Junior Eurovision is taking place this month, which means that both fans and contestants are very excited about the upcoming show! ESCXTRA had the opportunity to have a chat with some of the participants, who will represent their country this year.
Our second interview is with Unity, who are representing The Netherlands in Junior Eurovision 2020 with their song ‘Best Friends’. We got to know Demi, Jayda, Naomi and Maud, discussed all kinds of music and, of course, had a talk about Junior Eurovision 2020. Check it out below:
Unity’s journey to Junior Eurovision
The girls from Unity were not always one group. The preselection in The Netherlands starts with solo auditions. After this, the decision is reached which participants make it to the next round, after which the songs are selected. The people who made it through the audition round are either left as a solo act, or they are paired up to perform a song together. This was the case for the girls from Unity, who won the national final with 34 points.
Head to Unity’s Junior Eurovision profile if you would like to get to know them better, or give them a follow on social media:
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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