Eurovision’s Netherlands act S10: Fame at 15 and bipolar disorder


It’s almost time for the hugely popular Eurovision grand final to kick off in Turin, Italy. Both semi-finals took place earlier this week and, this year again, we’re in for a mix of grandiose decor, rock n’ roll performances and dramatic costumes.

The grand final, which is taking place at Pala Olimpico, will see 25 countries compete to be crowned the winner of Eurovision 2022. One of them is the Netherlands, which qualified during the first semi-final on Tuesday.

The country is represented by S10 this year – 21-year-old singer Stien den Hollander. Stien is from Hoorn, a city in the north west of the Netherlands.

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Despite her young age, she has already been a singer and songwriter for six years. Stien, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, often writes about mental health. Her first album Snowsniper won a prestigious national award called an Edison Award.

On the Eurovision stage, S10 will be singing her song De diepte which is about her own personal struggles. It is also the first song entirely in Dutch to be sung in the song contest in 12 years.

S10 is currently expected to finish tenth, according to Eurovisionworld. The Eurovision 2022 grand final starts at 8pm on Saturday (May 14). It will be hosted by TV presenter Alessandro Cattelan and singers Laura Pausini and Mika.

It will be aired live on BBC One, with Graham Norton presenting the show for the UK audience.

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