Eurovision 2020

#ESCAPED: How The Netherlands Avoided ‘Nul Points’ In The Grand Final

In the first of this new series from Eurovision Ireland, we will be taking a look at the participating countries and their entries that have avoided the dreaded ‘Nul Points’ in the Grand Final – thanks to just one other participating country. Today we look at The Netherlands.

1958

In 1958, The Netherlands were represented by Corry Brokken on home soil in Hilversum. “Heel de wereld” would have been awarded the dreaded Nul Points had it not been for the Swiss Jury awarding the Dutch just 1 point. The Netherlands finished joint 9th/last.

Video: YouTube/JoaoVelada

1965

In 1965, The Netherlands were represented by Conny Vandenbos in Naples. “t Is genoeg” would have been awarded the dreaded Nul Points had it not been for the Norwegian Jury awarding the Dutch 5 points. The Netherlands finished in 11th place out of a field of 18.

Video: YouTube/JoaoVelada

1968

In 1968, The Netherlands were represented by Ronnie Tober in London. “Morgen” would have been awarded the dreaded Nul Points had it not been for the Italian Jury awarding the Dutch just 1 point. The Netherlands finished joint 16th/last.

Video: YouTube/JoaoVelada

1994

In 1994, The Netherlands were represented by Willeke Alberti in Dublin. “Waar is de zon” would have been awarded the dreaded Nul Points had it not been for the Austrian Jury awarding the Dutch 4 points. The Netherlands finished in 23rd place out of a field of 25.

Video: YouTube/escLIVEmusic1

Author: Richard Taylor

Source: Eurovision Ireland

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