The Dutch broadcaster have open submissions for this year’s Junior Eurovision national selection with a surprising innovative project!
After some unsuccessful years, AVRO has opted for a format change based on the on-line interaction, as the national selection will take place through YouTube, juniorsongfestival.nl and social media. This means the end of the Junior Songfestival televised shows which had been aired every year since 2003.
The submissions for young singers are now open, all interested children aged 10-15 can send their videos covering Junior Songfestival songs until the 1st of May. From all the applications received, AVRO will form a group which will work along with producers and coaches to represent The Netherlands at Junior Eurovision 2016.
The Netherlands hasn’t missed any Junior Eurovision edition since the beginning of the contest, back in 2003. They achieved a victory in 2009, when Ralf performed Click Clack in Kiev after winning Junior Songfestival.
What do you think about this format change?