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Sunday, 24 October 2010 12:29

JESC 2010: An Expert Opinion - The Netherlands

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The Junior Eurovision Song Contest is surely a very popular family event here in Malta and also a showcase in which our younger generation of stars can express themselves through the medium of song. Our nation has participated since the initial event which was held in the capital city of Denmark, Copenhagen. We give the event some extra exposure as it gets closer and therefore, that is why, we are continuing our feature "An Expert Opinion" today. We are going to be taking up each respective entry as drawn by the European Broadcasting Union just last week.

Our four experts have given us their comments and voted but you have to vote for each entry as well because the final result will be 80% Jury and 20% Poll Voting. Today we are focusing on the winner of last years' edition and that is The Netherlands who have selected a girl duo in the form of Anna & Senna who will be performing the song "My Family".

Biography (As Published by Junior

Anna (10 years old) and Senna (11) have been best friends throughout their whole lives. As they were babies, they laid together in a baby crib because of their mothers who have been best friends ever since they were little kids.

For Anna and Senna, that was the reason to write together a song about their own family for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The song tells all about their stressing mothers, the busy fathers and their annoying brothers and sister.

In My Family, Anna plays her bright pink violin that was specially made for her. Anna has been taking violin lessons for three years now and her great example is none other than the Dutch violinist Janine Jansen. Senna loves singing and is a big fan of Beyoncé.

After winning the Dutch national selection, they have little time for these things, because by now they have become famous Dutch people. This means, besides going to school, a busy schedule with a lot of performances and guest appearances in television shows.

Now they are ready to follow Ralf Mackenbach, the winner of last year’s competition, in his footsteps and give all of their best on stage in Minsk, with their biggest fans on the stands: their own family!

The Comments

Niall Mooney: 5 from a possible 10

OK the girls are adorable and sweet. This time I have a performance to watch. Good singing and dancing but I have to say I am a little bit disappointed with the chorus. It’s probably the weakest part of the song. I have to say at this point some of the songs don’t sound like they were written by Juniors and this one does. If a kid wrote this I would be well impressed and they should keep at it.

Ylenia Vella: 8 from a possible 10

Good voices. A very likable song which one will also start to sing along with. The lyrics are sweet and simple which reflect the typical family life. Hating your family when problems and fights occur but knowing that you’ll always love them as you can’t live without love and family! The first duet entry in this year’s festival which reflect team work and which contributes more to the theme.

Donna McCaul: 5 from a possible 10

Very country sound to this. Its very different but its good to be different as it helps people remember the song when voting. I think the violin makes it very catchy.

Annabelle Debono: 8 from a possible 10

A very good catchy song that is really well presented by Senna, Anna, and their "family" on stage. The whole package produces this young and cheerful image, which might look different from all the rest on the night!!


Well, Well, Well and no that is not a promo for Duffy's brand new single. This song is quite interesting to say the least, it has managed to garner the support of two of the four judges who gave it a total of 8 points each but not impressing the other two, scraping her through with just 5 points each. The total garnered here is of 26 from a possible 40 and stands in between the other two at this point. Will the public love this or hate it as was seen with our expert panel.

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