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Junior Eurovision back in time: relive Yerevan 2011

Junior Eurovision back in time: relive Yerevan 2011

Welcome to episode nr. 9 of ‘Junior Eurovision back in time’! Today we take you back to Yerevan, the host city of the kids contest in 2011. That marks the first Eurovision event in the Caucasus-area. What do you remember from this edition? Quick things to know Date: 3 DecemberVenue: Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts ComplexHost broadcaster: ARMTVPresenters: Gohar Gasparyan & Avet BarseghyanNumber of entries: 13 Avet Barseghyan & Gohar Gasparyan At the beginning of 2011, EBU announced that Armenia would organize the Junior Eurovision Song Contest of that year. For the first time a winning country organizes the next edition! Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex Participating countries Zero debutants, one returnign country and two withdrawals. While Serbia and Malta started a small break from their Junior Eurovision journey, Bulgaria came back. Full lists of participating countries: Russia: Katya Ryabova – Romeo & JulietLatvia: Amanda Basmakova – MoondogMoldova: Lerika – No, noArmenia: Dalita – Welcome to ArmeniaBulgaria: Ivan Ivanov – SupergeroyLithuania: Pauline Skrabtyé – Debesys Ukraine: Kristall – EvropaNorth Macedonia: Dorijan Dlaka – Žimi ovoj frak The Netherlands: Rachel – TeenagerBelarus: Lidiya Zablotskaya – Angely dobra Sweden: Erik Rapp – FallerGeorgia: Candy – Candy MusicBelgium: Femke – Een Kusje …
The 19 entries of Junior Eurovision 2019 are here!

The 19 entries of Junior Eurovision 2019 are here!

Entries for this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest have been coming in thick and fast over the past few weeks. Now, with the contest a mere five weeks away, we finally have all 19 entries! Although the revamp of Ireland’s entry is yet to be released, we have now heard the winning song of Junior Eurovision 2019…we just don’t know which one yet. In the table below, you can see who will be representing each country, alongside a link to the official clip on the Junior Eurovision Youtube page. CountryArtist Song (with link to video)AlbaniaIsea Çili“Mikja ime fëmijëri”ArmeniaKarina Ignatyan“Colours of Your Dream”AustraliaJordan Anthony“We Will Rise”BelarusLiza Misnikova“Pepelny (Ashen)” (Пепельный)FranceCarla“Bim bam toi”GeorgiaGiorgi Rostiashvili“We Need Love”IrelandAnna Kearney“Banshee”ItalyMarta Viola“La voce della terra”KazakhstanYerzhan Maksim“Armanyńnan qalma” (Арманыңнан қалма)MaltaEliana Gomez Blanco“We Are More”NetherlandsMatheu“Dans met jou”North MacedoniaMila Moskov“Fire”PolandViki Gabor“Superhero”PortugalJoana Almeida“Vem comigo (Come with Me)”RussiaTatyana Mezhentseva and Denberel Oorzhak“A Time for Us”SerbiaDarija Vračević“Podigni glas (Raise Your Voice)” (Подигни глас)SpainMelani García“Marte”UkraineSophia Ivanko“The Spirit of Music”WalesErin Mai“Calon yn Curo (Heart Beating)” Junior Eurovision 2019 This year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in the Gliwice Arena, Poland, on the 24th November 2019. Excitingly, it marks the first time Poland will host a music-based Eurovision event! Last year, Roksana Węgiel brought Poland its first Eurovision-adjacent …
Online voting returns for Junior Eurovision 2019

Online voting returns for Junior Eurovision 2019

Details of the voting procedure in this years Junior Eurovision Song Contest, hosted in Gliwice-Silesia, Poland has been confirmed. In a video uploaded to Youtube this afternoon, the EBU confirmed voting will be a 50/50 split. For the third year running, the winner will be decided by a jury and online public voting. This will mark the third year of this system, which made a debut back in Tblisi! Watch the video below: Two public votes While the jury voting will mimic the adult contest, the public vote is split in two rounds. From Friday 22nd November, fans will have around 48 hours to watch clips of the performances. After watching these previews, you can vote for a minimum of three, and a maximum of five songs. Much like last year, fans from participating countries can vote for their own country. Voting of round 1 will close before the contest begins on Sunday 24th November. Round 2 of the online will open after all songs have performed and will be open for around 15mins. Both rounds of voting will be combined to form the collective online vote. However, at the time of writing the EBU have not outlined if the …
Junior Eurovision back in time: relive Minsk 2010

Junior Eurovision back in time: relive Minsk 2010

Welcome to the eighth episode of Junior Eurovision back in time. Today we look back on the first JESC edition of the current decade. In 2010 we went to Minsk, the capital of Belarus. Quick things to know Date: 20 NovemberVenue: Minsk ArenaHost broadcaster: BTRCPresenters: Denis Koerjan & Lejla IsmailovaNumber of entries: 14 Lejla Ismailova & Denis Koerjan Broadcasters who wanted to organize the festival applied for this. The Belarusian state channel won the bid for the organization of Malta and Russia. Minsk Arena Participating countries While Cyprus and Romania left the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Latvia and Lithuania rejoined. Minsk also received a debutant, Moldova! Full list of participating countries: Lithuania: Bartas – Oki Doki Moldova: Stefan Roscovan – Ali BabaThe Netherlands: Anna & Senna – My FamilySerbia: Sonja Skoric – Čarobna noć Ukraine: Yulia Gurska – Miy litak Sweden: Josefine Ridell – Allt jag vill ha Russia: Sasha Lazin and Liza Drozd – Boy & GirlLatvia: Sarlote Lenmane – Viva la Dance (Dejo tā) Belgium: Jill & Lauren – Get Up! Armenia: Vladimir Arzumanyan – Mama Malta: Nicole Azzopardi – Knock! Knock! Boom! Boom!Belarus: Daniil Kozlov – Muzyki svet Georgia: Mariam Kakhelashvili – Mari DariNorth Macedonia: Anja Veterova …
North Macedonia: Mila Moskov’s “Fire” is released

North Macedonia: Mila Moskov’s “Fire” is released

Following their unprecedented success at the adult contest, North Macedonia were keen to confirm their participation in Junior Eurovision 2019. Mila Moskov was then revealed as their participant all the way back in July! Now, her entry has been released! Last week, it was confirmed that Mila will be performing “Fire” in Gliwice, continuing a proud tradition of representation of flammables at the contest. It was also revealed that the song was composed by Lazar Cvetkoski and Magdalena ENA Cvetkoska. Further, Mila’s stage show in Gliwice will be directed by Ljupka Gordan, who directed “Doma” last year. You can watch the official clip below: Junior Eurovision 2019 This year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in the Gliwice Arena, Poland, on the 24th November 2019. Excitingly, it marks the first time Poland will host a music-based Eurovision event! Last year, Roksana Węgiel brought Poland its first Eurovision-adjacent win with “Anyone I Want To Be”. Roksana has since been announced to be hosting the contest, along with Ida Nowakowska and Aleksander Sikora. The following nineteen countries have confirmed their participation, and all have now revealed their entries! However, Ireland is yet to reveal the revamp of its entry. AlbaniaArmeniaAustraliaBelarusFranceGeorgiaIrelandItalyKazakhstanMaltaNetherlandsNorth MacedoniaPolandPortugalRussiaSerbiaSpainUkraineWales North Macedonia at the Junior Eurovision Song …
Junior Eurovision back in time: relive Kiev 2009

Junior Eurovision back in time: relive Kiev 2009

Welcome to another episode of our JESC throwback series. Today we take you back to 2009. The contest took place in Ukraine’s capital Kiev. What do you remember from this edition? Quick things to know Date: 21 NovemberVenue: Palace of SportsHost broadcaster: NTUPresenters: Ani Lorak & Timur MiroshnychenkoNumber of entries: 13 Timur Miroshnychenko & Ani Lorak In the battle for the organization for 2009 it was between Ukraine, Belarus and Serbia. After deliberations by the EBU, NTU was granted the rights to the 2009 contest and would host it in Kiev. Ukraine also hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 in the same venue. Palace of Sports Participating countries A total of 13 countries marks the lowest number so far. We welcomed Sweden back, but on the otherhand three countries left the contest. We said goodbye to Greece, Bulgaria and Lithuania. The EBU slightly changed the language rule in the contest. Participants must sing in one of their national languages, however they are permitted to have a few lines in a different language. Full list of participating countries Sweden: Mimmi Sandén – DuRussia: Ekaterina Ryabova – Malenkiy prints Armenia: Luara Harapetyan – Barcelona Romania: Ioana Anuta – Ai puterea în mâna ta …
Final version of Irish entry yet to be revealed

Final version of Irish entry yet to be revealed

The Irish entry for the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest was revealed last weekend. However, it has now been confirmed that the final version is yet to be heard. Jonas Gladnikoff, one of the writers behind ‘Banshee’ has spoken out on social media, in regards to a question referring to the production quality of the track. Jonas confirmed to fans that the version presented last weekend was an early cut and would not be the mix performed at the contest. Thank you! 🙂 The version that was presented last sunday was not completely finished, so the mixing will be different when the videoclip is released. 🙂 I have no power over the staging, but I am definitely hoping for something amazing too 😀— Jonas Gladnikoff 🎶🏳️‍🌈🇸🇪✡️🌍🎶 (@jonasgladnikoff) October 8, 2019 Anna Kearney won the right to represent her country at the contest after winning the national selection Junior Eurovision Éire 2019 last Sunday. Ireland at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 Last year, Ireland selected Taylor Hynes to represent them in Minsk, with the song IOU. During his participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Taylor managed to finish 15th receiving 12 points from the juries and 36 points from the online vote.
Wales revamp “Calon yn Curo” by Erin Mai for Gliwice-Silesia

Wales revamp “Calon yn Curo” by Erin Mai for Gliwice-Silesia

It hasn’t been long since Erin Mai won the Welsh national selection for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Her entry “Calon yn Curo” has now been tweaked ahead of the upcoming competition in Gliwice-Silesia. An updated instrumental for the second year running Whilst Wales is still rather new to the whole Junior Eurovision scene, they are becoming experts at updating their entries after their national selection has finished. Last year, we saw an update to Manw’s entry “Perta” with some increased emphasis on the instruments in her track. This year, we see something very similar for Erin Mai and “Calon yn Curo”. The official music video has also been released with the revamp. Translating to “Heart Beating”, this year’s entry “Calon yn Curo” has been co-written by two artists who have already performed at Eurovision itself – Sylvia Strand and John Gregory. The pair were part of The Islanders band which accompanied Jon Lilygreen on stage at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 for Cyprus. The lyrics are written by Ed Holden. No stranger to televised competition shows, Lilygreen also competed on The X Factor UK in 2017. He made it all the way to the Six Chair Challenge as …
Eliana Gomez Blanco releases her entry ‘We Are More’

Eliana Gomez Blanco releases her entry ‘We Are More’

We have almost all of them! The Maltese entry for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 was released on 12 October. Eliana Gomez Blanco sings ‘We Are More’ on stage in Gliwice-Silesia. The small island has been doing extremely well at the kids contest since their return, so the bar is set high! How did Malta select Eliana? We take you back to August. Then, a national final took place in which Eliana competed against 11 other candidates. 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 winner got determined by a professional jury combined with televoting. So we already knew for a while that Eliana would represent Malta, and now her song was released. Click here to read more information about Eliana: Eliana Gomez Blanco to represent Malta in Gliwice-Silesia! Enjoy the song and the music video here! With ‘We Are More’, Eliana wants to make clear to all young people that you should stand for what you believe and you should not let you tear down by anyone. For the third time in Junior Eurovision history, Malta uses …
Portugal: Joana Alemida’s “Vem Comigo (Come With Me)” released

Portugal: Joana Alemida’s “Vem Comigo (Come With Me)” released

Two weeks ago, Portuguese broadcaster RTP confirmed that Joana Almeida will be representing Portugal at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Gliwice-Silesia. Joana is known to Portuguese audiences by winning ‘Gala Internacional dos Pequenos Cantores da Figueira da Foz‘, which is one of the popular children’s singing competition in Portugal. The official music video for her entry “Vem Comigo (Come With Me)” has now been released. “Vem Comigo (Come With Me)” is a song about hope, hope that the younger generation can make a positive environmental impact, despite the danger that the earth is currently facing. The entry was composed by João Pedro Coimbra, who was invited by RTP to write and compose the song. You can watch the official video below: Junior Eurovision 2019 This year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in the Gliwice Arena, Poland, on the 24th November 2019. Excitingly, it marks the first time Poland will host a music-based Eurovision event! Last year, Roksana Węgiel brought Poland its first Eurovision-adjacent win with “Anyone I Want To Be”. Roksana has since been announced to be hosting the contest, along with Ida Nowakowska and Aleksander Sikora. The following nineteen countries have confirmed their participation, and most have now revealed their entries! AlbaniaArmeniaAustraliaBelarusFranceGeorgiaIrelandItalyKazakhstanMaltaNetherlandsNorth MacedoniaPolandPortugalRussiaSerbiaSpainUkraineWales …
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