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!
Dit bericht op Instagram bekijken