To celebrate that Eurovision will come to the Netherlands again after 44 years, so the Dutch want to make it a big party for everyone. All Dutch ex-participants will receive an invitation to the final of 16 May in Ahoy, and there are quite a few!
65th anniversary of Eurovision Song Contest
Double party in Rotterdam in May! After 40 years we finally go back to the Netherlands for the Eurovision Song Contest. A special edition that NOS, AVROTROS and NPO receive with open arms. The 2020 edition promises to be a special one, because our much loved festival is celebrating its 65th birthday! Following that birthday, the organizers invite all Dutch ex-participants to the final on Saturday 16 May.
NPO board chairman Shula Rijxman expresses enthusiasm: “The 65th Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam this year is an absolute highlight for public broadcaster. For this special edition, we invite all Dutch former participants who are still among us to be there: from Lenny Kuhr to the Toppers. And from Anouk to Teach-In. Our national music history under one roof at the grand final of “our” Eurovision. “
Let’s refresh our memory
As many eurofans know, The Netherlands and six other countries participated in the very first edition in 1956. With only four absences, the country now has 60 participations. Below you will find a recap of all 60 songs that have represented the Netherlands in recent years. How many of them are familiar to you?