Tonight: Dutch seek their voice for Baku

Tonight: Dutch seek their voice for Baku
The Dutch artists. Photo: TROS
Hilversum, the Netherlands -

Tonight, six talented acts will battle it out for the right to represent the Netherlands in Baku in May. Who that person will be, we'll find out later today.

Tonight there are six artists taking part in three duels after which a super final will be held. From here there acts will battle it out for the big prize.

The six artists who will participate are:

- Joan Franka - You And Me
- Raffaëla - Chocolatte
- Kim de Boer - Children Of The World
- Ivan Peroti - Take Me As I Am
- Pearl Jozefzoon - We Can Overcome
- Tim Douwsma - Undercover Lover

A couple of weeks ago we spoke to all the Dutch artists to hear their thoughts about their participation in Nationaal Songfestival 2012.

Three duels and a final to decide the outcome

TROS have previously announced that the format of Nationaal Songfestival 2012 will include a series of three duels after which three finalists will be found.

These finalists will then compete against each other for the ultimate prize of representing the Netherlands in Baku on the 24th of May.

Ruth Jacott, the Dutch representative from 1993 (and aunt to one of the participants, Raffäela) made the draw for the duels, which will look as follows:

Duel 1

Joan Franka vs Raffaëla Paton

Duel 2

Kim de Boer vs Ivan Peroti

Duel 3

Pearl Jozefzoon vs Tim Douwsma

The result will be determined by a 50:50 split of jury and televotes in all stages of the competition. There is will also be an advisory panel of international judges in the studio on Sunday night.

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Nationaal Songfestival 2012 kicks off at 20:20 CET on Sunday and will be broadcast LIVE right here on Eurovision.tv.


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  • Posted on 26/February 2012 at 16:30
    Raffaela With Chocolatte is the BEST report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26/February 2012 at 11:09
    Pearl Jozefzoon - We Can Overcome & Raffaëla - Chocolatte are the bests report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26/February 2012 at 09:11
    I'm supporting Raffaëla and Joan. They are in the same battle, but one of them have to go to Baku! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26/February 2012 at 08:29
    TIM is more chance with nice smile & gergeous look as boy next door... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26/February 2012 at 06:44
    I'm all for Joan, Tim or Rafaella.

    But seriously you guys should send Rafaella. There is NO ONE in Eurovision who has a song about chocolate or food.

    That's just my opinion :-)

    Either way all entries are really good. I saw some snippets of them already. I will watch this on live stream for sure~! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26/February 2012 at 02:21
    Tim Douwsma to Baku! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26/February 2012 at 00:45
    Please Holland , Please vote for Raffaela... then we have the biggest chance to go to the finals! report to the moderator