2000 and Whatever – The Netherlands

We may not get to see our 2020 favourites take to the stage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on our Eurovision favourites. This series is aimed to discover the team’s favourite entries from the 21st century, from 2001 to 2019.

In collaboration with Eurovision Union, we will be reviewing some of their 21st Century favourites, while over on their site, you will find their reviews of our favourites!

Below our reviews, you will find a poll where you can vote for your favourite Eurovision entry from the 21st Century.

The Netherlands

Dennis Reviews Anita’s 21st Century Favourite 

Duncan Laurence – Arcade | 1st place, 498 points (Final)

The Netherlands has had such a remarkable revival in this decade, with a couple of outstanding songs. But of course their masterpiece, even topping ‘Calm after the storm’ is the winning song of 2019. ‘Arcade’ had everything. A contemporary composition with interesting lyrics, notes and ranges. Small, intimate but effective staging. And a singer who knows how to work the camera and gets his own emotions transferred to others through his voice. It was a very deserved win.

Brandon Reviews Joshua’s 21st Century Favourite

Duncan Laurence – Arcade | 1st place, 498 points (Final)

It took me a while to get into this song. Music video was a bit distracting but once I got the lyrics and message, I was crying tears of joy. A deserving winner for The Netherlands and a great redemption for ESC 2014, even though I was team Conchita. Performance sealed the deal at Eurovision. That ikea lamp sealed the deal with that ‘iconic light on Duncan’ shot.

What does the Eurovision Union team think of our 21st Century favourites? Make sure to head over to eurovisionunion.com to find out!

Vote for your favourite entry from The Netherlands below:

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