A total of fifty singers have been shortlisted to take part in the auditions for Junior Songfestival 2019.
In the Netherlands, the search for the nations entrant for Junior Eurovision 2019 is underway. AVROTROS has shortlisted fifty singers from the open submissions round to take part in auditions for Junior Songfestival 2019. The auditions are set to take place next month.
It is not yet known whether Junior Songfestival will be formed of a live televised final, or if as seen in 2016 will result in an internal selection of the Dutch entrant.
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.
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.