Joost Klein | Netherlands 2024 Photo: Ruud Janssen

Biography of Joost Klein

Joost Klein is a Dutch musician, rapper, singer, and former YouTuber, born on November 10, 1997. Renowned for his eclectic style blending hip hop with electronic influences like drum and bass, hard style, and gabber, he has released eight studio albums, two of which reached the Dutch Album Top 10.

Klein, also known as Joost, is set to represent the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 with his song "Europapa," marking his debut as a Eurovision contestant. Born in Leeuwarden, Friesland, Klein began his artistic journey on YouTube in 2008 under the name EenhoornJoost. Despite facing personal tragedy at a young age with the loss of both parents, he persevered and transitioned to a career in music.

Over the years, Klein has evolved as an artist, showcasing his talents through various albums, mixtapes, and singles. Notable releases include "Scandinavian Boy",   "Wachtmuziek" and "Friesenjung." His success extends beyond Dutch borders, with hits like "Friesenjung"  topping the German Single Top 100 in 2023, also to the collaboration with the famous comedian Otto, a remastered version of “An Englishman in New York”.

In December 2023, Klein was chosen to represent the Netherlands at Eurovision 2024, fulfilling his long-standing aspiration. His entry "Europapa" was released on February 29, 2024, marking a significant milestone in his career as he prepares to take the Eurovision stage.

The Song

Song:  Europapa
Writer(s):  Joost Klein, Maradonnie & Tim ‘Gerrie’ Haars
Composer(s):  Dylan van Dael, Paul Elstak, Tantu Beats & Thijmen Melissant
Broadcaster: AVOTROS

This year's Eurovision Song Contest features another polarizing entry that blends contemporary elements with provocation and irony, centered around the theme of Europe. The song's unique melody and strong techno rhythm are bound to energize the audience in the Malmö Arena, enticing them to dance along. Despite its divisive nature, the odds suggest a favourable outcome for this bold and dynamic performance.

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