Jaap Reesema

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Jaap Reesema
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Background information
Birth name Jaap Siewertsz van Reesema
Born (1984-10-25) 25 October 1984 (age 30)
Deventer, Netherlands
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Associated acts Hermes House Band
X Factor

Jaap Siewertsz van Reesema better known as Jaap Reesema (born in Deventer, Netherlands on 28 October 1984) is a Dutch singer[1] who won the 3rd series of the Dutch X Factor[2][3] in 2010.

Early years[edit]

Jaap Reesema grew up in Terwolde, a village in the municipality of Voorst, in the Dutch province of Gelderland. He was also, until recently, leading member of Hermes House Band. In 2009, he participated in the talent contest Carlo & Irene: Life4You.

X Factor[edit]

On 29 May 2010 Jaap won the title for X Factor with 51% of the votes against stiff competition from fellow finalist Maaike Vos who became runner-up.[4] Jaap Reesema of winning a record deal with Sony BMG and a car. His winning song, a cover of "Don't Stop Believin'" became a #1 hit in the Dutch Singles Chart.

Personal life[edit]

Jaap Reesema lives with his partner Kim Kötter, former Miss Universe Netherlands.[5][6] In April 2014, he was the victim of a grave physical assault by thugs during Koningsdag en Koningsnacht festivities.[7][8]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Certification
NED
[9]
2011 Changing Man 47

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
NED
Single
Top 100

[9]
NED
Dutch
Top 40

[9]
2010 "You're the Voice"
(with the Dutch "X Factor 2010")
2 30
"Don't Stop Believin'" 1 10 Changing Man'
"Walk to the Other Side" 62 14
(Tipparade)
2011 "Hoe hard je ook rent" 52  –
"Bye Bye Baby"  –  –
2013 "Mijn wereld op zijn kop"  –  –
2013 "Ooit komt nooit meer"  –  –

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Lisa Hordijk
X Factor (Netherlands)
Winner

2010
Succeeded by
Rochelle Perts