Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014

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Eurovision Song Contest 2014
Country  Netherlands
National selection
Selection process Internal Selection
Selection date(s) Artist: 25 November 2013
Song: 12 March 2014
Selected entrant The Common Linnets
Selected song "Calm After The Storm"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (1st, 150 points)
Final result 2nd, 238 points
Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
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The Netherlands participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Their entry was chosen through an internal selection, organised by the Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS. The Common Linnets represented the Netherlands with the song "Calm After The Storm", which qualified from the first semi-final and placed 2nd in the final, scoring 238 points. This became the Netherlands best result since their most recent win in 1975[1] and the country's highest score so far in the contest.

Internal selection[edit]

After the Netherlands qualified to the final for the first time in nine years at the 2013 contest, AVROTROS confirmed that the country would compete at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.[2] Beginning on 1 January 2014, TROS, the Dutch broadcaster responsible for the participation of the Netherlands at the contest since 2010, will be merging with broadcaster AVRO to form the new broadcaster AVROTROS which will take over matters concerning the Dutch participation at the contest.[3] On 5 November 2013, AVROTROS announced that the artist that would represent the Netherlands in Copenhagen would be revealed during a press conference on 25 November 2013 at the Wisseloord Studios in Hilversum.[4] At the press conference, The Common Linnets, a duo consisting of Dutch singers Ilse DeLange and Waylon, were presented as the Dutch representatives for the 2014 contest.[1]

On 4 March 2014 during the Dutch talk show De Wereld Draait Door, it was revealed that the title of the Dutch entry would be "Calm After The Storm". The song was presented in its acoustic version on 12 March 2014 during a broadcast of De Wereld Draait Door. The official version of the song was premiered on 13 March 2014 during the radio programme Gouden Uren.[5]

At Eurovision[edit]

The Common Linnets at the first semi-final dress rehearsal

During the semi-final allocation draw on 20 January 2014 at the Copenhagen City Hall, the Netherlands was drawn to compete in the second half of the first semi-final on 6 May 2014.[6] In the first semi-final, the producers of the show decided that the Netherlands would perform 14th, following Portugal and preceding Montenegro.[7] The Netherlands qualified from the first semi-final, placing 1st with 150 points, and competed in the final on 10 May 2014. During the winner's press conference for the first semi-final qualifiers, the Netherlands was allocated to compete in the second half of the final.[8] In the final, the producers of the show decided that the Netherlands would perform 24th, following Denmark and preceding San Marino.[9] The Netherlands placed 2nd in the contest, scoring 238 points.

The Dutch performance featured Ilse DeLange and Waylon performing on stage with an additional three musicians: a bassist, cellist and drummer. A custom microphone stand allowed Ilse DeLange and Waylon to stand facing each other. The stage atmosphere transitioned from sombre lighting and spotlights to LED projections of trees, birds and rain.[10]

In the Netherlands, both the semi-finals and the final were broadcast on Nederland 1 and BVN, with commentary provided by Cornald Maas and Jan Smit.[11][12] The Dutch spokesperson revealing the result of the Dutch vote in the final was Tim Douwsma.[13]

Points awarded to the Netherlands[edit]

Points Awarded to the Netherlands (Semi-Final 1)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Points Awarded to the Netherlands (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by the Netherlands[edit]

Split voting results[edit]

The following five members comprised the Dutch jury:[14]

Semi-final 1[edit]

The Dutch votes in the first semi-final were based on 50% jury voting and 50% televoting results.[15]

Semi-final 1 – Dutch Results
Draw Country A. van de Berkt F. Bartels Marlayne R. Jacott S. Lantinga Average Jury Rank Televote Rank Combined Rank Scoreboard (Points)
01  Armenia 2 5 6 7 2 4 1 1 12
02  Latvia 15 14 15 15 13 15 8 13
03  Estonia 6 10 5 5 11 8 14 12
04  Sweden 1 2 2 1 4 2 3 3 8
05  Iceland 5 1 1 2 1 1 4 4 7
06  Albania 8 7 3 8 8 7 12 10 1
07  Russia 9 8 9 11 9 10 11 11
08  Azerbaijan 10 4 8 6 5 6 10 7 4
09  Ukraine 7 11 12 9 7 9 7 6 5
10  Belgium 13 13 13 12 10 12 5 8 3
11  Moldova 14 12 14 13 15 14 15 15
12  San Marino 11 9 11 14 12 11 13 14
13  Portugal 12 15 10 10 14 13 6 9 2
14  Netherlands
15  Montenegro 3 6 7 3 6 5 9 5 6
16  Hungary 4 3 4 4 3 3 2 2 10

Final[edit]

The Dutch votes in the final were based on 50% jury voting and 50% televoting results.[16]

Final – Dutch Results
Draw Country A. van de Berkt F. Bartels Marlayne R. Jacott S. Lantinga Average Jury Rank Televote Rank Combined Rank Scoreboard (Points)
01  Ukraine 10 12 12 14 17 13 15 14
02  Belarus 25 20 16 19 24 20 18 21
03  Azerbaijan 11 4 8 10 11 9 20 15
04  Iceland 7 8 2 4 10 5 6 5 6
05  Norway 3 1 3 5 1 2 4 2 10
06  Romania 9 24 20 7 16 16 16 17
07  Armenia 4 9 10 8 5 7 3 4 7
08  Montenegro 1 13 9 3 4 4 22 12
09  Poland 24 25 22 25 25 25 2 13
10  Greece 22 23 23 22 23 24 11 19
11  Austria 5 3 1 1 2 1 1 1 12
12  Germany 19 17 18 16 18 18 17 20
13  Sweden 2 6 4 2 7 3 5 3 8
14  France 18 19 24 24 21 22 23 24
15  Russia 17 16 15 20 13 17 14 16
16  Italy 20 22 25 23 22 23 25 25
17  Slovenia 21 18 17 18 15 19 24 23
18  Finland 6 5 6 9 12 8 13 9 2
19  Spain 16 15 11 6 9 12 12 11
20  Switzerland 8 14 14 11 8 11 8 8 3
21  Hungary 12 10 7 12 6 10 7 7 4
22  Malta 13 2 5 13 3 6 10 6 5
23  Denmark 14 7 13 17 19 14 9 10 1
24  Netherlands
25  San Marino 23 21 21 21 20 21 21 22
26  United Kingdom 15 11 19 15 14 15 19 18

Marcel Bezençon Awards[edit]

Further information: Marcel Bezençon Awards

The Dutch entry was awarded two of the three Marcel Bezençon Awards, which honour the best of the competing entries for the 2014 Contest in different areas of achievement. The Netherlands received the Artistic Award, which was awarded to the best artists as voted on by the commentators, and the Composer Award was awarded to the best and most original composition as voted on by the participating composers.[17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (15 July 2013). "The Netherlands: AvroTros confirm participation in Eurovision 2014". ESCToday. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  3. ^ van Lith, Nick (6 May 2013). "Netherlands: AvroTros confirms 2014 participation". escXtra.com. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Lewis, Pete (5 November 2013). "The Netherlands: Artist announcement on 25 November". ESCToday. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Storvik-Green, Simon (4 March 2014). "The Common Linnets to sing "Calm After The Storm"". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  6. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (20 January 2014). "Allocation Draw results: Who's in which Semi-Final?". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
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  12. ^ "BVN Highlights mei 2014". Holland Focus (in Dutch). 6 May 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "Tim Douwsma deelt de punten uit!". Sterren 24 (in Dutch). 2 May 2014. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  14. ^ Brey, Marco (1 May 2014). "Who will be in the expert juries?". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  15. ^ "The Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 First Semi-Final". Eurovision.tv. 11 May 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  16. ^ "The Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Grand Final". Eurovision.tv. 11 May 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  17. ^ Roxburgh, Gordon (11 May 2014). "Winners of the Marcel Bezençon Awards". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 21 May 2014.