Best Last Place – 90 songs have come last or shared last at the Eurovision Song Contest. Over the last weeks hundreds of our readers have voted for their favorites. Each voter submitted his personal Top 5. In the next days we will reveal your Top 15. We continue today with a founder nation of the Eurovision Song Contest, which hit rock bottom in 2011: The Netherlands!
The Netherlands sent a very popular band to neighbor Germany. The 3Js had their big breakthrough with the album “Watermensen” which topped the Dutch album charts. The band name is an allusion to the names of the three band members (all starting with a J): Jaap Kwakman and Jaap de Witte (guitars), Jan Dulles (vocals). They are from Volendam in the north of Amsterdam and their songs are mostly in Dutch.The Dutch broadcaster selected them internally and they wrote five songs for a national final. Je vecht nooit alleen was the favourite of both the professional jury and the televoters and went on to Top the Dutch single charts. In the English version “Never Alone”, the song failed to impress the Eurovision voters. It may have to do with the white Mafia suit Dulles wore or their uninspired performance.