The last two finalists for Junior Songfestival 2018 have been revealed. The announcement was done through the official Junior Songfestival Youtube channel.
The last two finalists are:
- Anne (14, Voorschoten) and Max (13, Houten)
- Kiya (13, Ijsselstein)
Joining them in the final will be the finalists who were revealed last week:
- Anna (11, Raalte)
- A girl band made up of Xanne (14, Heenvliet), Roula (13, Den Haag), Mimi (12, Amsterdam) and Jazz (13, Uden)
The four finalists will now begin work on original songs, which they will perform during the final.
The final of Junior Songfestival will take place on September 24. For the first time since 2003, there will be no semi-finals. Also for the first time since 2015, the finalists will perform original songs rather than covers.
Fource was selected to represent the Netherlands at last year’s contest in Tbilisi, Georgia, with “Love Me”. The group finished fourth with 156 points, the best result for the Netherlands since 2011.
Source: Junior Songfestival
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.