After selecting Luna to represent them at Junior Eurovision 2022 in Yerevan, The Netherlands was one of the first countries to confirm its participation in 2023. Now, we know that the next Dutch representative will be selected on September 23.
Tickets are now on sale
Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS has now opened ticket sales for the final, which will take place at the RTM Stage Ahoy, which has been the venue of the competition since 2020. AVROTROS members can purchase tickets for €10, whilst Non-Members can purchase tickets from €12.50 (which excludes the €0.50 service charge).
In addition to this, it was also revealed that Stefania and Matheu will once again host the final after hosting the live final last year.
Junior Songfestival 2023 currently taking place
At the time of writing, the Dutch selection for Junior Eurovision 2023 is currently taking place. At the time of writing twenty four compaeting artists are currently taking part in the Junior Songfestival Academy, with the remaining acts competing to be the next Dutch Junior Eurovision representative to be revealed in due course.
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 2022, the Netherlands were represented by Luna with her song “La Festa” in Yerevan. Once the combined scores were revealed, the Netherlands finished in 7th place. They received 58 points from the jury vote, and 70 from the public vote.
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News Source: Junior Songfestival
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