Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS has announced the second and final group of singers that will be competing in the Junior Songfestival 2022. Junior Songfestival is the Dutch National Final for Junior Eurovision.
The 14 finalists
AVROTROS announced a total of 14 singers over two posts on the Junior Songfestival Instagram. The first half consists of:
Joining them are:
Everything we know about Junior Songfestival 2022
Junior Songfestival 2022 will be held on September 24 on the RTM Stage of Ahoy. The RTM Stage has hosted the National Final since 2020. Tickets are available via the AVROTROS website. AVROTROS members can purchase tickets for €10, whilst Non-Members can purchase tickets for €15 (which excludes the €0.50 service charge). The 14 finalists will now be grouped into 4 acts, which can be solo, duo, or group acts. These 4 acts will have songs written for them to compete with. The winner of Junior Songfestival 2022 will represent the Netherlands at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Yerevan. You can read everything announced so far about JESC 2022 here.
The Netherlands’ Junior Eurovision Journey
Being one of the countries that participated in the first edition in 2003, The Netherlands is the only country to have competed in every Junior Eurovision Song Contest. They managed to win once in 2009 with Ralf Mackenbach and his entry “Click Clack”, and finished second in 2011 with Rachel and “Teenager”.
In addition to their participation, the country has also hosted the competition twice. Junior Eurovision was hosted in 2007 in the Ahoy Arena (the home of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest), and in 2012 in the Heineken Music Hall (now AFAS Live) in Amsterdam.
In 2021, The Netherlands selected Ayana to represent them in Paris with the song “Mata Sugu Aō Ne”, where they placed 19th with 43 points from the Jury and the Online Vote.
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News Source: Junior Songfestival
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