THE NETHERLANDS – The Rotterdam Ahoy arena was the site of the Junior Songfestival 2021 final, which was hosted by Romy Monteiro and Buddy Vedder. Ayana became victorious from a field of four entrants.
The winner was chosen using 33% of the votes cast online, 33% of the votes cast by an adult jury, and 33% of the votes cast by children on a jury. Ayana took first place in the children’s and adults’ jury voting, as well as third place in the public vote.
At the age of 14, Ayana, of Japanese and British heritage, has been raised by her mother in the United Kingdom. She sings about missing her family in Japan in her song “Mata sugu aō ne”. Serbia initially sang in Japanese at Junior Eurovision in 2006, and this will be the second time they do so.
Over 401,000 people tuned in to see the Netherlands’ entry in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest take the stage last night. NPO3’s live broadcast from Rotterdam Ahoy was the day’s third most popular program.
With an audience share of 3.9%, the program averaged 142,000 viewers. There was a 19,000-viewer decline on average, but the market share rose by 0.2 percent.
- Unity (Netherlands Junior Eurovision 2020)
- Robin de Haas (Dutch spokesperson at Junior Eurovision 2020)
- Jackie & Janae (Junior Songfestival 2020 finalists)
- Jeangu Macrooy (Netherlands Eurovision 2021)
- Emma Hesters (Youtuber and singer-songwriter)
- Rolf Sanchez (Singer, third place in X Factor Netherlands 2011)
- Ayana – Mata Sugu Aō Ne – 12+12+9 – 33 points – 1st
- SH!NE – A Million Little Things – 10+8+12 – 30 points – 2nd
- Melody – Niet Wat Vrienden Doen – 8+10+10 – 28 points – 3rd
- Priscilla – Be Alright – 9+9+8 – 26 points – 4th
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