The Netherlands has confirmed their participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019, with the broadcaster opening their submissions process.
AVROTROS are already looking forward to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019, with applications open for the national selection. Zapp is now accepting applications from young singers to participate in Junior Songfestival 2019, the rules of the selection process have yet to be confirmed.
Max and Anne represented the Netherlands on stage at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with the song “Samen”. They finished 13th with a total of 91 points, they came 14th with the juries on 23 points, while 6th on the televote with 68 points.
Who are Max & Anne?
This year’s Dutch entry is made up of duo Max Albertazzi (born 17th August 2004 in Houten) and Anne Buhre (born 31st March 2004 in Voorschoten). Both of the young artists have featured on The Voice Kids in the Netherlands – Max competed in season 6, and Anne in season 7. As well as this, Anne has featured in numerous musicals, including the Sound of Music, Anastasia and De Eindmusical, and Max had attended a singing academy called BLMA until last year.
In September, the duo featured in the final of Junior Songfestival alongside three other artists. It was up to the professional jury, the kids jury, and the public to decide on the winner. In the end it was Max and Anne with their song “Samen” that took the crown.
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.