The Netherlands: selection 2006 drastically changes

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The selection procedure for the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest in the Netherlands will change dramatically. Gerard Dielessen, head of broadcaster NOS, said that.

Next year should be “younger, more exciting and better”, NOS said. No semifinals will take place; the 2006 Dutch representative will be chosen in one national final event. Paul de Leeuw, who hosted several editions of the Nationaal Songfestival in the past and featured as jury member this year, will host this event..

NOS also wants to change the selection criteria for the songs. So far, it's known that everyone can submit songs, but that the organisation will also approach composers and singers with an invitation to join.

So far, it's for sure that the Netherlands participates in 2006. What will happen after 2006 will be decided after next year's Eurovision Song Contest.

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