For the very first time a boy band will represent the Netherlands in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Meet FOURCE! Together Max, Jannes, Niels & Ian make FOURCE. Right after they were selected for the semi-final of the Dutch Junior Eurovision selection, they asked the public to help them come up with a name for the boy band. Many fans submitted their ideas and eventually they chose the name FOURCE. This name refers to the group of four and their strength.
Max (14) has already competed in The Voice Kids. He also played several parts in musicals. Jannes (14) started his career at a young age and has already played in several musicals. The third member of the group is Niels (12) and he was part of the famous Dutch children’s choir Kinderen voor Kinderen for three years. Last but not least is Ian (13). He only recently started singing, but already made it into this boy band and is ready for his first international performance. In the Dutch national final, the jury was convinced that FOURCE gave an outstanding performance and deserved to win the national title. Right after the show the boys became extremely popular in The Netherlands with fans all over the country. They will perform Love Me at the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Although the four boys live in different parts of The Netherlands, they often come together to sing, practice or just have fun. They also make a lot of videos on the YouTube channel of the Dutch Junior Song Contest (Juniorsongfestival.NL), and they’re planning to make a lot more fun videos during their stay in Georgia. FOURCE is really looking forward to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Tbilisi. Not only for the show, but also to meet the other contestants and to participate in such a unique event. The last time The Netherlands was represented by a boy in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, was back in 2009, when Ralf won the international final in Kyiv with Click Clack. For FOURCE it would be a dream come true if they manage to accomplish the same results as Ralf, but mostly they hope to have an unforgettable time in Tbilisi.
About the song writers and composers
Joost Griffioen and Stas Swaczyna are once again responsible for the Dutch Junior Eurovision entry. They have been involved in previous years and last year were responsible for the song Kisses and Dancin’ performed by the group Kisses, which finished eighth.