After winning the Eurovision Song Contest last month in Tel Aviv, The Netherlands is now gearing up to select its entrant for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, after confirming its participation for this year.
Live Final to select its entrant
Junior Songfestival will take place at Theater Hanzehof, which has hosted the contest previously. If you are interested in attending the Live Final, you are now able to buy the tickets by clicking here.
The Junior Songfestival will select both the artist and the song that will represent The Netherlands in Gliwice-Silesia. Auditions have already taken place already and the artists that are taking part are to be revealed in due course.
In preparation of this, Junior Songfestival has released clips from the audition process, where you can see last year’s contenders Max & Anne talk to the auditionees.
You can see part one here:
You can see part two here:
If you would like to follow the journey to this year’s Junior Songfestival, you are able to do so by following their Youtube page where they will be releasing new videos every Friday at 16:00CET.
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 has 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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