In the Netherlands a total of 286,000 viewers tuned into the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017, as viewing figures grow slightly over 2016.
Interest in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest has grown in the Netherlands by 29,000 viewers compared to last years competition in Malta. The growth in contest viewers comes as the Netherlands returned to a televised national selection. However, interest in the contest remains at its lowest levels in the countries history, over 50,000 viewers short of the lowest levels of interest when the contest was held on a Saturday night.
Last nights Junior Eurovision Song Contest was the second to be held on a Sunday afternoon, following changes to the contest in 2016. Furthermore, online voting and changes to the rules regarding English lyrics in songs were changed.
- 2015 – 339,000 Viewers
- 2016 – 257,000 Viewers
- 2017 – 286,000 Viewers
The Netherlands had their best result in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest since 2011, with Fource finishing in 4th place with a total of 156 points. The Netherlands 4th place finish came after the country topped the online vote with 112 points, compared to finishing 9th with the juries with just 44 points.
The results are as follows:
- Russia – Polina Bogusevich – Wings – 188 points
- Georgia – Grigol Kipshidze – Voice of the Heart – 185 points
- Australia – Isabella Clarke – Speak Up – 172 points
- Netherlands – Fource – Love Me – 156 points
- Belarus – Helena Meraai – I Am the One – 149 points
- Armenia – Misha – Boomerang – 148 points
- Ukraine – Anastasiya Baginska – Don’t Stop – 147 points
- Poland – Alicija Rega – Moj Dom – 138 points
- Malta – Gianluca Cilia – Dawra Towd – 107 points
- Serbia – Irina Brodic & Jana Paunovic – Ceo svet je nas – 92 points
- Italy – Maria Iside Fiore – Scelgo (My Choice) – 86 points
- Macedonia – Mina Blazhev – Dancing Through Life – 69 points
- Albania – Ana Kodra – Don’t Touch My Tree – 67 points
- Portugal – Mariana Venancio – Youtuber – 54 points
- Ireland – Muireann McDonnell – Suile Glasa – 54 points
- Cyprus – Nicola Nicolaou – I Wanna Be a Star – 45 points
This is the second time Russia has won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Their first victory comes from the Tolmachevy Sisters and their song “Vesenniy Jazz” back in the 2006 contest in Bucharest.
The Netherlands in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
The Netherlands debuted at the first edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003. To date the country has only won the competition once. Their only victory came in 2009 when Ralf Mackenbach performed “Click Clack” scoring a total of 121 points, this was just 5 points more than runners-up Armenia and Russia. The Netherlands narrowly lost the contest in 2011 when Rachel performed “Teenager”, she lost by 5 points. The Netherlands worst result came in 2015 when Shalisa finished in 15th place out of 17 competing countries. ordion Content