As we get closer to this year’s Junior Eurovision, we are starting to get the final details of this year’s contest, including the spokespersons. The next country to reveal their spokesperson this year is The Netherlands, as AVROTROS confirms that Luna will be presenting the country’s 12 Jury points.
A return to the contest after their participation in Yerevan
Luna’s appointment as the Dutch spokesperson for Junior Eurovision 2023 was revealed on Junior Songfestival’s social media accounts, in the midst of the delegations preparations for its participation in Nice, with Luna expressing her excitement saying she can’t wait.
In 2022, Luna represented The Netherlands with her entry “La Festa” in Yerevan. Once the combined scores were revealed, The Netherlands finished in 7th place.
Spokespersons already confirmed
- 🇬🇪 Georgia – Mariam Bigvava
- 🇳🇱 The Netherlands – Luna
All about Junior Eurovision 2023
Junior Eurovision 2023 landed in Nice after France won the competition for a second time in Yerevan, represented by Lissandro with “Oh Maman”. This year’s competition will take place on the 26th of November at 16:00CET, at the Palais Nikaïa.
The competing countries and their representative (where applicable) are as follows:
- 🇦🇱 Albania – Viola Gjyzeli
- 🇦🇲 Armenia – Yan Girls
- 🇪🇪 Estonia – Arhanna Sandra Arbma
- 🇫🇷 France (Host Country) – Zoé Clauzure
- 🇬🇪 Georgia – Anastasia Vasadze, Nikoloz Kharat and Oto Bazerashvili
- 🇩🇪 Germany – FIA
- 🇮🇪 Ireland – Jessica Mckean
- 🇮🇹 Italy – Melissa & Ranya
- 🇲🇹 Malta – Yulan Law
- 🇳🇱 Netherlands – Sep & Jasmijn
- 🇲🇰 North Macedonia – Tamara Grujeska
- 🇵🇱 Poland – Maja Krzyżewska
- 🇵🇹 Portugal – Júlia Machado
- 🇪🇸 Spain – Sandra Valero
- 🇺🇦 Ukraine – Anastasia Dymyd
- 🇬🇧 United Kingdom – STAND UNIQU3
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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