It’s Wednesday and that means that the Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS will release another song that’s in the running to represent The Netherlands at Junior Eurovision 2022 in Yerevan, Armenia. After today, we got all the songs that are competing at the Dutch national final Junior Songfestival. Let’s listen to the last act that just released their song. This is HIGH5 and their JESC2022 entry “Because I Know.”
HIGH5 is a boyband exists out Thomas, Luuk , Kaey, Luuk and Danny. Except for Danny, the boys already have competed in the popular talent show The Voice Kids NL: Thomas participated in season 9, Thijs & Kaey in season 10 and Luuk in season 11. Funny fact: Danny did play a part in a commercial for Servero & The Voice Kids NL. Next to singing, Thomas and Danny are also junior reporters for different shows, while Thijs played the part of Gaston in the musical Beauty and the Beast. In the end, all the boys are very talented and are looking forward to perform their entry in the Grand Final
Her Junior Songfestival entry ”Because I Know” is written and composed Julian Vahle & Maxine van Breukelen. They were also responsible for last year’s Junior Songfestival girlgroup Melody song “Niet Wat Vrienden Doen” and 2020 competitor Robin song “Mee.” HIGH5 song is about friendship and that you always be there for your friends
The Netherlands at Junior Eurovision
The Netherlands is the only country that have participated in every Junior Eurovision Song Contest since it started in 2003. They won the contest back in 2009 when Ralf Mackenbach showcased his tapdancing skill on the stage in Kyiv with his song ”Click Clack”.
Some former JESC entrants even performed at the Eurovision stage when they became older: 2007 participants Lisa, Amy & Shelley performed as O’G3NE in 2017 on the Eurovision stage. Just recently in 2021, Stefania participated at the Eurovision Song Contest for Greece with her song “Last Dance,” while back in 2016 she represented The Netherlands as part of the girlgroup Kisses at the Junior Song Contest.
Last year, The Netherlands was represented by Ayana and her song “Mata Sugu Aō Ne,” what means When I See You Again in Japanese. Sadly, she finished 19th in Paris with 43 points, giving The Netherlands their worst result at the contest yet.
The Junior Songfestival has been used as their national selection since the start of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, except for 2016, when Kisses was selected internally to represent the country in Valletta. Since that year, the format changed a bit, with the auditors not to have to submit an original song for the contest.
This season 4 acts will compete at Junior Songfestival. This year there is one solo act, a girlband, a boyband and a mixed group in the running to win the Dutch national final. The acts are:
- Luna – ”La festa / The party”
- Infinity (Eva, Kayleigh, Larissa, Lemay) – “Never Ever”
- HIGH5 (Danny, Kaey, Luuk, Thijs, Thomas) – “Because I Know”
- Mixed Up (Joep, Lois Noor, Sam) – “It Doesn’t Matter”
The 4 acts will compete in Live Final at the RTM stage in Ahoy Rotterdam on the 24th of September. The winner will represent The Netherlands at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in the Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex, in Yerevan, Armenia, on Sunday 11 December.