The Netherlands has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 61 times since making its introduction as one of the seven countries at the first contest in 1956. The country has missed only four contests, twice because the dates coincided with Remembrance of the Dead ( 1985, 1991 ) and twice because of being relegated due to inadequate results the previous year ( 1995 and 2002 ). The Netherlands hosted the contest in Hilversum ( 1958 ), Amsterdam ( 1970 ), doubly in The Hague ( 1976 and 1980 ) and Rotterdam ( 2020 [ a ], 2021 ). The Netherlands has won the contest five times, with Corry Brokken ( 1957 ), Teddy Scholten ( 1959 ), Lenny Kuhr in a four-way marry ( 1969 ), Teach-In ( 1975 ) and duncan Laurence ( 2019 ). The state ‘s other top five results are Sandra & Andres fourth ( 1972 ), Mouth & MacNeal third ( 1974 ), Maggie MacNeal fifth ( 1980 ), Marcha fifth ( 1987 ), Edsilia Rombley fourth ( 1998 ), and second with The Common Linnets ( 2014 ). The Netherlands finished last in 1958, 1962, 1963, 1968, and in the semifinal in 2011.
After the insertion of the semifinals in 2004, the Netherlands failed to reach the final examination for eight years in a course from 2005 to 2012, but have since reached seven of the final eight finals .
history [edit ]
1956–1959 : quick success [edit ]
The Netherlands was one of seven countries competing in the inaugural address 1956 contest. NTS presented the Nationaal Songfestival to select Dutch entries to the contest. Corry Brokken and Jetty Paerl finished top two and qualified to Lugano. After a year, success came flying as “ net income als toen “ from Brokken won the 1957 contest in Frankfurt. This birdcall is a ballad asking the conserve about early days as a couple. This song received points from every single area. Sem Nijveen provided the violin solo. NTS hosted the 1958 in Hilversum. Brokken ‘s “ Heel de wereld “ received the first point from the first vote country, Switzerland, but it turned out to be the merely point for her and finished tied ninth and last. Hosting and finishing last would not be repeated until Portugal in 2018 ; Austria in 2015 scored zero points aboard Germany but finished second last due to tie-breaking rules. In 1959 in Cannes, the Netherlands was represented by Teddy Scholten with “ Een beetje “, a song about being faithless in a relationship. The UK led the vote, before Italy sent seven points and France sent four more for another dutch victory .
1960–1968 : Dark age [edit ]
Rudi Carrell and Annie Palmen won the national final with Wat een geluk in 1960 before Carrell was selected for the nox but the song finished 12th ( second last ). Greetje Kauffeld failed to win three selections before being internally selected in 1961 with Wat een jag, which finished tied tenth. De Spelbrekers won with “ Katinka “. This song is in the spot tilt for finishing last with 0 points but silent being the more-remembered entries in the Netherlands from the darkness age. In 1963, The members of the orchestra went on fall upon, which made the telecast choice impossible. Palmen performed three songs for juries before “ Geen ander ”, belated renamed “ Een speeldoos “ was selected. The birdcall once again finished tied final with zero points. Dutch-Indonesian Anneke Grönloh with “ Jij bent mijn leven “ finished trussed tenth in 1964. The 1965 Nationaal Songfestival had five semi-finals to select the song for each newcomer. It was hosted by Teddy Scholten. Conny Vandenbos won with “ ‘t Is genoeg “. Norway gave was the only country to give any points, the maximum 5 points, making the Netherlands finish 11th. Milly Scott was the first black performer to participate in 1966, Ireland and United Kingdom both gave “ Fernando en Filippo “ 1 period, having the Netherlands finish 15th. Harmelen hosted the 1967 choice. Winner Thérèse Steinmetz finished 14th with “ Ring-dinge-ding “. In 1968, the Netherlands finished concluding again with “ Morgen “ from Ronnie Tober .
1969–1975 : From Lenny Kuhr to Teach-In [edit ]
The 1969 Nationaal Songfestival brought Europe together by asking every one participating country in 1969 to vote with the dutch juries. Conny Vink ‘s “ De toeteraar ” was beaten by Lenny Kuhr ‘s “ De folk singer “. Dolf van five hundred Linden refused to go to Madrid and the birdcall was conducted by Frans de Kok. The last two countries brought the Netherlands, France, the UK and Spain tied in first space with 18 points. Because there was no tie-breaking rule in locate at the time, all 4 countries were announced as winners, which led to multiple countries withdrawing in 1970. The Netherlands meter France in coin-toss to host the Eurovision Song Contest 1970 in RAI Amsterdam. Hearts of Soul finished 7th with “ Waterman “. Saskia & Serge finished second in 1970 national final before being internally selected for 1971. The ballad “ Tijd “ finished tied sixth that night. It was the last sung Dolf van five hundred Linden conducted after 13 songs were conducted by him, of which two victories. Sandra & Andres ‘s “ Als heated om de liefde gaat “ was the first introduction where the audience clapped along. The Netherlands finished fourthly, one point behind Germany. After “ De oude muzikant “ from Ben Cramer finished 14th in 1973, the area sent Mouth & MacNeal with “ I See a Star “. 1974 was the first class that allowed songs in English, so the lyrics were changed to English. At the contest, they had to face ABBA, former winner Gigliola Cinquetti and Olivia Newton-John before finally end third. teach-in with “ Ding-a-dong “ won the 1975 Nationaal Songfestival, which was the first meter since 1970 that the singers were n’t internally selected. The song received six twelve points, winning the contest for the fourth clock, being the first song to win while opening the contest .
1976–1985 : multiple hostings [edit ]
The Hague hosted the 1976 contest in Congresgebouw with former winner Corry Brokken presenting the show. Sandra Reemer returned with “ The Party ‘s Over “ complete 9th. The country slumped to three non top-tens after, “ De mallemolen “ with Heddy Lester, 12th, “ ‘t Is all right “ with Harmony, 13th, and the band Xandra, once again with Sandra Reemer, with “ Colorado “, finishing 12th. The congresbouw returned to host 1980 contest after Israel declined hosting after winning twice in a row and adjourn, because the date of the contest coincided with their Remembrance Day. Rogier van Otterloo made a debut as a conductor. Maggie MacNeal entered with the song “ Amsterdam “. The song would be the last internally selected birdcall until 2013. “ Amsterdam ” led the vote after first three twelve points from four countries. The song late slipped to fifth. Linda Williams went to the 1981 contest with “ Het is een wonder “, finishing 7th. A class later, The Millionaires ‘s “ Fantasie eiland ” controversially missed the ticket because expert juries sent Bill van Dijk with “ Jij en ik “. The English trio Tight Tit covered the song as Fantasy Island, which became a circus tent 5 hit in the UK. In 1982 “ Fantasie eiland ” went on to win the OGAE Second Chance Contest. Germany ‘s five points led “ Jij en ik ” to finished third last. The 1983 Nationaal Songfestival is besides seen as dramatic. Vulcano ‘s “ Een beetje van dot “ tied with Bernadette ‘s “ Sing Me a Song “ before the last stage set of the jury votes gave Bernadette one decimal point and Vulcano none, which sent her to Munich. The Netherlands finished 7th. After about winning the Nationaal Songfestival in 1981, Maribelle represented the country in 1984 with “ Ik hou vanguard jou “. The entry finished 13th, preceding the first gear ever Dutch withdrawal in 1985 due to the Remembrance of the Dead .
1986–1995 : blend results leading to relegation [edit ]
Girl group Frizzle Sizzle were the dutch submission in 1986 with “ Alles heeft ritme “, which again finished 13th. At the 1987 version of Nationaal Songfestival, Marcha performed all six competing songs, and “ Rechtop in de wind “ was selected. Marcha finished joint fifth, the Netherlands ‘s first gear top five result since 1980. The song was the final conducted by van Otterloo before his death from cancer. In 1998, Gerard Joling was internally selected as the Dutch representative, and “ eden “ was belated selected as the dutch entrance. The song finished one-ninth. Justine Pelmelay, a back singer for “ eden ”, won the choice in 1989 with the song “ Blijf zoals je bent “, which finished 15th. In 1990, The country was represented by sisters Maywood with the exponent ballad “ Ik wil alles met je delen “, again finishing 15th. As the contest was held on 4 May 1991, the Netherlands decided against participating due to the Remembrance of the Dead. Humphrey Campbell won the 1992 selection with “ Wijs me de weg “, which finished ninth. In 1993 and 1994, NOS opted to internally select the Dutch artist, and used the Nationaal Songfestival to select the dutch birdcall. In 1993, Ruth Jacott was selected as the artist, and “ Vrede “ was selected as the entrance, finishing one-sixth. In 1994, Willeke Alberti was selected with the song “ Waar is de zon ? “. The song placed 23rd with four points, and the Netherlands were relegated from the 1995 contest .
1996–2004 : A decade of dependable results [edit ]
Nationaal Songfestival returned in 1996 with five semi-finals to select a song for each singer. Maxine and Franklin Brown represented the state with “ De eerste keer “. The song finished one-seventh, after an error. Dick Bakker, co-writer of “ Ding-a-dong “, made his debut as a conductor. In 1997, Mrs. Einstein, which the german television receiver jokingly announced as the Dutch Spice Grandmothers, represented the Netherlands with “ Niemand heeft nog tijd “ finishing tied 22nd with five points. Nurlaila ‘s “ Alsof je bij me bent ” finished second gear in the pre-selection, but won the OGAE Second Chance Contest 1998. [ 3 ] The highest-scoring entry that period was Edsilia Rombley ‘s “ Hemel en aarde “ : it even led the vote for some meter. It was the last time the Netherlands was leader of the scoreboard until 2014. The song finished fourthly, the Netherlands ‘s best resultant role since 1975. Marlayne won the Dutch final in 1999. She came joint 8th with the song “ One Good Reason “. In 2000, the song “ No Goodbyes “, sung by Linda Wagenmakers, placed 13th. In 2001, Michelle and her song “ Out on My Own “ finished 18th, and the Netherlands was not allowed to participate in 2002 ascribable to poor results. Esther Hart won the national final in 2003 with the lapp publish team as 1999. Esther finished in 13th stead. The state sent the male couple Re-Union in 2004 with the sung “ Without You “ and qualified for the final examination. They placed twentieth with 11 points .
2005–2012 : Non-qualification mottle [edit ]
In 2005, Glennis Grace ‘s “ My impossible Dream “ failed to reach the thousand final examination. Treble besides did not qualify a year later, with their birdcall “ Amambanda “. In 2007, Rombley returned with her song “ On top of the World “. She could not repeat her 1998 success and failed to qualify. In 2008, Hind participated with the song “ Your Heart Belongs to Me “ : she excessively failed to qualify. In 2009, De Toppers ‘s “ Shine “ failed to qualify. The year after, Sieneke was selected through a national concluding with “ Ik ben verliefd ( Sha-la-lie ) “ spill the beans in Dutch – she besides failed to qualify. The 3JS had the lowest score of all participants in the 2011 contest, and in 2012, Joan Franka failed to qualify adenine well. The Netherlands missed out on the final eight years in a row, making it the country with the longest period of non-qualification in the contest .
2013–present : qualification streaks and fifth victory [edit ]
The string of straight non-qualifications of much of the 2000s and early 2010s led the Dutch broadcaster to re-think their scheme, which led to the inner choice of rock candy singer Anouk in 2013. Anouk chose the song and the background singers herself and went on to break the Netherlands ‘ long non-qualification stripe. She gave the state its foremost top 10 placing since 1999. The trace years, the Dutch Eurovision committee continued to choose their artists internally. The year following Anouk, The Common Linnets ( consisting of singers Ilse DeLange and Waylon ) won their semi-final and finished in second gear rate overall. After a non-qualification with Trijntje Oosterhuis in 2015, the dutch then recorded four back-to-back qualifications with Douwe Bob and OG3NE both finishing in 11th plaza in their respective appearances, and returning singer Waylon placing 18th. duncan Laurence brought the country its 5th overall victory ( tying with France, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom ) and first succeed in 44 years with his song “ Arcade “. As the host entrant in 2021, Jeangu Macrooy with “ Birth of a New Age “ was pre-qualified for the final examination, finally finishing in 23rd home with 11 points, marking the fifth clock since 2015 that the master of ceremonies country ranked in the buttocks five. Macrooy was previously chosen to represent the area in the later-cancelled 2020 edition with “ Grow “ .
The Netherlands has missed only four contests in its Eurovision history. The inaugural one was at the 1985 contest, held in Gothenburg, Sweden. The contest, held on 4 May conflicted with the dutch remembrance of the Dead and consequently the Netherlands disengage. [ 4 ] In 1991 the contest was again held on 4 May, and so the Netherlands disengage for the same reason as six years earlier. [ 5 ] There was no dutch engagement in the 1995 and 2002 contests, due to relegation as a resultant role of the nation ‘s poor showings in the previous year. The Netherlands did compete in 2000. But at 22:00 ( UTC+2 ) on Saturday 13 May, the broadcast of the Eurovision final was halted as an explosion in a firework factory destroyed parts of a suburb in Enschede a few hours before. [ 6 ] The points awarded by the Netherlands were taken from the back-up jury vote, as there was no televote after the program was cut short .
engagement overview [edit ]
Read more: The 20 best songs of 2021
|Entry selected but did not compete|
Hostings [edit ]
Corry Brokken rehearsing for the Eurovision Song Contest 1976
Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light [edit ]
On 16 May 2020, Hilversum hosted the alive show Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light as a surrogate for the cancel Eurovision Song Contest 2020. [ 9 ] The testify was presented by Chantal Janzen, Edsilia Rombley and Jan Smit. [ 10 ]
Awards [edit ]
Marcel Bezençon Awards [edit ]
Barbara Dex Award [edit ]
relate involvement [edit ]
Conductors [edit ]
Over the years NOS/TROS comment has been provided by respective experience radio and television presenters, including Willem Duys, Ivo Niehe, Pim Jacobs, Ati Dijckmeester and Paul de Leeuw. Willem van Beusekom provided NOS TV comment every year from 1987 until 2005 ( with the exceptions of 1991 and 1995 ). [ 18 ] however, on November 7, 2005 it was announced that Van Beusekom would quit his function as Dutch observer saying “ It ‘s good to step back ”. [ 19 ] He was replaced by his co-commentator Cornald Maas who commentated on the contest from 2004 until 2010. On June 29, 2010, Maas was sacked as commentator after putting insults on chirrup about Sieneke, Joran van five hundred Sloot and the Party for Freedom ( PVV ). [ 20 ] After this, DJ Daniël Dekker, who had been commentating adjacent to Maas, took over together with Jan Smit. In 2014, Maas returned, now himself replacing Dekker, as commentator together with Smit. Sander Lantinga took over Smit ‘s commentator seat for 2021 due to Smit hosting the main contest. [ 21 ]
drift [edit ]
See besides [edit ]
Notes [edit ]
- The 2020 contest was cancelled ascribable to the COVID-19 pandemic
- The full results for the inaugural contest in 1956 are nameless, merely the achiever was announced. The official Eurovision site lists all the other songs as being placed moment .
- Spain originally gave its 12 points to Israel and 10 to Norway. After the broadcast it was announced that spanish broadcaster incorrectly tallied the votes and Germany should have got the top punctuate – 12 points – rather of being snubbed, as it happened. The err was corrected and so Germany was placed 7th over Norway. Israel and Norway both received 2 points less than originally and Croatia, Malta, Portugal, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, Estonia and Turkey all received one point less than indicated during the broadcast .
- If a area had won the previous year, they did not have to compete in the semi-finals the succeed year .
- Voted by previous winners
- Voted by commentators .
- All conductors are of Dutch nationality unless otherwise noted .
- Conducted at the national final by Dolf van five hundred Linden
- avant-garde five hundred Linden besides conducted the Belgian, German, Luxembourgish, and swedish entries
- besides conducted the irish entry .
- The introduction was presented without orchestral accompaniment at the national final .
- Conducted by Ruud Bos at the national final .
References [edit ]
external link [edit ]
Read more: The 20 best songs of 2021