Samantha Steenwijk is one of the Netherlands’ best-known folk singers and gained great national fame through her participation in The Voice of Holland where she eventually reached the final. With her spontaneous personality and powerful voice, Samantha is very popular with audiences. She knows how to bring large and small halls to euphoric heights like no other.
Samantha was born in Voorburg in 1986 and has lived in The Hague since 2004. In 2009, Samantha made her entrance, with her cheerful song ‘Kom ga mee met mij’ she became ‘talent of the month’ at SterrenNL. Not much later, she appeared in Gerard Joling’s support programme and performed at the Mega Piraten Festijn in the GelreDome and the Go Aprés Ski in Ahoy, among others. In 2013, the singer reaches the final of the SBS programme ‘Blood, Sweat & Tears’ supported by coaches Gerard Joling and Roxanne Hazes.
She reaches the general public during her participation in the eighth season of The Voice of Holland, where she achieves second place in 2018. Her audition song ‘Ik leef mijn eigen leven’ reached the No 1 position in the Dutch iTunes chart in no time. Steenwijk’s first single after The Voice of Holland is ‘Mama’. Released at the end of 2018, the single reached the No 2 position in the iTunes Hitlist within 1 day. Meanwhile, Samantha can’t be left out of Dutch show business and is a welcome guest on various TV shows and regularly releases new songs.
Samantha is a great lover and ambassador of the Friesian horse and an enthusiastic and deserving rider. Not surprising, then, that she owns a Friesian appropriately named Voice. Samantha will sing some great songs live during the FRIESIAN PROMS 2023. It will most likely not stop there! Together with her 6-year-old Voice and fellow rider Roos, she is sure to surprise us with a dazzling performance in which music and horse come together. We are curious and very much looking forward to this!