Earlier this summer, Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS announced the 4 acts competing in this year’s Junior Songfestival and slowly released the entries of the different acts. Now, the broadcaster also released the official music video of the 4 finalists that will compete for a ticket to represent The Netherlands at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Nice, France.


After an open call, the Dutch Broadcaster AVROTROS received around 100 application for the selection. About 50 children were selected to audition and after two rounds, 9 were chosen to compete in the grand final. These finalists are divided in the 4 following acts:

  • Duron
  • Girlgroup Flare (Jikke, Hannah & Robine)
  • Girlgroup JOY! (Aimée, Sana & Gina)
  • Duo Sep & Jasmijn 

The 4 acts will perform their JESC entry live during the Grand Final on the 23rd September in Ahoy Rotterdam.

Music Videos:

Duron – “Magic”

Duron (13) is the only soloist this year. In ”Magic”, he sings about achieving his dreams. Everything is possible if you just believe in it. The song is written and produced by Hansen Tomas & Simon Gitsels. In the music video, we see Duron and his dancers working some magic on the famous Museumplein in Amsterdam.

Flare – “Side by Side”

The girl band Flare consists of Jikke (13), Hannah (13) and Robine (14). The three girls have been best friends since the auditions. Jikke and Hannah already knew each other before the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and sang a lot together as street musicians. Robine met the other two girls during the audition and immediately had alot of fun with them. “Side by Side” tells this story and you can see their friendship really shine in the music video. The song is produced by Jermain van der Bogt & Willem Laseroms and the music video is recorded at the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo.

Sep & Jasmijn – “Holding On To You”

It’s time to meet the mixed duo Sep (13) & Jasmijn (13). During the auditions, their voices already fit together very nicely. In ”Holding On To You”, the duo sings if they are just friends or is it more than that? The song is produced and written by Robert Dorn

JOY! – “Better Together”

When you see Aimée (12), Sana (11) and Gina (12), you can only think about one thing: JOY! That’s we we feel when we watch the music video of their JESC entry,  All three girls have already built up quite a bit of experience in showbiz. The girls sing in “Better Together” about how much fun it is to dance together. The song is written and produced by Kirsten Michel & Didier de Ruyter. The music video is recorded at the STRAAT museum in Amsterdam.

The Netherlands in Junior Eurovision

Last year, The Netherlands was represented by Luna and her song “La Festa” and opened the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2022 with this banger.  She finished 7th in Yerevan with 128 points.

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