As we are getting closer to The Netherlands selecting their Junior Eurovision 2020 representative, NPO Zapp has revealed further information as to who will be helping to select their 2020 Junior Eurovision representative.
Other jury members also revealed
Joining reigning Eurovision champion Duncan Laurence is Emma Heesters (who has previously expressed her interest in representing The Netherlands at Eurovision). Rounding off the Professional Jury is Dutch Hip-Hop artists Ronnie Flex, who has managed to score two Number 1 albums in The Netherlands.
In addition, the members of the Children’s Jury has also been revealed. Reigning Junior Songfestival champion Matheu, as well as the members of last year’s runner up 6Times (Gioia, Yosina, Roxy, Idaila, Noa and Amy).
Junior Songfestival 2020
This year’s Junior Songfestival will be taking place on the 26th September at Rotterdam Ahoy (the home of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest and 2007 Junior Eurovision Song Contest)
There are four acts who will be competing for the chance to represent The Netherlands in Warsaw in November:
- T-Square – “Count on Me”
- Jackie & Janae – “It’s You And Me”
- UNITY – “Best Friends”
- Robin – “Mee”
You are now able to listen to the contenders and their prospective entries on the Spotify playlist below:
If you are curious as to how the four finalists are preparing for the final later this month, you are able to follow them on the Junior Songfestival Youtube channel by clicking right here.
The Netherlands at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
The Netherlands debuted at Junior Eurovision in the inaugural contest in 2003. They are one of only two countries, along with Belarus, that have taken part in every contest since it began. The first Dutch act at the contest was Roel with “Mijn ogen zeggen alles”, which finished in 11th place.
The country’s first top three placing came in 2009 when they won the contest, held in Kyiv. Ralf Mackenbach represented the country with “Click Clack” and walked away victorious with 121 points. Since then, they have managed one more top three placing, in 2011, with Rachel’s “Teenager” which finished in 2nd place.
Last year, Matheu represented The Netherlands with “Dans met jou”. Scoring four sets of 12 points from the juries, he finished in 4th place with 186 points, including 81 points from the online vote.
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