Now that The Netherlands is finished with its hosting duties for the Eurovision Song Contest. It’s now time to put their energy into selecting their representative for the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The Netherlands is currently finding its representative through its selection Junior Songfestival, with the winner being The Netherlands’ 19th representative for the competition.
Four Finalists and snippets of their entries are revealed
With the selection for The Netherlands’ representatives well underway. Earlier this month, the finalists were revealed, which consists of:
- Angelia, Ceder, Faye, Mirre & Soline
- Jade, Loïs & Lyona
In addition, Junior Songfestival has also released snippets of the entries, the finalists will be competing with, which you are able to listen to in their recently released video:
The four finalists, will now be working on their competing songs, with The Netherlands due to select their representatives for the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest on September 25.
The Netherlands’ Junior Eurovision Journey
Being one of the countries that participated in the first edition in 2003, The Netherlands is one of the countries who have not missed a single competition, since its inception in 2003. The managed to win once in 2009 with Ralf Mackenbach and his entry “Click Clack”, and a runner-up in 2011 with Rachel and “Teenager”.
In addition to their participation, the country has also hosted the competition twice. First in 2007, in the Ahoy Arena (the home of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest), and the Heineken Music Hall in 2012).
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition of the Junior Eurovision took place, with The Netherlands selecting Unity to represent them in the competition. The girl group competed with the song ‘Best Friends’, which placed 4th overall, scoring 132 points from the jury and online vote.
What do you think of the finalists of this year’s Junior Songfestival? Who do you think will follow in Unity’s footsteps? Let us know in the comments below or on social media. Don’t forget to follow ‘THAT Eurovision Site’ over at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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