With the live final of the 2022 Junior Songfestival just around the corner, we are now starting to find out the finer details of the live show. Starting off, we have the hosts of this year’s live final. AVROTROS has announced that Matheu and Stefania will be hosting the show on September 24.
Former Dutch Junior Eurovision representatives at the hosting helm
Starting off the hosting duo, we have The Netherlands’ Junior Eurovision 2019 representative Matheu who represented the country in Gliwice-Silesia with “Dans Met Jou”, which saw him place 4th in the competition after receiving 186 points from the Jury and the public vote.
The other half of the hosting duo is Stefania, who represented The Netherlands at Junior Eurovision in 2016 as part of the group Kisses with the song “Kisses & Dancin'”, where they managed to place 8th after receiving 174 points from the juries. 5 Years after her participation in the Junior edition of the competition, Stefania went on to represent Greece at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest with “Last Dance” which placed 10th overall.
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.
The competing acts and the name of their entries are as follows:
You are able to listen to all of the competing entries at this year’s Junior Songfestival by following our Spotify playlist.
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 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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