Dries (Andres) Holten who represented the Netherlands at Eurovision 1972 has passed away aged 84.
Dries Holten who represented the Netherlands alongside Sandra Reemer at the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest has passed away at the age of 84. The singer who was born in Cimhai in Indonesia was a singer, lyricist, composer and producer.
The singers breakthrough came when he formed a duo Sandra & Andres with the singer Sandra Reemer. The duo formed in 1966 and performed together until 1975. In 1972 they were selected to represent the Netherlands in Edinburgh with the song “Als het om de liefde gaat”, they finished 4th with 106 points.
The Eurovoix team would like to express our condolences to Dries’s family and friends at this difficult time.
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 five occasions; 1957, 1959, 1969, 1975 and most recently 2019. Prior to Duncan Laurence’s victory in Tel Aviv, the Netherlands had been waiting 44 years for their next victory. Duncan Laurence won the contest in Israel with the song “Arcade”.