The Netherlands: Junior Songfestival 2021 kicks off with the auditions phase

The Netherlands: Junior Songfestival 2021 kicks off with the auditions phase

The Netherlands have begun their quest for the next Junior Eurovision act with the auditions of Junior Songfestival commencing this week. 

With the submission period having closed in December, The Netherlands are progressing their Junior Eurovision 2021 national selection process with the auditions for the next Junior Songfestival, the formula the country has been using to determine its Junior Eurovision hopefuls.

The acts that qualified to the auditions are: 

  • Angelina from Helmond
  • Ayana from Bussum
  • Beau from Deventer
  • Boele from Amstelveen
  • Britte from Baarn
  • Camiel from Nijmegen
  • Ceder from Alkmaar
  • Daan from Assendelft
  • Faye from Amsterdam
  • Fieke from Fijnaart
  • Jade from Almere
  • Jestéy from Hoofdorp
  • Juliette from Wormer
  • Lilia from Capelle a / d IJssel
  • Loïs from Uden
  • Luca from Maastricht
  • Lyova from Duiven
  • Milika from Dordrecht
  • Mirre from Amsterdam
  • Nanice from Nootdorp
  • Pietje from Utrecht
  • Priscilla from Doetinchem
  • Rinze from Hengelo
  • Roos from Zeewolde
  • Sam from Gemert
  • Shanaya from Dordrecht
  • Sofie from Alkmaar
  • Soline from Bussum
  • Thijs from Baarn
  • Tim from Kapelle 

The Junior Eurovision story so far

The Netherlands debuted in the contest in 2003 and haven’t missed out an edition. In 2009 they brought the trophy on home soil and have achieved nine times top 10 results. The country’s worst place came in 2015 when it finished 15th. In 2019 the country was represented by the duo Max & Anne and their entry Samen, which finished in 13th place with 91 points.

In 2019, Matheu flew the flag  in Gliwice, Poland with his entry “Dans met jou” which finished in the 4th place with 186 points. Last year the group Unity won the national selection defended the Dutch colors in Warsaw with their song “Best Friends” which finished 4th with a total of 132 points, 68 points from the juries (5th) and 64 points from the public vote (4th). 

Angelo D.

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