Junior Eurovision

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🇮🇪 Ireland confirms Junior Eurovision 2020 participation

🇮🇪 Ireland confirms Junior Eurovision 2020 participation

Earlier today, Irish broadcaster TG4 has confirmed that it will be participating in this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Along with their confirmation, the Irish broadcaster also opened a search for interested artists to compete. 🎤 Junior Eurovision 2020 🎤🎉 Seo do sheans 🎉➡️ Déan iarratas inniu ⬅️@ADAREtelly @ZENAdonnelly @aimeebanksmusic @MuireannMusic @realAnnaKearney @HateChrisGreene @BleazerG @fobraonain @eoghanmcdermo pic.twitter.com/kJEyFfuxo1— TG4 (@TG4TV) January 14, 2020 Interested singers can now apply! Applications are now open for interested singers who are interested in taking part and representing Ireland at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The following requirements must be met: Applicants must be aged 9-14 years on the date of the competition this Autumn 2020.Soloists and groups up to 6 are eligible.By submitting your application you agree that we (Adare Productions) may share the information provided with TG4Application forms will be retained by Adare Productions. The information will be kept securely and in accordance with applicable Data Protection legislation.We reserve the right at any time to carry out background checks to verify the information provided in your application. Entrants must be a resident of Ireland or be of Irish nationality.Parent’s permission is needed to take part. Mum or Dad MUST fill out this application.(Should you …
🇮🇸 Felix Bergsson says “no decision has been made” about JESC

🇮🇸 Felix Bergsson says “no decision has been made” about JESC

Icelandic Head of Delegation, Felix Bergsson, has revealed to ESCXTRA.com that the Icelandic broadcaster RÚV has made “no decision” about taking part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. “We watch JESC with joy” Spanish Eurovision blog, Eurofestivales, reported yesterday that Iceland were considering participating in another Eurovision family contest. ESCXTRA.com contacted the Icelandic head of delegation, Felix Bergsson, for more information on this matter. We are always reviewing our participation in the ESC project. We watch JESC with joy but no decision has been made about joining the contest.– Felix Bergsson, speaking to ESCXTRA on 26 December 2019 To date, Iceland have only taken part in the Eurovision Song Contest and no other events in the Eurovision family. Iceland’s best result at Eurovision is 2nd place where they finished on two occasions – in 1999 and 2009. Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 After Viki Gabor won Junior Eurovision 2019 in Gliwice, Poland became the first country to bid to host the 2020 contest. Kazakhstan also considered placing a bid, but the EBU said it would not be possible as they are not a full member of the European Broadcasting Union. To date, six countries have confirmed their intention to participate …
Junior Eurovision 2019 audience the 2nd biggest on record

Junior Eurovision 2019 audience the 2nd biggest on record

This year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest was the second most watched on record, with the biggest audience since 2006. The European Broadcasting Union has announced the viewing figures for Junior Eurovision 2019. The 17th annual contest this year was held in Gliwice, Poland. The total audience increased an amazing 240% from 2018 – up from 3.4 million in 2018 to 11.6 million in 2019. The largest number of viewers came from hosts and winners Poland with 5.6 million viewers. Second highest was Russia with 2.2 million viewers – it’s best figures since 2011. Next was Spain with 1.4 million viewers, who returned to the contest after a long absence to place 3rd in the competition. France attracted 1 million viewers, slightly below their 2018 audience of 1.2 million viewers. The EBU also provided a range of statistics on audience share for the 2019 contest: The 2.5 hour show delivered an 9.1% viewing share, up 55% on the 5.7% average normally achieved by the same group of broadcast channels. 13 out of 16 markets measured delivered a similar or better performance than the broadcast channel average. The show delivered an 11.4% viewing share for children aged 4 -14 years old, 81% higher …
🇰🇿 Kazakhstan not eligible to host Junior Eurovision 2020

🇰🇿 Kazakhstan not eligible to host Junior Eurovision 2020

Kazakhstan would not be eligible to host the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The EBU has confirmed to Spanish blog Eurofestivales that despite interest from the country, Kazakhstan would not be eligible to host the next Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2020. They stated only full EBU members are eligible to host the contest, with broadcaster Khabar Agency being only an associate member. Kazakhstan hosting the contest in their capital Nur-Sultan would bring a Eurovision event further east than any other participating country. During earlier discussions the delegation had stated that due to weather conditions being less favourable in late November the contest would likely be brought forward to October. Kazakhstan placed second at Junior Eurovision 2019 This year Kazakhstan was represented by Yerzhan Maksim with the song “Armanyńnan Qalma”. It scored a total of 227 points. It won the jury vote with 148 points and came 5th with the online vote scoring 79 points. What about the other possible host countries? Poland both hosted and won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019, and are interested in hosting the contest for a second time in 2020. However the Head of TVP Jacek Kurski has hinted that the EBU may not …
🇵🇱 Poland to keep same selection method for Junior Eurovision 2020?

🇵🇱 Poland to keep same selection method for Junior Eurovision 2020?

Last month, Poland became the first country to win the Junior Eurovision Song Contest twice in a row. The champion, Viki Gabor, was selected through a national final called Szansa na sukces. In light of this, TVP have stated that they will likely be using this same method for Junior Eurovision 2020. Jacek Kurski, the Head of Poland’s TVP has announced that their artist for the 2020 contest will likely be selected through the same method. This comes as little surprise considering that the Szansa na Sukces brought them their second consecutive victory. The national final mostly comprised of contestants from The Voice Kids Poland, which was previously won by Roksana Węgiel. In an interview Mr Kurski with Tele Magazyn, he reaffirmed that the combination of The Voice Kids and Szansa na sukces were the best methods for selecting their entry. Clearly, he is onto something. The cycle will start sooner than you might think, with the next season of The Voice Kids Poland kicking off in January. TVP are no strangers to getting the ball rolling early. Previously, the broadcaster announced that they would be happy to host the 2020 contest. Note, this was before Poland even won the …
🇰🇿 Kazakhstan to place bid to host Junior Eurovision 2020?

🇰🇿 Kazakhstan to place bid to host Junior Eurovision 2020?

At last month’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Kazakhstan won the silver medal courtesy of Yerzhan Maksim’s impressive performance of “Armanyńnan Qalma”. Now, broadcaster Khabar Agency has turned their attention towards next year’s contest. Kazakh bid being “discussed” According to Eurofestivales, directors at Kazakh broadcaster Khabar Agency are discussing whether to bid to host next year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. This follows a similar interest in hosting the 2019 contest in which it was revealed that the contest would have been moved to October in order to the extreme weather conditions in the Kazakh capital of Nursultan. Between November and March, temperatures in Nursultan rarely rise above freezing. In November, Nursultan has a daily mean temperature of -5 degrees celsius with an all-time record low of -39 degrees celsius. A change in rules required? Whether the EBU would consider a bid from an EBU associate member remains to be seen, although it is believed to be against the current rules of the competition. For example, in the adult contest, fellow associate member Australia would have to choose a European country to host in case of victory. EBU looking away from Poland? Head of Polish broadcaster TVP, Jacek Kurski, has also hinted …
EBU releases detailed jury voting results for Junior Eurovision 2019

EBU releases detailed jury voting results for Junior Eurovision 2019

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 2019. 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 eighteen songs their nation was competing against. That’s a total of 95 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 column of these national voting breakdowns unused. Poland takes victory Earlier today, Viki Gabor gave Poland their second consecutive win in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Tell us what you find! Have a look through all nineteen national jury breakdowns and let us know what interesting findings you discover via our social media pages @ESCXTRA!
Full Junior Eurovision 2019 online voting results: Poland beats Spain by 212,000 votes

Full Junior Eurovision 2019 online voting results: Poland beats Spain by 212,000 votes

This afternoon, the combination of an online vote and a professional jury vote chose Poland as the winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019! 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! 3.77 million online votes Yes, the hosts of the show revealed that a total of 3.77 million votes were cast online over the two voting periods! Reversing the points conversion process Therefore, if we take the total number of votes and the number of points each entry received from the online voting, 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 1,102 online voting points available, as this was the total amount of points given out by the national juries, this means that the EBU would have had to round the points equivalent of the voting percentages to the nearest point. Therefore, we have rounded our own online vote calculations to the nearest one thousand to allow for the roundings used earlier in the conversion process. Indeed, the numbers …
Poland wins Junior Eurovision 2019!

Poland wins Junior Eurovision 2019!

Viki Gabor from Poland has won Junior Eurovision 2019! Giving Poland their second JESC win in a row. Full results Poland won the contest, with Kazakhstan the runners-up and Spain completing the top 3. You can read our full results article for the jury vote here. While you’re at it, you can check out our full online voting results here. This gives Poland their second win in a row in Junior Eurovision, as Viki Gabor’s “Superhero” helps them get back-to-back victories. You can watch Viki’s winning performance below: Are you happy with the winner? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
WATCH LIVE: Junior Eurovision 2019

WATCH LIVE: Junior Eurovision 2019

It’s time!  The 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest is live from the Gliwice Arena in Gliwice, Poland. Follow the official live stream below as well as tweets from the ESCXTRA team on the ground.  Tweets by escxtra
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