Cornald Maas has confirmed to Show Nieuws that AVROTROS has now selected the artist and song that will represent the Netherlands at Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
Cornald Maas the Dutch commentator at Eurovision and member of the panel that selects the nations entry for Eurovision, has confirmed that both singer and song have now been selected for Tel Aviv. He informed Show Nieuws that he is very enthusiastic about the choice of singer and song and that it is going to be “surprising”.
Show Nieuws previously reported this week that the Dutch entry for Israel would be a dance track. The Dutch national broadcaster has taken a different approach to the contest this year. In previous years the broadcaster has focused on finding big name artists to represent the Netherlands and then select a song. This year AVROTROS has been looking for the song and then find the appropriate singer.
Waylon represented The Netherlands at Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. He was internally selected by Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS, and sang “Outlaw In ‘Em”. The Netherlands finished 18th with 121 points.
Source: Show Nieuws
The Netherlands debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 and has gone on to compete in all bar four contests. To date the Netherlands has won the contest on four occasions the latest being in 1975. The Netherlands struggled in the contest from 2000 onwards, between 2004 and 2013 the country only qualified twice for the final. The countries best result since 1975 occurred in 2014 when The Common Linnets finished 2nd in Copenhagen with a total of 238 points, 52 points behind Austria.