Eurovision Dutch star Joost Klein investigated by police for incident

The fate of the Netherlands’ Eurovision entry hangs in the balance, after the Dutch representative failed to perform in Friday evening’s jury final.

Eurovoix News reports that artist Joost Klein is under investigation for an incident This happened offstage and prevented the performance from being performed while it was on Friday. Klein was not disqualified, and instead a video of his performance from Thursday evening’s semi-final was used.

The European Broadcasting Union issued a statement saying:

“The investigation into the incident that happened to the Dutch artist at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest is still ongoing. Discussions are also taking place between the EBU and the Dutch participating broadcaster AVROTROS.

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

“His performance from Semi-Final 2 will be used instead.”

Eurovoix News reports that Klein’s absence came at the last minute on Friday, as the stage crew prepared the stage for a dress rehearsal before the jury final, when she had to move on to the next act instead. Not said.

Klein, whose song ‘Europapa’ became one of the contest’s surprise hits, is being investigated after a physical altercation between him and a photographer, according to Swedish broadcaster SVT, which said police are now investigating the matter. Still working. The EBU is hoping this will be completed quickly, so a decision can be made on Clyne’s participation in tonight’s Grand Final.

It is an additional challenge to a competition already mired in controversy over Israel’s participation. While Israeli entry Eden Golan reached the semi-finals on Thursday and is now second favorite to win the contest, protests outside the venue reportedly attracted 12,000 people, demonstrating against Israel’s inclusion in the multinational event. Were.

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