So the rumours were true! After weeks of speculation, the Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS has confirmed that Joost Klein will represent the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden.

The artist, who is known for his lively performances and has been winning over a growing national and international following with his catchy beats and creative wordplay, was chosen from over 600 entries. The selection committee said that the “European hit potential” of his song convinced them that Joost should compete for the Netherlands.

The 26-year-old hails from Leeuwarden. Despite the gorgeous countryside and idyllic vistas that surrounds the Friesen town, Joost rose to fame as a provocateur. His song titles include “Fok de blok”, “Absurd,” and “Bitches,” which was his first YouTube video to hit one million views.

Joost Klein will sing for The Netherlands at Eurovision 2024

Twan van de Nieuwenhuijzen, chair of the selection committee, said: “Following a careful and multi-phase process, the selection committee ultimately opted for Joost Klein. There were a lot of entries from a wide range of genres, but in our view his had the most hit potential. In the song, you hear his familiar mix of party and nostalgia. With his enormous creativity, we think Joost can put on a great show in a totally original way, and that the Netherlands and Europe are in for a positive surprise. We’re really looking forward to working with him.”

Joost Klein said: “Taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest is a dream come true. I used to watch it together with my parents, glued to the screen, year after year. It’s an honor to represent the Netherlands, and I’m committed to giving my all for the best possible outcome.”

About Joost Klein

Here’s his official bio, from AVROTROS.

“Joost Klein Joost Klein is a musician, writer and artist. His energetic style combines elements from mainstream pop with happy hardcore and pop punk. In the Netherlands, Joost tours regularly with his band and has played festivals like Lowlands and Pinkpop. Last November, he had two sold-out concerts at the AFAS Live. Joost’s fan base abroad has been growing, too. In Belgium, he performed at the sold out Lotto Arena in Antwerp and was a candidate on the popular TV show De Slimste Mens ter Wereld (The Smartest Person of the World). Last summer, Joost had a number 1 hit in Germany, Switzerland and Austria with Friesenjung. The song has had over 100 million streams worldwide and won Best Song in Germany’s 1LIVE Krone radio awards. The song has also had a lot of airplay in Italy and Ukraine.”

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noone
noone
2 months ago

Interesting choice, we’ll see. By the way: it’s Raiven for Slovenia, just announced on RTV.

Bejba
Bejba
2 months ago

NQ Once Again I See

Real Bejba
Real Bejba
2 months ago
Reply to  Bejba

Now Im Using My Yandex Email So It Wont Be Easy For You To Hack Me Again .

ALL W
ALL W
2 months ago
Reply to  Bejba

Welcome back in the Grand Final NLD’s.
And contender for the win.

Héctor
Héctor
2 months ago

Kaarija effect pretty much. Joost Klein and the Estonians, who seem to be the favs for the win, are the typical entries that are based on the last winner of Eurovision (in this case the televote winner).

Let’s wait for the song but for now I’d say between being “Cha Cha Cha”, “Uno” and “Woki mit deim Popo” (Austria 2012) there’s just one or two steps. We’ll see where this and the Estonian one fall in.

Yuarith
Yuarith
2 months ago

For those concerned that the Netherlands are trying to pull a Finland 2023 next year, Joost has been doing this since way before Käärijä rose to fame 🙂

Fatima
Fatima
2 months ago
Reply to  Yuarith

Yes, but the problem is that “this” will only stand out in May if one act does it. We’re already up to three or four countries in the same area.

Yuarith
Yuarith
2 months ago
Reply to  Fatima

I agree, but that’s another issue, kind of

Maria
Maria
1 month ago
Reply to  Fatima

What other entries and did you hear the songs?

ggg
ggg
1 month ago
Reply to  Maria

I think he means 5minuust & Puulup from Estonia and their song is very different than Cha Cha Cha or Joost songs

Bettie
Bettie
1 month ago
Reply to  ggg

Their music is completely different from Joost , it’s more ethnic and rock.

Rebecca Leonard
Rebecca Leonard
2 months ago

I flat out cannot did not see that coming, but I’m sure Joost will do very will in Malmö.

Nikki
Nikki
2 months ago

I think I know what The Netherlands are trying to do here. We’ve had a few years with fun/ quirky/ catchy/ weird songs being fairly popular in the fandom and after a bad year, they have decided to try to catch that train.

I am pro- weird songs, and I have liked a lot of them. Others, not so much. So, I’m waiting for the song to see which side of the basket he falls on.

Shady Lady
Shady Lady
2 months ago

russia supporter

Ari
Ari
2 months ago
Reply to  Shady Lady

The shady lady Philip K. himself or his singer Ani Lorak?

Real Bejba
Real Bejba
2 months ago
Reply to  Shady Lady

Whats Wrong To Supoort Russia When There Is Clear Biasis Against Russia And Russian People From The West

Yuarith
Yuarith
2 months ago
Reply to  Real Bejba

Russia’s foreign policy is hostile towards the West, for starters…

Real Bejba
Real Bejba
2 months ago
Reply to  Yuarith

How Is West Not This Way To Russia

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
2 months ago
Reply to  Shady Lady

yass, i love him even more now! poor pro-eu wokies being triggered now lmao

Seddik
Seddik
2 months ago
Reply to  Shady Lady

He is most definitely NOT. Please stop spreading these lies. If you don’t like his material that’s, but to accuse him of supporting the terrorist Russian regime without a shred of evidence is just plain evil.

Bandido
Bandido
2 months ago

Difficult to see the country delivered incl. one of the best ESC-winners and songs in a road recent years, would fall to copy previous acts?

Robbert
Robbert
2 months ago
Reply to  Bandido

You don’t even know the song and speak about copying? Not a bit early?

Bandido
Bandido
2 months ago
Reply to  Robbert

I meant it’s better be other than rap! Just reading other comments and have no opinion about copying based on image. 🙂

Bettie
2 months ago
Reply to  Bandido

Why do you publish a hate comment before you even heard the song? Not all ballads are the same, not all up-tempo songs are the same. Kaja doesn’t do happy hardcore/gabber, ask him if his friend Joost Klein is copying him? This is pure jealousy, already 4.5 million people watched his announcement video so far, not bad for a copy cat ?

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
2 months ago

Apparently, a group of Ukrainians are busy canceling Joost just because he made a song with a Russian band once right after the invasion in Ukraine happened.

They write him off as a Russia/Putin supporter without any real evidence.

Ari
Ari
2 months ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

Nice try. Start with canceling all your fellow Ukrainians who ever set foot in Russia, spoke a word of Russian, shook hands with a Russian or entered Crimea through Russia. Wait, that last part already happened.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
2 months ago
Reply to  Ari

“your fellow Ukrainians”? Do you think I am Ukrainian? I am Dutch.

Ari
Ari
2 months ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

No no. I meant to address the cancel group you mentioned in your comment.

ALL W
ALL W
2 months ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

Wait!!
Than they should cancell the Netherlands out as in the 19th century a dutch crownprince married a sister of the Tsar of Russia.
Look what the cooperation of artists concerned, shouldnt be the same as what their governements do.
Art should remain free of bias.
Than we can start about Israel as well.

musica
musica
2 months ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

They’re quite bad at canceling him then, because his song Friesenjung actually became a hit in Ukraine 🙂

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
2 months ago
Reply to  musica

That’s good news.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

Unaware that COUNTLESS Russian artists have condemned Putin!

Jamie
Jamie
2 months ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

Which band? There are many anti-putler musicians in Russia, many western influences, especially younger artists. So this really doesn’t say much. Every country has their batch of crazy nationalists, what else is new.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
2 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

The band Russian Village Boys. This band has fleed out of Russia and has shown support for Ukraine lots of times. Which is why this whole cancelation campaign is so dumb.

Real Bejba
Real Bejba
2 months ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

If Its True I Supoort Him A Lot More Because Why Are Russian Artiste Not Alowed Sucess In The West ??? I Know This Answer Its Because Racism

Markus
Markus
2 months ago
Reply to  Real Bejba

Yes, Russians are always the victims – we know that. Maybe we can now go back to the topic.

Seddik
Seddik
2 months ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

Yes, a Russian band that has fled Russia, spoken out against Putin and is donating their proceeds to Ukranian refugees. Russian Village Boys, Google them.

Seddik
Seddik
2 months ago

Dutch/Frisian/German happy hardcore incoming. This is going to be one heck of a party!

Konstrakta
Konstrakta
2 months ago

Exciting choice.
I see the Käärijä reference, but he is an authentic artist in his own right.
The year after Calm after the storm was the runner up was packed with duets and I remember at least two doing pretty well.
I don’t want to think in terms of the artist being clones neccessarily but rather the people who are selecting eager to clone a certain result maybe?

Bettie
2 months ago
Reply to  Konstrakta

Joost and Kaja seem to get along quite well, Kaja even made some promo videos to help Joost, get in to Eurovision, He would never have done that, for a copycat. Joost started making music like this long before last years Eurovision. I think Joost is unique and his lyrics always have a deeper meaning. There isn’t anything like it.

Bettie
2 months ago
Reply to  Konstrakta

I think the Dutch goal is to qualify again, and without a jury in the semi’s they needed a banger, and had to go on a different road. Joost his style is quite unique. It won’t be a copy. Joost is Joost.

Denis
Denis
2 months ago
Reply to  Konstrakta

Trouble is, in ESC, there is only one. Even though they are different it still might come off as riding on Käärija’s sucess last year. And that usually never pays off with voters. So I do fear a blowback of audience just thinking he is a copy

Konstrakta
Konstrakta
2 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Do you fear that will happen or do you want that to happen?
Most of the time people that say they fear he might flop mean that they fear he might do well and hope he will flop.
Audiences beyond the fanbase don’t even remember Käärijä or his song from last year and will vote when the song turns out to be a banger.

Denis
Denis
2 months ago
Reply to  Konstrakta

Why would I want anyone to flop? I want every country to do their best. The better the songs the better the contest.
So no, I dont have secret agenda wishing countries to flop or laughing at them
But I don’t agree people will not remember Käärija. A song like that is not forgottten. And I can see all commentators pointing it out

AntonESC
AntonESC
2 months ago

It’s a risk to send him to Eurovision but nobody ever wins by playing it save. I think he’ll do great.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
2 months ago
Reply to  AntonESC

Except Sweden.

Frisian esc
2 months ago

FRYSLÂN REPRESENTED

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
2 months ago

Ok! Not the direction I wanted for The Netherlands honestly, I don’t really like the quirky entries for Eurovision. Now the song will be in dutch at least, that’s cool. I didn’t know him and seeing the character and his music Kaarija comes to my mind instantly, it’s only an eurofan reference whose the general public doesn’t care but the comparisons in the fandom will be inevitable of course. Personally I would have prefered a S10’s style song but I get why this move from the dutch team, knowing that their song will probably be a televoter pleaser and that… Read more »

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
2 months ago

In his interview he said he made the song especially for Eurovision, overthinking every line of the song. I’d dream to be there during the creative process, I mean when somebody says let’s go let’s make a song for Eurovision and to see all the ideas coming. EVERY single person has his own opinion, his own vision about Eurovision, positive or negative, so really to see the process behind an Eurovision song and how the artist apprehends it would be so interesting: Is Eurovision something fun, something more serious, something quirky, something camp, is it a place to spread a… Read more »

Heyey
Heyey
2 months ago

Very interesting choice from the Netherlands! He seemed very eager to represent them this year and I love to see a representative that has a passion for the contest and wants the best for his/her country. Now, his music is not exactly to my liking, but it seems very high-energy and it’s in Dutch, which is very cool! It’s a different strategy and change of pace from the Netherlands, but I’ve usually always liked their entries starting from 2013 (2015 & 2018 were a bit meh), so I expect a high-quality entry this time as well. Even last year’s entry… Read more »

Bettie
2 months ago
Reply to  Heyey

Both his parents died when he was only 12 he remembered watching Eurovision together with them, that’s where his Eurovision love comes from. I’m 100% sure he’s sincere

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
2 months ago

So as many have written the Kaarija effect reaches The Netherlands. Based on the video above his style is bringing elements of Kaarija along with classic 2 Unlimited from the 90’s (no no no no no no no no no no no no there’s no limit). The character is here now i await the official song.

musica
musica
2 months ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

Many may have written it, but that doesn’t mean it’s true 🙂

Btw his style is more akin to happy hardcore. 2 Unlimited is regular Eurodance.

ggg
ggg
1 month ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

his style is more similar to Little Big than Käärijä

Arystophan
Arystophan
2 months ago

A woke

Jamie
Jamie
2 months ago
Reply to  Arystophan

A WHAT

grft
grft
2 months ago

So this year will be packed with Cha Cha Cha wannabes. Ok I guess…

Seddik
Seddik
2 months ago
Reply to  grft

Have you actually listened to any of his material before posting this comment? Or is it just the haircut?

Yuarith
Yuarith
2 months ago
Reply to  Seddik

If I wanted to bash Joost based on his haircut, I’d say he’s a Peso Pluma wannabe tho

Boo
Boo
2 months ago
Reply to  grft

I don’t understand why so many people compare Joost to kaarija, they sound so different.

ggg
ggg
1 month ago
Reply to  Boo

especially when it’s Little Big that does similar music

armando
armando
2 months ago

At last, the Netherlands is sending something other than country ballads. And for those he will copy cha-cha-cha, is wrong because his style a bit dutch happy hardcore with hip-hop and a Europop sound he has been doing for years! I am happy with this choice, something different from what we are used to Netherlands!

Bettie
2 months ago
Reply to  armando

He often adds ‘spoken word’ to his songs as well

Vivian
Vivian
2 months ago

While I respect the decision to finally send something risky again, I sincerely hope this is not gonna be too similar to Cha Cha Cha. Not only that, his music is *absolutely* not my kind of thing, so the chances of me liking his ESC song are as good as nonexistent. I think I won’t be rooting for my own country this year.

Even if the song is in Dutch, I don’t think it’ll be Sha La Lie levels of abysmal cringe at least

Ari
Ari
2 months ago
Reply to  Vivian

I don’t know him and only clicked at the videos in this article as my first impression and that music is absolutely not for me either. I can’t listen to such songs for 3 minutes. It’s barely music to me, honestly. But no Eurovision song is out yet and that one is all that matters, so I’m withholding judgment until that one is released. Could still be a surprise. And Sha La Lie is iconic by now. Or at least it should be!

Bettie
2 months ago
Reply to  Ari

Or like William said. Sha la la li honey, iconic it is,

Helena (hellie_888 on YouTube)
Helena (hellie_888 on YouTube)
2 months ago

As a half German who knows this guy from Friesenjung, I’m happy that the Netherlands chose him for Eurovision. His music is a huge guilty pleasure situation for me but still, I like it! I hope to see a song like Friesenjung or anything else (partially) in Frisian that delivers a Verka Serduchka/Käärijä iconic situation! Veel succes Nederland!

Raven
Raven
2 months ago

His music isn’t really my thing and I was personally hoping for someone else, but I know he’s been campaigning for ESC2024 for months now, so at least we’re sending someone who is in it to win it. I hope not too many countries are sending similar types of artists though, since his songs kind of give me Käärijä vibes, and while Cha Cha Cha was great, I’m not sure I could handle half the songs being in that style lmao

Despicable Annie
Despicable Annie
2 months ago

Seems like we’ll get a break from dirge Dutch ballads this year!

Real Bejba
Real Bejba
2 months ago

Who Alowed For A Child To Cut His Hair ? Its So Ugly . Also Why Is He Kissing A Man In The Last Video ? Stop With The LBGT Propganda No One Cares …

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
2 months ago
Reply to  Real Bejba

they can’t all have perfect looks unlike Blanka ”Bejba” Stajkow you know

i disagree with you now sweetie, but hopefully by may you’ll also join in on the party he’ll definitely bring to Malmo

Jamie
Jamie
2 months ago
Reply to  Real Bejba

Girl never heard of bromance…

Dude2023
Dude2023
2 months ago
Reply to  Real Bejba

Thanks for the hate and the award for the most stupid reaction!

Yuarith
Yuarith
2 months ago
Reply to  Real Bejba

Apoco no te besas con tus compas cuando te pones pedo?

ECD534
ECD534
2 months ago
Reply to  Real Bejba

What did the LGBTQ community do to you that you have such a hatred inside your heart?
But you say you’re not far-right? This is the perfect example for your trashy, anti-human behaviour. Please leave wiwibloggs so it’s not toxic anymore

finnished
finnished
2 months ago

We’ve already had so many ballads and slow songs from the Netherlands so this is already looking positive.

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
2 months ago
Reply to  finnished

Ballads and slow songs are negative?

Yuarith
Yuarith
2 months ago

No, but the Netherlands have overdone them and they needed to go with something else for a change

Steven
Steven
2 months ago

This is not going to work, Netherlands : ( Why does so many people choose to represent their country ONLY when something of a similar style do well in the previous year? I have so little respect for cowards like that, for people who aren’t trying to push the limits, bit rather follow the path someone else made before them.

Jason
Jason
2 months ago
Reply to  Steven

Harsh language? You don’t have to like this artist But don’t speak about respect and then spew out words like coward in the same sentence.
Last year had such a wide variety of styles there will be many entries this year you could link similarities with. It’s always been the same

musica
musica
2 months ago
Reply to  Steven

I have little respect for people who see something with guitars and think Maneskin-wannabe, who see something with a few dancers and think Chanel-wannabe, who see an odd looking guy with a not-quite mainstream electric sound and think Käärijä-wannabe. To me that just shows that you don’t know much about music, or that you don’t bother to actually listen to it. Sure, if you had to pick one recent Eurovision-entry that Joost resembles most, it’s probably Käärijä… but that doesn’t mean that he’s actually very similar. Because he’s not. He has been doing this for years and he created this… Read more »

Nils
Nils
2 months ago
Reply to  musica

It’s funny, though. According to some, Käärijä already was a rehash of Måneskin. Going by this logic, Joost Klein must be Måneskin then, I guess.

Bettie
2 months ago
Reply to  Nils

Or Lordi?

Nils
Nils
2 months ago
Reply to  Bettie

Oh, indeed. I forgot Måneskin themselves were supposed to be Lordi. So Joost Klein equals Lordi.

Bettie
2 months ago
Reply to  Nils

That’s so funny 😉 at least I’m curious

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  musica

Especially considering Maneskin and Chanel didnt invent their genres! Some might say THEY were the ones copying other people!

Robbert
Robbert
2 months ago
Reply to  Steven

So, why are you so sure Joost Klein will have a similar song to Kärijäá?
Joost Klein was interviewed about similarites with Kärijää and anwered there will be no similarites but energy and passion.

Bettie
2 months ago
Reply to  Steven

Mean and hateful comment: It is his dream ever since he was a little boy, he lost both his parents when he was only twelve and remembered watching Eurovision together with him, that’s where his Eurovision love comes from. One day I will be on that stage he told them, the rest is history. I can’t think of anyone with a more sincere motivation

Mara
Mara
2 months ago

Käärijä no2 ???

JustAnotherNomad
JustAnotherNomad
2 months ago

Käärijä endorsed him. ^^

svaat
svaat
2 months ago

I guess the downvoters didn’t understand your comment, Käärijä did actually meet up with Joost and they made a tiktok/reel/video together.

M B
M B
2 months ago

No disrespect to Joost but I just do not get along with this kind of music at all. He doesn’t even really sing. It’s more shouting than anything else.

Jamie
Jamie
2 months ago
Reply to  M B

Neither does Käärijä… please

Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
2 months ago

I don’t know who this person is. Does he sing in Dutch? Hopefully he does.
At first glance I get Jendrik vibes from him, but I hope I’m wrong.

Konstrakta
Konstrakta
2 months ago
Reply to  Anna Karenina

Jendrik had a great vibe! Not a great song, but a great vibe!!

Sebas
Sebas
2 months ago
Reply to  Anna Karenina

Song is fully Dutch!

Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
2 months ago
Reply to  Sebas

Yaaassss!!!

Ari
Ari
2 months ago
Reply to  Anna Karenina

Nah, this article says Joost had sold out concerts. This Jendrik guy would never be able to sell out a venue of 10.

Bettie
2 months ago
Reply to  Anna Karenina

Most of the time he does

Raphael
Raphael
2 months ago

I’m excited the Netherlands will send something more uptempo and fun for a change. However, the song does have to be good offcourse. So I’ll wait until we have the song before I judge.

Joy
Joy
2 months ago

Brave choice from the Netherlands didn’t aspect this! Joost is extremely creative in what he’s doing and I can’t wait to hear his song. I just read that he was working on Eurovision in 2014 in Kopenhagen at the catering:))

Denis
Denis
2 months ago

I wait for the song before I judge.
But it can’t be worse than 2023. Seems like a fun choice

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
2 months ago

This decision is a really surprise for me. But another time a song in Dutch, that´s great !

Good luck to our neighbours !

Boo
Boo
2 months ago

Great choice! looking forward to his song. Time to have fun.

XOOOD
XOOOD
2 months ago

We been there before, countries riding the momentum of last year success.
This year shapes up to be insufferable song wise.

Iván el Conquistador
Iván el Conquistador
2 months ago

I did not know the Netherlands wanted to win and host again so soon. Good for them for making the sensible choice. And I’m happy for Joost for seeing his dream become a reality. He lobbied like there wasn’t a tomorrow and I’m sure he’ll fight for victory.

Ari
Ari
2 months ago

Finland wasn’t permitted to win with a party song. If the voting remains 50/50, I reckon that’ll be a rather difficult task for Joost.

Thallo
Thallo
2 months ago
Reply to  Ari

I think Cha Cha Cha was too wacky for Juries. Not to mention Kaarija’s vocals and breath control on stage, Juries pay close attention to those things.

If Joost can find the balance between great vocals, a catchy song and just the right amount of wackiness, he has a great chance of winning.

Ari
Ari
2 months ago
Reply to  Thallo

Did Il Volo have worse vocals and breath control than the guy they handed the trophy? The Russian guy in 2016? If juries are so objective, then were Lisa Angell’s 200+ points for being absolute perfection? I do agree that Käärijä had issues but jury voting has even bigger ones, imo.

Ari
Ari
2 months ago
Reply to  Ari

*then where were Lisa Angell’s 200+ points

Thallo
Thallo
2 months ago
Reply to  Ari

I didn’t say vocals are the only thing juries base their votes on, but they certainly matter more to the juries than the public.

Ari
Ari
2 months ago
Reply to  Thallo

Only when it suits them. They didn’t matter much to them when it came Il Volo but suddenly when it came to Lundvik, they were all that mattered.

Thallo
Thallo
2 months ago

This is huge for the Netherlands!

Joost is currently viral on TikTok with Friesenjung, that song is everywhere. I hope we see something as catchy and bonkers as Kaarija’s Cha Cha Cha or Little Big’s Uno. Joost is already a potential winner in my eyes.

Bettie
2 months ago
Reply to  Thallo

I saw a song in a preselection, sorry can’t remember the country, and a singer singing bla bla bla, talking about copies…

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago

This is one that’ll please the S10 and Kaarija fans alike!

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago

There should be at least increased chances of qualifying with this guy. If he can outsell Belgium and other places he’s been to he can outsell Eurovision.

Samira
Samira
2 months ago

Wannabe Käärijä. You can’t tell me THIS is the best they could get from 600 submissions…

Bettie
2 months ago
Reply to  Samira

He is making this kind of music long before Kaja was on the Eurovision stage.

Robbert
Robbert
2 months ago
Reply to  Samira

You don’t seem very intelligent. What is it with some eurofans, that they label everything near the same style as copies? He already made this kind of songs in 2009 and on top of that, we don’t even know his song.

Ari
Ari
2 months ago

i have to smile because I thought that this committee would be tempted to just try for the complete opposite of their 2023 failure. As opposite as they could find anyway. No judgment before the song release. Maybe it’s good. Gotta be an improvement from 2023, pretty sure of that already.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
2 months ago

meanwhile Luxembourg one huge fail in terms of their national selection, its giving san marino 2.0 vibes, such horrendous generic entries lmao

EProduc
EProduc
2 months ago

Look up his number ‘Friesenjung’ and you’ll get what vibe and type of song he’ll bring to Eurovision! It’s like Little Big and Kaarija combined but in his own unique style!

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
2 months ago

This was totally unexpected, especially since those latest rumours. Netherlands is doing an U-turn and I think it’s good since fans people started getting bored of the same and same kind of genre going for Netherlands. Now, fandom is gonna compare him to Kaarija, but ultimately if he’s gonna have a strong song and performance he will do well. I’m glad when someone who really wanna go to ESC makes it.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
2 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

And he confirmed the song is gonna be in Dutch!

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
2 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Sad to hear tbh. The language doesn’t change the quality of a song or anything, but I kinda hoped for Frisian. The song being in Dutch won’t ruin my hype for him though.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
2 months ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

I don’t dislike Dutch btw, I just prefer Frisian when it comes to Eurovision.

svaat
svaat
2 months ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

Joost doesn’t actively use Frisian. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at1LTLYR-HA This is a (quite old) interview with Frisian tv, the interviewer asks questions in Frisian but Joost answered everything in Dutch. I wouldn’t be surprised if he included one or two phrases as a gimmick though. 🙂

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
2 months ago

I hope he will sing in Frisian. Frisian has the most potential to bring the Friesenjung vibe while keeping the Dutch culture in the song. And if it is in Frisian, it’s the first time ever that there’s a Frisian song on Eurovision.

svaat
svaat
2 months ago

Idk if his vibes, personality and humor will translate well across Europe, BUT YAY, 12 POINTS FROM BELGIUM AND GERMANY!

Sebas
Sebas
2 months ago

Is he my genre to listen to? No, not really.
BUT as a Dutch eurofan im excited that we’re doin something different!

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
2 months ago
Reply to  Sebas

finally no favouritism treatment for their beloved Ilse DeLange or Douwe Bob, AVROTROS is rising in my estimation again! massive respect to newbies Jaap Reesema and Jacqueline Govaert in the committee

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
2 months ago

televote winner of the semi here we come!!!!!!!!!!!!

dutch song (with lower saxon accent hopefully)

EProduc
EProduc
2 months ago

This is exciting! Finally something entirely different for once from the Netherlands! If I had to compare to a previous Eurovision artist I would say he comes close to Kaarija’s style of bringing the party and craziness.

Despicable Annie
Despicable Annie
2 months ago
Reply to  EProduc

I expect a lot of Kaarija-inspired acts next year. His televote success was unprecedented.