. Malta
  15. Israel
  16. Ireland
  17. Croatia
  18. San Marino
  19. Moldova
  20. Slovenia
  21. North Macedonia
  22. Bulgaria
MonsieurMüller
MonsieurMüller
8 months ago

This is the first time I hear Dutch since I started watching Eurovision in 2013. It sounds just awesome! I think this entry will stand out. It’s incredible that a song about sadness produces other feelings in your soul: tranquility, peace and even hope! I wouldn’t say it’s a depressing song. Besides, her voice is so beautiful!

pastel de nata
pastel de nata
8 months ago

I agree, it sounds more like the release of pain and a journey towards relief.

Johan Victor
Johan Victor
8 months ago

Good song,winner…i dont think so

CagardiB
CagardiB
8 months ago

This is so good, I’m livin’
Best of lucks <3 from Sweden

SassySmurf
SassySmurf
8 months ago

Well, its the only song I’ve downloaded at this point . . .

Craigee_mac
Craigee_mac
8 months ago

What an angelic voice, and what a stunning song. I love that it’s in Dutch, and I am about to Google S10 to see what else she has out, music-wise. I also checked the lyrics, and the words are just wonderful. I hope this does well, to encourage more countries to release songs like this in their own language. 9 out of 10 for me.

Zelenovi
Zelenovi
8 months ago

Translated lyrics: Do you know that feeling When your dream doesn’t work out Are you ever afraid It will always stay this way? Because it’s been raining for days And I can’t see a thing You and me together, right? It was always going to be like that (Chorus) ooh, aah Here in the deep I keep hearing your name Ooh aah I’m deep and I don’t want to let you go I’m taking cover under the table And I hope you will find me I’ve been waiting all evening Oh, I’m like a child I’m gritting my teeth again… Read more »

Jo.
Jo.
8 months ago

can’t stop listening!!! definitely my #1 so far!!

Shemshem
Shemshem
8 months ago

I find the song quite interesting, I love dutch but I do not think her live performance is going to give me chills or any emotions.

SassySmurf
SassySmurf
8 months ago
Reply to  Shemshem

I would expect there to be interesting, moody pictures projected behind her and perhaps, one or two interpretive dancers. Anything else would look weird.

Anna Banana
Anna Banana
8 months ago

My winner!! beautiful <3

Last edited 8 months ago by Anna Banana
Mariah
Mariah
8 months ago

I loooove it !!!

Jo.
Jo.
8 months ago

I love this!! I knew my girl chevrolet s10 would deliver!!l

Jo.
Jo.
8 months ago
Reply to  Jo.

when she got into the fridge, that’s so me!!!

Karl
Karl
8 months ago
Reply to  Jo.

When I empty out the fridge and stuff myself with all that’s in it. That’s so me!!!

SassySmurf
SassySmurf
8 months ago
Reply to  Jo.

That was the only part I wasn’t crazy for. I get the feeling but all I could think of was ‘How irresponsible”. Could have had the same effect with a closet or wardrobe – pulling out all the clothes and throwing them aside before climbing in and hiding away from the world.

João Miguel
João Miguel
8 months ago
Reply to  SassySmurf

It’s for people like you that they put in the description of microwaves a warning to not put your cat inside to dry. I don’t think the fridge is meant in a literal way. And if this video inspires someone to close him/herself inside a fridge than that’s totally on them. Not because she made a beautiful video.

Nate
Nate
8 months ago

With an appropriate staging this song will be magical. Thank you netherlands

Philou
Philou
8 months ago

Wow !!!!!!!!!!! Just heard the song with my headphones and after the first listening….I ADORE IT!!!!!! The song is still in my head….I am listening it on repeat
Good job the Netherlands. SHE’S AUTHENTIC!
Très bon choix de la part des Pays-Bas. J’adore l’univers et la voix de la chanteuse. Amitiés de la Suisse.

ete sech
ete sech
8 months ago
Reply to  Philou

The chorus is quite catchy! I love it!

noone
noone
8 months ago

It’s a very good song and it’s nice to hear Dutch again. With Russia out of Semi 1, there’s one spot that could go to anyone; maybe Netherlands? With a good staging anything’s possible.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
8 months ago
Reply to  noone

Yes, there will be at least one country who just Got a better chance qualifying from semi final one now that Russia has been expelled.

Zelenovi
Zelenovi
8 months ago

Big yes from me. Introverted and melodic but edgy. And wonderful to hear a song in my native language that I actually like again (I am haunted by Sieneke’s ghost)

Geale de Vries
Geale de Vries
8 months ago
Reply to  Zelenovi

Never mention Sieneke again. The final she was in was held in Norway, where I live. I should have sued her, for I was harassed and ridiculed by all my Norwegian friends.

Sabrina
Sabrina
8 months ago

I already like it a lot and it feels like a grower. It tickes a lot of boxes for me (beautiful voice, classy arrangement, sincere lyrics), though it probably misses that final one that would make it an Eurovision winner. But hey, staging can make that stripped down bridge a moment. Both “humming hooks” are quite strong, easy to memorize and sing along, which is a nice thing to have when your song is in a language few people speak. By the way, this is a good example that any language can provide beautiful songs.

Last edited 8 months ago by Sabrina
Efthymios
Efthymios
8 months ago

Took me about 30 minutes to get used to it, now I love it more than Brividi, haha.

Whisker
Whisker
8 months ago

I hope S10 be keeping her hair down. Those fake ponytails are everywhere this year. And last year in Albania. Slavko was first and looked way better.

Jonas
Jonas
8 months ago

I love it. I also feel like opinions don’t really count for much when the song has been out only a day. If this doesn’t qualify, it will be the fault of the televoters and juries – not S10’s.

Sabrina
Sabrina
8 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I’ll add that it won’t be the fault of the Dutch language either. But I think this is will qualify with ease. The first semi is full of high energy songs, I’m hoping this will help highlighting at least the Dutch and the Lithuanian songs.

Jonas
Jonas
8 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I hope so. Finland 2017 and Portugal 2019 showed to me that quality doesn’t always count for much, immediacy matters more. After Jeangu’s zero televote points last year, I promised myself to stop caring about results.

Sabrina
Sabrina
8 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I always lose songs I love during the semis and the 2 you mentioned were between them.

Took another look in the 1st semi and it will be a tough one. The Greek song is supposed to be a sad ballad too (there’s a leaked demo, but I’m waiting for the official release). So, we already have Croatia, Greece, Lithuania and the Netherlands with women singing slower songs. Áurea and Maro are contenders in Portugal. Marketa and the sisters can win in Iceland… There won’t be room for all of them. 🙁

AllThingsNordic.eu
8 months ago

Sweet, cute, a good song. And I love Dutch. I am not sure if it will qualify for the final or how far it can go. But it’s a decent entry by the Netherlands. I feel it’s going to do better with younger audiences.

Bella
Bella
8 months ago

Obviously not a winner, but I like it! Also always appreciate when countries sing in their national language. For some reason I also feel like it’s a better version of Australia’s song.

Bordo
Bordo
8 months ago

Dutch has never sounded so beautiful

Kinga
Kinga
8 months ago

I really like it!

AndersP
AndersP
8 months ago

Off topic (but not too far off genre) – I just googled ‘UK Eurovision 2022’ and clicked on the ‘news’ tab – there’s a news story that’s been taken down on Talent Recap that says London Grammar is representing the UK from 20 hrs ago. That would be totally amazing it were true.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=uk+eurovision+2022&client=safari&hl=en-gb&prmd=nvi&source=lnms&tbm=nws&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjJ07jEvqr2AhWLNcAKHf1BCqkQ_AUoAXoECAIQAQ&biw=390&bih=663&dpr=3

Last edited 8 months ago by AndersP
ete sech
ete sech
8 months ago
Reply to  AndersP

OMG London Grammar are a terrific group! If true, finally the UK has done things right 😀

Bella
Bella
8 months ago
Reply to  AndersP

If this is true, then I can safely say I’ll have a new #1 on top of Italy. I am OBSESSED with London Grammar! That being said I have a hard time believing a group of their caliber would agree to do something risky like Eurovision.

AndersP
AndersP
8 months ago
Reply to  Bella

I feel the same. Just so weird the story was published and then taken down.

Bella
Bella
8 months ago
Reply to  AndersP

I googled it: there’s an article from “Talent Recap” that says London Grammar represents the UK at Eurovision with “Turn back time”. It’s from yesterday though so I find it weird that it was not relayed anywhere else.

AndersP
AndersP
8 months ago
Reply to  Bella

It could have been sent under embargo and whoever wrote the article didn’t pay attention to it

Ted
Ted
8 months ago
Reply to  AndersP

They’ve just signed to TaP management. It’s a possibility that they could. But my money’s on Sam Ryder. His song “space man” has been produced by Koz. Koz is managed by TaP

AndersP
AndersP
8 months ago
Reply to  Ted

It’s time to do some euro-sleuthing! (or they could just make an announcement already)

Last edited 8 months ago by AndersP
PP77
PP77
8 months ago

It will finish like Belgium 2021

Chupacabra
Chupacabra
8 months ago

Not bad… a grower song!

Thanos
Thanos
8 months ago

What a lovely surprise! I really like this entry it jumped straight to my top 3. And I can see it doing really well under certain circumstances. The use of the native language is also a big bonus in my book.

Sometimes
Sometimes
8 months ago

Beautiful. Goes straight into my TOP3,
didnt know before dutch sounded so great in music.

pastel de nata
pastel de nata
8 months ago

So far, I can see it place top 5 with good staging!

Steven
Steven
8 months ago

I think it’s going to be 10-15 in the grand final. Not bad but not great either

ete sech
ete sech
8 months ago
Reply to  Steven

At least better than last year :v

Whisker
Whisker
8 months ago
Reply to  ete sech

The INJUSTICE last year!

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
8 months ago
Reply to  Steven

But that’s not a bad position range. I think the Netherlands would want to take it easy after holding the bag for hosting Eurovision for two years straight.

ete sech
ete sech
8 months ago

It feels a little laid back in parts, but it’s a nice song. I really liked it despite expecting something more alternative from her 🙂

guyguy
guyguy
8 months ago

Great original song and I love the sound of Dutch!
It clearly has that “studio sound/quality”, so it’ll be interesting to hear it preformed live and see how this will be staged.
But so far, this one enters my personal top 5.
well done Netherlands!

oli
oli
8 months ago

I really like it! It just jumped directly to my top 5. So far, the best ballad this year. Beautiful, heartfelt and unpretentious. Ah, and please keep it in Dutch.

Frau Loch
Frau Loch
8 months ago

To all those complaining about the quality of the songs so far… Write the song of the century..Send it to Eurovision 2023 and see how you take the criticism.
This song is for all those who are struggling with life and love sometimes. Not your average day “let’s all be happy” entry and I applaud it for that.

okanial
okanial
8 months ago
Reply to  Frau Loch

Really unnecessary comment. It is a song contest, point of it to judge the songs and vote for them. If only people who can write/sing would vote that would be full on jury voting. But we as fans are also voting so we will judge the song and criticize them.

Quality is quite low this year. In a normal year this song would be a borderline qualifier, this year it might be in my top 10.

Alex
Alex
8 months ago

I love it 🙂

My current #3 with potential to climb on top.

From neighbor Germany .

123
123
8 months ago

Overrated already.

Tedd
Tedd
8 months ago

Gosh, this Eurovision season sucks. Probably the worst one ever, judging by the songs. 🙁

Eurofan
Eurofan
8 months ago
Reply to  Tedd

Terrible negatively. Most of the weaker songs will be eliminated in the semi finals. The final itself will still be more than adequate.

Nicolas
Nicolas
8 months ago
Reply to  Eurofan

But what happens when you have 90% of weak songs…..

Tedd
Tedd
8 months ago
Reply to  Nicolas

Exactly. Lol. There’s 3-4 songs that are good. And in all honesty maybe 1 of them would do good in any previous year. And this upcoming National Selections aren’t promising at all.

Craigee_mac
Craigee_mac
8 months ago
Reply to  Nicolas

2011 Happens

Geale de Vries
Geale de Vries
8 months ago
Reply to  Tedd

I’m sure there are alternative shows for you to watch on May 14.

West
West
8 months ago

I like it – definitely a nice song and unless they completely mess up the staging, it should do well.

Yankee
Yankee
8 months ago

Love the song and it’s in Dutch which I think makes it better than if it was sung in English. Only listened to it once, but it is already my #3 favorite.