The Netherlands: The four Junior Songfestival 2021 competing acts unveiled
AVROTROS, unveiled the four acts that will be competing in this year's Junior Songfestival that will determine the next Dutch Junior Eurovision act for Paris.
Following the auditions rounds which determined the 10 finalists of this year's Junior Eurovision national selection, the phase in which the 10 finalists were organised in four acts took place.
In a rather unique way, last year's winner and Junior Eurovision hopefuls, the girl group Unity, informed the 10 finalists in which act they were divided in. Specifically, each of the finalist had to eat a cupcake that had a particular colour enclosed in it. According to that color the act had to enter an elevator and push the button that had the same colour with the one found in the cupcake. The elevator stopped on 1 of the 4 floors which revealed if they are going solo or joining a group in the national final.
Thus, the four acts that will compete in this year's Dutch JESC national final include two groups and two solo acts. The four acts are:
- Mirre, Angelina, Ceder, Soline, Faye
- Loïs, Jade, Lyova
The competing acts will work next on their entries which will go public the following weeks. The names of the two groups will be determined through the public in social media.
The winning act of the final will earn the right to represent Holland in the next Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Paris, on December 19,2021 in La Seine Musicale.
The Netherlands in Junior Eurovision
The Netherlands has been participating in the contest since day 1 in 2003 and haven’t missed a year. In 2009 they won the competition and have achieved nine times to finish in the top 10 places. The country’s worst place came in 2015 when it finished 15th. In 2018 the country was represented by the duo Max & Anne and their entry Samen, which finished in 13th place with 91 points.
In 2019, Matheu represented the nation in Gliwice with his song "Dans met jou" which finished in the 4th place with 186 points. In 2020 the girl group UNITY won the national final and represented the nation in Warsaw, Poland with their song 'Best Friends' which finished 4th, the second fourth placing for the county in a row.
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