Joost Klein under investigation; Netherlands will use back-up tape for Jury Rehearsal

Joost Klein at Eurovision 2024 for The Netherlands. Source: EBU

Joost Klein, the representing artist of The Netherlands, did not perform his song in the first and second dress rehearsal of the Grand Final. Instead a back-up tape with his performance from the semi final was shown. All of this was due to an ongoing investigation into an incident involving Klein.

The EBU released a statement about an hour before the second rehearsal started:

The investigation into the incident with the Dutch artist in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest is still ongoing. Discussions are also taking place between the EBU and AVROTROS, the Dutch participating broadcaster.

While the investigation continues the EBU has decided that Joost Klein will not perform during Dress Rehearsal 2 of the competition which is voted on by juries in the 37 participating countries.

His performance from Semi Final 2 will be used instead.

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