Today rehearsals for Junior Eurovision 2023 kicked off in Nice. Countries rehearsing on Day 1 include Ukraine, North Macedonia, Germany, Estonia, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Malta, Portugal, Georgia and Armenia. The sixth country to rehearse today is the Netherlands’ Sep & Jasmijn.
What did we learn about Sep & Jasmijn’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.
Sep and Jasmin take to the stage together, Sep in a sparkly blue jacket and Jasmin in an equally sparkly red jumpsuit. They are joined on stage by three backing dancers. The background is minimal, leaving space for the two singers and their energy to shine. It has a joyful and exciting feel to it.
If you are interested in seeing more pictures from Sep & Jasmijn’s first rehearsal today, you can look through them right here.
Who are Sep and Jasmijn?
Sep and Jasmijn are a duo from that were formed at the audition stage of Junior Songfestival, after it was felt their voices blended nicely together. Jasmijn has competed on TV talent shows before – reaching the final of the 2023 edition of “Ministars”. Sep in his spare time also likes to play the piano.
In 2023, Sep and Jasmijn were chosen to represent The Netherlands at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2023 following AVROTROS’ national final Junior Songfestival 2023. Sep and Jasmijn will represent The Netherlands in Nice with their song “Holding On To You”.
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: EBU
Photo Credit: Corinne Cumming/EBU