Today rehearsals for the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest kicked off. Countries rehearsing on Day 2 include The Netherlands, Italy, Kazakhstan, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Georgia, and Armenia. First to rehearse today was The Netherlands‘ Luna.
What did we learn about Luna’s staging?
Disclaimer: Please note that the EBU has not released footage from the first rehearsals, and that the description detailed in this article is mainly based from the pictures and if available footage from the delegations themselves.
Based on the pictures from the first rehearsal, we see that Luna will be joined by four backing dancers. In terms of props, a table is on stage, similar where we also pictures of Luna and the dancers dancing along on the table, which suggests the same choreography from Junior Songfestival may be used. In addition to this, the LED screens will also be used to show a party theme, as well as having the song title in huge capital letters in the performance.
If you are interested in seeing more pictures from Luna’s first rehearsal today, you can look through them right here.
12-year-old Luna from the Netherlands started dancing when she was three years old, and dances jazz, ballet, modern dance, and hip-hop. She first started singing at the age of seven and has appeared on The Voice Kids as well as smaller regional song contests. The Italian lyrics in her song “La Festa” are inspired by her family, as her grandparents are Italian. Her most unique hobby is ventriloquism. She is excited to meet the other contestants in person and film TikToks with them.
The Netherlands’ Junior Eurovision Journey
The Netherlands has participated in every edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest since its inception, first taking part in 2003. The country’s first entry came in the form of Roel, singing “Mijn ogen zeggen alles”. At the close of voting, the Netherlands finished in 11th place, earning 23 points. Since then, the Netherlands have taken part another 18 times, earning one victory in 2009 with Ralf Mackenbach singing “Click-Clack”.
In 2021, the Netherlands were represented by Ayana with her song “Mata Sugu Ao Ne” in Paris. Once the combined scores were revealed, the Netherlands finished 19th in a field of 19, with a score of 43 points.
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News Source: EBU
Photo Credit: Matthew Cutajar