'No Dutch performers at 50th anniversary show'

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Despite of four Eurovision Song Contest victories, no former participant from the Netherlands will be performing in the Eurovision Song Contest's 50th anniversary show in Copenhagen, Dutch broadcaster TROS informed songfestival.web-log.nl. The Netherlands have been participating in the contest since the very first edition took place in 1956.

With four victories, the Netherlands are among the best scoring countries during the first half of the last 50 years. The Netherlands won the second and the fourth contests: In 1957 Corry Brokken won with Net als toen. Two years later Teddy Scholten triumphed with the song Een beetje.

In the remarkable year 1969, Lenny Kuhr's De troubadour was one of four winning songs at the Eurovision Song Contest. The fourth and so far last Dutch victory was for Teach-In (pictured) with Ding-a-dong in 1975.

In spite of the above mentioned Dutch successes and a couple of highly appreciated entries in the nineties, no Dutch act will be performing at the celebrations in Copenhagen on 22nd October. Former Dutch Eurovision Song Contest Head of Delegation Noortje Kandt will however be involved in the production of the show.

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