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Dutch artist and Eurovision 2024 entrant Joost Klein is daring to dream big. And his dreams have come true now that he’s representing his country in Malmö this year. His song “Europapa” is breaking all domestic records: he managed to accumulate the most Spotify streams in one day of any song ever in the Netherlands.This is a huge achievement.

Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad reports that “Europapa” received a total of 1,216,921 Spotify streams within a 24-hour period. With that, Joost managed to break the previous record held by Duncan Laurence’s “Arcade”. In 2019, Duncan set an all-time record the day after he won the contest — the first win for the Netherlands in forty-four years. 

The newspaper additionally reports that “Europapa” currently tops the Spotify viral charts in Belgium, where the song received a total of around 147,000 streams in one day. 

The official music video counts almost four million views. As a result, it can easily be said that Joost Klein has been enjoying one of the most successful Eurovision premieres this year. Currently, on the official Eurovision channel, “Europapa” is, by a large margin, the most viewed track of this year’s contest. 

In a way, it’s not a surprise that Joost Klein’s song is getting this amount of attention. After all, a smart marketing campaign by himself and his fans got him to the contest initially. 

Have you streamed “Europapa” yet? Do you think that Joost Klein can count himself among the favourites this year? Do you think the views and streams will translate in votes in Malmö? 

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jones
jones
1 month ago

let’s talk about Israel and Palestine even though no had ever been there and has no connection to it. Also let’s hide behind our avatars and slag complete strangers off.

Lorena
Lorena
1 month ago

I don’t like this song at all, sorry, it’s like my whole body and my brains reject it.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Lorena

Fair deal.
hey its your taste.
Hope you have other entries more for you.
Enjoy ESC24

BforBop
BforBop
1 month ago

His fans are spamming all the ESC related content. Croatia’s rating at eurovisionworld went from 4.8 to 4.3 in a matter of hours.

musica
musica
1 month ago
Reply to  BforBop

Who cares about the rating at Eurovisionworld? And also, why would it be Joost fans downvoting that song? Most of Joost’s fans don’t care about Eurovision… and if they do, they probably like Croatia’s entry.

Mariah
Mariah
1 month ago
Reply to  BforBop

Are you sure, can you prove it? Because I think it’s low to falsely accuse people. Or is it just gut feeling?

BforBop
BforBop
1 month ago
Reply to  Mariah

Lol can I prove it? Of course I can, I have already sent the evidence to the Court of Justice. Gurl please…If you want to talk about ‘low’, ‘low’ is what his bots are doing. And they’re only warming up.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  BforBop

We dont use bots, pumpkin.

We do it on our klompen/cloggs, with sambal bei,boerenkool with sausage, tullipbulbs and shoarma or turkish pizza met alles erop, and a lovely baklava as dessert, Dame blache maybe.We throw it all into the pot.

Gurl stop those false accusations.
When there’s a strong wind, our windmills are turning faster.
When the tides are rising bigger we built higher dikes.

We dont need bots for that matter. Others might do.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

and Joost is Baas/ is Boss!!

BforBop
BforBop
1 month ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

You say ‘you’ (whoever ‘you’ are) need no bots, yet congratulations on providing a textbook example of the bot mechanism!

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  BforBop

its WE my pumpin!!

Sebas
Sebas
1 month ago
Reply to  BforBop

We got delusion in aisle 6, attention attention delusion in aisle 6

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Sebas

hahahaha, Owe my now its creeping under the seats.
Turn on the big Light, otherwise it might escape us.

Its on aisle 8 now………………………….

Seddik
Seddik
1 month ago
Reply to  BforBop

I really only see Croatia fans posting negative comments on everything related to Joost. They’re such an angry bunch.

Matrix
Matrix
1 month ago

It’s crazy, it’s party!

Kor
Kor
1 month ago

A question to all Dutch fans. Why are there so many Dutch people making mean comments under videos of all top contenders, calling songs rubbish, trash etc? Especially the first day, when this song was released, Ukranian, Croatian and Italian song were bashed hard. NL song is about unity, but fans are showing something completely different. Of course, there are fans from countries doing the same, but it is not even close to this. Supporting your favourite does not mean that they need to insult others.

Sebas
Sebas
1 month ago
Reply to  Kor

Where? The only Dutch comments I see are copy pastes of the story about Joost and his parents, which is actually quite endearing.

Kor
Kor
1 month ago
Reply to  Sebas

In YouTube under songs from other countries…

Basti
Basti
1 month ago
Reply to  Kor

imho this has nothing to do with nationality. I see these kind of comments everywhere coming from people from different countries. Its a toxic part of eurovision, of mankind. And what kind of answer do you expect from Dutch fans??? If you want to know why certain people behave like this, ask those people and you might be lucky to get a honest answer. Good luck.

Kor
Kor
1 month ago
Reply to  Basti

As I said in my post; there are fans of other countries but not even close to this song fans. And maybe you are right. I should have said supporters of this entry (all might not be Dutch). However many of the comments are actually in Dutch language as well.

Mariah
Mariah
1 month ago
Reply to  Kor

People in Belgium speak Dutch as well.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Mariah

Shouldnt we say Vlaams/ Flemish?

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Basti

Cheers bro.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Kor

Yo, pumpkin. Look 100 times more to the clip of Onze Baas Joost Klein. Thats 100% what we are as Dutch People. We are small but dream BIG!! But we never scream winners untill the last end when almost there. We are a small modest Tribe. But when we win we all get together. I do follow ESC since 1981. For 20 years online. The last years ESC has become also a huge event in the viral world. Us Dutchies NEVER, have had this behaviour online as you described.( ok maybe 1 or 3) If we have party we dont… Read more »

Kor
Kor
1 month ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

All right… pumpkin 🙂 i just asked out of curiosity, as I do know some Dutch people and found them to be very nice and open minded. That’s why I asked, cause this surprised me. Poin was not to offend anyone…. might be that someone wants to trash your reputation…

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Kor

Ok,Kor; now I understand it beter what your question was about.
Thank you for answering in a friendly way.
Greetings

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

Yo to all the downvoters here. Go one next door further.
We dont like you here.

Angelina
Angelina
1 month ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

Hi Fizzpunk. Dutchies never have this behavior online?
How about this. A quote of you, Dutchie Fizzpunk under an article of another country:
Fizzpunk:
” a hex deployed on you
That all the pretties in your bed
Escape your hands and make you sad
And all the things you wish you had, you lose”

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Angelina

You did pay attention indeed.
Only not enough as these are the words of the first verse from the song of Bambie Thug.

Paul Sorensen
Paul Sorensen
1 month ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

Deploying a hex on other people when you don’t like their comment, is not friendly Eurovision style, Fizzpunk.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul Sorensen

Don’t let your in decision take you from behind
Trust your inivition don’t let others change your mind
And than you’ve really got it burn it up
And make another fly by night?
And get a run for your money and take a change that even will turn out right
And when you can see how it’s gotta be you’re making you mind up

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

Thats from 1981, Bucks Fizz in case you feel offended again, my pumkin.

Mariah
Mariah
1 month ago
Reply to  Kor

To be honest I see a lot of hate comments under Europapa as well, Eurovision is more. and more about hate, it is what it is

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Mariah

Dont give up my Brother or Sister.
Just go full steam against those .
Spread your good and fine messages.

Light is stronger than the dark.

Love from NLD’s

Angelina
Angelina
1 month ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

Lol. Funny to hear that from you.
I recognize your name. Under other countries you spread hate yourself about other nationalities.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Angelina

@Angelina. Ofc I do recognize your name as well.
posting the same questions every time again.
You do it in a polite way. For which I give you kudo’s.
So many people are giving you answers. You say thank you for your answer in the same polite way.

Only 2 posts or days later you keep repeating the same thing again.

Why is my polite question.
Im looking at my ESC lyrics department for the Bambie Thug words. Only you seemed founding that offensive and hatefull isnt it?

Sent a letter to Ireland I suppose.

Angelina
Angelina
1 month ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

Then why, Fuzzpunk, do you put a “hex” on Eurovision fans of other nationalities?
Quote of Fizzpunk:
” a hex deployed on you
That all the pretties in your bed
Escape your hands and make you sad
And all the things you wish you had, you lose”

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Angelina

So you label a spell of a hex as bad……………………??
It depends if they come from the good or the bad energy.
And thats in the eyes of the beholder.

btw look up the lyrics of Doomsday Blue!!

Paul Sorensen
Paul Sorensen
1 month ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

It’s very bad if you, Fizzpunk, deploy a hex on other Eurovision fans when you don’t like their nationality or comments.
Don’t pretend to be liberal here and in other threads you are nasty towards other people here.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul Sorensen

You must havent read well the nasty comments of those ESC fans I threw some Doomsday Blue at.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul Sorensen

And try to look if you don’t care less
But if you wanna see some more
Than the rules of the game will let you find out where you’re looking for
And then you can show that you’ll think you know
You’re making you’re mind up

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul Sorensen

I never speak bad of other nationalities.

Only in the very overheated israeli entry debates, when people sharing their concerns and worries about the massive suffering of humans in District G were bombarded and attacked with such a horrendous bad and vile names, too many horrible accusations, no way to discuss at all, by some specific fandom not shy showing on what side they are choosing to be. Just pure h@te.

I thought I should use the words of Bambie as an counterreaction.
Good witches do good spells!!

If you cant stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk
Paul Sorenson
Paul Sorenson
1 month ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

The h@te comes from your part Fizzpunk.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul Sorenson

As I said earlier you musnt have read the comments of your other ‘friends’here.

It wasnt me spouting out this toxic language in the Room. I just reacted on them.

But hey you see what you wanna see isnt it!!?

Enjoy ESC24.

Kor
Kor
1 month ago
Reply to  Mariah

I don’t doubt it…. as Fizzpunk said in psot below, we should spread good and fine messages

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Kor

Kuddo’s my friend!!

Mariah
Mariah
1 month ago
Reply to  Kor

I checked after your comment, I didn’t see a lot of Dutch hate comments tbh. How do you know they are Dutch? Because most dutchies reply and comment in English and comments in the Dutch language can be from Belgium as well. So please explain yourself, because I don’t like what you’re insinuating…

Seddik
Seddik
1 month ago
Reply to  Kor

I only see it the other way around. Croatia fans flooding to Joost his videos to bash him.

Yasyas
Yasyas
1 month ago

And he just climed to 6th in the odds, damn.

Konstrakta
Konstrakta
1 month ago

This song is coming for the win and we don’t see it coming!!! I the earworm you might not be hooked on at first listen, but it conveys a multi layered message. On a personal level there is the loss of a parent and his grief, but then he speaks to the Dutch on a more cultural level by singing in the native language and using all these sounds and imagery that bounds them, yet finally on a more European level he deals with the – call it political – desintegration of Europe (because of the rise of populism) but… Read more »

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Konstrakta

Wonderfull words.

Joost says HALLO

Angelina
Angelina
1 month ago
Reply to  Konstrakta

Well, everybody has another interpretation.
While its good that all Eurovision countries are united, especially against the inside and outside threaths these times and in the near future,
I dont get the burning of the windmill, the national symbol of the Netherlands.
Doe it mean that our national values and traditions go up into flames?

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Angelina

hey same old question from a few days ago. On what I gave you an explanation.

Jeroen
Jeroen
1 month ago
Reply to  Angelina

I’m not sure if this is the meaning, but I think he’s burning the past and moving on. He said in the interview with Lubach that he can’t carry the pain of losing his parents with him forever

Angelina
Angelina
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeroen

That makes sense. Now I get it. Thank you Jeroen.

Sebas
Sebas
1 month ago

I just checked some odds numbers… it’s actually kinda crazy.
At the moment Joost is gettin as many bets as Croatia and Ukraine COMBINED! (The current numbers 1 and 2 in the odds). If that continues it is only a matter of days before he is among the favorites if not THE favorite in the odds.

Whatever Joost is doing, it seems to be working and I’m here for it.

Yasyas
Yasyas
1 month ago
Reply to  Sebas

He just entered the top 10 in the odds. It’s crazy. Couple of days ago he was still in 22nd place.

Konrad
Konrad
1 month ago
Reply to  Sebas

His odds shortened over the past hours
Currently sitting in 7th place

Sebas
Sebas
1 month ago
Reply to  Sebas

Well well, seems my predictive maths were right.

Angelina
Angelina
1 month ago

I still dont get this song.
I like the 90s sound.
But it seems very political with all the EU logos and the blue EU suit.
I thought politics are not allowed.

Mariah
Mariah
1 month ago
Reply to  Angelina

The EU is not the same as Europe, (Europa) is a continent, the song is about the continent not the EU-organisation, nothing political

Angelina
Angelina
1 month ago
Reply to  Mariah

The blue flag with the stars is not a geographical flag, but the flag of the first 12 countries (12 stars) of the European Community, later the Eurooean Union. Thats political.

I am especially worried about the Dutch windmill, the Dutch values and traditions, going up into flames at the end of the video.
Just like he says, I dont know what paella is, I dont want fish and chips.

No local traditions anymore, but just one big EU all of the same.

PiT020
PiT020
1 month ago
Reply to  Angelina

It’s also been the flaf of the EBU for years… the song is NOT political at all. By the way… I see you writing comments about this entry on and on and your questions have already been answered?!

Mariah
Mariah
1 month ago
Reply to  Angelina

Seems like you don’t get the message, the burning windmill symbolises his past, leaving his childhood behind him Not running away from his past anymore (and moving on…) don’t frame it as political it’s not.

Angelina
Angelina
1 month ago
Reply to  Mariah

Ok, then I understand the burning windmill. Thanks.
But why all those European Union flags, and EU blue suit?

Mariah
Mariah
1 month ago
Reply to  Angelina

Maybe because he looks good in blue?

Angelina
Angelina
1 month ago
Reply to  Mariah

Good one.
Yes, blond hair and blue looks good together.
Like KLM flight assistants.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Mariah

Royal Joost blue!! My Dear!!

Old Queen Beatrix had some pieces left of that in her royal closet!! ;-)))

Mariah
Mariah
1 month ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

I think he was inspired by Bea’s eyeshadow

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Mariah

Hahahaha YES!! Good one.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Angelina

the color is called “International Klein blue’

Seddik
Seddik
1 month ago
Reply to  Angelina

Not EU flag.
Flag of Europe.
Not EU flag.
Europe is bigger than the EU.
Flag of Europe belongs to ALL of Europe.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Angelina

I guess the common Peoples in District also have their local traditions.
Old sacred olivetrees, their houses, churches or mosques, their bakkeries.

Family pictures up in to flames.
Mourning the loss of your beloved Ones!!
And keep on moving in.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

District G. It just went under the latter.

Seddik
Seddik
1 month ago
Reply to  Angelina

You are wrong. The flag of Europe is older than the EU as it was introduced by a human rights organisation called The Council of Europe (ALL European counties except Russia and Belarus are members) in 1955. The flag of Europe was only later adopted by the EU in 1985.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Mariah

Mijn beste Mariah, dont feed the toxic bott anymore. Its dreading on me.
Ignore it.

Joost gaat lkkr knalluh op ESC24.

Eve
Eve
1 month ago

Must admit it grew on me. Not at the very bottom anymore))

SEIMÍ
SEIMÍ
1 month ago

It doesn’t matter how much the Dutch like their own song, they won’t be voting for it at ESC.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  SEIMÍ

Thats rightly so. Only the support is from all over the planet.
Going viral and trending on the major international streaming platforms
Let all those votes come in!!

Gabbers Unite.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  SEIMÍ

Yo, the other 30 million voters will!!
Douze points!!

Peter
Peter
1 month ago

5 Million views on YouTube is a fact

Sebas
Sebas
1 month ago
Reply to  Peter

Has any other entry besides the Russian entries achieved that? That early? It’s quite astounding ngl

Sebas
Sebas
1 month ago
Reply to  Sebas

Like I’m talking ever of course, not just this year.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
1 month ago
Reply to  Sebas

Lots of Italian entries, but I don’t know if that counts as they already had tons of San Remo hype going on.

Mariah
Mariah
1 month ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

and Italy is a much bigger country in terms of population

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Mariah

Yep, point on.

We have many more big populated countries in the ESC pack.
At start they do always well with their actsvonline and in the streaming world. Some of the Big Five miss it again and again, others pick up. Italy is most decent on its rankings every year. You cant voiceover good quality.

So is remarkable indeed for the NLD’s.

I'm The Cure
I'm The Cure
1 month ago
Reply to  Peter

It’s So Fantastic

Angelina
Angelina
1 month ago

I found something funny.
Look on yt at MirjamStolkNgt

She translates the song in sign language for the deaf Eurovision fans.

With the gabber dance.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
1 month ago
Reply to  Angelina

Dutch sign language to be exact.

Angelina
Angelina
1 month ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

Her gabber dance is the best.

Devito
Devito
1 month ago

People in the comments section forget there’s a limited amount of points. Kaarija-effect cannot be copy-pasted into all entries labeled “crazy” this year because there’s simply too many of them blocking each other. I think Baby Lasagna, Kaleen, Joost Klein, Windows95man, 5miinust & Puuluup will all be fighting for the same listener. I’d even consider adding Megara, Tali, Nebulossa, Bambie Thug, Gate, and Nemo to the list if we’re about to expand it to “crazy”, “authentic” and “loud” at the same time. There’s going to be lots of sad faces when a few will triumph and the rest will get… Read more »

mike
mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Devito

your knowledge is very limited

Mariah
Mariah
1 month ago
Reply to  Devito

It’s not just a joke song, it has a deeper meaning and is very well executed, it touches me more than a lot of ballads, I don’t know any other song like this tbh.

Greg
Greg
1 month ago
Reply to  Mariah

Then, singing it in Dutch won’t help.

Lorena
Lorena
1 month ago
Reply to  Devito

I don’t think so, I like Baby Lasagna and last year I loved Kaarija, but think there is a line between them and the other examples: Joost, Windows95man and 5miinust & Puuluup are far more closer to a joke entry to me.

Anna Banana
Anna Banana
1 month ago

I think this will do well televote wise in Benelux countries and German speaking countries but not too much in others

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
1 month ago
Reply to  Anna Banana

Europapa is trending in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Anna Banana

Hya, you should read the thousands of positive comments on his YT vid. 5m stream in 3days, never happened with a dutch ESC entry.
Ofc also some neg reactions, but thats normal as not everone likes the same stuff.

But so many great reactions from across the globe.
I guess that many people are suporting this entry internationaly!!

Joost says: HI

Seddik
Seddik
1 month ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

I have been living in that comment section the past few days and the only negative comments seem to come from Dutch people who dislike the EU.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Seddik

Hahaha, I can imagine!! Many people in NLD’s arent liking the EU either.
Especially in the rural areas with many farmers.

Mostly many dutchies didnt like are past ESC entries after first release since decades, no matter the quality.
Complaning is in our DNA.

The vibe is building up here.
Really great. If we will win ESC24 or not.

At least that gives us someting to complain about.

Mariah
Mariah
1 month ago
Reply to  Seddik

So true.

BabyGrogu
BabyGrogu
1 month ago

I think it’s would be only fair if The Netherlands, Estonia and Croatia round up Televote Top 3 – it makes me happy watching these performances/videos and at the same time they make me emotional (even Estonia, social injustice etc). That’s what Eurovision winner is supposed to be like <3

arc
arc
1 month ago

probably top 3 with the televote. It’s crazy, it’s party.

Seddik
Seddik
1 month ago
Reply to  arc

I am already calling this as the televote winner. Jury vote I have my doubts about…

DutchTurkk
DutchTurkk
1 month ago

I have a strong feeling that it’s gonna have a Käärijä effect with the televoting…

Seddik
Seddik
1 month ago

Totally addicted to this song. It’s fun, it has a message and a hidden one. And Joost is the most sympathetic character around. I just desperately need him to win this one.

Angelina
Angelina
1 month ago
Reply to  Seddik

What is the hidden message? Can you explain?

I understand its about his lost parents, but thats also a metapgor fir the lost national traditions in this big supranational European Union?

With the windmill, symbol of the Netherlands traditions, going up in flames at the end of the clip?

So we have to value and keep our traditions, whether it be paella, freedom or gabber house music. Dont be overrun by supranational global powers?

Angelina
Angelina
1 month ago
Reply to  Angelina

If you downvote, just explain why, and what is the hidden message according to you. Thanks

This is the message I get when I watch the videoclip.

mike
mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Angelina

I downvote you, you are annoying

Angelina
Angelina
1 month ago
Reply to  mike

Well, someone says there is a hidden message and I am just interested in hearing what that message is. So if you or someone else can explain.

I like the 90s gabber sound and the gabber dance at the end, but I would also like to know the meaning and the message.
Thanks.

Seddik
Seddik
1 month ago
Reply to  Angelina

I did not downvote you and I don’t think this song is a statement against European cooperation.

Angelina
Angelina
1 month ago
Reply to  Seddik

You said there is a hidden message, so I am just curious what it is.
Thanks

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

I LOVE IT. This is the best fun song this year. Finland and Estonia have trashy ‘fun’ songs with zero meaning and bad taste. Europapa is catchy and has a deeper meaning behind the fancy/fun element. The outro is very sad and i hope i really hope they make a perfect staging that includes both the fun and sad/nostalgia elements. The lyrics could’ve been better (quoting Papaoutai lol) but overall this is giving me Cha Cha Cha vibes in terms of potential. I don’t know much about Joost though and whether he has stage charisma. Will it do well with… Read more »

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

By the way, it’s NUMBER ONE in both BELGIUM AND NETHERLANDS.

Sebas
Sebas
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

Ill say it again here, look up some jury scores of previous years. Juries do not hate fun entries. I could do well with both.

Sebas
Sebas
1 month ago
Reply to  Sebas

It *

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

hi Alex!! if you have 27min watching Joost – live at Lowlands 2023.You can have an impression how his stage charisma is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imBnD8QHh4g&t=686s

Mariah
Mariah
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

Papaoutai means ‘dad where are you’ , and Joost his song is about the loss of his father, Stromai lost his father at a young age Joost as well, this shoutout is not just a shoutout.

ExtremeOccident
ExtremeOccident
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

Since Papaoutai means “dad where are you” it is a very clever lyric. The lyrics are inherently sad really, I’d like to see you improve it.

Steven
Steven
1 month ago

One of the worst Dutch entries

Angelina
Angelina
1 month ago
Reply to  Steven

Well, much better than cringy Duncan lawrence.
Joost seems sensitive and fun at the same time. I like that.
Duncan was and is just a crybaby. My opinion.

And did you hear the two crows of last year, that were promoted by Duncan?
Mia something and a guy.

My cat jumped off the couch and ran to the hallway when they started singing.

10 to 12 points to Joost.

Angelina
Angelina
1 month ago

Can someone explain the end, please? With the windmill going up in flames.

Is this a political message that the Dutch traditions and culture are going up in flames?

I love the Dutch 90s gabber sound.
Old good times, before the big troubles in Europe started.
When the term lbtg didnt exist, but Amsterdam was the free world, and gay capital of the world. When all cultures danced together.
Before te regression.

Alice
Alice
1 month ago
Reply to  Angelina

It symbolizes to stop letting the grief of his parents control his life, letting go.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Angelina

Catch you!!
Summing it up quite well.

Now go into reading the lyrics, is about his lost childhood with both his parents lost at an young age.

His dad taught him to look beyond borders as theres more meeting the eye.

Angelina
Angelina
1 month ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

Ok, thank you both for the explanation. When i saw the windmill, the symbol of the Netherlands, going up into flames, i interpreted it as the Dutch traditions going up into flames. The clip seems political, with the European flags. You can interprete it as supranational European Union will control over the national countries with their own traditions and food culture. Or you can interprete it as, we Europeans must be united in the coming years, against outside forces. So if its about his lost parents, i dont get the connection with all those european hints? But i like the… Read more »

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Angelina

Thank you for your reply and giving us your view and take on Joost his entry.
Totally valid response which I understand.

His Dad thaught there is a world without borders, thats why all the countries and languages are mentioned. You can create your own dream stepping over borders. Also in your own mind.

He thanks his dad and mum, but he miss them so much. At the end you see those familypix burning and his house at the end.

Angelina
Angelina
1 month ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

Ok. Thanks for your explanation.

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
1 month ago

This is just bad. I listened to it a number of times now and cannot find anything that alludes to this being a favourite or anything of the sort. I’m sorry to those who like this but, I don’t see it qualifying.

Jeroen
Jeroen
1 month ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

It will win the semi

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

Sour grapes were on the discount today at the Aldi?

musica
musica
1 month ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

There’s no way this song doesn’t make the final. It’s already a certified hit but Joost’s main strength is in performing live. The guy has huge charisma and can work a crowd.

Grft
Grft
1 month ago

There’s a mistake in your article: the song currently tops the Spotify charts in Belgium (not the viral one). And it’s the most daily streams for any song in Belgium since last May with Loreen’s Tattoo! That’s huge!

Frau Loch
Frau Loch
1 month ago

Congratulations Joost. In a year without a clear run away jury winner like Loreen this could be the year that the televote will decide again who wins?

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
1 month ago

After listening to this song a couple times, for me it has evolved from “interesting, but kind of annoying” to “this kind of reminds me of video game music. it’s fun!”

I don’t think the juries will allow for it to happen, but i he ends up putting on a good performance too, I wouldn’t mind if he won

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago

Joost says HI!!
DOUZE points, ofc.

Bejba
Bejba
1 month ago

Joke Entry . It Will Flop Just As This Other Ofencive Finland Last Years Copies Will . Im Talking Of Croacia , Finland , Nederland , Eestonia , And Other Or This Nations Who Just Want To Troll

Normal People Want Real Musik . Not Swedish Garbage Or This CringeLord Type Of Musik From Nederlands . If I Was A Dutch I Would Be Ashamed From This . Nederlands Telewisions Needs To Withdraw After This Because Europe Will Shun Them For This Behawiour .

Shino
Shino
1 month ago
Reply to  Bejba

You are making a complete fool out of yourself.

Roger
Roger
1 month ago
Reply to  Bejba

I completely agree, this is trash. I am not Dutch, but I am still ashamed as a Eurovision fan. This is horrendous.

Jeroen
Jeroen
1 month ago
Reply to  Bejba

It seems like you are trying to get the most disliked comment, but anyway I’m Dutch and I’m proud that we’re finally sending something different! Everyone loves the song

Bejba
Bejba
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeroen

I Am Always Disliked From Izreali Gowerment Bots Account , Selfish Trolls , And Gays Because I Stand For My Beleifs I Call Out Injustices . I Dont Try , Trust Me .
The Only Goal From This DownWoters Is To Silence Any Of Us Who Opose This Agenda

Angelina
Angelina
1 month ago
Reply to  Bejba

What agenda?

Bejba
Bejba
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeroen

You Must Be New Here Because I Am Always Targeted From DownWoting Attacks For Sharing My Opinons .

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Bejba

Which agenda my Love??

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Bejba

You shouldnt drink vinegar daily my best.
Just rinse your vegetables with it or a bit on your salad.

Epicurean
Epicurean
1 month ago
Reply to  Bejba

With your username being Bejba

You’re forgiven for being so ignorant

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
1 month ago

“Zijn naam is Klein, maar hij droomt groot.”
– A wise man once said

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago

Congratulations to Joost and everyone involved in this song. A huge achievement indeed! Bravo.

Sierri
1 month ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Yes, song is great and breaking a record must mean so much to you, Boost. And to everyone else

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago

I wish him to win tbh, seems like a nice guy and the song is a banger

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Jamie

haha, agree 100%

musica
musica
1 month ago

The number of times it’s been streamed on Spotify in Belgium is also a record for a non-Christmas song, beating Loreen’s Tattoo. The 12 points from the Belgian televote are pretty much a certainty.

Bejba
Bejba
1 month ago
Reply to  musica

Thats Ewery Year Because Of Politiks Voting

Jeroen
Jeroen
1 month ago
Reply to  Bejba

I think you’re thinking of Cyprus and Greece, not Belgium and The Netherlands

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Bejba

hahaha, no you are soo confused. Look up the real numbers in the statistics.

Poland and Belarus or Russia were.
But you know how that sage ended………………………..

Max
Max
1 month ago
Reply to  Bejba

It‘s not. Check it out on Wikipedia.

Mariah
Mariah
1 month ago
Reply to  Bejba

to be honest no, check the facts first 😉

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
1 month ago

Well-deserved. Hope the momentum lasts til Eurovision final.

Sherlock
Sherlock
1 month ago

So much here for the audience to sing and dance along to, all simple and easy to follow. It’s really fun, but ‘applied fun’… It means something.

Great job Joost. Feel better from your euro -family.

Kosey
Kosey
1 month ago

Joost is making a move in the odds, up to 14th now. I expect him to be Top 10 by the time of the contest, maybe top 5.

He can’t win it because the juries will probably tank him, but I’m so pleased that he’s receiving recognition from the people who matter – for me, he has delivered the perfect song – such happy and sad emotions in 3 minutes, not many artists can produce something so powerful. Well done Joost!

Itchymonkey
Itchymonkey
1 month ago
Reply to  Kosey

I really hope he does well. Juries will give him mid way I think at best. But Iceland might start favourites if so that’s truly sad to watch.
Reason – country and race
Songs meaningless

Sebas
Sebas
1 month ago
Reply to  Kosey

We should stop thinking juries dont like fun entries, remember where they placed kaarija last year? Right, in their top 5. Belgium and Austria? top 10.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
1 month ago
Reply to  Sebas

Dadi Freyr & Gagnamagnid and Kalush Orchestra also did great with the jury.

Sebas
Sebas
1 month ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

Exactly, I just dont buy into the theory of: Juries hate fun. Cuz its not true.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Sebas

if the fun act serves quality, I might hope also the juries will recognize this.

Kosey
Kosey
1 month ago
Reply to  Sebas

But he was the clear winner last year – so I can’t agree that juries support certain types of entries unfortunately.

SvenW
SvenW
1 month ago

It’s also a record number of streams in 1 day in Belgium I read somewhere

Itchymonkey
Itchymonkey
1 month ago

Weirdly the Dutch were the favourites to win the year abba won. I think it was mouth and McNeil or something. So weirdly fitting if the Dutch win on Abbas territory 50 years later
From me
To my parents
Gets me every time

Sherlock
Sherlock
1 month ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

Me too… There’s liquid coming out of my eyes… What’s happening… I’m leaking!!!

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

Water loo 2024!!

Welkom in Europa!!

papa

lets go, lets GOO

Seddik
Seddik
1 month ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

“I see a star” was a great song 😀 Def winner material.

Henry
Henry
1 month ago

Televote winner.

Miko
Miko
1 month ago

Song is garbage…

Sebas
Sebas
1 month ago
Reply to  Miko

You know, we sadly can’t all be blessed with exquisite taste.
And you are one of em.

Miko
Miko
1 month ago
Reply to  Sebas

Yup, this is one “exquisite” song… it will be completely forgotten, let’s say by July, maybe August.. if this kind of rubbish represents “good” music taste in 2024, I’ll be proudly tasteless

Sun
Sun
1 month ago
Reply to  Miko

I agree with you. This is for me one of the worst songs in ESC history. Society is really sick if they raise this

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Sun

So you call other humans who like another tune than you do as sick……………………………..??

Im sorry thats not were Eurovision is about.

Take the red pill or 2.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Miko

No worries pumkin.
Joost his agenda will be fully booked the years to come.

Ari
Ari
1 month ago

Wow! Congratulations. Very impressive. Being so popular in your own country means the internal selection is already a success, it’s what most artists can only dream of.

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

Shut up bot

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Jamie

We dont like toxic trolls either pumkin.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

Momentum!

It would be appropriate to mark Waterloo’s 50th anniversary by a Dutch win with a song as silly as Ding Ding Dong.

Jean-Paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

It’s called Ding-A-Dong.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Jean-Paul

+)10