Just a week after Ayana won Junior Songfestival 2021, the Netherlands have confirmed their participation for NEXT YEAR’s Junior Eurovision. They will once again be running a national final to select their 2022 entry.
Following the final of Junior Songfestival 2021 last weekend, AVROTROS opened submissions for the 2022 edition of the Dutch Junior Eurovision selection. Eligible singers will be between the ages of 9 and 14 in November 2022 in order to take part.
Interested singers can sign up individually or as part of a group. The form asks applicants to film an audition video with an introduction and a cover accompanied by music (no a cappella performances). The submissions window will close December 31 2021.
About Junior Eurovision 2021
Only days after Valentina’s win, the EBU were quick to confirm that we will be travelling to France for the 19th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The contest will take place on December 19th at La Seine Musicale. The slogan of the contest will be Imagine, and the logo was unveiled in August. At this time it is uncertain if the contest will be held in person or remotely once more. Recently the EBU outlined a series of planned scenarios to satisfy the conditions at the time.
In total, the following 19 countries have been confirmed by the EBU as taking part in the 19th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest:
- Azerbaijan – Sona Azizova
- Germany – Pauline
- Netherlands – Ayana
- North Macedonia
- Poland – Sara James
- Portugal – Simão Oliveira
- Serbia – Jovana and Dunja
- Ukraine – Levi Díaz
Among the 19 we see returns for Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Ireland, Italy, North Macedonia and Portugal. However there are withdrawals for Australia again, and of course the expulsion of Belarus. The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 will be broadcast live on December 19 and starts at 17:00 CET. Stay tuned in the coming weeks and months ahead, as broadcasters begin selecting their acts for Paris 2021!
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