Netherlands – Douwe Bob was revealed last year as the 2016 Dutch Entry for Eurovision 2016 and today in a press conference held by Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS, the song has been revealed. “Slow Down” will be performed by Douwe Bob in Semi Final One on May 10th
The song has a country and western feel, something that looks to becoming quite popular in this years Selection season. Douwe Bob had this to say about the meaning of his song:
“We are all going way too fast. There is constant pressure to prove yourself. Slow Down is a protest song against myself, against the pace at which I live life in Amsterdam. When walking through the forests of Sweden, or riding a horse through the fields in Spain, a peace descends on you and you see everything in a better perspective. It is such a great feeling!”
You can hear the song below:
What do you think of the Dutch effort this year? After major success in 2014 with the Common Linnets 2nd placing, they failed to qualify in 2015 with Trijntje Oosterhuis. Can The Netherlands make the final with “Slow Down” in 2016?