Today the third of four entries for this year’s Junior Songfestival has been released. Anne and Max will sing “Samen” for a chance to represent The Netherlands in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Minsk, Belarus.
Anna is 14 and comes from Voorschoten and Max is 13 from Houten. Their entry is the third to be revealed. The other 2 so far are:
The final entry comes from Kiya, aged 13 from Ijsselstein.
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.
The Netherlands are one of a record-breaking 19 countries in this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. This includes a return from France, Azerbaijan and Israel as well as a debut for both Wales and Kazakhstan. The contest will be held in Minsk in Belarus on November 25.
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.Tab Content