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Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #23 THE NETHERLANDS – O’G3NE – “Lights and Shadows”

Spookily, number 23 in the countdown is exactly the same position that four-times winners The Netherlands occupied in last year’s countdown. Dishy Douwe Bob overturned this mid-table placing and finished a strong 11th in the grand final. After a decade of non-qualifications, the Dutch have qualified for the 3 of the last 4 finals. Internally selected O’G3NE are no strangers to Eurovision, having competed in Junior Eurovision in 2010. Can they keep up the recent good form of the Netherlands? Continue reading “Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #23 THE NETHERLANDS – O’G3NE – “Lights and Shadows””

My top 5 songs from…the Netherlands

The last point on the compass in this first sweep around the Eurovision map is west. The Netherlands has a long and rich history in Eurovision, being a founder member of the contest, and a four-times winner. With 57 entries, there were a lot of songs to review before deciding upon my top 5!
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Eurovision 2016 previews countdown: #23 THE NETHERLANDS – Douwe Bob – “Slow Down”

Next up in our countdown are four-times winners, the Netherlands. They haven’t won since 1975 though and between 2005 and 2012 they didn’t qualify for the finals. They finally qualified in 2013 with Anouk and in 2014 stormed to runners up place with The Common Linnets. It was back to non-qualification last year though so they’ve gone back to the folk and country music that served them so well in 2014. Will Douwe Bob repeat The Common Linnets’ success?
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