Although the next Eurovision Song Contest is still months away and the road to Rotterdam goes through several national selections, the Dutch national broadcaster AVROTROS in collaboration with PILOTSTUDIO, brought the Eurovision spirit straight to the heart of  the winter through the Eurovision Gala “Het grote songfestivalfeest”

It seems that the enthusiasm for their 5th victory in Eurovision and the fact that in a couple of months they will be hosting Eurovision , urged the Dutch to celebrate the facts and give us a small sample of what we will experince next May in  Rotterdam.   The national broadcaster AVROTROS in collaboration with PILOTSTUDIO invited to a Eurovision Gala a total of 30 Eurovision past participants that represented their countries or even won the contest and performed on stage their entries. The even took place on December 15 at the Ziggo Dome concert hall.

The list of acts that performed during the  “Het Grote Songfestivalfeest” were: 

  • 2019 – Keiino – Norway
  • 2019 – Mahmood – Italy
  • 2016 & 2019 – Sergey Lazarev – Russia
  • 2018 – Netta Barzilai – Israel
  • 2018 – Eleni Foureira – Cyprus
  • 2016 & 2019 – Serhat – San Marino
  • 2013 – Emmelie de Forest – Denmark
  • 2012 – Loreen – Sweden
  • 2011 – Ell & Nikki – Azerbaijan
  • 2008 Verka Serduchka – Ukraine
  • 2004 – Ruslana – Ukraine
  • 2000 – Olsen Brothers – Denmark
  • 1999 (& 2008) – Charlotte Nilsson Perrelli – Sweden
  • 1999 – Marlayne – The Nehterlands
  • 1998 & 2007 – Edsilia Rombley – The Netherlands
  • 1998 (& 2011) – Dana International – Israel
  • 1997 – Katrina and the Waves – United Kingdom
  • 1996 – Eimear Quinn – Ireland
  • 1994 – Willeke Alberti – The Netherlands
  • 1993 (& 2010) – Niamh Kavanagh – Irelands
  • 1993 – Ruth Jacott – The Netherlands
  • 1986 – Sandra Kim – Belgium
  • 1986 – Mandy (Frizzle Sizzle) – The Netherlands
  • 1983 – Corinne Hermès – Luxembourg
  • 1979 – Gali Atari – Israel
  • 1978 – Izhar Cohen – Israel
  • 1977 – Marie Myriam – France
  • 1973 & 1979 – Anne-Marie David – Luxembourg
  • 1969 – Lenny Kuhr – The Netherlands

You can watch all of Eurostars’ performances here