The participants that are competing in this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest continue to be revealed. Tonight it was The Netherlands’ turn to select their representative, with Sep & Jasmijn being selected with their entry “Holding On To You”
Four artists competed to be the next Dutch representative
The Four acts competing performed their respective entry, and the winner was decided three ways, with two juries (Kids & Professional), alongside an online vote, with Sep & Jasmijn obtaining the top marks from both of the juries and the online vote, thus gaining the right to represent The Netherlands in Nice.
|2||Flare||“Side by Side”||8||8||10||26||3rd|
|4||Sep & Jasmijn||“Holding On To You”||12||12||12||36||1st|
The Professional Jury consisted of Meau (Singer/Songwriter), Soy Kroon (Actor) and Sosha Duysker (Television Presenter), whilst the Kid’s Jury consisted of The Netherlands’ Junior Eurovision 2022 representative Luna and Junior Songfestival 2022 participants ‘Mixed Up’
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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