De Toppers

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The (De) Toppers
De Toppers 2009.jpg
Background information
Origin Amsterdam, Netherlands
Genres Pop
Instruments Singing
Years active 2005-present
Labels EMI
Members René Froger (2005-present)
Jeroen van der Boom (2008-present)
Gerard Joling (2005-2008, 2010-present) Vincent van den Aardweg (2014-present)
Past members Gordon Heuckeroth (2005-2011)

The (De) Toppers are a Dutch music group.


The group was formed in 2005 by Dutch singers Gordon, René Froger and Gerard Joling. In 2008, Joling was replaced by Jeroen van der Boom.

The (De) Toppers were announced as the representatives of their country in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, Russia with the song "Shine".[1] They competed in the second semi-final but failed to reach the final.

Shortly after Eurovision in 2009, Gordon left The (De) Toppers. However, on December 2 it was announced that both Gerard Joling and Gordon will return to The (De) Toppers. They performed in May 2010.


The group made news by member Gordon threatening to boycott the final of Eurovision 2009 if a gay parade, that was scheduled to take place on the same day in Moscow, was violently beaten down. However, the group's failure to qualify for the final left this threat redundant.



  • Toppers In Concert 2005 - 2005
  • Toppers In Concert 2006 - 2006
  • Toppers In Concert 2007 - 2007
  • Toppers In Concert 2008 - 2008
  • Toppers In Concert 2009 - 2009
  • Toppers In Concert 2010 - 2010
  • Toppers In Concert 2011 - 2011


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
with "Your Heart Belongs to Me"
Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
with "Ik ben verliefd, Shalalie"