Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011

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Eurovision Song Contest 2011
Country  Netherlands
National selection
Selection process Artist: internal selection
Song: Nationaal Songfestival 2011
50% jury
50% televoting
Selection date(s) Artist: 15 July 2010
Song: 30 January 2011
Selected entrant 3JS
Selected song "Je vecht nooit alleen"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (19th) Last
Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2010 2011 2012►

Netherlands participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, selecting their song through the national final Nationaal Songfestival 2011, organised by Dutch broadcaster TROS. In July 2010 TROS announced that they had internally selected the male trio 3JS to represent Netherlands in at the Contest in Germany.

Nationaal Songfestival 2011[edit]

On 14 July, popular radio DJ Giel Beelen spread the rumour that the 3JS would represent the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. However neither TROS nor the band members of 3JS confirmed the news.[1]

On the morning radio show Gouden Uren on 15 July, Daniël Dekker confirmed that the 3JS would be the Dutch entrant for the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest. The group produced five songs before the end of the year, and a national final named Nationaal Songfestival 2011 was held, where the public (50%) and a professional jury (50%) selected the final song they would take to Germany.[2][3] The Nationaal Songfestival 2011 took place on 30 January 2011.[4]

The jury was joined by:[5]

Nationaal Songfestival 2011 - 30 January 2011
Draw Artist Song English translation Jury Televote
1 3JS "Ga dan niet" Don't go then 3rd 5th (1%)
2 3JS "De stroom" The stream 2nd 2nd (25.5%)
3 3JS "Toen ik jou vergat" When I forgot you 4th 4th (3.9%)
4 3JS "Weelderig waardeloos" Luxuriously worthless 5th 3rd (5.8%)
5 3JS "Je vecht nooit alleen" You will never fight alone 1st 1st (63.8%)

At Eurovision[edit]

Netherlands competed in the first half of the second semi-final of the contest, on 12 May. They failed to qualify and ended last in the second semi-final, marking the worst placing since the introducing of the semi-final and the first last place since 1968.

Points awarded by the Netherlands[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "NETHERLANDS - It seems 3 J's to represent the Netherlands in 2011". 2010-07-14. Retrieved 2010-07-15. 
  2. ^ Romkes, Rene (2010-07-15). "Exclusive: 3JS for the Netherlands!". ESCToday. Retrieved 2010-07-15. 
  3. ^ Bakker, Sietse (2010-07-15). "Netherlands picks 3Js for Eurovision 2011". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 15 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "NETHERLANDS - Netherlands decide on January 30". 20 October 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "Netherlands: Hind in the Dutch jury". 24 January 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 

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