The Netherlands has sent an entry to every Junior Eurovision Song Contest since 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.
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 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, Ukraine with his song “Click Clack”, beating runners-up Russia and Armenia by just five points. This was the Netherlands’ first win at any Eurovision Contest 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.
The Best of JESC - The Netherlands
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