Gliwice-Silesia 2019

Matheu will represent The Netherlands in Gliwice-Silesia

On Saturday 28 September, the Dutch national selection for Junior Eurovision 2019 took place. Four acts performed during the show and in the end there was one winner: Matheu! He will represent The Netherlands in Gliwice-Silesia with his catchy dance tune ‘Dans Met Jou’.

Junior Songfestival 2019

Four acts competed for the ticket to Poland. Those acts were:

  • Moves – Make Your Move
  • Mannes – Let Me Sing
  • 6Times – End Of Time
  • Matheu – Dans Met Jou

Matheu received the top score from the kids jury, the adult jury and the televoting, which made him the unanimous winner of the night. As a result, Matheu will wave the Dutch flag and represent Eurovision 2019 winner on the big stage in Poland. This makes Matheu the first solo boy to represent The Netherlands in the Junior Eurovision in 10 years time. In 2009, Ralf Mackenbach represented his country and won! The show this year will take place on Sunday 24 November.

As a yearly tradition, the juniors performed their common song ‘Stars To Shine’ on stage as the interval act.

The Netherlands in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

The Netherlands is one of the two only countries to take part in the Junior Eurovision for every single year. They debuted in 2003 and have never skipped any edition so far. The Netherlands already had some success at the children’s festival, and they have even won once. That happened 10 years ago with Ralf Mackenbach and his song “Click Clack”. Do you think The Netherlands can win again after waiting for an entire decade?

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Aline van Rossem

Small town girl in a big arcade. In love with the Eurovision Song Contest since Alexander Rybak's win in 2009. Favourite ESC songs ever? Love Shine A Light and Arcade!

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