The submissions process is now open for singers wanting to represent the Netherlands at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
AVROTROS has confirmed its participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 this evening. Following the selection of Unity for the 2020 contest, the submissions process has now opened for singers who want to represent the Netherlands in 2021. You can register to compete in the Dutch selection here, the closing date for submissions is December 31, 2020.
The final of Junior Songfestival 2020 was held at the Rotterdam Ahoy this evening. The results of tonight’s show were (adult jury + children’s jury + public vote):
- T-Square – Count on Me – 29 points (10+9+10) 3rd
- Jackie and Janae – It’s You And Me – 30 points (9+12+9) 2nd
- Unity – Best Friends – 32 points (12+10+12) 1st
Ahead of this evening’s show both Robin and Demi from Unity had to withdraw from the show having tested positive for COVID-19. In addition, Emma Hesters was replaced by Fenna Ramos on the adult jury after having come in contact with someone who has COVID-19. As Unity won tonight, Demi will be able to rejoin the group for Junior Eurovision, provided that she does not test positive for COVID-19 then.
The Netherlands debuted at the first edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003 and is one of only two countries to have taken part in every edition to date. 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.