Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS has revealed the 4 acts that are in with a chance at representing Netherlands at Junior Eurovision 2022. The 4 acts consist of the finalists AVROTROS announced earlier this month. The Dutch National Final, Junior Songfestival, is set to take place September 24.
The final 4
There will be three groups and one solo act competing in Junior Songfestival. There is one all-boy, one all-girl, and one mixed group. The groups will reveal their names and songs at a later date, ahead of the National Final on September 24.
- Luna (solo)
- Eva, Kayleigh, Larissa, Lemay
- Danny, Kaey, Luuk, Thijs, Thomas
- Joep, Lois, Noor, Sam
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 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.
Who is due to participate in the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest
At the time of writing, 10 countries have confirmed that they will be participating, and how they will be selecting their representative for this year’s contest.
- Armenia (Host Country)
- North Macedonia
In addition to the above, Khabar Agency has confirmed its intention to participate. Whether this will come to fruition will be based on whether they will be invited by the EBU.
What we know about the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Shortly after winning the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, the EBU and ARMTV have revealed that Armenia will be hosting the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Since then, it was revealed in April 2022, that Yerevan will be hosting the 20th edition of the competition, which will take place on December 11, 2022, at the Karen Demirchyan Complex, which can accommodate up to 8,000 spectators. This will be the second time the venue will host the competition, with the first being in 2011.
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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