Amsterdam Calling 2018


Welcome to Amsterdam Calling: thé Dutch Eurovision fan event, hosted by OGAE NL and OUTtv.

In 2018 Amsterdam Calling will take place on Friday April 13th for the fifth time in a row and for the first time on a new and exciting location: Melkweg Oz-stage. Get your tickets  here.

Line up

The following artists will perform at Amsterdam Calling 2018.

Emmelie de Forest (born 28 February, 1993) is a singer and actress of Danish/Swedish parents, raised in both Denmark and Sweden. In 2013 she won the Eurovision Songcontest in the Swedish town of Malmö for the country she was born in: Denmark, with her song Only Teardrops. In 2017 she also contributed as a song writer to the British entry ‘Never give you up’ by Lucie Jones. Just recently Emmelie released her new album ‘History’. She’s looking forward to sing in Amsterdam on April 13th, as she states in the video below.

Gréta Salóme (born 11 November 1986), is an Icelandic singer, songwriter, and violinist in the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra. She represented Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan in a duet with singer Jónsi with the song “Never Forget”.  Greta represented Iceland again in 2016, this time as a soloist with the song and fan favourite “Hear Them Calling” You can see a personal message by Gréta in the video below.

Nathan Trent (born 4 April 1992), son of an Austrian father and an Italian mother, released his debut single “Like It Is” in June 2016. On 19 December 2016, Nathan was announced as the Austrian representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song “Running on Air”. At the time of his selection as the Austrian entrant, Trent was one of the 33 artists that had been shortlisted in Unser Song 2017, the contest to select the German entrant in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. As a performer cannot represent more than one country in the same year, he obviously represented his home country. In the video below, made last December, Nathan announces his performance at Amsterdam Calling 2018.

Poli Genova (born 10 February 1987) is a Bulgarian singer who represented her country in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Germany with her entry “Na inat” (Out of spite). Although failing to qualify to the final Genova would return to the Eurovision five years later, representing Bulgaria for the second time in Stockholm, Sweden in 2016 with the song “If love was a crime” and reached fourth place in the finals – a record for the country.  In the aftermath of her Eurovision success Poli has gone on to become a coach on The Voice of Bulgaria. She also hosted the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria.  Poli also likes to address all Amsterdam Calling visitors with a personal message in the video below.

Anne-Marie David (23 May, 1952) was born and raised in Arles, France. In 1973, she was selected to represent Luxembourg and managed to repeat its previous year’s triumph on home soil in the Eurovision Song Contest. She returned to Eurovision in the 1979 contest, then held in Jerusalem, Israel. This time she represented her native county France with the song “Je suis l’enfant soleil”. She ended up in third position. Anne-Marie retired from her singing career in 1987, but fortunately she decided to return in 2003. She is ready and able to perform at Amsterdam Calling, as she tells us herself…

Esther Hart (3 June, 1970) will not only perform on Amsterdam Calling 2018, but she will host the show as well, as she did succesfully in the past two years. Esther won the national preselection for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2003 with the song “One more night”. Initially she was also set to participate to the British preselection, but the withdrew when she reached the Dutch finals. During the Eurovision Song Contest she was rewarded with the Artistic Award. She is now is also a singing coach to Dutch artists such as Marco Borsato.

Apart from Esther Hart, another Dutch Eurovision artist will participate in Amsterdam Calling: special guest Justine Pelmelay, will sing her 1989 entry ‘Blijf zoals je bent’ on the Melkweg-stage as well!

foto van OGAE NL.

Afterwards we can dance until late as our very own Euro-dj Louis will treat us to lots of danceable Eurovision-beats.


The last tickets to Amsterdam Calling are available at Ticketmaster . Ticketprices will be € 24,75 (incl. Melkweg-membership, ex. reservation fee).