Esther Hart

Esther Hart (born Esther Katinka Hartkamp on 3 June 1970 in Epe, Gelderland) is a Dutch singer.

Esther Hart
Esther Hart in 2011
Esther Hart in 2011
Background information
Birth nameEsther Katinka Hartkamp
Born (1970-06-03) 3 June 1970 (age 51)
Epe, Gelderland, Netherlands
Occupation(s)Musician, professor of music


Hart entered BBC TV's A Song for Europe contest in 2003 with the song "Wait for the Moment". She withdrew from that contest as participating for two countries would not have been acceptable for both BBC and NOS. She opted for participating in Nationaal Songfestival, the Dutch heat of the Eurovision Song Contest, and won.[1] Her song, "One More Night", was placed 13th in the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest. She read the Dutch results at Eurovision 2004 and Eurovision 2008.


On 17 January 2008, Hart willingly went to jail and stayed overnight in an attempt to gain publicity and money for charity. During that time she gave a concert with the Dutch broadcaster NCRV (Dutch Christian Radio Association) and the Exodus Foundation, which provides assistance for former prisoners to adapt to normal life. In addition, a poetry contest was held by the prisoners with the theme of "dare to believe in change", with the winning poem to be read by Hart.[2]


  1. ^ Laufer, Gil (24 September 2009). " TOP TEN: No. 1". ESCToday. Retrieved 26 September 2010.
  2. ^ Bakker, Sietse (2004–2013). "Esther Hart (Netherlands 2003) going to jail!". Eurovision follow-up on Hart. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 26 March 2013.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Esther Hart at Wikimedia Commons

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
with "Out on My Own"
No representation in 2002
Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
with "Without You"