Netherlands in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
|Member station||AVRO (2003–2013)|
|National selection events|
|Best result||1st: 2009|
|Worst result||15th: 2015|
|Netherlands's page at Eurovision.tv|
| For the most recent participation see|
Netherlands in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018
The Netherlands has sent an entry to every Junior Eurovision Song Contest since its creation in 2003. The Netherlands is one of only two countries to have taken part in every Junior Eurovision Song Contest, the other one being Belarus.
The Netherlands are one of the sixteen countries to have made their debut at the inaugural Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2003, which took place on 15 November 2003 at the Forum in Copenhagen, Denmark. AVRO was responsible for the organisation of the Dutch Junior Eurovision Song Contest entry. A national final has been organised by AVRO to select the entry, called Junior Songfestival. Entrants previously wrote their own songs and sent it to the broadcaster, where a jury and the public decided the winner. However, as of 2016, candidates audition individually and are placed in groups later on.
The Netherlands has won the contest once - in 2009 Ralf Mackenbach went on to victory at the 2009 Contest in Kiev, Ukraine with his song "Click Clack", beating runners-up Russia and Armenia by just five points. This was the Netherlands' fifth Eurovision victory at any Eurovision Song Contest and the first win since the Eurovision Song Contest 1975.
The 2007 Contest was held in the Netherlands, at the Ahoy in Rotterdam. The 2012 contest was held in the Netherlands as well, making it the first country to host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest twice.
- Table key
|2003||Roel||"Mijn ogen zeggen alles"||Dutch||11||23|
|2004||Klaartje & Nicky||"Hij is een kei"||Dutch||11||27|
|2007||Lisa, Amy & Shelley||"Adem in, adem uit"||Dutch||11||39|
|2009||Ralf Mackenbach||"Click Clack"||Dutch, English||1||121|
|2010||Senna & Anna||"My Family"||Dutch, English||9||52|
|2012||Femke||"Tik Tak Tik"||Dutch||7||69|
|2013||Mylène & Rosanne||"Double Me"||Dutch, English||8||59|
|2015||Shalisa||"Million Lights"||Dutch, English||15||35|
|2016||Kisses||"Kisses and Dancin'"||Dutch, English||8||174|
|2017||FOURCE||"Love me"||Dutch, English||4||156|
|2018||Max & Anne||"Samen"||Dutch, English||13||91|
Mylène and Rosanne at Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013, Kiev.
Broadcasts and voting
Commentators and spokespersons
The contests are broadcast online worldwide through the official Junior Eurovision Song Contest website junioreurovision.tv and YouTube. In 2015, the online broadcasts featured commentary in English by junioreurovision.tv editor Luke Fisher and 2011 Bulgarian Junior Eurovision Song Contest entrant Ivan Ivanov. The Dutch broadcaster, AVROTROS, sent their own commentator to each contest in order to provide commentary in the Dutch language. Spokespersons were also chosen by the national broadcaster in order to announce the awarding points from Netherlands. The table below list the details of each commentator and spokesperson since 2003.
|2006||Sipke Jan Bousema||Tess Gaerthé|
|2007||Marcel Kuijer||Kimberly Nieuwenhuizen|
|2008||Sipke Jan Bousema||Famke Rauch|
|2011||Marcel Kuijer||Anna Lagerweij|
|2014||Jan Smit||Mylène and Rosanne|
|2015||Julia van Bergen|
The tables below shows The Netherlands' top-five voting history rankings up until their most recent participation in 2018 and takes into account the new voting system which allows the adult and kids juries each to award a set of points, introduced by the European Broadcasting Union from the 2016 contest onwards.
|2007||Rotterdam||Rotterdam Ahoy||Kim-Lian van der Meij and Sipke Jan Bousema|
|2012||Amsterdam||Heineken Music Hall||Ewout Genemans and Kim-Lian van der Meij|
- Netherlands in the Eurovision Dance Contest – Dance version of the Eurovision Song Contest.
- Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest – Senior version of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
- Netherlands in the Eurovision Young Dancers – A competition organised by the EBU for younger dancers aged between 16 and 21.
- Netherlands in the Eurovision Young Musicians – A competition organised by the EBU for musicians aged 18 years and younger.
- García, Belén (7 September 2015). "#BestOfJESC – Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2003". esc-plus.com. ESC+Plus. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
- Fisher, Luke James (21 November 2015). "Tonight: Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015!". Junior Eurovision Song Contest – Bulgaria 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
- Jordan, Paul (13 May 2016). "Format changes for the Junior Eurovision 2016". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
- Netherlands in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Official EBU Page