The Netherlands 2016: Dotan Harpenau in Stockholm?
Olivier Rocher (France)
HILVERSUM, THE NETHERLANDS – Do we have our first contestant for Stockholm? The Eurovision rumour mill has started in the Netherlands. Several media announced that Dutch broadcaster AVRO/TROS has made his mind up and has selected the artist that will wave their flag in Stockholm.
29-year-old Dotan is the hot favourite for the job. Though no confirmation has come yet from the broadcaster, it is already known that the Netherlands will opt for an internal selection again this year and that an announcement is expected in the month of October. Nevertheless, we have to keep in mind that in 2013, 2014 and 2015, the Dutch media have always been good at guessing the name of the representative…
Dotan Harpenau is a successful singer, song-writer, instrumentalist and producer, who started his career back in 2011. His music style can is often qualified as “Indie”. He rose to fame in 2014 with his second album “7 Layers”, an album that included the single “Home” that quickly became a smash hit both in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Will Dotan succeed successful Anouk and The Common Linnets (and far less successful Trijntje Oosterhuis)? Let’s wait for an official announcement from AVRO/TROS listening to “Home” and his latest track “Hungry”.