Netherlands

The Netherlands is one of the founding members of the Eurovision Song Contest, and so was there for the very first contest in 1956. In fact, the first ever song performed at the contest came from the Netherlands. The Netherlands always participated with the exception of two occasions on the 4th May (National Remembrance Day) and two occasions when they had to stay home because of too low a result.

The first years were very successful for the Netherlands, with wins in 1957 (Corry Brokken) and in 1959 (Teddy Scholten). There would be two more victories, in 1969 (when Lenny Kuhr with De troubadour was one of the four tying winners) and in 1975 with the group Teach-In and the famous Ding-a-dong.

Since then, there have been no more victories. The Netherlands still organised the 1980 edition of the contest (because Israel won for the second time in a row but couldn’t afford to host the contest again). Although they won a position in the top five a few times, the results overall went downhill. The 'big drought' occurred between 2005 and 2012 when the Netherlands never managed to survive the semi-finals.

That changed in 2013 with superstar Anouk’s decision to take part. She came ninth and paved the way for other big names to join. Since then, the Netherlands has only failed to reach the final once, and their best position to date was the second place finish for The Common Linnets with Calm after the Storm (2014).

The Netherlands supplied the first participant in the contest of Asian origin in 1964 (Anneke Grönloh), and the first black participant ever (Milly Scott) in 1966. Furthermore, Corry Brokken is the only Eurovision artist who came both first (1957) and last (1958).

(T: Jade Metcalfe)

Performance

Entries 61
Average Performance 40.4%

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Jeangu MacrooyBirth of a new age
(Jeangu Macrooy/Pieter Perquin)
23rd
11
Jeangu MacrooyGrow
(Jeangu Macrooy)
Duncan LaurenceArcade
(Duncan Laurence/Will Knox/Joel Sjöö/Wouter Hardy)
1st
498
WaylonOutlaw in 'em
(Waylon/Ilya Toshinskiy/Jim Beaver)
18th
121
OG3NELights and shadows
(Rick Vol/Rory de Kievit)
11th
150
Douwe BobSlow down
(Douwe Bob Posthuma/Jan-Peter Hoekstra/Jeroen Overman/Matthijs van Duijvenbode)
11th
153
Trijntje OosterhuisWalk along
(Tobias Karlsson/Anouk Teeuwe)
14th
33
The Common LinnetsCalm after the storm
(Ilse DeLange/J.B. Meijers/Rob Crosby/Matthew Crosby/Jake Etheridge)
2nd
238
AnoukBirds
(Tore Johansson/Martin Gjerstad/Anouk Teeuwe)
9th
114
Joan FrankaYou and Me
(Jessica Hoogenboom/Joan Franka)
15th
35
3JSNever alone
(Jaap Kwakman/Jan Dulles/Jaap de Witte)
19th
13
SienekeIk ben verliefd (Sha-la-lie)
(Pierre Kartner)
14th
29
The ToppersShine
(Gordon/Bas van den Heuvel)
17th
11
HindYour heart belongs to me
(Tjeerd van Zanen/Hind/Bas van den Heuvel)
13th
27
Edsilia RombleyOn top of the world
(Tjeerd Oosterhuis/Martin Gijzemijter)
21st
38
TrebleAmambanda
(Caroline Hoffman/Djem van Dijk/Niña van Dijk)
20th
22
Glennis GraceMy impossible dream
(Robert D. Fischer/Bruce Smith)
14th
53
Re-unionWithout you
(Ed van Otterdijk/Angeline van Otterdijk-van Neerven)
20th
11
Esther HartOne more night
(Tjeerd van Zanen/Alan Michael)
13th
45
MichelleOut on my own
(André Remkes/Dirk Jan Vermeij)
18th
16
Linda WagenmakersNo goodbyes
(John O'Hare/Ellert Driessen)
13th
40
MarlayneOne good reason
(Tjeerd van Zanen/Alan Michael)
8th
71
Edsilia RombleyHemel en aarde
(Eric van Tijn/Jochem Fluitsma)
4th
150
Mrs. EinsteinNiemand heeft nog tijd
(Ed Hooijmans)
22nd
5
Maxine & Franklin BrownDe eerste keer
(Piet Souer/Peter van Asten)
7th
78
Willeke AlbertiWaar is de zon
(Edwin Schimscheimer/Coot van Doesburgh)
23rd
4
Ruth JacottVrede
(Eric van Tijn/Jochem Fluitsma/Henk Westbroek)
6th
92
Humphrey CampbellWijs me de weg
(Edwin Schimscheimer)
9th
67
MaywoodIk wil alles met je delen
(Alice May)
15th
25
Justine PelmelayBlijf zoals je bent
(Jan Kisjes)
15th
45
Gerard JolingShangri-la
(Peter de Wijn)
9th
70
MarchaRechtop in de wind
(Peter Koelewijn)
5th
83
Frizzle SizzleAlles heeft ritme
(Peter Schön/Rob ten Bokum)
13th
40
MaribelleIk hou van jou
(Peter van Asten/Richard de Bois)
13th
34
BernadetteSing me a song
(Piet Souer/Martin Duiser)
7th
66
Bill van DijkJij en ik
(Dick Bakker/Liselore Gerritsen)
16th
8
Linda WilliamsHet is een wonder
(Cees de Wit/Bart van der Laar)
9th
51
Maggie MacNealAmsterdam
(Alex Alberts/Frans Smit/Sjoukje Smit-van ’t Spijker/Robert Verwey )
5th
93
XandraColorado
(Rob Bolland/Ferdi Bolland/Gerard Cox)
12th
51
Harmony't Is Ok
(Eddy Ouwens/Dick Kooyman/Toon Gispen)
13th
37
Heddy LesterDe mallemolen
(Frank Affolter/Wim Hogenkamp)
12th
35
Sandra ReemerThe party's over now
(Hans van Hemert)
9th
56
Teach-InDing-a-dong
(Dick Bakker/Will Luikinga/Eddy Ouwens)
1st
152
Mouth & MacNealI see a star
(Hans van Hemert/Gerrit den Braber/Piet Souer)
3rd
15
Ben CramerDe oude muzikant
(Pierre Kartner)
14th
69
Sandra & AndresAls het om de liefde gaat
(Hans van Hemert/Dries Holten)
4th
106
Saskia & SergeTijd
(Joop Stokkermans/Gerrit den Braber)
6th
85
Patricia and Hearts of SoulWaterman
(Pieter Goemans)
7th
7
Lenny KuhrDe troubadour
(Lenny Kuhr/David Hartsema)
1st
18
Ronnie ToberMorgen
(Joop Stokkermans/Theo Strengers)
16th
1
Thérèse SteinmetzRing-dinge-ding
(Johnny Holshuyzen/Gerrit den Braber)
14th
2
Milly ScottFernando en Filippo
(Cees Bruyn/Gerrit den Braber)
15th
2
Conny Vandenbos't Is genoeg
11th
5
Anneke GrönlohJij bent mijn leven
(René de Vos/Ted Powder)
10th
2
Annie PalmenEen speeldoos
(Dick Schallies/Pieter Goemans)
13th
0
De SpelbrekersKatinka
(Joop Stokkermans/Henny Hamhuis/Lodewijk Post)
13th
0
Greetje KauffeldWat een dag
(Dick Schallies/Pieter Goemans)
10th
6
Rudi CarrellWat een geluk
(Dick Schallies/Willy van Hemert)
12th
2
Teddy ScholtenEen beetje
(Dick Schallies/Willy van Hemert)
1st
21
Corry BrokkenHeel de wereld
(Benny Vreden)
9th
1
Corry BrokkenNet als toen
(Guus Jansen/Willy van Hemert)
1st
31
Liedje 1: Jetty Paerl - Liedje 2: Corry Brokken1: De vogels van Holland - 2: Voorgoed voorbij
(1: Cor Lemaire/Annie M.G. Schmidt - 2: Jelle de Vries)
2nd

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