Ahead of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in two weeks time, Eurovoix.com had the opportunity to talk with Unity from the Netherlands. They will be singing “Best Friends” at the contest.
When asked about the message of their song, they said:
Our song is about best friends because we are best friends, and that no matter the distance between us, we will always be best friends.
Unity also revealed that they are nervous but very excited about their Junior Eurovision performance. Their favourite entries from the other competing countries are Spain, France and Germany.
You can watch the full interview here:
Bedankt aan Unity om vandaag met ons te praten en we wensen hen veel succes bij het Junior Eurovisie Songfestival 2020.
Thank you to Unity for talking with us today and we wish them good luck at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
Who are Unity?
Girl group Unity consists of members Naomi, Maud, Jayda, and Demi. Naomi is thirteen years-old and began singing when she was seven.
Maud is fourteen and has been playing the guitar since she was eight-years-old. She has also participated in The Voice Kids in the Netherlands.
Jayda is thirteen years-old and has been part of Dutch children’s choir Kinderen voor Kinderen since she was young.
Demi is fourteen years-old and unfortunately didn’t participate in Junior Songfestival final with the rest of her team as she had tested positive for COVID on the morning of the final. She won a platinum record when she was part of Kinderen voor Kinderen, and went to theatre school.
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The Netherlands in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
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.