The 2001 NSF took place in Ahoy in Rotterdam on 3rd March 2001. Paul de Leewe, the man responsible for resurecting the ESC in The Netherlands, presented again. The 8000 people in Ahoy were treated to one of the best National finals ever seen (IMHO). 8 great songs, and then the Interval.
Provisional viewing figures suggest that 1.8 million viewers watched Nederland 2 for the show , Rising to 2.1 Million for the voting, which is 34% of the viewing public in the Netherlands. The SMS text voting attracted approximately 50,000 SMS’s
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