Stien den Hollander, one of the major figures of the Dutch alt-pop movement, goes by the stage name S10.
The 21-year-old singer-songwriter expresses herself via music, rap, and spoken word. Because the tales are her own, it’s critical that she delivers them in her own tongue: S10 will sing in Dutch.
S10 is building a name for herself with millions of streams, collaborations with some of the Netherlands’ top acts, and amazing accolades from music reviewers.
At the age of 17, S10 got her first record contract with Noahs Ark, allowing her to create her first album Snowsniper (2019), which went on to win the Netherlands’ most prestigious music award, an ‘Edison.’
Her follow-up album, Vlinders, was released a year later, in 2020, and was accompanied by a sold-out tour and chart-topping songs.
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S10 said of her selection:
Music is everything to me. I hope my music can bring something to other people’s lives, simply because it has done so much for me. Which is why I could almost explode with joy at the idea that I’ll be taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest this year. In front of such a massive audience, being able to do something that’s such an honour while representing the Netherlands… I think it’s absolutely wonderful.
Speaking on behalf of the selection committee, Eric van Stade, general manager of AVROTROS, added:
S10’s song displays guts and authenticity. While normally we don’t reveal anything at this stage beyond the artist’s name, this time I dare to make an exception. S10 remains true to herself and her unique style. This means that having selected English-language entries for the last 11 years, we’re now sending a Dutch song to the Eurovision Song Contest. We’re sticking our necks out with this choice, which the selection committee is behind unanimously. It promises to be another very special edition for the Netherlands.
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