After a competitive Junior Songfestival 2023, Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS has confirmed that Sep & Jasmijn will represent Netherlands as a duo at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2023 to be held in Nice, France on November 26.
Sep & Jasmijn selected for JESC 2023
During the show hosted by 2019 JESC representative, Matheu Hinzen and JESC 2016, as well as Eurovision 2020 and Eurovision 2021 representative, Stefania, four acts took part in the final of Junior Songfestival 2023. The results were decided through the combined scores of a kids jury, professional jury and public voting. Sep & Jasmijn were the overall winners with the song, ‘Holding On To You’. Full results are below:
|Place||Artist||Song||Kids Jury||Professional Jury||Public Televote||Total|
|1||Sep & Jasmijn||‘Holding On To You’||12||12||12||36|
|3||Flare||‘Side By Side’||8||8||10||26|
Netherlands in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Back in 2003, Netherlands made their debut in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Since the inaugural edition, Netherlands remain the only nation to have participated in every edition of the contest. Their best result came in 2009 with their only victory for Ralf Mackenbach with ‘Click Clack’.
Last year, Netherlands selected the Junior Songfestival 2022 winner, Luna to represent the country with ‘La Festa’. During the Yerevan contest, Luna achieved seventh place with 128 points.
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