Jaap van Reesema

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Jaap van Reesema
Background information
Birth name Jaap Siewertsz van Reesema
Born (1984-10-25) 25 October 1984 (age 29)
Deventer, Netherlands
Occupations Singer
Instruments Vocals
Associated acts Hermes House Band
X Factor

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

Early years[edit]

Jaap van 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. Jaap van 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.




  • 2013: Mijn Wereld Op Z'n Kop
  • 2011: Bye Bye Baby
  • 2011: Hoe Hard Je Ook Rent (reached #52 on the Dutch Singles Chart)
  • 2010: Walk To The Other Side (reached #62 on the Dutch Singles Chart)
  • 2010: "Don't Stop Believin'" (reached #1 on the Dutch Singles Chart)


  • 2010: "You're the Voice" with the Dutch "X Factor 2010" contestants (reached #30 on the Dutch Singles Chart)


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Preceded by
Lisa Hordijk
X Factor (Netherlands)

Succeeded by
Rochelle Perts