Meet Douwe Bob, The Netherland’s Openly Bisexual Contestant For Eurovision 2016

"I’m nice, I’m bi."

Tomorrow is the Eurovision Song Contest, when artists from all over the continent and beyond sing their hearts out in hopes of snatching victory.

We’ve touted how queer Eurovision is—drag performer Conchita Wurst won in 2014—and it turns out Israeli entrant Hovi Star isn’t the only LGBT contender hitting Stockholm’s Ericsson Globe in Stockholm.

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Dutch singer Douwe Bob came out as bisexual in March. And not just theoretically bi like some American celebrities—”I have sex with men,” he told OUTTV. “I’m nice, I’m bi.”

Nice indeed. Look at that face!

And that butt!
Born Douwe Bob Posthuma, the 24-year-old is the son of Dutch fashion designer Simon Posthuma. He started playing piano at age 6 and guitar at 14, and cites country music—especially Johnny Cash—as an inspiration.

And judging from this Instagram, he’s also quite a fan of tattoos

Slowing down in the sauna after an amazing night… #teamdouwe #slowdown #esc16 #eurovision

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Below, watch Bob’s video for “Slow Down”

Watch the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest finals on Saturday, May 14, at 3pm on Logo and

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.