The Netherlands: S10 releases 'De Diepte' for Eurovision 2022
S10, known outside of her stage name as Stien den Hollander, this evening released 'De Diepte', the song she will perform on stage in Turin in May.
Representative of a new generation of Dutch pop music, S10 will be the first performer to sing in Dutch at the Eurovision Song Contest since Sieneke in 2010.
In a quote to eurovision.tv when the song was released, she said of the song:
"It’s a tribute to the sadness and memories that you carry with you. Everyone experiences difficult times in their lives. That’s something we all have in common and I hope you will feel less alone when you listen to the song."
The general manager of Dutch Eurovision broadcaster AVROTROS, Eric van Stade, spoke on behalf of the selection committee about the song last year, saying:
"S10’s song displays guts and authenticity. While normally we don’t reveal anything at this stage beyond the artist’s name, this time I dare to make an exception. S10 remains true to herself and her unique style. This means that, having selected English-language entries for the last 11 years, we’re now sending a Dutch song to the Eurovision Song Contest. We’re sticking our necks out with this choice, which the selection committee is behind unanimously. It promises to be another very special edition for the Netherlands."