The Netherlands: AVROTROS to select 2020 Eurovision act internally
According to escxtra.com, which contacted the Dutch national broadcaster, AVROTROS will be selecting its Eurovision 2020 entry via an internal national selection.
The recent years the country has opted for an internal selection. Specifically since 2013 The Netherlands has been selecting its Eurovision act through an internal selection. The national broadcaster chose this formula after the disappoiting results the previous year, as the country managed to qualify only one time to the final , in 2004. All this years the Dutch representative was determined by national finals. Since 2013 , when the Eurovision acts began to come from a internal process the country has qualified to the final 6 times out of 7 editions of the contest. Anouk was the first act open the the successive good results with Duncan Laurence.
THE STORY SO FAR
The Netherlands has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 59 times since making its debut as one of the seven countries at the first contest in 1956, and has missed only four contests so far (1985, 1991, 1995 and 2002).
The Netherlands has won the contest four times, with Corry Brokken in 1957, Teddy Scholten in 1959, Lenny Kuhr in a four-way tie in 1969 and Teach-In in 1975, The country has achieved some remarkable results in the past finishing 4th with Sandra & Andres (1972), 3rd with Mouth & MacNeal (1974), 5th with Maggie MacNeal (1980), 5th with Marcha (1987) and fourth with Edsilia Rombley (1998). Its worst results were in 1958, 1962, 1963, 1968, when it finished last and in 2011 when ending up last in the semifinal.