The Netherlands’ Eurovision 2024 singer Joost Klein is going from strength to strength. After smashing Duncan Laurence’s streaming record in the Netherlands and topping the Spotify Top 50 at home, the “Europapa” singer has proven that he can deliver when it matters most: LIVE!

On Thursday the Dutch star performed his song “Europapa” live for the first time at 013 Poppodium Tilburg. It’s the largest popular music venue in the south of the country.

If you’ve been on the social media site formerly known as Twitter or any Eurovision-related message board, then you already know the verdict: Joost absolutely killed it.

Joost Klein performs “Europapa” live for the first time at 013 in Tilburg

The venue stipulated “no phones” on the night, helping keep the performance a surprise for the masses outside of the venue. The black and white video starts with a voiceover that reminds the audience of that rule — while also promising great things to come.

“Welcome to the new world,” the narrator says. “What you are about to witness is beyond human comprehension. Please respect the no filming policy. During this show you will feel emotions. We only have this moment. Right here.”

Throughout the video the audience sings along, creating a powerful wall of sound that shows just how much Joost is loved in his home country.

Vocally he really nails it — his voice sounds strong, resonant and completely at ease. He’s been practicing his breathing technique and it really shows. At no point did he seem winded or struggling to keep up. In fact, the rap sounded vigorous and energetic. And he even managed to cram in lots of personality through cute vocal inflections and selected emphasis.

Occasionally the word “Euro” came out a bit froggy. But you get the sense it was deliberate and playful. 

So how are you feeling about this? Do you think the audience outside of The Netherlands will respond in a similar way?

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Vjera Brdar
Vjera Brdar
15 days ago

Sorry, I am still amazed that anyone finds this trash entertaining. Just horrible.

malita
malita
23 days ago

That is not live lmao. The video recording was from a live, but the audio itself is either a pre-recorded one or a live vocal that went through a massive post process edit. You can really tell that it’s not totally live because the audience’s screaming was drowned proportionally to the music and how static his voice sounded. Doesn’t change opinion that it’s a trashy song. It’s like they’re trying what Kaarija did but just went out with something that’s not even half as fun.

Jalc
20 days ago
Reply to  malita

he also did a sec show where u were allowed to film, there are recordings of it on yt and it still sound like this, its not pre recorded. And also, that smth is new or a bit diffrent doesnt mean its a “kaarij rip off”, its not trying and it doesnt want to be one. Joost has always made music like this. The song also has alot of meaning too it, unlike your life

Barry
Barry
26 days ago

Funny to see that this forum reacts so much different to the Dutch entry than all the reaction video’s on Youtube. They are almost all positive, and here…

Maria
Maria
22 days ago
Reply to  Barry

The forum is not for Eurovision fans anymore it’s for people who want to complain and hate each other’s song. It’s very toxic. I’m curious what other people think about the songs, but maybe it’s better not to know… There is too much disrespect, such as calling songs Trash out of jealousy, lower than low.

Alen
Alen
27 days ago

An absolute trash from a guy who doesn’t sing, doesn’t dance, looks like having bad hygiene…. Impressed how many people can say this is a good song & performance…. Maybe we should have Covid back and be closed again…..

Barry
Barry
26 days ago
Reply to  Alen

You clearly had the wrong vaccination.

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
26 days ago
Reply to  Barry

Hahahaha,

Alen
Alen
25 days ago
Reply to  Barry

Looks like you didn’t have any 😉

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
26 days ago
Reply to  Alen

All clean here and no Cov id pumpkin:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNFxMcnJkHk

Alen
Alen
25 days ago
Reply to  FizzPunk

I should be impressed with this? Sorry didn’t get it.

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
25 days ago
Reply to  Alen

Well than you dont get it!!

Alen
Alen
25 days ago
Reply to  FizzPunk

Important that you are getting it… Judging as per your comments that you belong to that (small) crowd 😉

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
25 days ago
Reply to  Alen

Thank you, Dank u wel as we say here.

Joost says Halloooo and Dank u wel voor the 13.5M views on YT!!
Thats a very small crowd.

Alen
Alen
25 days ago
Reply to  FizzPunk

Do you know how many views had Severina’s (low quality) homemade porn movie once she won Dora in Croatia and participated with Moja Stikla back in the days? 🙂 Please save us of your comments and what would Joost said…

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
24 days ago
Reply to  Alen

Meow cat

Marian Sali
27 days ago

This is not about România!

Andrew
Andrew
27 days ago

Not even a live vocal LOL

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
28 days ago

Sorry but he was not singing. He was doing playback .Come on!!!

Basti
Basti
28 days ago
Reply to  L’oiseau

it sure was, its that good!

Morten
Morten
28 days ago

Its a great song, but this is not live 🙂 Its live recorded buy the sound is not.

Barry
Barry
28 days ago
Reply to  Morten

His voice is.

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
28 days ago

This doesn’t even seem live? This song was meh on first listen, then it grew into my top 10 and then only after a few days I got really really tired of it.

Frederick
Frederick
28 days ago

Low quality, trash song 🙁

Mariah
Mariah
26 days ago
Reply to  Frederick

Disrespectful comment, spread love not hate 😉

jugofuturizam
jugofuturizam
28 days ago

Honestly, I decided I was not on board with this track until I see the performance. For me, this is kinda Konstrakta-like song where you need performance to grab my attention, and now that I’ve seen this I totally get the hype. Potential winner if he manages to this in Malmö.

Stian F
Stian F
27 days ago
Reply to  jugofuturizam

Eurovision is a tvshow, not a concert. Everytime an act try to make that concert feel they fail…voters dont reward that. Keep eye contact with camera, don’t shout out the host city name to engage the audience…it never pays off in votes.

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
26 days ago
Reply to  Stian F

Dear Stian F, Konstrakta was only washing her hands and transporting a message. it came across 200% with me.

Joost is another type of artist , but i embrace the words of @jugofuturizam.

When true artists are performing there are no borders anymore.

Even in a squatplace, a concerthall, TV studio or @ESC!!!

Talents will flow ALWAYS.

Barry
Barry
29 days ago

For al the haters, jealousy is such an ugly trait. This shows Joost is on the right path for the win.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
28 days ago
Reply to  Barry

if he wins, i hope his career gets ended soon

Barry
Barry
28 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Haha, this is exactly what I mean.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
28 days ago
Reply to  Barry

what then? should i still be a patriotic dutchman, even if i dislike the genre of music of our entry?

and tbh i like the melody in Estonia’s more, almost a Rowwen Heze meets Jeugd van Tegenwoordig vibe for me

i also stanned Moldova 2022 Trenuletul, so it’s not like i’m against bops

i do like the mention of Stromae Papaoutai with the rhyme ”dat doet ie goed heey”

musica
musica
28 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Oh you’re so special. If you don’t like it, don’t listen to it! It’s really easy.

Mariah
Mariah
26 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Rowwen heze?

Basti
Basti
28 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

nicky, time to grow up..really

Mariah
Mariah
26 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Bad for your karma 😉

Mariah
Mariah
26 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

He already won, it was his childhood dream to be on the eurovision stage and there he is, combined with over 13 million views on his ESC video, he can’t lose anymore.
Mission accomplished

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
26 days ago
Reply to  Mariah

next Goal; “open die Mosh-pitt NOW. WIDER!!:
_ and if somebody falls we help eachother. OK”

In eins, zwei, drei………………….”

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
28 days ago
Reply to  Barry

If someone doesn’t like his song, they are jealous? Amazing tautology, you are crushing it.

Barry
Barry
28 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

Yes, your fanaticism in your comments more has more to do with childish envy than just not liking a song.

Mariah
Mariah
26 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

That’s not a tautology

matte
matte
29 days ago

“VERY BASED PLS WATCH”
Maybe I’m just too old, but this isn’t an attitude I would fimd very likable.

musica
musica
29 days ago
Reply to  matte

I don’t know if you’re old, but you can’t spot irony. Don’t worry, you’re not the only one, as some people below have aptly demonstrated.

Paul Sorenson
Paul Sorenson
29 days ago
Reply to  matte

If you are old and were young in the 90s, then you must love this.

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
28 days ago
Reply to  Paul Sorenson

Or they remember better so they know this is low value copy. Chech out True Survivor from Hasselhoff for example to see how you do it, if that’s the goal.

musica
musica
28 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

Haha, David effing Hasselhoff? That’s an eighties spoof, and completely different from what Joost is trying to do. The genre he is paying tribute to is called happy hardcore, and some gabber in the breakdown as well. Typical Dutch 90s music. He also stuck a bit of Scooter in there, in the intro. I can perfectly understand that if you’re Croatian or whatever you think “what kind of cr.p is this” and that’s fine! Then just don’t listen to it.

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
28 days ago
Reply to  musica

Don’t be so literate. It is 80s spoof, but done right. This is a fail. It is interesting to locals. Can’t wait for you guys to learn that Europe as a whole is not buying this.

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
28 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

Tell that to the 12.5m views on YT in 2 weeks, or the aprox 300k of streams on Spotify daily.

These are no locals, Pumpkin.
We are only with 17m peoples in die Niederlande.

Mariah
Mariah
26 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

Night rider…..i’m clueless

Estostan
Estostan
29 days ago

Seeing same people writing comments how Joost cannot sing, getting 0 from juries, yada yada… and then rooting for Croatia at the same time. Oh the irony, the sweet irony. Like looking in the mirror.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
29 days ago
Reply to  Estostan

The mirror in the vid of Mustii is very well done!!
The Evil Queen showing!!!

The BeNe of the -Lux block will do very well.
Love both acts.

Seddik
Seddik
28 days ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

I would love to see Netherlands and Belgium finish 1-2. Now if only Baarle-Nassau would have a suitable venue for Eurovision 2025 :’D

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
28 days ago
Reply to  Seddik

Yeah, that would be awesome. Hosting it together!!!

Mariah
Mariah
26 days ago
Reply to  Seddik

Sharp

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
29 days ago
Reply to  Estostan

Baby Lasagna can sing, has much better song, and he is much more charismatic and likeable.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
29 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

We all love a good lasagna.
They could have turned the heat in the oven higher in Croatia.

Baby isnt ready to eat imo.

Mariah
Mariah
25 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

I’m actually worried about BL ‘s vocals especially because he has to do more than one show in a row and he seems unexperienced, we will see.

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
25 days ago
Reply to  Mariah

We will see idd!!! I think it will be between Joost and BL dancing the Chachacha for the first spot!! The best will take the ESC24 Crown. Very Exciting. Have a good edition. I have to admit that this one of the most polarized and toxic editions I can recall EVER. Emotions from high to low are flying across the board en I have seen many ugly things. Which shouldnt have been at this level imo. The pack of songs is very different and serving various genres. Also a lot slick unoriginal acts we have seen many times. But Hey… Read more »

Alen
Alen
25 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

Absolutely, not comparable with this freak!

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
28 days ago
Reply to  Estostan

Croatia and The Netherlands are my #1 and #2.

anna
anna
29 days ago

This is such a cheap song. I love 90s Europop and this tries to be it but it’s just bad. I can’t see this kind of trash winning the contest. Can’t see how the contest benefits from a win like that. Especially in a year with much better contenders.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
29 days ago
Reply to  anna

Who are the better contenders for you?

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
29 days ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

Croatia, Ukraine, Italy, Switzerland, Serbia, Norway, Finland, Armenia, Greece, Belgium, San Marino, Lithuania, Great Britain, Ireland, Moldova, roughly. This song is a definition of mid.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
28 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

Thank you.
Great list from which I like: Switzerland, Norway, Armenia, Belgium, Lithuania, Ireland and Moldova.

anna
anna
28 days ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

Switzerland

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
28 days ago
Reply to  anna

Thank you.
Thats a quality entry indeed.
Its still in the top 5 of the ESC24 odds.
Wouldnt mind if he wins.

Jimmy
Jimmy
29 days ago
Reply to  anna

Maybe a cheap song is a good response to the cost of living crisis across Europe?

Erikiejberg
Erikiejberg
28 days ago
Reply to  anna

It tries to be? The song is literarly done partially by the Gabber/techno legend Paul Elstak. The Dutch almost invented this genre, and still dominate the genre of Dance music with all of our DJ’s

anna
anna
28 days ago
Reply to  Erikiejberg

So what? Stop name dropping as if it guarantees a good song. The best artists in the world release meh songs from time to time. We seen it in Eurovision as well (UK this year?). So having a big name behind a song doesn’t ever mean that the song is good.

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
28 days ago
Reply to  anna

That’s a good point. Olly Alexander is miles bigger name than Joost Klein, and his song is also “mid”.

The only difference is that not many UK people are enthusiastic about Eurovision, so we don’t see “Dizzy wins Eurovision”.

Here 10 people is chanting that, that doesn’t mean it will happen.

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
28 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

And whats your point exactly??
You hate Joost, but love a Baby Lasagna……………………..??

The oven in Croatia could have turned up much higher making him really hot!!

Both songs are nice and let the best baked one take the crown.
Enjoy ESC24.

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
28 days ago
Reply to  FizzPunk

My point is – their careers mean nothing when they come to ESC stage. Joost might be one of the biggest names this year, but that can’t be his only quality.

Mariah
Mariah
26 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

Slimaine is the biggest name I guess, together with Ollie and Marina Satti

Jane
Jane
27 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

IT WILL! 12 points to the NETHERLANDS! ?

Mariah
Mariah
26 days ago
Reply to  anna

It’s disrespectful to call a song trash, are you a troll?

Alen
Alen
25 days ago
Reply to  anna

So cheap and so bad performance…. Everything is bad except the fact that the guy is smart (or someone told him) and knows how to USE army of his IG followers….Showbizz….

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
24 days ago
Reply to  Alen

Were the sour grapes on discount at the Aldi again!!??

Sebastian
Sebastian
29 days ago

This is so good. What a good eurovision year. Lots of good songs and I think Sweden will deliver. Europapa is aiming high.
Right now, before rehearsals I believe the winner of the whole thing will be one of these:
• Croatia
• The Netherlands
• France

Maybe Italy or Ukraine

Joy
Joy
29 days ago

The fact there is some serious “hate” about it, gives me more the feeling this is going to do very well.

Fatima
Fatima
29 days ago
Reply to  Joy

Not hate, but I can’t see the love yet. If it was a recognisably live performance with him looking at the camera and clearly singing as he moved around (as he will have to do in Malmö), then fair enough. For me there is very little proof from this clip that “this is going to do very well”.

Jonas
Jonas
29 days ago
Reply to  Fatima

That’s fair, but in this case the point of the performance was to play to the live crowd in front of him. Not us.

Fatima
Fatima
29 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Why are we being told to “PLS WATCH” then? But we’ll soon see how he measures up in the party season.

Barry
Barry
29 days ago
Reply to  Fatima

You’ve probably missed the crowd’s reaction.

Mariah
Mariah
26 days ago
Reply to  Joy

Could be, negative publicity is also publicity

Fatima
Fatima
29 days ago

If that was a “live” performance, then I’m Shirley Bassey

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
29 days ago
Reply to  Fatima

Blanka, Poland ESC23 says HIiiiiii, Solo-w and we made it to the Finals…………………………

Freddy
Freddy
25 days ago
Reply to  Fatima

Hi Shirley!

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
29 days ago

Also, the start with the turn off you phone/unregistered cam – my friend, you are not Pearl Jam, and this is not 1991. It is rare that some artist irritate me this much, kudos to Joost, he succeeded.

musica
musica
29 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

Joost makes it easy to recognize the people with no sense of humor at all.

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
29 days ago
Reply to  musica

Yes, they are his fans. Kaarija is interesting. Baby Lasagna is interesting. This guy isn’t.

musica
musica
29 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

If you honestly think he’s being serious with that preposterous intro and that little nod to his Youtuber history with the Unregistered Hypercam, that shows to me you just don’t get it. That’s fine, enjoy Baby Lasagna!

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
29 days ago
Reply to  musica

I know he is not serious. But there is a note and tone when doing this kind of stuff. If Dutch people are entertained, great for them, nothing against it. To me it is lame and obnoxious. I like Konstrakta as well. She is funny and ultra smart, to the level that most people don’t understand her. Joost is quirky troll for the masses, so lower level compared to the similar acts we saw on ESC. To the point it is failing to make a point. Ireland 12 points song thought it will interesting. It was just obnoxious. Joost is… Read more »

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
28 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

I loved Konstrakta.

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
24 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

if Joost wasnt real interesting he wouldnt have so many fans across Europe already, pumpkin.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
28 days ago
Reply to  musica

i stanned Yodel It, so i have a good sense of humor, and a taste for amazing talent

Basti
Basti
29 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

Pretty sad to read people get so easily irritated by such a nonense thingie. Ya’ll are way too serious. Its just fun.

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
29 days ago

This looks so obnoxious. Literally with this approach I can imagine him failing to qualify. A win? Lol, in your dreams. One of the important things why Kaarija was successful is his charisma. He is so likeable! This guy is a complete opposite. Especially with Baby Lasagna who will engage similar audience, Joost literally has no chance if he has this approach. ESC fans don’t care if he is big in the Netherlands. Slimane is big, Olly Alexander is big, many people came to ESC as big and failed. After seeing this, I will enjoy his demise honestly.

Jonas
Jonas
29 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

What harsh begrudgery, based on so little.

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
29 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

If someone base their performance on appearance (it is clear it’s not vocals lol) then they have to be charismatic and possess X factor. This guy has nothing of it.

Rich
Rich
29 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

So much hate. What are you trying to achieve? All this mirroring and projecting, you deserve better as a human being.

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
29 days ago
Reply to  Rich

No hate. Just amusement by the fact Dutch fans think this can win.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
29 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

Exact Im also amused by the fans of Croatia, Finland, Austria, Israel, Georgia or Spain thinking their entries could win.
Isnt that the fun and joy of Eurovision?

Dont eat all those sour grapes at once anymore.

Mariah
Mariah
26 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

I never said that and I don’t think we will win, in the Netherlands we say: when two dogs fight for one bone a third one runs away with it… but I do like Joost he has an interesting story to tell. And I like the way he shakes things up, for me ESC is a lot more interesting now, I hope he qualifies for the final..

Mariah
Mariah
26 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

Let’s talk about the vocals (screaming) of baby lasagna ?

Paul Sorenson
Paul Sorenson
29 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

Why compare Joost with Baby Lasagna?
Because Joost is a big competitor for your favorite?
You can also enjoy both.

Basti
Basti
29 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

stop feeding this troll people.

Toine
Toine
28 days ago
Reply to  Basti

Yes, a very jaleous troll who keeps coming back to an artist which he hates so much.. good luck with promoting your Lasagna!

John
John
29 days ago

His fans are impressed by him existing so that is a low bar to clear

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
29 days ago
Reply to  John

All those 523K views on his live vid from friday werent all present at the venue neither they are all from Holland.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
29 days ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

his live vid on YT.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
29 days ago

don’t know what i dislike more this or Israel or Malta as the most generic plastic snoozefest of this year

Ricooric
Ricooric
29 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Calling Europapa generic proves that you don’t know what you are talking about. That song is everything but generic and boring.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
29 days ago
Reply to  Ricooric

it’s trash, his vocals are trash and that hardstyle genre should’ve gone extinct many years ago lol

just his frysian privilege which got him selected obviously, since frysians can’t do anything wrong

MaggieMayhem
MaggieMayhem
29 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Lol you are calling hardstyle generic? Never done before at Eurovision…..Delusion

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
29 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

You are so two-faced. At a certain moment, you live Europapa and scream it will win. On another moment, you hate it and want it to NQ. Not surprising knowing you’re a troll, but still.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
29 days ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

never, i just have a huge dislike for that annoying genre, as for the insult, i pretend i do not see that okay

my bottom 4 are Netherlands, Malta, Israel, Albania, the songs which excite me the least, so? i still have 33 other entries to enjoy listening to

and no, i have nothing against Eden or her song that much, i prefer other entries to instead make the final, Eden oozes same glamour vibes as Emma Muscat

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
29 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

In other posts you call Eden Queen and she is a winner……………………………..

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
29 days ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

of course, Eden is a Queen of the world’s best country, wish i lived in Israel tbh

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
29 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Exactly, hoe de wind waait, waait mijn rokje.

Sun
Sun
29 days ago

As I already imagined, his live performance is terribly bad and he cannot stop using the synthesized voice to save himself. It will fail miserably in the jury

Sun
Sun
29 days ago
Reply to  Sun

WoW! Can any of the toxic Dutch fans who put a negative vote on my comment refute that their live show is really unpleasant and uses vocal synthesizer?

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
29 days ago
Reply to  Sun

Dont all artists use these techniques nowadays??

Sun
Sun
29 days ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

We talk about ESC where this is prohibited?

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
29 days ago
Reply to  Sun

In the ESC productions all the voices are ampted up for years already.

Sun
Sun
28 days ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

According to EBU regulations – Autotune cannot be used to correct the pitch of a singer who is performing live on stage.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
28 days ago
Reply to  Sun

I think Autotune is excisting already for more than 20 years.
In the meantime all kind of other techniques have been created in the music industry.

The ‘live’vocals on ESC arent really live, already for years the sound production of the show is topnotch making it for all artists sounding the best.

I remember the old russian grannies baking a bread, Party for everybody 2012, how they could sound so crisp?
Finishing 2nd.

and they werent the best artists of Russia.

Richard
Richard
29 days ago

They were clearly having a blast here! When I first heard Europapa I admit to having had a disturbing flashback to Dustin the Turkey, but very quickly learned to love it, especially how it builds to that frenzied, hardcore ending. If Joost can convey the same energy at the contest I can see this doing very well.

Kobe
Kobe
29 days ago

What an overhyped chaotic mess.

Johnny
Johnny
29 days ago

Dutch fans, calm down.
You have got carried away.
This will not win because there are much credible acts.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
29 days ago
Reply to  Johnny

What are the credible acts for you?

Jimmy
Jimmy
29 days ago

I think it’s going to win.

Paul
Paul
29 days ago
Reply to  Jimmy

I think it might get let down by the juries….

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
29 days ago
Reply to  Paul

He could win the televote in SF2 tho as there are no juries.

Mariah
Mariah
25 days ago
Reply to  Paul

Wishful Thinking?

Jonas
Jonas
29 days ago
Reply to  Jimmy

At least the televote, I’d say!

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
29 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Can’t wait to see that. He will have like 20 points from the public lol

Jimmy
Jimmy
29 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

I think so too, highly likely!

Fatima
Fatima
29 days ago
Reply to  Jimmy

It might, but how does this film help us reach that conclusion? There’s not one moment here when he connects with the camera. When we see “performs live” we expect to see that.

Jimmy
Jimmy
29 days ago
Reply to  Fatima

I can understand your concern with the staging, but this particular performance isn’t meant for cameras but for the live audience (who are already existing fans), and he’s said they have something different prepared for May. What I think it does shown us is how much fun he can have with Europapa on stage, and how much energy he’ll bring.

Overall, I think the song is a lot of fun, with an undeniably memorable hook. It also has a message and a heart, and says something about Europe at a time when people do need a reminder to come together.

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
28 days ago
Reply to  Fatima

When Loreen last years got crushed between her toaster, I heard nobody saying that she didnt connect with the camera.

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
29 days ago

This has grown on me so much and you can tell with all this pre publicity/performances come the arena night in May the audience will go wild particularly the rave retro of the 2 Unlimited sound influence.

Oy oy
Oy oy
29 days ago

This has grown on me. And others I have spoken to has saud the same about their view on the song. I’m getting worried this is maybe not instant enough to win ESC?

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
30 days ago

I get that Dutch people are hyped, but tbh I don’t know what to think about this song, it just exists I guess

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
29 days ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Most of us Dutchies are behind this ESC track, its going viral and many people enjoy and have fun with it. Children singing and dancing at Europapa, peoples putting vids online with their own versions. Churchbells and the world famous streetorgans( draaiorgels, ya know from the old fashioned dutch postcards with the tullips and windmills. Groeten uit Holland) are plaing Europapa. Nice comments in the media and alot of positive energy in our Lands. We are having fun already. That hasnt happened for a long time with a ESC song. Even with Duncan in 2019 there used to be lesser… Read more »

Mariah
Mariah
26 days ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

Not only Dutch people are putting vids online about this song the amount of reaction vids on YT is overwhelming.

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
25 days ago
Reply to  Mariah

Im aware of the big attention worldwide Europapa and Joost is getting.
I have a strong feeling that the track is more populair with casual ESC viewers than with the traditional ESC fandom online.

#TeamJoostKlein are very smart in what they are doing.

He will qualify for sure. Could it win??
Maybe, he is sure a contender.

The pre-fun with the dutch ESC24 is very nice and postive.
So we will see.

Kosey
Kosey
30 days ago

Joost is special. I cannot remember the last time an artist had this much impact with so many people in the pre-contest period. This song is going to absolutely blow up in Malmo. He deserves it for creating a piece of magic.

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
29 days ago
Reply to  Kosey

Wait what? xD what impact? A concert for his fans on a small stage?

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
28 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

Literally

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
28 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

You should listen to one of his earlier released tracks “Wachtmuziek”.
Keep on waiting Pumpkin.

Efthymios
Efthymios
30 days ago

WELKOM IN EUROPA, BLIJF HIER TOT IK DOODGKA,
EURO-PA-PA. EURO-PA-PA!

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
29 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

you cannot mention the word ”death”

such a horrible depressing turd of a song this europapa UGH

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
30 days ago

He seemed out of breath singing his verses and I think the voice transition before the gabber part is not allowed during Eurovision as everything had to be sung live.

Still my fav tho. Good thing there’s plenty of time of improve.

Jonas
Jonas
30 days ago

Everything does not have to be sung live. Andrew Lambrou clearly cheated on the most difficult part of his song last year. Although I guess aaaaaaahhhhhhh is not considered an actual lyric which is why he got away with it.

musica
musica
30 days ago

No, it’s not necessary to sing everything live. That rule has been scrapped. And of course he can’t sing that part, it’s done with a sampler. His voice is basically used as an instrument.

Jonas
Jonas
30 days ago
Reply to  musica

None of the cha cha cha chants were live last year, nobody cared, nobody criticised… and they were even more important to that song than a few papapapapas. You’re right, Joost will be fine.

Trin
Trin
29 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

The lead vocals can not be pre-recorded. So if Käärijä had moved his lips during cha cha cha chants he would have been forced to do those with only the help of his one live backing singer. There can be backing singers behind the stage who are counted in the 6 people on the stage. Käärijä’s backing singer has told that there were 5 microphones in the room where she was working, so last year there was at least one solo artist who had 5 people singing the same parts. Btw Käärijä was the only artist last year whose backing… Read more »

Fatima
Fatima
29 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

I think a few of the jurors looking for ‘vocal capacity’ might have cared, Jonas. Quite possibly enough to make the difference between first place and second.

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
29 days ago
Reply to  musica

Ahh i see, thanks for the clarification!

MaggieMayhem
MaggieMayhem
29 days ago

Of course he sounds out of breath. It was like a 2/3 hour concert

Paul Sorenson
Paul Sorenson
29 days ago

The out of breath end is part of the show ofcourse.

Angelina
Angelina
30 days ago

Will he end the song like this in May, without the part about his father?

musica
musica
30 days ago
Reply to  Angelina

No. He performed the song for the selection committee with the outro, in fact that’s what convinced them to choose him. But in this concert he did the longer outro version, later in the show.

Mariah
Mariah
26 days ago
Reply to  musica

Quite impressive it’s on YT

Seddik
Seddik
30 days ago
Reply to  Angelina

Can’t imagine that happening. He cut down the outro to make the song exactly 3:00 mins. That’s deliberate. I love the full outro by the way, it makes the whole thing come together so much more. He also did multiple versions of Europapa at the 013, one with the full outro.

Angelina
Angelina
30 days ago

I think it will win.
But maybe I am biased because I lived in the Netherlands and like the gabber hardcore part.
The text.. I am not sure.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
30 days ago
Reply to  Angelina

It’s not winning

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
29 days ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

this ain’t winning but neither is israel hopefully

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
29 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

What does it have to do with anything?
Stop pushing this topic without reason.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
29 days ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

@Roy Moreno, why he should stop pushing this topic?
The israeli fandom is doing exactly the same thing.
They hijack whole treads for that matter. Pushing their entry.

Its very disturbing and taking away a huge part of having fun with ESC24.

Tino
Tino
30 days ago
Reply to  Angelina

I think he might do a solid top 3 with public (perhaps even the first place) but jury will bury his chance of victory.

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
29 days ago
Reply to  Angelina

After seeing this, it will struggle to qualify, win is completely out of question.

Devito
Devito
30 days ago

I just looked at the translation of the lyrics into English. While it certainly has nice moments such as “Let’s come together”, “Fortunately, I don’t need a visa”, and telling a story about a road trip throughout Europe, it also has its dark shadows – meddling in politics. I assume it has something to do with more and more right-wing governments being elected in Europe (including the Netherlands!). It cannot be just another coincidence this year. As an asylum law specialist, I find this song politically toxic and dangerous. While I agree it’s great that the European Union is acting… Read more »

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
30 days ago
Reply to  Devito

Wasnt Ein Bißchen Frieden 1982 in the same field??
Ist doing the Hurricane of Eden the same>>?

Isnt it enough embracing a vibe of a great arist?
You cant judge others as being naive if they dont fit with your narrative.

Everybody speaks about not making ESC political when Israel sends in a heavily disputed entry.

You are doing it now.
Dont buy the bargains of sours fruits at the Aldi .

Barry
Barry
30 days ago
Reply to  Devito

Read the lyrics again with the death of his parents in mind. Papa = daddy

Amaia
Amaia
30 days ago
Reply to  Devito

I think you misinterpreted the message of the song. It’s about letting go of memories of his childhood and the passing of his parents. He always says he loved Eurovision growing up, because he used to watch it with his parents. The references are just a nod to those memories and his love for Europe and Eurovision. It’s a personal song, not a political one.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
30 days ago
Reply to  Amaia

Thank you!!

Jonas
Jonas
30 days ago
Reply to  Amaia

It’s about both. His parents, but also the values he inherited from them.

Angelina
Angelina
30 days ago
Reply to  Amaia

Yes, I know now, but people who watch it for the first time at Eurovision don’t know.
But hopefully they will just go with the flow of the fun, and then it has a good chance to win.

Rich
Rich
30 days ago
Reply to  Devito

Seriously, get a life.

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
30 days ago
Reply to  Devito

Seriously?! This comment smells bad…

Jonas
Jonas
30 days ago
Reply to  Devito

Meddling in politics. He has a right to express an opinion, same as you.

Angelina
Angelina
30 days ago
Reply to  Devito

When I saw the video for the first time with all the EU flags I thought: what’s this? And then the fire at te end… is this a metaphore for the end of Europe? Europe into flames? Then I read the lyrics. He doesn’t care for paella or fish and chips. And then the image of the Dutch windmill into flames. My 2nd interpretation was: oh, he mocks the European Union. That it is a supranational power that burns all national traditions like paella and Dutch windmills. But that doesn’t seem his message. I read the about his parents and… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
30 days ago
Reply to  Angelina

Indigene 1992 is literally about the Maastricht Treaty, the very foundation of the newly hatched EU. It won. Suspiciously, the U.K. jury gave it zero points.

Unite, unite, Europe!

Jonas
Jonas
30 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Insieme

Seddik
Seddik
30 days ago
Reply to  Angelina

I have tried to explain to you multiple times that there is no such thing as an “EU flag”. That is the flag of Europe, it represents the whole continent and the EU adopted it only 30 years after its introduction by the human rights organisation Council of Europe.

Seddik
Seddik
30 days ago
Reply to  Devito

Why are you going on about the EU? Joost never mentions the EU in his song. There are 44 countries in Europe and only 27 of those are in the EU. One out of three European countries participating in Eurovision aren’t an EU member either. You’re taking it way too literally. The song is about Joost his father telling him to push boundaries and reach for the sky. He used the concept of nations borders, which are drawn and redrawn by men, as a metaphor.

CatcoolH
CatcoolH
30 days ago
Reply to  Devito

As a Dutchman, you got that completely wrong lol

Jonas
Jonas
30 days ago
Reply to  CatcoolH

Not everybody in Netherlands is a Geert Wilders voter. Maybe this song is a cry AGAINST that horrible, horrible man.

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
29 days ago
Reply to  Devito

I get your concern but it seems you misunderstood the lyrics lol

Paul Sorenson
Paul Sorenson
29 days ago
Reply to  Devito

?

Jeffrey
Jeffrey
30 days ago

Blown away by this. I think he is a genius.

trabzan
trabzan
30 days ago

Don’t watch it if you suffer from vertigo or you are epileptic ?

Mariah
Mariah
30 days ago
Reply to  trabzan

I could handle it, it’s not always the case with stroboscopic lightning

Sherlock
Sherlock
30 days ago

I recommend that the roof insurance policy of the stadium in Malmo is increased… It is going to be ‘lifted’ and ‘blown away’, much like me when I participate in this song. Such a bangar.

euroeuro
euroeuro
30 days ago

the audience sang more than he did. Im not blown away whit live performanse

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
30 days ago

It’s wild! That’s funny it reminds me the hard rock concerts when the audience started doing pogo.
I guess the audience will have a big part in his esc performance but this pogo in the esc audience not sure lol.
He seems to be good vocally, though this vid doesn’t really show a raw live performance but it’s more like a produced music video but whatever he will put the fire in May in Malmo for sure so good luck to him!

Raphael
Raphael
30 days ago

Very promising! Looks like a fun performance ?

Dent
Dent
30 days ago

If this transfers well to the Eurovision stage, it will be the bomb. I think he could land top 5.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
30 days ago

Thank you Wiwi for such a positive post on Joost his first live performance of his EC24 song Europapa in 013.

Very well received here in the Netherlands and a wave of Joy and good energy running with our Dutch entry through the country.
Its wonderfull what they are creating.

He will OPEN Die Mosh-pitt in Malmö.
You know that.
Meow.

Jonas
Jonas
30 days ago

It’s good, but he’ll need to bring more than that in May.

Toine
Toine
30 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Of course he will.. It will be epic..

Mariah
Mariah
30 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

They keep the staging and his Eurovision show. a secret for now. It will be different from this performance, it was just a live performance.