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Watch the first episode of Junior Songfestival 2016, candidates revealed!

The first episode of Junior Songfestival 2016 is now on-line.

Watch it below:

On May 21, 29 selected candidates performed in front of a jury panel which was in charge of choosing 8 finalists whose names will be revealed at a later date:

  1. Aiden
  2. Alicia
  3. Beau
  4. Blanca
  5. Brechtje
  6. Delila
  7. Isa
  8. Ivo
  9. Jairo
  10. Jazz 
  11. Jelke
  12. Joanne
  13. Jochem
  14. Joep
  15. Joy
  16. Kymora
  17. Loïs
  18. Lucia
  19. Luna
  20. Lysha
  21. Max
  22. Michelle
  23. Milou
  24. Rebecca
  25. Romee
  26. Sabien
  27. Sofie
  28. Stefania
  29. Sterre

A day later, May 22, the 8 finalists took part in the final audition which will be available to watch on-line on Friday, May 27. From the 8 chosen finalists, a professional jury will selected the members of the pop-band that will represent The Netherlands at Junior Eurovision 2016. However, we don’t know if the band members will be revealed on Friday or at a later date as AVRO hasn’t given so much information about this year’s selection procedure. Once chosen, the band members will spend the whole summer working on their song, staging and other preparations for the international contest.

After some unsuccessful years, the Dutch broadcaster has opted for a format change based on the on-line interaction, on YouTube, juniorsongfestival.nl and social media. This means the end of the Junior Songfestival televised shows which had been being aired every year since 2003.

Who are your favourite singers? Who would you choose to be part of the Dutch band for Junior Eurovision 2016?

About Belén García (Spain)

Belén García (Spain)
My name is Belén, I am a 25 year-old musician girl from Spain. I have been following Eurovision since I was only 11 and the Junior version since the beginning (expert of this contest).Before ESC+Plus, I have been part of very well-known websites about Eurovision. Apart from writing, I love taking professional photos!I have already travelled to Eurovision three times (Malmö 2013, Copenhagen 2014 and Vienna 2015) and to Junior Eurovision twice (Malta 2014 & Bulgaria 2015). Next stop -> Stockholm 2016