Junior Eurovision

Here you will find all the news about the world of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

Russia confirms participation for JESC 2019

Russia has confirmed that they will be participating in next year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place in Poland. They are already starting preparations; they are currently looking for entries for their National Final, which is due to take place in June 2019. How Russia will select their act for Poland There are three stages to how Russia will select their representative for Poland, they are as follows: Submission of Entries – Karusel and Igor Krutoy Academy is now taking applications for those interested in representing Russia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.Assessing the entries – then, a jury will assess the submitted entries and select the shortlist.National final – A National Final will then take place on June 1 to select their act. The entries being submitted to Karusel and Igor Krutoy Academy must meet the following criteria: The song must not have been commercially released before May 1, 2019.It must not exceed 3 minutes in length, but also must not be shorter than 2 minutes 50 seconds.The song must have at least one verse and one chorus in Russian.Up to 40% of the total words can be in English. National Final to take place on June 1 As with this year, Russia will be hosting their National Final on June 1, at ARTEK in Crimea. Once again, Russia’s entrant will be selected through a combination of online voting and a …

KAN to discuss Israel’s participation in Poland in the spring

It has been reported that Israeli broadcaster KAN will not be discussing matters about Israel’s participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Poland until Spring 2019. The news was revealed by KAN to fellow Eurovision news site, Eurovoix, stating that they won’t be considering whether or not Israel will return to the Junior Eurovision next year until the spring, at the earliest. Spring is when the EBU send their formal invites to active members, inviting them to take part in the junior contest, and it is not until this point that KAN will review the proposal. If KAN decided to take part in the 2019 contest, they would join the list of already confirmed countries – Armenia, Australia, France, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Poland and Russia. Israel in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Israel has a rather short history at the Junior Eurovision. In fact, they only appeared at the contest three times, in 2012 in Amsterdam, in 2016 in Malta and in 2018 in Minsk. So far, their best result is the 8th place with 68 points achieved in 2012 by Kids.il. 2016’s entrant Shir & Tim placed 15th with 27 points, and 2018’s entrant Noam Dadom placed …

France 2 confirm participation in Junior Eurovision 2019

In a tweet yesterday, French broadcaster France 2 confirmed via social media that they will be participating in Junior Eurovision 2019. The news comes a few days after the EBU confirmed that Poland will host their first Eurovision event! Officiel – La France participera à l’#EurovisionJunior 2019 en Pologne ! #eurovision 🇫🇷❤️🔥 pic.twitter.com/CgZdnWD2tk— Eurovision France 🇫🇷 (@EurovisionF2) December 12, 2018 France in Junior Eurovision France initially made a debut in the second edition of Junior in 2004, coming 6th. However, despite the strong entry into the contest, they withdrew the following year taking a 14 year hiatus. At the time, the broadcaster cited low ratings and a controversial view: “too much Eurovision kills Eurovision”. However, flash forward over to 2018 and the broadcaster changed their mind!  In Minsk this year, Angélina was internally selected to represent France with the song ‘Jamais Sans Toi’. Her energetic, bubbly and brightly coloured performance came second with 203 points. The song, a fan favourite going into the contest, did especially well with the online voting coming silver behind eventual winner Poland. Furthermore, Angélina also came second in the ESCXTRA editor top 10. It seems that two is Angélina… or France’s lucky number! W

CONFIRMED: Poland will host Junior Eurovision 2019

The EBU has announced today that Poland will host the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song s Contest. Their victory last month saw Roksana Węgiel bring the nation their first victory with the song Anyone I Want to Be. We recently reported how the MP of Gliwice was keen to host the 2019 competition, in a letter delivered to the president of TVP.  Newly built Arena Gliwice was listed as the venue of choice due to 17,000 capacity and ease of access. Jon Ola Sand: “We look forward to seeing TVP’s vision for 2019 The EBU’s head of live events, Jon Ola Sand, has spoken of today’s announcement, expressing his delight at the news. We are delighted to announce Poland as our Host Country, and TVP as our Host Broadcaster, for Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 and once again congratulate Roksana Węgiel on her spectacular winning performance at this year’s Contest. It is always exciting to bring the event to a new Host Country for the first time, and we look forward to seeing TVP’s vision for Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 come to life over the forthcoming year.”

Poland’s Gliwice to host Junior Eurovision 2019?

Just weeks ago, Roksana Węgiel won the Junior Eurovision 2018 for Poland with her song, Anyone I Want to Be. Now, we have our first potential host city, Poland’s Gliwice with Arena Gliwice! The MP for the city (Jarosław Gonciarz) sent a letter to the President of TVP, Poland’s national broadcaster, stating that: The city of Gliwice has a modern, recently built show and sports hall with a total capacity of 17,000 seats. Arena Gliwice is one of the most modern facilities in our country. Its location guarantees free access from anywhere in the country. On behalf of myself and residents, I am asking you to take Arena Gliwice into consideration as a place for organizing the next year’s Junior Eurovision.Jarosław Gonciarz, Member of Parliament for Gliwice Below is a promotional drone video of the Arena Gliwice which Gonciarz puts forward as the host venue. “I’ve never heard of Gliwice…” Well then you’re in luck – we can summarise the city for you! Gliwice is in the south of Poland, near to the border with Czechia. Its population in 2013 was 186,347, making it a rather sizeable city. The nearest major city in Poland is Katowice, which is the regional …

GPB confirms Junior Eurovision 2019 participation

One week has passed since the Grand Final of the Junior Eurovision 2018. Despite the short period, 6 countries have already expressed their will to be part of the next edition of the competition. Among them we find Georgia, as GPB has confirmed their intention to participate in 2019. The place where Junior Eurovision 2019 will take place is still unknown. In the last edition of the contest we saw a record of 20 participating contries, with Poland achieving its first victory in the contest.  GPB confirms the return of ‘Ranina’ for 2019 GPB has confirmed Ranina as the selection method for 2019. The auditions for Ranina 2019 will be held at GPB studios at 12:00 on December 8 and 9. The candidates must be between 8 and 14 years old.  This year, 10 young performers fighted for the chance to represent Georgia in Minsk. Ranina consisted of eleven shows and lasted for over three months. The show started with the heats, where the young singers performed with an Orchestra and well known Georgian singers. Georgia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Georgia debuted in the contest in 2007. Despite the short history of the show, Georgia has won it …

The Netherlands confirms for Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest has just finished, but countries are starting to confirm that they are joining next year’s competition. The Netherlands, one of the countries that has continuously participated since the inception of the contest back in 2003, has confirmed that they will be participating in next year’s competition. Junior Songfestival to select their representative Applications are now open to aspiring singers who are interested in taking part in ‘Junior Songfestival 2019’. The Dutch broadcaster, AVROTROS, will once again use their national final format to select their entrant. With the exception of 2016, they’ve always used Junior Songfestival to pick their entrant. Throughout the years, the exact format has changed a little. In some years, the show mostly took place online, but this year, a televised show had the preference of the broadcaster. The number of participating entries usually varies as well. AVROTROS are expected to confirm such details at a later stage. The Netherlands in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Max & Anne were selected to represent The Netherlands through ‘Junior Songfestival 2018’ with their song ‘Samen‘ which translates to ‘Together’. The duo managed to place thirteenth in Minsk, with 91 points overall, placing fourteenth with the jury and …

Full Junior Eurovision online voting results: Poland beats France by 22,000 votes

Yesterday, an online vote and a national jury vote combined chose Poland as the winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018! Shortly afterwards, the EBU revealed the detailed jury voting results which included the individual rankings of all 100 jurors from across Europe and beyond. In addition, the EBU revealed exactly how many online votes were cast worldwide. Therefore, it is possible for us to work out how many online votes each entry received! Almost 1.3 million online votes Yes, the official Junior Eurovision Twitter account revealed that a total of 1,283,921 votes were cast online over the two voting periods: A record 1,283,921 valid votes were received which crowned Poland's Roksana Węgiel the winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018!#LightUp #JESC2018 pic.twitter.com/RH9qkwzsv9— Junior Eurovision (@EurovisionJr) November 25, 2018 Reversing the points conversion process Therefore, if we take that total number of votes and the number of points each entry received from the online voting, then we can calculate how many online votes each country received. Of course, this is because the online voting points are determined by the percentage of online votes received. With 1,160 online voting points available, as this was the total amount of points given …

TVP interested in hosting Junior Eurovision 2019… but not in Warsaw!

After Poland’s victory at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 tonight, TVP have expressed their interest in hosting next year’s Junior Eurovision. CEO Jacek Kurski has confirmed their interest tonight. Kraków the front runner? Kurski spoke about his desire for Poland to host the contest in an interview with Wirtualne Media. He said: TVP is ready to host the final of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019. We will of course need the permission from the European Broadcasting Union, but we’re ready and we’ll apply to host.Jacek Kurski to Wirtualne Media In case EBU decide to award the honour of hosting the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 to Poland, it’s unlikely that Warsaw will be the host city. According to Jacek Kurski, the only indoor hall of a decent size, Torwar Hall, doesn’t have suitable acoustics to host the event. The biggest venue they have is the Tauron Arena in Kraków. Poland’s second city also has an airport, so they might now be the front runner in case EBU decide to let Poland host. Otherwise, Spodek Arena in Katowice could be a good option. Proud of internal selection Jacek Kurski is very proud of Roksana Węgiel’s victory. He is especially glad …

EBU releases detailed jury voting results for Junior Eurovision 2018

As is the case with the adult Eurovision Song Contest, following the conclusion of a Junior Eurovision Song Contest, the European Broadcasting Union releases the detailed voting results of the event. Now, these have been unveiled for this afternoon’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018. The detailed voting results! Click here to find out the rankings from every juror in every country on jesc.tv! Using these statistics, you can now see in which order each of the five jurors in each national jury ranked the other nineteen songs their nation was competing against. That’s a total of 100 individual juror rankings! This always makes for very interesting reading! Of course, with no national televotes in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, there are no televote breakdowns to reveal, rendering the last two columns of these national voting breakdowns unused. Poland takes victory Earlier today, Roksana Węgiel gave Poland their first win in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. In an extremely exciting voting reveal, Anyone I Want To Be narrowly took victory over runner-up Angélina from France and third-placed Jael from Australia. Tell us what you find! Have a look through all twenty national jury breakdowns and let us know what interesting findings you …