Douwe Bob has been internally selected by AVROTROS to represent the Netherlands at Eurovision 2016.
The singer said this evening that:
I’m going to Stockholm to win and am very very happy that I can do in my own way.
The song for the competition is already completed and ready, it will be released during February. It has been confirmed that the song will be uptempo. This is the fourth year now that the Netherlands have selected both singer and song internally for the Eurovision Song Contest.
Over the past couple of days rumours about the singers participation have spread through the Dutch press. On Monday the singer was first named by the Metro newspaper as being the singer for the Netherlands at next years competition in Stockholm. Then in the evening on RTL Boulevard the manager of OGNE’3 said on the channel that Douwe Bob had been selected by the channel to represent the Netherlands.
This evening the singer was on NPO1 on the show De Wereld Draait Door this evening alongside Jan Smit who is the commentator for the Netherlands at Junior Eurovision and Eurovision Song Contest.