Netherlands in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
|Member station||AVRO (2003–2013)
|National selection events|
|Best result||1st: 2009|
|Worst result||15th: 2015|
|Netherlands’s page at Eurovision.tv|
| For the most recent participation see
Netherlands in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016
The Netherlandshas sent an entry to every Junior Eurovision Song Contestsince its creation in 2003. The Netherlands is one of only two countries to have taken part in every Junior Eurovision Song Contest, the other one being Belarus.
The Netherlands are one of the sixteen countries to have made their debut at the inaugural Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2003, which took place on 15 November 2003 at the Forum in Copenhagen, Denmark. AVRO is responsible for the organisation of the Dutch Junior Eurovision Song Contest entry. A national final has been organised by AVRO to select the entry, called ‘Junior Songfestival’. Entrants write their own songs and send it to the broadcaster, where a jury and the public decide the winner.
The Netherlands has won the contest once – in 2009 Ralf Mackenbach went on to victory at the 2009 Contest in Kiev, Ukrainewith his song “Click Clack”, beating runners-up Russia and Armeniaby just five points. This was the Netherlands’ fifth Eurovision victory at any Eurovision Song Contest and the first win since the Eurovision Song Contest 1975.
The 2007 Contest was held in the Netherlands, at the Ahoy in Rotterdam. The 2012 contest was held in the Netherlands as well, making it the first country to host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest twice.
- Table key
1st place 2nd place 3rd place Last place
|2003||Roel||“Mijn ogen zeggen alles”||Dutch||11||23|
|2004||Klaartje and Nicky||“Hij is een kei”||Dutch||11||27|
|2007||Lisa, Amy & Shelley||“Adem in, adem uit”||Dutch||11||39|
|2009||Ralf Mackenbach||“Click Clack”||Dutch, English||1||121|
|2010||Senna and Anna||“My Family”||Dutch, English||9||52|
|2012||Femke||“Tik Tak Tik”||Dutch||7||69|
|2013||Mylène and Rosanne||“Double Me”||Dutch, English||8||59|
|2015||Shalisa||“Million Lights“||Dutch, English||15||35|
|2016||Kisses||“Kisses and Dancin’“||Dutch, English||8||174|
Mylène and Rosanne at Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013, Kiev.
Broadcasts and voting
Commentators and spokespersons
The contests are broadcast online worldwide through the official Junior Eurovision Song Contest website junioreurovision.tv and YouTube. In 2015, the online broadcasts featured commentary in English by junioreurovision.tv editor Luke Fisher and 2011 Bulgarian Junior Eurovision Song Contest entrant Ivan Ivanov. The Dutch broadcaster, AVROTROS, sent their own commentator to each contest in order to provide commentary in the Dutch language. Spokespersons were also chosen by the national broadcaster in order to announce the awarding points from Netherlands. The table below list the details of each commentator and spokesperson since 2003.
|2006||Sipke Jan Bousema||Tess Gaerthé|
|2007||Marcel Kuijer||Kimberly Nieuwenhuizen|
|2008||Sipke Jan Bousema||Famke Rauch|
|2011||Marcel Kuijer||Anna Lagerweij|
|2014||Jan Smit||Mylène and Rosanne|
|2015||Julia van Bergen|
The tables below shows The Netherlands’ top-five voting history rankings up until their most recent participation in 2016 and takes into account the new voting system which allows the adult and kids juries each to award a set of points, introduced by the European Broadcasting Union from the 2016 contest onwards.
|2007||Rotterdam||Ahoy Rotterdam||Kim-Lian van der Meij and Sipke Jan Bousema|
|2012||Amsterdam||Heineken Music Hall||Ewout Genemans and Kim-Lian van der Meij|