With the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 coming to an end, Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS decided to already open up for new submissions to represent the country in 2022. Once again, the artist will be internally selected by the broadcaster and a committee that are looking for the following criteria in their 2022 representative:

The selection committee aims for an entry with preferably a contemporary, but in any case authentic sound. A song that is able to survive in a competition. By a Dutch artist who can and wants to present a personal song in a distinctive way, in any genre, and if possible a personal story.

The Dutch committee exist out the following members:

  • Eric van Stade
  • Cornald Maas
  • Jan Smit
  • Sander Lantinga
  • Coen Swijnenberg
  • Joyce Hoedelmans

A song can be brought to the attention of the selection committee by sending it directly to the following email address: [email protected]. Important to know that the song already have to be in a final stage, because AVROTROS don’t set-up a plan to finalize the song with an artist or songwriter.

Other terms & conditions for sending in a song are:

  • Song is convincingly distinctive and meets the above description
  • More than one song? Send a maximum of the 3 best songs, considered convincingly fitting for the Eurovision Song Contest.
  • Song has not been (commercially) released before 1 September 2021
  • Final date of submission is 31st August 2021

Jeangu Macrooy represented The Netherlands this year with his song “Birth Of A New Age.” The song finished in 23rd place in the Grand Final with a total of 11 points.

Who do #YOU want to represent The Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022? Share your thoughts with us on our forum HERE or join the discussion below in the comments and on social media!

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