Today, Friday 4 March 2016, the Netherlands will reveal the song that will represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. The song will be revealed during a special presentation in Amsterdam which may be followed in the radio show Aan De Slag! on NPO Radio 2, via Periscope and several social media.
Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS selected young artist Douwe Bob to represent the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, as was revealed in September 2015. In the past months, Douwe Bob has worked on his Eurovision-entry, including filming an accompanying videoclip, which will be premièred today.
The song is set to be revealed during a special presentation by broadcaster AVROTROS in Amsterdam, which may be followed in the radio show Aan De Slag! on NPO Radio 2, hosted by Bart Arens.
How to listen
The show is aired between 09:00 and 12:00 CET, and the Eurovision-entry will be premièred from 11.20 CET. The radio show may also be followed via a live-stream:
During the morning, social media will follow the presentation via Twitter, Facebook, Periscope, Snapchat and Instagram. Furthermore, the press conference will be live-streamed from 11:20 CET via Periscope, and people may send in questions for Douwe Bob. Follow the presentation:
- Twitter: twitter.com/teamdouwe
- Facebook: facebook.com/teamdouwe
- Instagram: instagram.com/teamdouwe
- Snapchat: TeamDouwe
- Periscope: periscope.tv
For more info, please visit avrotros.nl.
Douwe Bob will be a guest during the show, talking about all things Eurovision, leading up to the song presentation. The accompanying videoclip will also be presented today, and will be available at songfestival.nl from 12:00 CET.
The song was was composed by Douwe Bob, Jan Peter Hoekstra, Jeroen Overman and Matthijs van Duijvenbode.
About Douwe Bob
Douwe Bob Posthuma was born December 12 1992 in Amsterdam, and is the son of designer and musician Simon “Seemon” Posthuma, member of the designer collective and band The Fool during the 1960’s, and former dancer Ellen Benard.
Douwe Bob started playing the piano from age six, focusing mainly on classical music and jazz, and guitar from age fourteen. As he grew older, he became influenced by country music, bluegrass and the musical repertoire from the 1960’s and 1970’s.
Being a musician for several years already, he participated in the first edition of the talent show De Beste Singer-Songwriter Van Nederland (The Best Singer-Songwriter Of The Netherlands) in 2012. Douwe Bob won the show, releasing his first single Multicoloured angels, which landed the 17th place in the Dutch Top 40. His fame as talented new musician grew quickly, and in 2012 he played at festival Songbird in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and festival Sziget in Budapest, Hungary.
Douwe Bob’s debut album Born in a storm was released on May 3 2013, and in the same year a documentary about the young artist’s relationship with his father was released, Whatever Forever: Douwe Bob.
In January of 2015, Douwe Bob released a duet with Anouk (Eurovision Song Contest 2013), Hold me, which became an instant hit. His second album, Pass it on, appeared in February 2015, rising to the first place on the Dutch album chart.
Douwe Bob is also part of the the folk-, bluegrass-, and country-collective Monroe.
In advance of the Eurovision-presentation, please enjoy Douwe Bob’s song Pass it on: