Junior Songfestival 2017, the Dutch national selection for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, has just ended and has been won by the boyband FOURCE!
In total 6 acts made the line-up, 3 in each semi-final, and 1 qualified to the final each week. A wildcard to the final was awarded to Montana and she was in contention tonight along with FOURCE and Sezina.
Each act sang a cover song tonight and got feedback from a 3-person jury consisting of singer Sharon Doorson, singer and TV host Kim-Liam van der Meij (who hosted the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2012) and singer Tim Douwsma (who presented the Dutch points at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014).
They had to decide on which act to let go off first and their choice fell on Montana.
After FOURCE and Sezina once again performed a cover song, the jury went to deliberate and after a while they announced the name: FOURCE!
Here is a little compilation of FOURCE’s moments tonight, including a little singing, their victory and their first reaction (English subtitles have courteously been provided!):
Kiam-Lian stated that one of their motivatons was that they think a 4-piece boyband (hence the name, a result of the group asking for submissions for their band name) will stand out among the field later in Tbilisi!
Here you can see FOURCE perform Shawn Mendes’ ‘There’s Nothing Holding Me Back’, which also the last song they performed tonight before being announced as the winners:
FOURCE consists of Max(14), Jannes (14), Niels (12) & Ian (13).
A song will be written for them and this song be revealed at a later stage. With that song they will be representing The Netherlands in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia on November 26!