Sietse Bakker to supervise Junior Eurovision Song Contest

Sietse Bakker to supervise Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Sietse Bakker has been involved with the Eurovision Family of events for 10 years. Photo: Lisa Lemée
Geneva, Switzerland -

As per 1st of January of the new year, Sietse Bakker (26) has been appointed Supervisor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. He will combine this new challenge with the job of Event Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Jørgen Franck, TV Director ad interim at the European Broadcasting Union, says: "The Junior Eurovision Song Contest is true family entertainment, but with a young twist. It was a logic step to appoint a young and experienced supervisor for this project."

"The Junior Eurovision Song Contest is a great event! At the same time, it faces challenges due to the budget cuts that public broadcasters all over Europe have to make. Together with the event's Steering Group I am looking forward to find solutions for these challenges and take the contest to a new level," says the newly appointed supervisor of the contest.

Bakker has been involved with the Eurovision Song Contest for ten years, first as editor-in-chief of the largest fan site, then at the EBU as Project Manager Internet (2006) and Manager Communications & PR (2008).

He will work closely with Jon Ola Sand, the newly appointed Executive Supervisor for the adult Eurovision Song Contest, to facilitate the TV production.

This year, the Junior Eurovision Song Contest was held on the 20th of November in Minsk and was won by Vladimir Arzumanyan from Armenia with the song Mama.


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  • Posted on 9 December 2010 at 22:19
    Hard job and a challenge for Sietse. It is fantastic that the EBU recognises the talent of Sietse. Congratulations! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 December 2010 at 23:48
    congratulations sietse
    well done and hopely you will be one day the Supervisor of the big eurovision song contest
    greetz weske report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 December 2010 at 21:06
    Congratulations .. Gefeliciteerd Sietse .. You are doing a great job !! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 December 2010 at 16:53
    Congratulations, Sietse! I wish you all the best!

    Greetings from Romania,
    Alex report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 December 2010 at 22:23
    lets hope he can keep the jesc strong after the amazing spectacular we enjoyed in minsk
    hopefully, he can outshine jon ola and be the supervisor of both contests, instead of one for each, as svante did for many years report to the moderator

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