Het Grote Songfestivalfeest

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Het Grote Songfestivalfeest
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Also known asThe Big Eurovision Party
GenreMusic concert
Directed byMarnix Kaart
Presented by
Starring
  • 2019: 33 acts from 1969 onwards (22 broadcast)
  • 2022: 31 acts from 1969 onwards
Country of originNetherlands
Production
Executive producerManon Van Alten
Production locationsZiggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Running time90–120 minutes
Production companies
  • PilotStudio
  • AVROTROS
Release
Original networkNPO 3
Original release1 January 2020 (2020-01-01) –
present
Chronology
RelatedEurovision Song Contest

Het Grote Songfestivalfeest (English: The Big Eurovision Party) is a Dutch television concert programme starring artists of the Eurovision Song Contest, produced by PilotStudio in collaboration with the Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS and held at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam. The first edition of the show took place on 15 December 2019 and was broadcast on 1 January 2020 as a pre-event prior to the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, which was to be held in Rotterdam prior to its cancellation.[1][2]

Het Grote Songfestivalfeest returned for a second edition on 17 November 2022, having been pushed back from an initial date of 9 December 2021 due to restrictions imposed in light of the COVID-19 Omicron variant.[3][4] The 2022 edition was broadcast in the United Kingdom on 1 January 2023 as a pre-event prior to the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool, followed by the Netherlands on 4 January.[5][6]

Presenters[edit]

The first edition of the show in 2019 was originally planned to be hosted by Dutch Eurovision commentators Cornald Maas and Jan Smit, however the latter had to withdraw due to illness and was later replaced by one of his Eurovision 2020 co-hosts, Edsilia Rombley. Rombley, who represented the Netherlands in the 1998 and 2007 contests, also performed her entries during the concert.[7] Former Dutch spokespersons Emma Wortelboer and Tim Douwsma, as well as Junior Eurovision Song Contest commentator Buddy Vedder [nl], also appeared as presenters during the show to introduce some of the acts. Maas and Rombley returned as hosts for the second edition in 2022.[8] The highlights from the 2022 show were additionally broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC One with segments hosted by Rylan Clark.[9]

Performances[edit]

2019 edition[edit]

Thirty-one Eurovision acts from seventeen countries participated in the first edition of the concert.

Order[a] Broadcast[b] Year Country Artist Song Language
01 01 2016  Russia Sergey Lazarev "You Are the Only One" English
02 02 2004  Ukraine Ruslana "Wild Dances"[c] English, Ukrainian
03 No 2008  Sweden Charlotte Perrelli "Hero" English
04 03 1998  Israel Dana International "Diva" Hebrew
05 No 2019  Russia Sergey Lazarev "Scream" English
06 No 1978  Israel Izhar Cohen "A-Ba-Ni-Bi" English
07 04 1986  Belgium Sandra Kim "J'aime la vie" French
08 No 1977  France Marie Myriam "L'oiseau et l'enfant" French
09 No 1973  Luxembourg Anne-Marie David "Tu te reconnaîtras" French
10 No 1983  Luxembourg Corinne Hermès "Si la vie est cadeau" French
11 07 1998  Netherlands Edsilia Rombley "Hemel en aarde" Dutch
2007 "On Top of the World" English
12 No 1986  Netherlands Marlayne and Mandy "Alles heeft ritme" Dutch
1999 "One Good Reason" English
1974  Sweden "Waterloo"[d] English
13 06 1975  Netherlands Getty Kaspers "Ding-a-dong"[e] English
14 09 2013  Denmark Emmelie de Forest "Only Teardrops" English
15 No 1993  Ireland Niamh Kavanagh "In Your Eyes" English
16 No 1996  Ireland Eimear Quinn "The Voice" English
17 08 1999  Sweden Charlotte Perrelli "Take Me to Your Heaven" English
18 05 1997  United Kingdom Katrina Leskanich "Love Shine a Light"[f] English
19 10 2019  Norway Keiino "Spirit in the Sky" English
21 No 2000  Denmark Jørgen Olsen "Fly on the Wings of Love"[g] English
21 12 1969  Netherlands Lenny Kuhr "De troubadour" Dutch
22 13 1993  Netherlands Ruth Jacott "Vrede" Dutch
23 14 1982  Germany Nicole "Ein bißchen Frieden" German, Dutch
24 15 1980  Ireland Johnny Logan "What's Another Year" English
1987 "Hold Me Now" English
25 16 1992  Ireland Linda Martin "Why Me?" English
26 17 1979  Israel Gali Atari "Hallelujah"[h] Hebrew, English, Dutch
27 18 2018  Israel Netta "Toy" English
28 19 2019  San Marino Serhat "Say Na Na Na" English
29 No 2011  Azerbaijan Eldar Gasimov and Marlayne[i] "Running Scared" English
30 11 2019  Italy Mahmood "Soldi" Italian
31 20 2007  Ukraine Verka Serduchka "Dancing Lasha Tumbai" German, English
32 21 2018  Cyprus Eleni Foureira "Fuego" English
33 22 2012  Sweden Loreen "Euphoria" English
Key
No – Performances were not shown during the broadcast

Withdrawn artists[edit]

The original list of the performers also included Willeke Alberti, the Dutch representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 1994, who missed the show due to illness.[10][11] Finland's Lordi and Russia's Dima Bilan, who won the contest in 2006 and 2008 respectively, were expected to perform, but they later withdrew their participation.[12] Helena Paparizou was also invited, but couldn't participate in person due to a scheduling clash with a live broadcast of The Voice of Greece. Instead, she sent a video message in which she sang the refrain of her 2005 winning song "My Number One".

2022 edition[edit]

Thirty-one Eurovision acts from sixteen countries participated in the second edition of the concert.

Order[a] Broadcast[b] Year Country Artist Song Language
BBC One NPO 3
01 01 01 2021  Lithuania The Roop "Discoteque" English
02 02 02 2021  Greece Stefania "Last Dance" English
03 No 07 1986  Belgium Sandra Kim "J'aime la vie" French
04 No 08 1986  Netherlands Frizzle Sizzle "Alles heeft ritme" Dutch
05 No No 1984  Sweden Herreys "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley" Swedish
06 03 03 2009  Norway Alexander Rybak "Fairytale" English
07 05 04 2021  Norway Tix "Fallen Angel" English
08 06 05 2021  Azerbaijan Efendi "Mata Hari" English, Azerbaijani
09 No No 2018  Germany Michael Schulte "You Let Me Walk Alone" English
10 12 06 2021  Switzerland Gjon's Tears "Tout l'univers" French
11 No No 2001  Greece Antique "(I Would) Die for You" Greek, English
12 08 09 1980  Ireland Johnny Logan "What's Another Year" English
1987 "Hold Me Now" English
13 No 10 1991  Sweden Carola Häggkvist "Fångad av en stormvind" Swedish
14 07 13 2005  Greece Helena Paparizou "My Number One" English
15 No No[j] 1969  Netherlands Lenny Kuhr "De troubadour" Dutch
16 No 11 1998  Netherlands Edsilia Rombley "Hemel en aarde" Dutch
No 2007 "On Top of the World" English
17 No 12 2017  Netherlands OG3NE "Lights and Shadows" English
No 1974  Sweden "Waterloo"[k] English
18 09 14 2022  Norway Subwoolfer "Give That Wolf a Banana"[l] English
19 10 No 2019  Norway Keiino "Spirit in the Sky" English, Northern Sámi
20 11 No 2006  Finland Lordi "Hard Rock Hallelujah" English
21 13 No 2022  Australia Sheldon Riley "Not the Same" English
22 17 15 2016  Ukraine Jamala "1944" English, Crimean Tatar
23 18 16 2022  Ukraine Kalush Orchestra "Stefania" Ukrainian
24 19 17 2021  Ukraine Go_A "Shum" (Шум) Ukrainian
25 04 No 2021  San Marino Senhit "Adrenalina" English
26 14 18 2018  Israel Netta "Toy" English
27 No 19 2022  Netherlands S10 "De diepte" Dutch
28 16 20 2019  Netherlands Duncan Laurence "Arcade" English
29 20 21 2015  Sweden Måns Zelmerlöw "Heroes" English
30 15 22 2014  Austria Conchita Wurst "Rise Like a Phoenix" English
31 21 23 2012  Sweden Loreen "Euphoria" English
Key
No – Performances were not shown during the broadcast

Withdrawn artists[edit]

Prior to its postponement from the original December 2021 date, the initial list of performers for the second edition included Brotherhood of Man, the British winners of the Eurovision Song Contest 1976, Bobbysocks!, the Norwegian winners of the Eurovision Song Contest 1985, Sertab Erener, the Turkish winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2003, Eleni Foureira the Cypriot runner-up of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, Kristian Kostov, the Bulgarian runner-up of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, Marija Šerifović, the Serbian winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, and Verka Serduchka, the Ukrainian runner-up of the Eurovision Song Contest 2007.[14]

Sam Ryder, the British runner-up of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, was also due to appear, but later withdrew his participation due to other obligations.[15]

Appearances[edit]

Country Debut year Most recent appearance Acts
 Australia 2022 2022 1
 Austria 2022 2022 1
 Azerbaijan 2019 2022 2
 Belgium 2019 2022 2
 Cyprus 2019 2019 1
 Denmark 2019 2019 2
 Finland 2022 2022 1
 France 2019 2019 1
 Germany 2019 2022 2
 Greece 2022 2022 3
 Ireland 2019 2022 5
 Israel 2019 2022 5
 Italy 2019 2019 1
 Lithuania 2022 2022 1
 Luxembourg 2019 2019 2
 Netherlands 2019 2022 11
 Norway 2019 2022 5
 Russia 2019 2019 1
 San Marino 2019 2022 2
 Sweden 2019 2022 7
 Switzerland 2022 2022 1
 Ukraine 2019 2022 5
 United Kingdom 2019 2019 1

Multiple artist appearances[edit]

Country Artist Appearances
 Belgium Sandra Kim 2
 Greece Helena Paparizou[m] 2
 Israel Netta 2
 Ireland Johnny Logan 2
 Netherlands Edsilia Rombley 2
Lenny Kuhr 2
Mandy Huydts[n] 2
 Norway Keiino 2
 Sweden Loreen 2

Broadcasting[edit]

In the Netherlands, Het Grote Songfestivalfeest aired on 1 January 2020 on NPO 3 at 20:25 and on BVN at 21:40 (CET). The concert was later broadcast in Greece on ERT1. The first part aired on 29 February, with the second following the next day.[16] The concert also aired in Australia on 10 May at 20:30 (AEST) on SBS Viceland. The concert was known as The Road to Eurovision 2020: The Winners and was part of an alternate Australian Eurovision broadcast that took place from 10–17 May 2020 due to the cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.[17]

In the United Kingdom, a cut of the second edition were broadcast on BBC One as The Big Eurovision Party on 1 January 2023,[18] which also acted as a pre-event prior to the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool.[5] The British coverage was presented by Rylan Clark, who recorded additional links and short interviews backstage for the BBC One broadcast. A different cut of the show was broadcast in the Netherlands on 4 January at 21:15 (CET) on NPO 3.[6]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The order of the performances during the concert
  2. ^ a b The order of the performances during the broadcast
  3. ^ Performed with Slagerij van Kampen
  4. ^ ABBA cover
  5. ^ Teach-In cover
  6. ^ Katrina and the Waves cover
  7. ^ Olsen Brothers cover
  8. ^ Milk and Honey cover, performed with Tim Douwsma and Buddy Vedder
  9. ^ Only Gasimov of the duo Ell and Nikki was able to perform, so Marlayne Sahupala performed the parts of Nigar Jamal
  10. ^ Included in reruns[13]
  11. ^ ABBA cover
  12. ^ Performed with Alexander Rybak
  13. ^ First appearance as part of Antique, second appearance as herself (both in 2022)
  14. ^ First appearance as part of Marlayne and Mandy (2019), second appearance as part of Frizzle Sizzle (2022)

References[edit]

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  2. ^ O'Donoghue, Tom (26 September 2019). "'Het Grote Songfestivalfeest': Eurovision stars to perform at Ziggo Dome". escxtra.com. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
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  5. ^ a b "BBC kicks off the year of Eurovision this New Year with special programming". bbc.co.uk. BBC. Retrieved 10 December 2022.
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  9. ^ "BBC to show highlights of Het Grote Songfestivalfeest". ESCBubble. Retrieved 1 January 2023.
  10. ^ "Zieke Willeke Alberti moet songfestivalfeestje missen". ad.nl (in Dutch). 14 December 2019. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  11. ^ "Willeke Alberti moet Songfestivalfeest afzeggen vanwege griep". nu.nl (in Dutch). 14 December 2019. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  12. ^ Ten Veen, Renske (12 December 2019). "Dima Bilan withdraws from Het Grote Songfestivalfeest after "feeling misled" by the organisers". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  13. ^ "Lenny Kuhr toch op tv met 'De troubadour', maar dan wel in de herhaling" [Lenny Kuhr still on TV with 'De troubadour', but in the rerun]. nos.nl (in Dutch). NOS. 6 January 2023. Retrieved 6 January 2023.
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  17. ^ "SBS is uniting music fans with Eurovision 2020: Big Night In!". www.sbs.com.au/. 16 April 2020.
  18. ^ "BBC One - Eurovision Song Contest, The Big Eurovision Party". BBC. Retrieved 1 January 2023.

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