Strap in, Eurovision aficionados, because Joost Klein is about to take you on an absolutely WILD ride with his latest earworm, “Europapa.”

This isn’t just a song—it’s a high-speed train through a landscape of absurdity and heart, with Joost as the charismatic conductor.

In this article, we’ll dissect the magic behind the madness, share a few chuckles, and maybe even shed a sentimental tear or two. So, put on your best dancing shoes and get ready to groove to the rhythm of Joost’s unforgettable journey.

Trust us, you’ll want to read on—after all, who could resist unraveling the enigma of a tune that’s got the whole of Europe tapping their feet and reaching for the replay button?

This is the Eurovision Corgi review of “Europapa” by Joost Klein for Eurovision 2024.

Who Is Joost Klein?

Joost Klein is a dynamic and multifaceted Dutch artist who has carved out an exciting niche in the music industry.

Born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, Joost started his career as a YouTuber before transitioning into music, where he quickly made a name for himself with his energetic and genre-blending style. Combining elements of hip-hop, pop, and electronic music, Joost’s songs are characterized by their catchy hooks and distinctive sound.

However, his artistic versatility doesn’t stop at music! Joost is also a writer, adding depth to his lyrical prowess. His engaging performances and the authenticity of his work resonate with a broad audience, making him a standout act in the Dutch music scene.

With tracks like “Scandinavian Boy,” he has demonstrated his ability to craft narratives that are both personal and relatable, a skill that will serve him well on the Eurovision stage.

Joost’s selection as the Netherlands’ representative at the Eurovision Song Contest is a testament to his talent and the confidence his country has in his ability to captivate a European audience. His song “Europapa” showcases his signature style and is sure to inject a burst of energy into the competition.

With his creative artistry and proven track record, Joost Klein is poised to deliver a performance that’s not only entertaining but also a proud representation of the innovative spirit of Dutch music.

The excitement surrounding Joost’s participation in Eurovision 2024 is palpable, and there’s no doubt that his unique blend of sounds and charismatic stage presence will make a lasting impression on both the audience and the judges.

The Netherlands has a strong history at Eurovision, and with Joost Klein at the helm, the country is looking forward to another year of impressive showing.

Get ready, Europe, Joost Klein is about to take you on an unforgettable musical journey with “Europapa!”

Song Analysis – “Europapa”

“Europapa” by Joost Klein isn’t just a song; it’s a vibrant tapestry woven with threads of whimsy, nostalgia, and a poignant tribute to his late father.

At first glance, the track pulses with an infectious rhythm that invites listeners across Europe to unite in a celebration of unity and love. The call of “Europe, let’s come together!” is an anthem of togetherness, a call to embrace continental camaraderie in the face of any adversity.

But as the song unfolds, Joost takes us on a journey that’s both literal and metaphorical.

He sings of traveling across Europe without money or a passport, relying on imagination and the inherent freedom that comes with being part of this diverse yet interconnected community.

The lighthearted plea for a euro and the playful nods to various European cities and cuisines are more than just comedic relief; they represent a deeper yearning for connection and belonging.

The lyrical journey through Europe also mirrors Joost’s personal voyage of self-discovery and healing.

He references Stromae’s hit song “Papaoutai,” a song about the absence of a father, which resonates deeply with Joost’s own loss. Despite the jovial tone, there’s an undercurrent of solitude and a quest for guidance in a world without his parents.

The ending of the song’s video, where Joost addresses his father, is the emotional climax.

It reveals that the seemingly nonsensical escapade across Europe is a metaphor for the borderless love between a father and son. Joost listened to his father’s wisdom that boundaries do not exist, carrying this lesson into his art and life.

“Europapa” is a testament to Joost’s resilience and his ability to transform grief into a celebration of life that transcends borders, both physical and emotional.

It’s an ode to his father, a declaration of love to Europe, and an invitation to all of us to find joy and unity in the face of loss.

Overall Impression

“Europapa” is a whirlwind of surreal comedy and catchy beats that encapsulates what it means to experience a delightful fever dream, and honestly, from an artist like Joost Klein, would we expect anything less?

Fresh off the heels of last year’s Dutch entry that didn’t quite make the cut, the Netherlands has clearly decided to throw caution to the wind and introduce an element of pure, unadulterated joyful chaos to the stage in Malmö.

And I’m here for it!

In a competition that’s no stranger to novelty acts—this year featuring the likes of Finland’s Windows95man and Estonia’s 5Miinust & Puuluup—it’s easy to dismiss “Europapa” as just another entry in the “funny song” category.

But that would be underestimating Joost Klein.

Beneath the upbeat zaniness lies a deep, heartfelt message to his late father, a testament to Joost’s ability to weave authenticity and raw emotion into his music in a way that’s both touching and genuine.

Though this song isn’t for everyone.

Joost stands among the ranks of love-them-or-hate-them acts at Eurovision 2024, and I’m of the opinion that it’s better to be polarizing than to fade into the background.

I’ll admit, I was skeptical at first, but “Europapa” has proven to be an earworm I’m happy to let burrow. It’s the kind of song that grows on you with each listen, and I’ve found myself unexpectedly turning it up time and time again.

It seems that Joost Klein’s infectious energy has a way of winning over even the most doubtful listeners, and I’m no exception—I don’t foresee this track leaving my playlist anytime soon.

Joost Klein – “Europapa” – (After the Show)

The controversy surrounding Joost Klein’s disqualification from the Eurovision 2024 has left many, including myself, in utter disbelief.

The decision to disqualify him was not only unexpected but also deeply disappointing, considering the impact of his performance. It’s a stark reminder of the complexities and political undercurrents that can surface in events meant to celebrate art and unity.

The handling of the situation was far from ideal, and those responsible for the decision have faced widespread and justified criticism for the chaos that ensued.

It’s a decision that will be scrutinized for years to come, and rightly so, as the Eurovision community and beyond grapple with the implications of what happened to Joost Klein, a talented artist who simply wanted to share his music.

But moving beyond the disqualification controversy…

Joost’s performance of “Europapa” in the Semi-Final 2 was nothing short of mesmerizing. It was a powerful concoction of joyful anarchy and heartfelt sentiment, a performance that resonated with many.

The way he dedicated his act to his late parents brought an unexpected depth to the competition, touching the hearts of viewers across the continent.

My friends and I were among the many who couldn’t help but be moved to tears by the sincerity and vulnerability he brought to the stage. It was a moment of pure, unadulterated emotion, a reminder of why we cherish Eurovision and the diverse stories it brings to light.

Despite the unfortunate outcome, Joost Klein has undoubtedly left his mark on the Eurovision community.

The outpouring of support and affection he has received is a testament to his impact. He was dealt an unfair hand, but the love and recognition he’s garnered from fans are real.

Joost will always be “Europapa” to us, an artist who brought his all to the stage and created a moment that transcends the competition itself.

His spirit and the message of his performance will linger long in our memories, a beacon of what Eurovision stands for at its core.

Joost Klein – “Europapa” – Lyrics (Original)

Europe, let’s come together
(Europapa, Europapa)
It’s now or never
I love you all
(Europapa, Europapa)

Welkom in Europa
Blijf hier tot ik dood ga
Europapa, Europapa
Welkom in Europa
Blijf hier tot ik dood ga
Europapa, Europapa

Bezoek m’n friends in France
Of neem de benen naar Wenen
Ik wil weg uit Netherlands
Maar m’n paspoort is verdwenen
Heb gelukkig geen visum nodig om bij je te zijn
Dus neem de bus naar Polen of de trein naar Berlijn
Ik heb geen geld voor Paris, dus gebruik m’n fantasie
Heb je een euro’tje, please? Zeg, “Merci” en “Alsjeblieft”

Ik ben echt alles kwijt, behalve de tijd
Dus ben elke dag op reis want de wereld is van mij

Welkom in Europa
Blijf hier tot ik dood ga
Europapa, Europapa
Welkom in Europa
Blijf hier tot ik dood ga
Europapa, Europapa

Europapa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa
Europapa-pa (hey)
Europapa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa
Eu-ro-pa (hey)

Ich bin in Deutschland, aber Ich bin so allein
Io sono in Italia, naar toch doet het pijn
Ben aan het vluchten van mezelf
Roep de hele dag om, “Help”
Ja, ik geef zelfs mensen geld, maar d’r is niemand die me helpt
Ik hoef geen es-car-gots, hoef geen fish ‘n chips
Hoef geen paella, no
Ik weet niet eens echt wat dat is

Zet de radio aan, ik hoor Stromae met “Papaoutai”
Zal niet ѕtoppen tot ze zeggen, “Ja, ja, dat doet ‘ie goed, ey!”

Welkom in Europa
Blijf hier tot ik dood ga
Europapa, Europapa
Welkom in Europa
Blijf hier tot ik dood ga
Europapa, Europapa

Europapa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa
Europapa-pa (hey)
Europapa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa
Eu-ro-pa (hey)

Euro-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa…
Welkom in Europa, jongen

(Hey)
Eu-ro-pа

Aan het einde van de dag zijn we allemaal mensen
Mijn vader zei me ooit, “het is een wereld zonder grenzen”

Ik mis je elke dag”, is wat ik stiekempjes fluister
Zie je nou wel, pa: ik heb naar je geluisterd

Joost Klein – “Europapa” – Lyrics (English)

Europe, let’s come together
(Europapa, Europapa)
It’s now or never
I love you all
(Europapa, Europapa)

Welcome to Europe
Stay here until I die
Europapa, Europapa
Welcome to Europe
Stay here until I die
Europapa, Europapa

Visit my friends in France
Or take the legs to Vienna
I want to leave the Netherlands
But my passport is missing
Fortunately, I don’t need a visa to be with you
So take the bus to Poland or the train to Berlin
I don’t have money for Paris, so I use my imagination
Do you have a euro, please? Say, “Thanks” and “Please”

I’ve lost everything except time
So I travel every day because the world is mine

Welcome to Europe
Stay here until I die
Europapa, Europapa
Welcome to Europe
Stay here until I die
Europapa, Europapa

Europapa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa
Europapa-pa (hey)
Europapa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa
Eu-ro-pa (hey)

I am in Germany, but I am also alone
Io sono in Italia, but it still hurts
I’m running from myself
Cry out, “Help” all day long
Yes, I even give people money, but there is no one to help me
I don’t want es-car-gots, I don’t want fish ‘n chips
Don’t need paella, no
I don’t even really know what that is

Turn on the radio, I hear Stromae with “Papaoutai”
Won’t stop until they say, “Yes, yes, that’s good, ey!”

Welcome to Europe
Stay here until I die
Europapa, Europapa
Welcome to Europe
Stay here until I die
Europapa, Europapa

Europapa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa
Europapa-pa (hey)
Europapa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa
Eu-ro-pa (hey)

Europe-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa…
Welcome to Europe, boy

(Hey)
Eu-ro-pа

At the end of the day, we’re all humans
My father once told me, “it’s a world without borders”

“I miss you every day”, is what I secretly whisper
“You see, Dad: I’ve listened to you.”

Final Thoughts – “Europapa”

And there you have it, folks—the inside scoop on Joost Klein’s “Europapa,” a song that packs more punch than a Eurostar on a sugar rush.

We’ve danced through the lyrics, waltzed around the whimsy, and even tiptoed through the touching tribute at its core.

Now it’s your turn to chime in!

Drop us a comment with your thoughts on this continental caper. Did “Europapa” strike a chord with you or is it more like a “Euro-floppa”?

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So, whether “Europapa” left you saying “Euro-pa-please give me more” or simply scratching your head to the beat, we’re all ears. Join the conversation, share your voice, and let’s keep the Eurovision spirit alive, one cheeky chorus at a time!

(Also, as a bit of fun trivia, I very nearly named this site “EurovisionPapa.” Now I’m wondering if Joost would like to write a song about corgis…)