This year a record breaking 20 countries will be taking part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Minsk, Belarus on the 25th November 2018. With just over a week to go until the competition, Eurovoxx will introduce you to each artist, and give a little insight to the country they will be representing.
Who are Max and Anne?
Max and Anne are a duo made up of 14 year old Max Albertazzi who was born in Houten, with Italian origins, on 17th August 2004 and Anne Buhre born in Voorschoten on March 31st 2004. They have both taken part in The Voice Kids in The Netherlands, with Max in season 6 and Anne in season 7.
Anne is no stranger the stage. Alongside The Voice Kids, she has performed in many musicals, including Anastasia and The Sound of Music, and has also performed in De Eindmusical, a scripted reality television series. Max has previously studied singing at Babette Labeij Music Academy (BLMA) in the North of The Netherlands.
Max and Anne - "Samen"
How were Max and Anne chosen?
Max and Anne took part in the final of Junior Songfestival back in September where they beat off three other singers to win the ticket to Minsk. They were declared the winners, with their song Samen (Together) after receiving the top 12 points from the kids jury and the televoters, and a further 10 points from the adult jury.
The Netherlands at The Junior Eurovision Song Contest
The Netherlands are one of only two countries (the other being Belarus), who have participated in every Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The Netherlands have had varied success in the contest.
Their best results came in 2009 when Ralf Mackenbach and his song "Click Clack" won the contest and in 2011 when Rachel finished in second place with "Teenager".
Their worst placing came in 2015 with Shalissa and "A Million Lights" who finished in 15th place, and their worst score came in 2008 with Marissa and "1 Dag" who only achieved 27 points.
The Netherlands have gone on to achieve another top 5 finish in 2017 with FOURCE and a further 9 top ten finishes.
EuroVoxx reacts to "Samen"
All the team at Eurovoxx would like to wish these young, talented singers a big sucess! in Minsk!
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