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.

What did you think of Fource? Did the Netherlands make the right decision? Let us know in the comments below!

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Charlotte Valks
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Fource of Montana moesten het juniorsongfestival winnen ontzettend fantastisch goed jongens ontzettend trots op jullie. Win dit jaar voor Nederland tijdens het Junior Eurovisie zet , m op jongens jullie kunnen het Go Jannes Max Niels en Ian zet ,m op jongens zet de zaal op z’n kop

ewan
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ewan

mainstreet’s revenge !

Bjorn van der Veen
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Bjorn van der Veen

If they win the international show later this year doesn’t mean directly Nederland will host the next 2018 edition, but it would be great indeed!!

Ariso Light
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Ariso Light

OMG! Could it be Amsterdam 2018? We’ll have to wait and see. I can’t wait for their song! ?

Privet
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Privet

Thanks God its not next solo girl. Teen boy band for JESC? Perfect idea! Thats what this competition needs. They will shine and win. Where are the times, when we saw teen rock groups, twin singers, Georgian kids projects… Interesting ideas which showed us how many different young talents Europe has. Now? Every country sent young solo girl with ballad and every viewer is bored. Make this show interesting for children, make it colourful. Young talented girls can shine with their voices, but not if they are singing during the whole competition. Do you think its funny for kids? Max… Read more »

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

Sezina and Montana Where defenitly the better singers, but Fource had more charisma and they Will stand out in Georgia. Im hoping for something energetic to represent us This year, and If they work on their individual vocals This could do really Well. The last time there was a boy band was in 2012 from Armenia, and they finished 3rd. Also the last Dutch boy Who represented us finished 1st, so I hope we can repeat that succes.

Erasmus
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Erasmus

My favourite won! They have such good charisma and they’re never boring! Hope the Netherlands win this year – in 2014, 2015 they were among my favourites.

Gorilla716
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Gorilla716

They kinda remind me of JTR, that awful boy band from Melfest in 2015.

beccaboo1212
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That’s mean! 🙁

Gorilla716
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Gorilla716

Geez don’t get so offended. I’m just expressing my opinion. Just because you like them doesn’t mean I have to.

ts
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ts

Am I missing something, is there an article on the Cypriot artist this year?

DenizNL
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DenizNL

There isnt much to write. We only know the singer and the songtitle. The only possible thing to write about is information about Nicole. I think they will be waiting for the song and then write a full article about her.

beccaboo1212
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Yay! Best of luck, Fource! 🙂

DenizNL
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DenizNL

Very happy with this!