With the 2022 Junior Eurovision season in full swing, some of the participating countries are still ironing out their plans for this year’s competition. However, for The Netherlands; even though this year’s Junior Songfestival has just concluded, they have already confirmed they will be present in next year’s competition.
With this confirmation, The Netherlands continues to be the only nation in the contest to have participated continuously since its inception in 2003.
Junior Songfestival to select the Dutch 2023 representative
As with most of its representatives, The Netherlands will once again be using Junior Songfestival to select its 2023 Junior Eurovision representative. The submissions for the next Junior Songfestival is now open and will close on February 6, 2023.
Aspiring singers are able to find out more about the rules (in Dutch) as well as the submission form right 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 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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