Welcome to the 12th episode of ‘Junior Eurovision back in time’. Malta had the honour to host their very first Eurovision event in 2014 after winning Junior Eurovision 2013. What do you remember from Valletta 2014?
Quick things to know
- Date: 15 November
- Venue: Malta Shipbuilding
- Host broadcaster: PBS
- Presenter: Moira Delia
- Number of entries: 16
Three withdrawings, three debutants and four returning countries. After a number editions with relatively few participating countries, the number increased again in 2014. Malta welcomed 16 countries. Among the returning countries, we counted Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Serbia. Montenegro, Italy and Slovenia participated for the first time in 2014. Unfortunately we also said goodbye to North Macedonia, Azerbaijan and Moldova.
The full list of participating countries:
- Belarus: Nadezhda Misyakova – Sokal
- Bulgaria: Krisia, Hasan & Ibrahim – Planet of the Children
- San Marino: The Pepperminst – Breaking My Heart
- Croatia: Josie – Game Over
- Cyprus: Sophia Patsalides – I pio omorfi mera
- Georgia: Lizi Pop – Happy Day
- Sweden: Julia Kedhammar – Du är inte ensam
- Ukraine: Sympho-Nick – Spring Will Come
- Slovenia: Ula Lozar – Nisi Sam
- Montenegro: Masa Vujadinovic & Lejla Vulic – Budi dijete na jedan dan
- Italy: Vincenzo Cantiello – Tu Primo Grande Amore
- Armenia: Betty – People Of The Sun
- Russia: Alisa Kozhikina – Dreamer
- Serbia: Emilija Donin – Svet U Mojin Ocima
- Malta: Federica Falzon – Diamonds
- The Netherlands: Julia van Bergen – Around
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- 3. Armenia: Betty – People Of The Sun
- 2. Bulgaria: Krisia, Hasan & Ibrahim – Planet Of The Children
- 1. Italy: Vincenzo Cantiello – Tu Primo Grande Amore
Vincenzo Cantiello wins Junior Eurovision 2014
And with that, Italy is the second country to win the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in the debut year. What an achievement! Fourteen-year-old Vincenzo made his way to the trophy in a competition with only girls. Together with Dutchman Ralf Mackenbach, Vincenzo is the oldest Junior Eurovision winner so far. Italy received points from every other participating country and the kids jury. The 12 points came from the kids jury, Montenegro, San Marino and Slovenia.
Some fun facts
- At the press center during the contest, members of the press were allowed to vote for their favourite acts. Below is the top five overall results, after all the votes had been cast. Bulgaria won that voting, followed by Italy in second place and Malta in third. Cyprus and The Netherlands completed the top five.
- Several non-EBU-members sent commentators to Malta for radio and television broadcasts of the show. Among them were Argentina, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom and United States of America.
- The voting results included 50% televoting + 50% jury voting, except for San Marino, Slovenia and the kids jury who used the 100% jury votes-formula.
- Moira Delia can call herself the first solo Junior Eurovision host.