Ralf Mackenbach

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Ralf Mackenbach
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Ralf Mackenbach performing in Rotterdam in November 2011
Background information
Birth name Ralf Mackenbach
Born (1995-10-04) 4 October 1995 (age 21)
Best, Netherlands
Instruments Vocals, piano, drums
Years active 2005–2011 (stage)
2007–present (dancer)
2009–present (singer)
Website (Dutch) http://ralfmackenbach.nl/

Ralf Mackenbach (born 4 October 1995) is a Dutch singer, dancer and musical artist who won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2009[1] in Kiev, Ukraine on 21 November 2009. He earned 121 points with the song Click Clack, which was written by Ralf's neighbor.

He released his debut album RALF in September 2010.

Biography[edit]

Mackenbach was born in Best, and has been attending Amsterdam's dancing academy Lucia Marthas since 2009. He has an older brother called Rick (Born 1993) He played the little Tarzan in the musical Tarzan and Jakopje in the musical Beauty and the Beast. The official video for Click clack, shows he is left-handed. He's getting acting lessons at CKE (Centrum voor de Kunsten Eindhoven) in Eindhoven. In 2011 he participated in the show "Stars Dance on Ice". Ralf was 1 of the 4 judges on the 2011 edition of the Dutch talent show "My Name is..."

In 2009 at 13 years old Mackenbach competed in (and won) the 2009 Junior Songfestival with the song "Click Clack" receiving maximum points from the kids jury, expert jury and televote. Because of this win he represented The Netherlands in the 2009 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) in Kiev, Ukraine. In the final, he finished with 121 points in the first place (Netherlands' first and so far only win). The following year at Junior Eurovision performed a medley of JESC winning song with fellow winners. When Netherlands hosted the 2012 Contest he performed as an interval act with his song "This Is Our Party"

His first album RALF achieved a Top 10 spot in the Dutch Album Charts and entered the Flanders Album Charts at 58th. In March 2011 he was awarded a gold record for this album after achieving 25 000 in units sold.

Discography[edit]

Albums

  • Ralf (2010)
  • Moving On (2011)
  • Seventeen (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Netherlands first, Russia second at Junior Eurovision". Kyiv Post. November 23, 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Marissa
with "1 dag"
Netherlands in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
2009
Succeeded by
Senna and Anna
with "My Family"
Preceded by
Georgia (country) Bzikebi
with "Bzz.."
Winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
2009
Succeeded by
Armenia Vladimir Arzumanyan
with "Mama"