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Joost Klein to represent the Netherlands at Eurovision 2024

11 December 2023 at 08:00 CET
Joost Klein Ruud Janssen
Joost Klein will represent the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden.

On finding out he would represent the Netherlands in 2024, Joost remarked:

‘Taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest is a dream come true. I used to watch it together with my parents, glued to the screen, year after year. It's an honor to represent the Netherlands, and I'm committed to giving my all for the best possible outcome.’

The singer, who is known for his lively performances and has been winning over a growing national and international following with his catchy beats and creative wordplay, was chosen from over 600 potential participants. 

The European hit potential of his song (which will be revealed at a later date) convinced the selection committee that Joost should compete for the Netherlands.

Twan van de Nieuwenhuijzen, chair of the Dutch selection committee, said:

‘Following a careful and multi-phase process, the selection committee ultimately opted for Joost Klein. There were a lot of entries from a wide range of genres, but in our view his had the most hit potential. In the song, you hear his familiar mix of party and nostalgia. With his enormous creativity, we think Joost can put on a great show in a totally original way, and that the Netherlands and Europe are in for a positive surprise. We’re really looking forward to working with him.’

Joost Klein will represent Netherlands at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest Ruud Janssen

About Joost Klein

Joost Klein is a 26-year-old musician, writer and artist. His energetic style combines elements from mainstream pop with happy hardcore and pop punk. In the Netherlands, Joost tours regularly with his band and has played festivals like Lowlands and Pinkpop. 

Last November, he had two sold-out concerts at the AFAS Live. Joost's fan base abroad has been growing, too. In Belgium, he performed at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp and was a candidate on the popular TV show De Slimste Mens (The Smartest Person).

Last summer, Joost had a number 1 hit in Germany, Switzerland and Austria with Friesenjung. The song has had over 100 million streams worldwide and won Best Song in Germany's 1LIVE Krone radio awards. The song has also had a lot of airplay in Italy and Ukraine.