The Netherlands hosted Eurovision in Rotterdam in 2021 and they are now revealing their surprise artist to represent Netherlands in Italy for Eurovision 2022! S10 will represent The Netherlands in Turin, Italy! It’s also announced that she will sing in Dutch.
After confirming their participation, the country’s broadcast AVROTROS stated that they were “aiming to stay successful”, referring to the the (primarily) successful years it has seen in the contest since 2013. Now, they have announced that their artist for this year is S10 (Stien den Hollander).
Speaking on behalf of the selection committee, Eric van Stade, General Manager of AVROTROS, added:
S10’s song displays guts and authenticity. While normally we don’t reveal anything at this stage beyond the artist’s name, this time I dare to make an exception. S10 remains true to herself and her unique style. This means that, having selected English-language entries for the last 11 years, we’re now sending a Dutch song to the Eurovision Song Contest. We’re sticking our necks out with this choice, which the selection committee is behind unanimously. It promises to be another very special edition for the Netherlands.
What does S10 think about her participation to Eurovision 2022 ?
Music is everything to me. I hope my music can bring something to other people’s lives, simply because it has done so much for me. Which is why I could almost explode with joy at the idea that I’ll be taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest this year. In front of such a massive audience, being able to do something that’s such an honour while representing the Netherlands… I think it’s absolutely wonderful.