Ralf Mackenbach has looked back on his Junior Eurovision experience with The Euro Trip, eleven years on from winning in Kyiv.
The Euro Trip is back this week with its latest episode featuring Junior Eurovision 2009 winner Ralf Mackenbach. Ralf won the contest in Kyiv, Ukraine for the Netherlands with “Click Clack”. Speaking to the Podcast he explains why he decided to he wanted to take part:
I’d always been interested in entertainment: singing, dancing, acting and I had garnered a bit of experience in it by doing musicals, and Junior Eurovision just seemed like a fun opportunity to hone my skills.
Ralf went on to talk about the experience as a 14 year old singer:
It is a surreal experience… but it’s more akin to something like going to a high school camp. It’s mostly about having fun.
The competitive element, of course it was there, but it wasn’t the dominant factor.
You can hear more of the interview on The Euro Trip and Ralf’s Junior Eurovision experience as we look ahead to the 2020 contest this Sunday.
About The Euro Trip
The Euro Trip is a podcast available on Acast, Apple Podcasts and Spotify with Rob Lilley and James Rowe bringing you a weekly show featuring big guests and fun games from the world of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Brought to you by Eurovoix, every Wednesday Rob and James will be bringing you interviews with some of the biggest names from the contest, finding out what makes them tick and giving us their memories of performing on the Eurovision stage.
Games will also keep the listeners entertained with the European Quiz and the One Second Song featuring in the weekly show. In addition they’ll also bring you the very latest news.
Hosts Rob and James have been fans of the contest for well over a decade, with Rob having been the presenter of Eurovoix’s Eurojury for the past five years and James having produced the last two editions.
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