The first song competing in Junior Songestival 2021 has been released this afternoon, “Mata Sugu Aō Ne”.
“Mata Sugu Aō Ne” is the song that Ayana will be competing with in the final of Junior Songfestival 2021 on September 25. The song features lyrics in Dutch, English and Japanese. Should the song be selected it would be the second time that Japanese has appeared in Junior Eurovision. Japanese featured in the Serbian entry for the 2006 contest “Učimo strane jezike”.
Over the next four weeks all of the songs competing in Junior Songfestival 2021 will be revealed. The four competing acts are:
- Angelina, Ceder, Faye, Mirre and Soline
- Jade, Loïs and Lyova
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.
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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.