After two semi-finals, it all came down to tonight’s final of Junior Songfestival 2017. And the Netherlands have selected boy band Fource as their Junior Eurovision 2017 representative. They follow in the footsteps of another group, last year’s representatives Kisses, who made a guest appearance tonight.
Unlike previous Dutch selections however, the song the boys will be singing at JESC has not been chosen yet. It will be revealed at a later date. However, this is the first time the Netherlands has selected a boy band for JESC.
Junior Songfestival 2017 Final
All three finalists performed a cover of an existing hit single in front of an expert panel, which consisted of former Dutch national finalist and TV personality Tim Douwsa, two-time Junior Eurovision host Kim-Lian van der Meij, and singer Sharon Doorson.
Semi-final one winner Sezina kicked off tonight’s (pre-recorded) final with her cover of “Issues” from Julia Michaels.
Then it was the turn of wildcard winner Montana as she performed her rendition of the Harry Styles hit “Sign of the Times”.
And finally, last week’s semi-final two winner Fource — featuring members Max, Jannes, Niels and Ian — delivered their interpretation of “September Song” from JP Cooper.
After the finalists performed, it was down to the expert panel to make their all-important deliberations. It was Fource they chose to represent the Netherlands in Tbilisi.
Fource will join at least 15 other acts at Junior Eurovision 2017 in November. This includes Misha from Armenia, Isabella Clarke from Australia, Helena Meraai from Belarus, Nicole Nicolaou from Cyprus, Grigol Kipshidze from host country Georgia, Mina Blažev from Macedonia, Gianluca Cilia from Malta, Polina Bogusevich from Russia and Anastasiya Baginska from Ukraine.
Albania, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Serbia are still to reveal their JESC representatives. The list of participating countries is not final, so there is the exciting possibility that more countries may be added to the list over the next few weeks.
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