As always, the Netherlands will select its Junior Eurovision 2015 participants through Junior Songfestival, its popular multi-episode series that is basically a junior fame factory. A series of hopefuls auditioned back in March, but it’s only now that we have their names and their songs. Let’s do this!

The finalists are: Daniël, Eliyah, Guusje, Katrina, Myrthe, Nohr, Shalisa and the girlgroup 4LIFE. Their songs have been mastered by different teams of professional songwriters, including Trijntje Oosterhuis‘ brother Tjeerd, Fluitsma & Van Tijn (who both wrote “Hemel en Aarde” and “Vrede“) and last years winning producers The Rocketeers.

The same jury that selected these eight acts will also cast their votes during the live shows, and will account for one-third of the score.

The Dutch representive for JESC 2015 in Bulgaria will be decided in the final on 3 October, after two weeks of semi-finals on 19 and 26 September.

The full versions of the songs are yet to be released, so for now you’ll just have to listen to the snippets below!

Daniël – “Special”

Eliyah – “Like Everyone Else”

Guusje – “Talk About Love”

Katrina – “Dit Is Pas Het Begin

4LIFE – “You Will Now My Name

Myrthe – “Kinderen Van De Zon

Nohr – “Ik Ben Mezelf”

Shalisa – “Million Lights”

Group song

As always the participants have combined their vocal skills (and starred in a very futuristic setting) to sing the Junior Songfestival 2015 anthem “Living Our Dream”. You can listen to the song here.

After listening to the snippets: who’s your favourite?

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Kim
Kim
5 years ago

I hope Katrina wins 🙂

Kjetil
Kjetil
5 years ago

1. Dit is pas het begin
2. Million lights
3. You will know my name
4. Talk about love
5. Like everyone else
6 .Kinderen van de zon
7. Ik ben mezelf
8. Special

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

I refuse to listen to any of the songs until all entries have been chosen. But these sound interesting.

Levi21
Levi21
5 years ago

Only Katrina’s song is good, the others are really boring. Last year was much better. I hope Katrina will win because last year my favourite was the winner and I would be happy if this can happen this year too.

John
John
5 years ago
John
John
5 years ago

The only song i like is Katrina’s

D
D
5 years ago

Myrthe and Nohr sound good, but the rest of them…yikes.

Deniz
Deniz
5 years ago

Yeah, I like Katrina best. Nohr and 4life are good too. The problem is that the most Dutch fans like the totally forgettable ballads most. I hope our country sends Katrina.

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
5 years ago

I hope Shalisa wins so badly!!! My number 2 is 4LIFE, then Katrina. I hope i can vote,cuz i life in DA Netherlands! Butt i am only 11 so it relies on my parents :).

jr esc nl
jr esc nl
5 years ago

I must say most of these are pretty cringeworthy especially those that combine english and dutch… But i do like katrina,4 life and nohr based on the snippets.

jr esc nl
jr esc nl
5 years ago

I wonder how myrthe got on the idea of kinderen van de zon translated “children of the sun”