HILVERSUM, THE NETHERLANDS – Dutch national broadcaster confirmed tonight that Douwe Bob will be indeed the representative of The Netherlands in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest as previously speculated by regional media also on oikotimes.com.
“I am a songwriter and I now have the opportunity to bring my music to the biggest European stage. I am going to Stockholm to win and I am very happy because I can do so in my own way!”
REMCO VAN LEEN (AVROTROS) SAYS
“It is a very pleasant moment, I am proud of it. Douwe Bob became very popular very fast. He writes and composes his own songs and I think he well do very well in the Eurovision stage. We are going to work hard to bring The Netherlands a victory.”
INFORMATION FOR DOUWE
Douwe Bob Posthuma (Amsterdam, 12 December 1992) is a Dutch singer-songwriter. He won the Dutch talent show The Best Singer-Songwriter in the Netherlands, created and presented by Giel Beelen. He specializes in folk and country music. He will represent the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016.
Douwe Bob, son of Simon Posthuma, known for his membership of the designer group The Fool, started playing piano at the age of 6, initially concentrating on classical music and jazz. He took up the guitar at age 14. As a singer he was inspired by country, folk and pop music from the 1950’s to the mid 1970’s