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Sunday, 02 October 2011 07:31

JESC 2011: Benelux Choices Revealed

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The Junior Eurovision Song Contest was founded by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) with the aim of bringing about young talent from all over Europe and despite the list of participating countries decreasing over the years, the organizing body will be working with a brand new structure, bringing about a number of nations for the upcoming years. The debut of San Marino this year in the Junior event is surely bringing about some change and diversity and this will definitely lead to bigger things in the very near future. Despite, Malta's withdrawal from the event, we will still be covering this years' edition which will be taking place on the 3rd December within Armenia's capital known as Yerevan. In the past couple of days, two entries were selected in high profile national selections.

The latest nations to make their choice are those which can be collectively called as the Benelux nations with both Belgium and The Netherlands seeing to their entries in just a matter of days from each other. Kicking off proceedings was the former though with a number of semi-finals leading up to the final night in which four artists, three females and a male, all of who were competing for the coveted winning title. In the long run, it seems that there was a clear consensus that the winner would be none other than the young Femke, marking the second year in a span of three years that the country has gone for a sweet little girl hoping that success will be somewhat possible once more this year especially after managing fourth place with Laura back in 2009. The song that Femke will be singing in Armenia is 'Een Kusje Meer'. The genre of the song is somewhat traditional folk mixed with pop and some jazz as well and features the main performer along with four dancers. The key of this song is surely the piano which is surely a strong basis for the backing track whilst coming in second as the instrument used is surely a harmonica.

Moving onto the second nation in question, The Netherlands who selected their representative for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest just last night. Their high profile national selection was quoted as having some of the best productions that the nation has offered even better than the ones in the senior edition of the annual musical event. Surely, this will be something that will change this year noting that there have been a total of 450 submissions in their pre-selection, the first one open since back in 2005 but back to the selection at hand here. Rachel will be the one to represent the country in Armenia with the song 'Ik Ben Een Teenager' which was somewhat the all round winner last night managing to garner, the maximum points from everyone including the two juries as well as the tele-voting. When there is general consensus, everyone is happy with the outcome. The song features once more a female singer joined by dancers, all of which are male.

Source: EEN, AVRO, Junior

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