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Ralf Mackenbach

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Ralf Mackenbach

Ralf Mackenbach has been taking dancing and acting lessons since a young age. He started his career by performing in musicals such as Tarzan and Beauty and the Beast.

In 2009, Ralf represented the Netherlands at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv. He won the contest with the song “Click Clack”, giving the Netherlands their first (and to date only) victory in the contest. He returned to the contest the following year in Minsk to perform as part of a medley of past Junior Eurovision winners. He also appeared during the 2012 contest in Amsterdam, performing “This Is Our Party” during the interval act and annoucning the points of the kids jury.

Ralf released his debut album “RALF” in 2010 and it was certified gold in the Netherlands. He went on to release two more albums; “Moving On” (2011) and “Seventeen” (2012). He has appeared in various television shows including Sterren Dansen op het IJs (2011), Sterren Springen op Zaterdag (2014) and All Together Now (2019). He has also done voice acting for the Dutch versions of “The Gruffalo” and “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”.

Ralf Mackenbach

Ralf Mackenbach

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Eurojury

Eurojury is the flagship broadcast of Showcase, celebrating the music of the Eurovision Song Contest with juries of up to 180 entertainment industry professionals. Rob Lilley has hosted the televised event since the fourth edition in 2016, succeeding Josh Dubovie and Linda Martin during the show's time as a radio broadcast. Eurojury is known for producing an accurate simulation of the results likely to be seen at the Eurovision Song Contest in May and is often used by bookmakers and broadcasters as a guide and prediction of the grand final result.

The Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest

The Netherlands debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 and has gone on to compete in all bar four contests. To date the Netherlands has won the contest on five occasions; 1957, 1959, 1969, 1975 and most recently 2019. Prior to Duncan Laurence’s victory in Tel Aviv, the Netherlands had been waiting 44 years for their next victory. Duncan Laurence won the contest in Israel with the song “Arcade”.

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