AVROTROS has confirmed that the Netherlands will compete in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
The Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS has confirmed its participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 this evening. AVROTROS made the announcement as it opened the registration window for its national selection process for 2020.
The registration window for interested singers to apply to take part in Junior Songfestival 2020 opened this evening. The registration window is open from today until December 1. The winner of Junior Songfestival 2020 will go on to represent the Netherlands at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
The Netherlands is one of two countries to have competed in every edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, and has hosted the contest twice. The contest traveled to Rotterdam in 2007 and then to Amsterdam in 2012.
The country has won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest once. In 2009 Ralf Mackenbach performed “Click Clack” scoring a total of 121 points, five points ahead of runners up Russia and Armenia.
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.