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 ESCDaily, 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

Anita Reviews Dennis’ 21st Century Favourite

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

It certainly comes as no surprise that Dennis would choose Arcade, and I’m sure there are plenty of people out there with the same choice. The Netherlands is one of those countries that really struggled to find their Eurovision identity during the 2000’s, but upon Anouk’s entry in 2013, a spark ignited. Since then, it was clear that the nation was due for a Eurovision win imminently, and that obviously eventuated with Duncan Laurence and this incredible song. Although there were some tough competitors in 2019, Arcade instantly stood out to me as a winning entry. The song itself is beautifully composed, it was contemporary in the field and really had that ability to touch your heart. It was a winning song, but it also had a winning stage performance. The visuals were simple, but stunning. The camera and light work was perfection, and that really solidified the entry as the Eurovision winner that year. Absolutely love it.

Joshua Reviews Brandon’s 21st Century Favourite

Anouk – Birds | 9th place, 114 points (Final)

Love this entry from the Netherlands, and is probably in my top 3 favourites that they’ve sent to Eurovision. Anouk really is the perfect artist for ‘Birds’, and sells the message with ease and elegance. I love the haunting nature of the song – it truly is otherworldly. The instrumentation is stunningly simplistic as well. Truly a beautiful song, with all the elements coming together in harmony.

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

Vote for your favourite entry from The Netherlands below: