Joost Klein to represent the Netherlands at Eurovision 2024


Joost Klein to represent the Netherlands at Eurovision 2024

Joost Klein will represent the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden.
On finding out he would represent the Netherlands in 2024, Joost remarked. Expressing his excitement, Joost said, "Taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest is a dream come true. I used to watch it together with my parents, glued to the screen, year after year. It's an honor to represent the Netherlands, and I'm committed to giving my all for the best possible outcome."

Joost, known for his vibrant performances and a growing national and international fan base, emerged as the chosen representative from a pool of over 600 potential participants. The selection committee was swayed by the European hit potential of his yet-to-be-revealed song.

Twan van de Nieuwenhuijzen, chair of the Dutch selection committee, explained the decision, saying, "Following a careful and multi-phase process, the selection committee ultimately opted for Joost Klein. There were a lot of entries from a wide range of genres, but in our view, his had the most hit potential. In the song, you hear his familiar mix of party and nostalgia. With his enormous creativity, we think Joost can put on a great show in a totally original way, and that the Netherlands and Europe are in for a positive surprise. We’re really looking forward to working with him."

About Joost Klein:
Joost Klein, a 26-year-old musician, writer, and artist, brings an energetic style that combines elements from mainstream pop with happy hardcore and pop punk. In the Netherlands, Joost regularly tours with his band, performing at festivals like Lowlands and Pinkpop. Last November, he had two sold-out concerts at the AFAS Live. Joost has been expanding his fan base abroad, with performances in Belgium, including the Sportpaleis in Antwerp, and participation in the popular TV show De Slimste Mens (The Smartest Person).

Joost's reach extends internationally, as demonstrated by his number 1 hit in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria last summer with "Friesenjung." The song, amassing over 100 million streams worldwide, received the Best Song award in Germany's 1LIVE Krone radio awards and gained significant airplay in Italy and Ukraine.

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