Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022

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Eurovision Song Contest 2022
Country Netherlands
National selection
Selection processInternal selection
Selection date(s)Artist: 7 December 2021
Song: TBA
Selected entrantS10
Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2021 2022

The Netherlands is scheduled to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy. On 7 December 2021, Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS announced that they have internally selected S10 to represent the country at the contest.


Prior to the 2022 contest, the Netherlands has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest sixty-one times since its debut as one of seven countries to take part in the inaugural contest in 1956. Since then, the country has won the event five times: in 1957, 1959, 1969 (as one of four countries to tie for first place), 1975, and most recently in 2019. Following the introduction of semi-finals for the 2004 contest, the Netherlands has featured in eight finals. The country ended last on five occasions, most recently in the second semi-final of 2011. The Netherlands has also received nul points on two occasions, in 1962 and 1963. In 2021, directly qualifying for the final as the host nation, it ended 23rd (fourth to last) with Jeangu Macrooy and "Birth of a New Age", being one of four contestants to receive nul points from the televoting.

The Dutch national broadcaster, AVROTROS, broadcasts the event within the Netherlands and is responsible for organising the national selection process. The Netherlands has used various methods to select the Dutch entry in the past, such as the Nationaal Songfestival, a live televised national final to choose the performer, song or both to compete at Eurovision. However, internal selections have also been held on several occasions. Since 2013, the broadcaster has internally selected the Dutch entry for the contest. In 2013, the internal selection of Anouk performing "Birds" managed to take the country to the final for the first time in eight years and placed ninth overall. In 2014, the internal selection of the Common Linnets performing the song "Calm After the Storm" qualified the nation to the final once again and placed second, making it the most successful Dutch result in the contest since its victory in 1975, until Duncan Laurence won in 2019 with the song "Arcade".

Before Eurovision

Internal selection

On 24 May 2021, shortly after the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, the Dutch national broadcaster, AVROTROS, announced its participation in the following edition and opened submissions for interested artists to present its selection committee (consisting of Eric van Stade, Cornald Maas, Jan Smit, Sander Lantinga, Coen Swijnenberg [nl] and Joyce Hoedelmans) with up to three songs, setting the deadline to 31 August 2021. The selection process was carried out under the supervision of Dutch head of delegation Lars Lourenco.[1]

AVROTROS announced S10 as the Dutch entrant on 7 December 2021.[2] On 25 January 2022, the creative team to support S10 in the preparations for her entry was announced, consisting of creative supervisor Wouter van Ransbeek, director Marnix Kaart and lighting designer Henk Jan van Beek.[3]

At Eurovision

According to Eurovision rules, all nations with the exceptions of the host country and the "Big Five" (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) are required to qualify from one of two semi-finals in order to compete for the final; the top ten countries from each semi-final progress to the final. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) split up the competing countries into six different pots based on voting patterns from previous contests, with countries with favourable voting histories put into the same pot. On 25 January 2022, an allocation draw was held which placed each country into one of the two semi-finals, as well as which half of the show they would perform in. Netherlands has been placed into the first semi-final, to be held on 10 May 2022, and has been scheduled to perform in the first half of the show.[4]


  1. ^ "Selectiecommissie Eurovisie Songfestival op zoek naar inzending 2022". (in Dutch and English). AVROTROS. 24 May 2021. Retrieved 5 November 2021.
  2. ^ "S10 naar het Eurovisie Songfestival 2022 in Turijn" [S10 to the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin]. (in Dutch). 7 December 2021. Retrieved 8 December 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "S10 staat in de eerste halve finale op het Eurovisie Songfestival en dit is haar creatieve team" [S10 is in the first semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest and this is her creative team]. (in Dutch). 25 January 2022. Retrieved 25 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Eurovision 2022: Which Semi-Final is your country performing in? 🇮🇹". European Broadcasting Union (EBU). 25 January 2022. Retrieved 25 January 2022.
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