AVROTROS, the Dutch national broadcaster, has revealed the ten finalists for Junior Songfestival 2021.
The finalists are:
During the first meeting of the finalists, Priscilla was unable to physically attend due to her father being sick. Therefore, she met the other finalists via livestream.
The finalists will now be grouped into four acts. These acts can be soloists, duos or groups. Each act will then work on their entry for the Junior Songfestival final in September, the winner of which will represent the Netherlands in Paris. The exact groupings of the acts will be revealed next week on the official Junior Songfestival Youtube channel.
Paris will host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 on December 19 in La Seine Musicale. The following countries have confirmed their participation so far:
- Portugal – Simão Oliveira
Unity represented the Netherlands in Warsaw with “Best Friends”. They finished 4th with 132 points.
Source: Junior Songfestival / Image Source: EBU/Chantal Antonides
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.