FANDOM


This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).

The Netherlands
Netherlands
Appearances 54 (46 finals)
First appearance 1956
Best result 1st: 1957, 1959, 1969, 1975
Worst result Last: 1958, 1962, 1963, 1968, 2011 (SF)

The Netherlands was one of the seven countries competing in the very first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. It has missed only four contests so far. 

With four victories the Netherlands ranks in the top 10 most successful Eurovision countries. Nevertheless the last victory to date was in 1975 and Dutch songs have had mixed success since, with roughly half of the songs placing in the Top-10 and the other half doing (much) worse. Notable high placings in the 1980s and 1990s were achieved by Bernadette, Marcha, Gerard Joling, Humphrey Campbell, Ruth Jacott and Edsilia Rombley, who all finished in the top ten. 

Since the Semi Final and Grand Final system was introduced in 2004, the Netherlands has reached the final on only three occasions, in 2004 with Re-Union, in 2013 with Anouk and in 2014 with The Common Linnets.  The latter finished as runner-up to winner Conchita Wurst, giving the country its best result since their last victory. The country had eight consecutive non-qualifiers (up to and including 2012) which is a Eurovision record and is currently ranked 11th in the list of countries with most points awarded through the years.

The country has hosted the Contest four times: in 1958, 1970, 1976 and 1980. The first three times were after winning the previous year, while the 1980 contest was staged in the Netherlands after Israel (who had won in 1979) declined to organise the event for a second consecutive year. For the same reason the Netherlands declined the right to organise the 1960 contest.

Participants

Year Artist Language Song Final Points Semi Points
1956 Jetty Paerl Dutch "De vogels van Holland" 14 No semi-finals
1956 Corry Brokken Dutch "Voorgoed voorbij" 7
1957 Corry Brokken Dutch "Net als toen" 1 31
1958 Corry Brokken Dutch "Heel de wereld" 9 1
1959 Teddy Scholten Dutch "Een beetje" 1 21
1960 Rudi Carrell Dutch "Wat een geluk" 12 2
1961 Greetje Kauffeld Dutch "Wat een dag" 10 6
1962 De Spelbrekers Dutch "Katinka" 13 0
1963 Annie Palmen Dutch "Een speeldoos" 13 0
1964 Anneke Grönloh Dutch "Jij bent mijn leven" 10 2
1965 Conny Vandenbos Dutch "'t Is genoeg" 11 5
1966 Milly Scott Dutch "Fernando en Filippo" 15 2
1967 Thérèse Steinmetz Dutch "Ring-dinge-ding" 14 2
1968 Ronnie Tober Dutch "Morgen" 16 1
1969 Lenny Kuhr Dutch "De troubadour" 1 18
1970 Hearts of Soul Dutch "Waterman" 7 7
1971 Saskia & Serge Dutch "Tijd" 6 85
1972 Sandra & Andres Dutch "Als het om de liefde gaat" 4 106
1973 Ben Cramer Dutch "De oude muzikant" 14 69
1974 Mouth & MacNeal English "I See A Star" 3 15
1975 Teach-In English "Ding-a-Dong" 1 152
1976 Sandra Reemer English "The Party's Over" 9 56
1977 Heddy Lester Dutch "De mallemolen" 12 35
1978 Harmony Dutch "'t Is OK" 13 37
1979 Xandra Dutch "Colorado" 12 51
1980 Maggie MacNeal Dutch "Amsterdam" 5 93
1981 Linda Williams Dutch "Het is een wonder" 9 51
1982 Bill van Dijk Dutch "Jij en ik" 16 8
1983 Bernadette Dutch, English "Sing Me a Song" 7 66
1984 Maribelle Dutch "Ik hou van jou" 13 34
1985 Did not participate
1986 Frizzle Sizzle Dutch "Alles heeft ritme" 13 40
1987 Marcha Dutch "Rechtop in de wind" 5 83
1988 Gerard Joling Dutch "Shangri-La" 9 70
1989 Justine Pelmelay Dutch "Blijf zoals je bent" 15 45
1990 Maywood Dutch "Ik wil alles met je delen" 15 25
1991 Did not participate
1992 Humphrey Campbell Dutch "Wijs me de weg" 9 67
1993 Ruth Jacott Dutch "Vrede" 6 92
1994 Willeke Alberti Dutch "Waar is de zon?" 23 4
1995 Did not participate
1996 Maxine & Franklin Brown Dutch "De eerste keer" 7 78 9 63
1997 Mrs. Einstein Dutch "Niemand heeft nog tijd" 22 5 No semi-finals
1998 Edsilia Rombley Dutch "Hemel en aarde" 4 150
1999 Marlayne English "One Good Reason" 8 71
2000 Linda Wagenmakers English "No Goodbyes" 13 40
2001 Michelle English "Out On My Own" 18 16
2002 Did not participate
2003 Esther Hart English "One More Night" 13 45
2004 Re-Union English "Without You" 20 11 6 146
2005 Glennis Grace English "My Impossible Dream" Failed to qualify 14 53
2006 Treble Imaginary, English "Amambanda" 20 22
2007 Edsilia Rombley English "On Top of the World" 21 38
2008 Hind English "Your Heart Belongs to Me" 13 27
2009 De Toppers English "Shine" 17 11
2010 Sieneke Dutch "Ik ben verliefd (Sha-la-lie)" 14 29
2011 3JS English "Never Alone" 19 13
2012 Joan Franka English "You and Me" 15 35
2013 Anouk English "Birds" 9 114 6 75
2014 The Common Linnets English "Calm After the Storm" 2 238 1 150
2015 Trijntje Oosterhuis English "Walk Along" Failed to qualify 14 33
2016 Douwe Bob English "Slow Down" 11 153 5 197
2017 O'G3NE English "Lights and Shadows" 11 150 4 200
2018 Waylon

Voting history

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.