The depth, that’s the name of the song with which S10 goes to the Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of the Netherlands. It is the first Dutch-language entry since 2010.
The Dutch singer presented the song today in the Royal Theater Tuschinski in Amsterdam. She received a standing ovation from the audience. Afterwards, the 21-year-old S10 said with an understatement that he was “a bit emotional”.
The depth is a calm song, it is about dark days and fears, among other things. She said she was very proud of the announcement. “It comes from far. I do it for all those S10s who have been to that place. It touches me very much. It can just work out,” she said to the radio program To work! on NPO Radio 2. The singer suffered from depression and psychosis in the past and has a bipolar disorder.
Listen to the submission here:
Participating in the Eurovision Song Contest has long been a dream of the singer. After the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam in 2021 she tweeted: “Honeys, how are we going to make sure I can participate in #Eurovision next year?”
In December it was announced that Stien den Hollander, better known as S10, is going to the Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of the Netherlands. Song festival commentator Cornald Maas, who is part of the selection committee, previously said he was “overwhelmed” by the song. According to him, S10 is someone “whose voice gets under your skin from the very first beat”.
This is what she says about her song:
No Russian participation
This year’s Eurovision Song Contest will take place from 10 to 14 May in the Italian city of Turin. S10 participates in the first semifinal.
Russian acts are excluded from participation. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) announced this last week. The country is not allowed to participate because of the invasion of Ukraine. Several participating countries had called for this.