The Netherlands have chosen their act for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Tbilisi. Boy band Fource won last night’s Junior Songfestival. Their song will be chosen at a later date.
The boys won the show by performing a cover of JP Cooper’s September Song. Their opponents were Sezina and Montana. Sezina won the first semifinal of the show, with Montana receiving a wildcard from the special jury to complete the three way field.
The final was pre-recorded and thus the winner was decided entirely by the professional jury at the show. That jury consisted of Tim Douwsma, Kim-Lian van der Meij and Sharon Doorson. Douwsma was a contestant in the 2012 national final for the Eurovision Song Contest, but got knocked out in the first round. Van der Meij hosted the Junior Eurovision Song Contest both times it took place in The Netherlands.
Back to success?
The Dutch have had a couple of successful years in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Ralf Mackenbach won the contest in 2009, while Rachel finished in second in 2011. Ever since, the Dutch have failed to crack the top five. Fource will now be hoping to bring the Dutch back to the top of the scoreboard for just the second time ever.
Avrotros have not yet announced when Fource’s song will be revealed. We also don’t know what kind of song they will receive, but with a boy band flying their flag, one could take a decent guess which kind of direction Avrotros are going for.
The band consists of four boys: Ian, Niels, Max and Jannes. Of those four, Jannes has previous stage experience by being a musical actor. The boys auditioned for the show individually, but were later put together as a group by Avrotros. That certainly proved to be the right decision, looking at last night’s result.
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