Tonight marks the 13th Junior Eurovision Song Contest and will be taking place in Sofia, Bulgaria.   This year the event is being organised by BNT and on-par with the 2007 contest, 17 countries will compete.

Which countries will take to the stage?

Following on from their guest appearance at this year’s 60th Eurovision Song Contest and gearing up for their return next year, Australia will make their debut on the Junior stage this evening. Also taking part for the very first time is Ireland. After a three year hiatus, Albania have returned alongside FYR Macedonia who did not take part last year.

The full running order for tonight’s performances as well as links to each entry are below:

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As with the main contest, tonight’s winner will be decided by a 50/50 split amongst televoters and national juries who scored the performances based on last night’s dress rehearsal.  You can read a live report of that rehearsal written by our on-location team here.

How to watch it?

Unfortunately, the show is not to be broadcast in as many countries as the main contest – with only broadcasters from the 17 participating nations taking the broadcast for TV.  However, there are still some ways you can catch the show live if you’re country is not one of the 17 taking part.

Worldwide Internet Stream on JuniorEurovision.tv (PC / Laptop only)

The show will be broadcast live on JuniorEurovision.tv’s web player here although you may need to download and install the Octoshape Infinite HD plugin in order to view.  Live commentary will be provided by Luke Fisher and Ivan Ivanov (Bulgaria’s 2011 JESC representative)

Worldwide Stream on YouTube (Mobile device friendly)

The show is also being broadcast live by YouTube which means it is possible to watch the show via smartphones, tablets and selected Smart TVs using the YouTube application. The link to the stream is here and will be active shortly before the broadcast. Live commentary will be provided by Luke Fisher and Ivan Ivanov (Bulgaria’s 2011 JESC representative)

TV & Satellite

As previously mentioned, the show is being transmitted by each of the competing countries .  If you have access to either of the following channels, you will be able to see the TV broadcast. (Follow the links for free-to-air satellite frequencies)

TVSH / TVSH Sat (Albania)
Armenia 1 (Armenia)
SBS One (Australia)
Belarus 1 / Belarus 24 (Belarus)
BNT 1 / BNT World (Bulgaria)
MPT1 (FYR Macedonia)
1TV (Georgia)
TG4 (Ireland)
Rai Gulp (Italy)
TVM (Malta)
TVCG 2 (replayed 23:30 on TVCG Sat) (Montenegro)
Karusel TV / Karusel Int (Russia)
SMRTV (San Marino)
RTS 2 / RTS Sat (Serbia)
TVSLO 1 (Slovenia)
NPO3 (The Netherlands)
1TV (Ukraine)

The two and a half hour show kicks off at 19:30 CET

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