Junior Eurovision

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The three hosts of the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest are revealed!

The three hosts of the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest are revealed!

The three hosts for the upcoming 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest have been revealed! Roksana Wegiel, Ida Nowakowska and Aleksander Sikora will host the contest this year on 24th November in Gliwice-Silesia, Poland. Most familiar will be Roksana Wegiel, born 11 January 2005, who won the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk with the song ‘Anyone I Want To Be’. She became the first ever Polish winner of the contest, and gave the country the opportunity to host this year. Ida Nowakowsk, born 7 December 1990, is a Polish-American dancer, actress and TV personality. Amongst various TV roles in Poland, this year she hosted the popular morning show ‘Pytanie na śniadanie’ and is set to host the next edition of ‘The Voice Kids’. Aleksander Sikora, born 25 June, 1990, is a Polish presenter and lifestyle journalist. Aleksander’s Eurovision experience includes covering the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv and the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. Aleksander currently works for Polish public broadcaster TVP as part of the the morning show ‘Pytanie na śniadanie’. What do you think of the hosts? Let us know in the comments on on social media @ESCXTRA!
Lineup for Belarus’s JESC national selection is revealed

Lineup for Belarus’s JESC national selection is revealed

On August 19th, 2019, the Belarusian Television and Radio Company (BTRC) revealed the ten acts that will vie to represent Belarus at the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Gliwice-Silesia, Poland. After an afternoon of auditions where 44 acts performed, these are the ten finalists: Mariya Yermakova – Vetra (Wind)Sofia Khrolovich – Davay Tantsuy (Let’s Dance)Mariya Zhilina – Spyavala, Gukala, Chakala (Sleeping, Shouting, Waiting)Arina Pekhtereva – Never AgainAnastasiya Zhabko – Poymi Menya (Understand Me)Yelizaveta Misnikova – Pepel’nyy (Ash)Sofiya Rustamova – Skazhi Mne (Tell Me)Group Zefir – Luchshiye i Pervyye (Best and First)Kseniya Galetskaya – A Better WorldGroup Monkey Tops – Posmotri Na Nas (Look at Us) Belarus in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Belarus was one of the 16 countries to debut at the inaugural edition of the contest in 2003. They placed fourth with the song “Tantsui” by Volha Satsiuk. Volha Satsiuk’s 2003 JESC performance in Copenhagen, Denmark They are also one of the only countries to participate in every Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The country has won twice, in 2005 with Ksenia Sitnik’s “My Vmeste” and in 2007 with Alexey Zhigalkovich’s “S Druz’yami.” Ksenia Sitnik’s 2005 JESC performance in Hasselt, Belgium Alexey Zhigalkovich’s 2007 JESC performance in Rotterdam, …
Eliana Gomez Blanco to represent Malta in Gliwice-Silesia!

Eliana Gomez Blanco to represent Malta in Gliwice-Silesia!

Maltese broadcaster PBS has announced this afternoon that 14-year-old singer, Eliana Gomez Blanco, will represent the island nation at the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest which will be held in November. Her song for the contest will be revealed at a later date. “Sto male” – a winning cover! Eliana was chosen to represent Malta out of 12 finalists in the Maltese national final. The winner was decided by the voting public and a jury panel. The jury panel was made up three former Eurovision alumni: Claudia Faniello – represented Malta at the 2017 Eurovision Song ContestEla Mangion – represented Malta at the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song ContestDeo Grech – OGAE Malta leader and writer of six Malta Song For Europe entries This year, the acts each performed either an original song or a cover of a famous song to fight for the right to represent Malta at the contest. The top three were as follows: Eliana Gomez Blanco – “Sto Male” (originally by Ornella Vanoni)Leah Cauchi – “Illejla” (original song)Martina Cutajar – “Dynasty” (originally by MIIA) Who is Eliana Gomez Blanco? Eliana already has a lot of experience as a singer being a resident singer on a local TV …
Sofia Ivanko will represent Ukraine at Junior Eurovision 2019!

Sofia Ivanko will represent Ukraine at Junior Eurovision 2019!

Ukraine have today announced their act who will represent the nation in Gliwice-Silesia on 24th November. 13-year-old Sofia Ivanko will perform the song “Koly zdaietsia” (When It Seems) – it is the first song to be confirmed for this year’s Junior Eurovision. The final version of the song is to be presented at a later date. Sofia won the first national final of the season 10 songs took part in the Ukranian national final which was won by Sofia Ivanko. The result of the national final comes a day earlier than expected. As of the time of the publishing, the placings of all other songs except the winner have not been announced. Below, are the 10 songs that took part in the national final: Alisa Chydzhan – “Novyi den” (New Day)Anhelina Terennikova – “Fly Away”Evanhelina Zamula – “Malyi you” (I Draw You)Mariya Tkachuk – “Nytochky” (Threads)Oleksandr Balabanov – “Power in You”Oleksandr Zazarashvilli – “Moia MA (Zalysheni v pit’mi)” (My MA (Left in The Dark…))Polina Pisartsova – “My Friend”Sofia Ivanko – “Koly zdaietsia” (When It Seems)Valeriya Khrystyk – “I Will Shine”Varvara Koshova – “Dyvo v rozmayitty” (A Miracle in Diversity” The submission process for the national final was held online. The …
Volunteers can now apply for Junior Eurovision 2019

Volunteers can now apply for Junior Eurovision 2019

It has been quite a bit since we last got updates on this year’s Junior Eurovision 2019, but now we finally have something more to report on! No, no we don’t have a super secret last minute addition to reveal. Instead, this is a call to action for anyone wishing to volunteer and help make the contest even better! Yes, volunteers can now apply for Junior Eurovision 2019! And yes, we did just re-use the title because it bears repeating. If you are at least 18 years old by October 24, 2019, then you can be part of a large team helping make the contest a reality. You will be assigned a specific area to work in once you do. That area will be one of the following: Delegation SupervisorViewer ServicesPress Centre & Media AssistantAccreditationsJESC BubbleVIP & HospitalityTechnical SupportVolunteer CenterAirportsHotelsACETransport & Logistics The applicants just need to meet a few requirements before they will be considered: First, they need to be at least 18 years of age before 24/10/2019Second, they need to be available from 04/11/2019 to 25/11/2019, especially during the period of 11/11/2019 to 25/11/2019.Third, they need to be able to speak English (knowledge of other foreign languages is …
Share the Joy! North Macedonia’s Mila Moskov works with Denis Dimoski on her Junior Eurovision entry

Share the Joy! North Macedonia’s Mila Moskov works with Denis Dimoski on her Junior Eurovision entry

North Macedonia’s National Broadcaster, MRTV is in full steam ahead when it comes to preparing for the upcoming edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest that will be held in Gliwice, Poland. Early last month, MRTV publicly disclosed Mila Moskov as their 2019 representative after undergoing a few internal rounds of auditions for the spot. You can read more about Mila and all of her music endeavors, here. Mila Moskov’s cover of Billie Eilish’s “Bury a Friend” However, we recently learn that Mila has an Junior Eurovision alumni on her side. The 2005 representative of the country, Denis Dimovski will also be involved in creating Mila’s entry for Gliwice. Denis Dimoski represented North Macedonia back in 2005 with the song “Rodendenski Baknez (Birthday Kiss)” and managed to score 68 points and finish 8th overall. More recently, Denis has been partaking in multiple talent shows across the region. His most recent appearance however is Zvezde Gradna (Stars of Grand) in Serbia. You can check out his medley of “More Sokol Pie” and “Dal Si Sretnija”, here. Denis Dimoski performing his JESC 2005 entry “Rodendenski Baknez” North Macedonia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest North Macedonia, formerly participating as the former Yugoslav Republic …
Poland: Line-up of first show of Szansa na Sukces is revealed

Poland: Line-up of first show of Szansa na Sukces is revealed

Poland will be hosting this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest in the city of Gliwice! As such, they will be going all-out to select their host entry for the contest. It was previously announced that a four-part national final would be used to find their entry. Now, the first show’s hopefuls have been revealed. The seven singers competing in the first show of Szansa na Sukces have been revealed by Dziennik Eurowizyjny, having apparently leaked on social media following the start of filming on Monday. They are the following: Amelia KurantowiczMaciej GolianMaja MazurekNikola FiedorPiotr KlimaSwietłana BoguskaZosia Szuca The Polish site also alleges that Oliwia Stefanowska, Wiktoria Gabor and Zuzia Janik will be competing in later shows. The show will be broadcast in September, comprising of three casting rounds and a final. Each casting show will put forward two singers for the final. In the final, each contestant will perform a cover of a famous Polish song and an original entry for the contest. The winner will go forward to represent Poland on home soil. Junior Eurovision 2019 This year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in the Gliwice Arena, Poland, on the 24th November 2019. It marks the first …
Ukraine: UA:PBC reveals jury to select Junior Eurovision entrant

Ukraine: UA:PBC reveals jury to select Junior Eurovision entrant

Despite a rather rocky relationship with the EBU as of late, Ukraine announced their participation for this year’s Junior Eurovision back in June. Following this was the news that UA:PBC have been searching for their artist for the contest. Now, the broadcaster has revealed more details about the process. With just under a week to go until submissions close, UA:PBC have revealed the seven jurors who will be selecting Ukraine’s Junior Eurovision 2019 entrant. The line-up comprises of a mix of industry experts and representatives from the broadcaster. The jury line-up is as follows: Adam – Singer and composerAlyosha – Represented Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in OsloOksana Skibinskaya – Head of DelegationOleksandr Koltsov – Singer and member of the UA:PBC boardOleksandr Stasov – ComposerStanislav Medvedev – Head of Entertainment at UA:PBCTanya Sha – Singer and composer Submitting an entry If you are interested in submitting an entry, you can do so over at junior.eurovision.ua until August 8, 2019. In order to be eligible, you must: Be between the ages of 9 and 14Submit a live performance of the song, accompanied by a recorded instrumental soundtrack. However, there may not be backing vocals.Make sure the song does not exceed three …
Yerzhan Maksim will represent Kazakhstan in Gliwice-Silesia!

Yerzhan Maksim will represent Kazakhstan in Gliwice-Silesia!

The fourth artist for Junior Eurovision 2019 has been announced! 12-year-old Yerzhan Maksim will represent Kazakhstan at the contest, which will be held in Gliwice-Silesia on 24th November. The news was announced by Kazakhstan’s Minister of Information and Public Development, Darren Abayev, on Facebook this afternoon. The government minister says that he has, “a large amount of hope” in Yerzhan, explaining that his “performing skills have already found a response among millions of listeners both in Kazakhstan and abroad”. Who is Yerzhan Maksim? Yerzhan is a 12-year-old singer from Oral, Kazakhstan. He began taking music lessons in 2012 and first took part in a music competition in 2016 when he won the Batumi Dolphin Fest. In 2017, he then finished second place at Slavianski Bazaar and was also a finalist at the 2017 San Remo Junior Festival. In 2018, Yerzhan took part in the Kazak national final for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. He finished in 3rd place with his song, “Elimdi súıemin”, ending 4 points behind winner Daneliya Tuleshova. Earlier this year, Yerzhan took part in the Russian version of the The Voice Kids. Originally, he finished runner-up with 27.9% of the vote after performing “Adagio” in the final. …
Opera singer Melani Garcia will represent Spain in Junior Eurovision 2019!

Opera singer Melani Garcia will represent Spain in Junior Eurovision 2019!

After recently confirming that they will be participating at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest later this year, it has been confirmed that Melani Garcia will be representing the Iberian nation at Gliwice-Silecia in November. Melani found out her participation in the contest live on the air during the spanish show ‘A Partir De Hoy’ Las lágrimas de Melani al enterarse de que ella representará a España en el próximo Festival de Eurovisión Junior ⬇👏👏👏 #EuroExclusiva 👉 https://t.co/[email protected] @apartirdehoyTVE pic.twitter.com/ZpXSMPPfp2— TVE (@tve_tve) July 24, 2019 Melani was in tears when it was confirmed she is representing her country at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Who is Melani Garcia? Melani was born in 2007 in the town LA Eliana in Valencia. Her musical career began at the age of eight, when she took part at the local choir and was taught Mozart’s opera ‘Due pupille amabili’ by her teacher. She also taught herself classical music, when she did not get accepted in the Music Conservatory School. In addition to this, she also plays the violin and she is learning how to play the piano. Music-wise, Melani has released a couple of songs. Her debut single ‘Vivo Por Ella, is a homage to …
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