🇳🇱 Ayana to represent The Netherlands at the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest

🇳🇱 Ayana to represent The Netherlands at the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest

The 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest continues to take shape, as another country reveals its representative and entry. After a few months, the 2021 edition of Junior Songfestival concluded tonight, where it was revealed that Ayana has won the competition, where they will be singing “Mata Sugu Aō Ne” (If I See You Again) in Paris.

Four Acts competed for the chance to represent The Netherlands in Paris

Four acts competed for the right to be The Netherlands’ 19th Junior Eurovision representative.

  • Melody: Angelia, Ceder, Faye, Mirre & Soline
  • Ayana
  • SH!NE: Jade, Loïs & Lyona
  • Priscilla

What we know about the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest

Junior Eurovision 2021 will take place in Paris, France following Valentina’s victory in JESC 2020 with “J’imagine”. The contest will be held in La Seine Musicale on December 19th. 19 countries will be competing in the 19th edition of the competition:

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bulgaria
  • France (Host)
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kazakhstan
  • Malta
  • The Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Spain
  • Ukraine

You can keep up with our JESC 2021 coverage here.

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 that have not missed a single competition, since its inception in 2003. They 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.

Do you think The Netherlands made the right choice for Paris? Who do you think of their entry this year? Let us know in the comments below or on social media. Don’t forget to follow ‘THAT Eurovision Site’ over at FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

News Source: Junior Songfestival

Photo Source: Junior Songfestival

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