Netherlands: Jeroen van der Boom is the new Topper

by Stella Floras 121 views

Just before midnight it was announced on the official of Dutch broadcaster NOS that Jeroen van der Boom will be the new Topper and take the place of Gerard Joling.

Following Gerard Joling'sleaving the trio on 10th November, Jeroen van der Boom was chosen tofill in his place. Gordon and Rene Froger seem thrilled with the addition of the particular new member: "Jeroen has an amazing voice and we're convinced that he will do a great job!" they stated.

Jeroen himself feels greatly honoured to join De Toppers and get the chance to represent the Netherlands in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest: " It's a big honour for me. I'm going to be a part of the biggest party of the year. But I won't be another Gerard Joling. I will remain Jeroen. Gerard has done a great job and I respect him a lot, but I'm going to give it my own touch."

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Stella Floras

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