In the preliminary round 33 candidates from 18 different countries have submitted a recording, that was listened anonymously by a jury, consisting of Hans Fagius (Sweden), Yuzuru Hiranaka (Denmark), Rie Hiroe (Japan), Daniel Oyarzabal (Spain), Luc Paganon (France), Kent Tritle (USA), Antonio Varriano (Italy)

They selected the following candidates:




Willeke Smits
Netherlands

Mari Fukumoto
Japan

Gerwin Hoekstra
Netherlands

Laurens de Man
Netherlands


Nathan Mondry
Canada

Giovanni Petrone
Italy

Peter van der Zwaag
Netherlands