The Junior Eurovision Song Contest has just finished, but countries are starting to confirm that they are joining next year’s competition. The Netherlands, one of the countries that has continuously participated since the inception of the contest back in 2003, has confirmed that they will be participating in next year’s competition.
Junior Songfestival to select their representative
Applications are now open to aspiring singers who are interested in taking part in ‘Junior Songfestival 2019’. The Dutch broadcaster, AVROTROS, will once again use their national final format to select their entrant. With the exception of 2016, they’ve always used Junior Songfestival to pick their entrant.
Throughout the years, the exact format has changed a little. In some years, the show mostly took place online, but this year, a televised show had the preference of the broadcaster. The number of participating entries usually varies as well. AVROTROS are expected to confirm such details at a later stage.
The Netherlands in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Max & Anne were selected to represent The Netherlands through ‘Junior Songfestival 2018’ with their song ‘Samen‘ which translates to ‘Together’. The duo managed to place thirteenth in Minsk, with 91 points overall, placing fourteenth with the jury and sixth with the online voting procedure.
The Netherlands have managed to win the Junior Eurovision Song Contest once. Back in 2009, Ralf Mackenbach defeated the competition with his entry “Click Clack”. On their last ten participations, they managed to score a top ten result eight times. They’ve hosted the show twice, in 2007 and 2012, with Rotterdam and Amsterdam both serving as host city once.
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