Junior Eurovision

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🇵🇱 Ala Tracz releases the final version of “I’ll Be Standing”

🇵🇱 Ala Tracz releases the final version of “I’ll Be Standing”

After winning the ticket, to represent Poland on home turf. Poland’s Junior Eurovision 2020 representative Ala Tracz, has released the final version of her entry “I’ll Be Standing”. The revamped version included changes to the lyrics in order to comply with Junior Eurovision rules. To coincide with the release of the song, the official music video for this year’s contest has also been released, which you are able to watch below. Listen to “I’ll Be Standing” You are also able to listen to “I’ll Be Standing” via the following streaming platforms: Spotify Apple Music In addition, we have also prepared a playlist of the entries for the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which you are able to follow. You are also able to follow us on Spotify (escxtra) for all the latest music releases from Eurovision artists. Poland at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Poland made their debut in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest when the contest began in 2003, in Copenhagen, Denmark. After winning the Polish national final for the contest Katarzyna Żurawik represented the nation with the song, “Coś mnie nosi”. Unfortunately, they finished last with just three points. In 2004, Poland came out with exactly the same result, …
🇧🇾 JESC countdown: how are things going with Ksenia Sitnik?

🇧🇾 JESC countdown: how are things going with Ksenia Sitnik?

Earlier in this countdown series we talked about Maria Isabel. Now it’s time to check on Ksenia Sitnik, the JESC 2005 winner from Belarus! Hasselt 2005: throwback The 2005 Junior Eurovision Song Contest took place in Hasselt, Belgium on Saturday 26 November. 16 countries took part in Junior Eurovision in 2005. That year Russia made its debut alongside Serbia & Montenegro, however Cyprus, France, Poland and Switzerland decided to skip the contest. Spain’s 2004 winner, María Isabel, performed during the interval. Belarus won the Junior Eurovision for the first time with “Мы вместе” (My vmeste / We Are Together) performed by Ksenia Sitnik. The voting process was very exciting. Most of the time Spain was leading, until Belarus finally took the trophy. Life after the Junior Eurovision A year after the JESC victory, on November 26, 2006, Ksenia released her debut album named just as her winning entry: “Мы вместе” (My vmeste / We Are Together).In December 2005 Ksenia got a lead role in a special winter musical “Starry Night 2006”. In 2006 she released her first music video for the song “Маленький кораблик” (Malenky korablik / A Little Ship). Later it was followed by other music videos for songs …
🇺🇦 Oleksandr Balabanov releases the video for ‘Vidkryvai (Open Up)’

🇺🇦 Oleksandr Balabanov releases the video for ‘Vidkryvai (Open Up)’

He won the Ukrainian national selection back in September, earning the right to represent his country at the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Now, Oleksandr Balabanov has ‘opened up’ the official video for his song. The video was filmed in Kyiv last week and was produced by Serhii Kryvosheia, Head of Marketing and Advertising for the Ukrainian broadcaster UA:PBC. According to Serhii the video is made up of a few layers, including themes of discovering a new world and also human relationships. It is a rather thought-provoking and complex video, which in my opinion compliments the song perfectly. Take a look below: Oleksandr Balabanov At 14 years old, Oleksandr is already well acquainted to the world of a musician. He was born in Donetsk, Ukraine and started to sing from a very young age. At age four he joined a children’s folk music group and moved to the capital Kyiv at the age of eight. Oleksandr is the 15th artist to represent Ukraine, but only the 2nd male artist to do so, the last being Andranik Aleksanyan in 2009. Ukriane’s Junior Eurovision history First participating in the contest in 2006, Ukraine has won the contest in one occasion and hosted …
🇪🇸 JESC countdown: how are things going with Maria Isabel?

🇪🇸 JESC countdown: how are things going with Maria Isabel?

Last time we reviewed Dino Jelusic’s life, today it is Maria Isabel’s turn. To date, she is still the youngest candidate to win the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Let’s refresh our mind and take a look at how she won the contest back in 2004 and how she lives her life today. Throwback to Lillehammer 2004 The 2004 Junior Eurovision Song Contest took place in the Norwegian city of Lillehammer. About 18 countries took part, two more compared to the year before. The competition welcomed France and Switzerland as debutants. Among the 18 candidates, there was 1 9-year-old girl from Spain who managed to attract attention. She represented her country with the song “Antes muerta que sencilla”. At the international final on November 20, 2004, Maria Isabel was 15th out of 18 countries. A favorable position! Luck was lost during the scoring. Spain received points from all other 17 participating countries. In addition, she also received the maximum score of 12 points 8 times. They came from Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, France, Poland, Romania, Sweden and Switzerland. Life after winning Junior Eurovision Child pop star Her victory at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest gave Maria Isabel’s musical career a very big …
🇭🇷 JESC countdown: how are things going with Dino Jelusić?

🇭🇷 JESC countdown: how are things going with Dino Jelusić?

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest is coming our way. Eventhough this will me the most unusual contest we have ever seen, we are still thrilled that EBU and TVP did everything to make the childrens’ Eurovision possible in COVID-times. Are you ready? In this countdown series, we will dig into the life of the 17 previous JESC-winners. Today: Dino Jelusić. Junior Eurovision 2003 in Copenhagen On 15 November 2003, EBU and Danish broadcaster DR organised the first edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen. Alongsides 15 other countries, Croatia made its debut. Dino Jelusic had the honour to wave the Croatian flag on stage and perform his song “Ti si moja prva ljubav”. Although he performed in the very unlucky 2nd spot, it didn’t hurt him at all! He won the very first Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which was the first Croatian victory in a Eurovision related competition. Croatia received points from all 15 other participating countries. Dino received the maximum of 12 points from North Macedonia, Norway and Romania. In total, he got 134 points. Enjoy Dino’s performance at JESC 2003 Life after winning Junior Eurovision A career of three sections In a written interview by Dan …
🇫🇷 France’s Valentina releases Junior Eurovision 2020 entry “J’imagine”

🇫🇷 France’s Valentina releases Junior Eurovision 2020 entry “J’imagine”

Today, France released “J’imagine”, their entry for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 to be held in the Polish capital of Warsaw on November 29th. The song is performed by 11-year-old Valentina who rose to fame as part of the five-piece group Kids United Nouvelle Génération. A young French superstar! Valentina was announced as France’s representative at Junior Eurovision 2020 last week, posting this video on her Instagram channel to her impressive 300,000 followers! “J’imagine” is the 11th song of this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest to be released. Only Armenia and Georgia remain to revealed their entries. France’s entry was written by Antoine Barrau and Barbara Pravi. It is France’s fourth entry at the contest, following Thomas Pontier in 2004, Angélina in 2018 and Carla in 2019. A passion for Italian Aside from her success and two studio albums with Kids United Nouvelle Génération, junioreurovision.tv informs us that Valentina has a passion for French rap music. In addition, Valentina enjoys singing in Italian, an interest inherited from her mother who works as an Italian teacher. The young star names Laura Pausini as one of her favourite Italian artists with Ariana Grande being her musical idol. Watch the official music …
🇬🇪 Georgia to select Junior Eurovision act on November 13th

🇬🇪 Georgia to select Junior Eurovision act on November 13th

It’s selection show was delayed due to Covid-19, however Georgia have almost found their artist for Junior Eurovision 2020! ‘Ranina’ will reach it’s finale on the 13th of November. Three artists will battle it out in the final in the hopes of continuing the impressive legacy of the Caucasian nation at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Why so late? A fair question, seeing as last year’s representative Giorgi Rostiashvili was selected in May of 2019. However last year was, as we all know, a very different time. Ranina was scheduled to begin in late March of this year but the pandemic put a halt to these plans. After a few more minor delays, the show finally began on September 11th, and is set to run for two months like previous years. All this considered, November 13th makes perfect sense (minus two days!). A trailer for Ranina 2020 How will the artist be selected? Beginning on September 11th, the show has continued each Friday. On the sixth of November, a semi final will take place in which a jury will select three participants to go forward to the final. The winner of the final will go to Warsaw with an internally …
🇫🇷 Valentina to perform ‘J’imagine’ at Junior Eurovision 2020

🇫🇷 Valentina to perform ‘J’imagine’ at Junior Eurovision 2020

France finally reveals the entry song title for Junior Eurovision 2020! Last week the announcement came that Valentina will represent France at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Later Le Parisien published an interview with the young singer known as a member of “Kids United Nouvelle Génération” band, discussing her future Junior Eurovision performance. “J’imagine” is the song title she is going to perform. Barbara Pravi and Igit, the authors of “Bim Bam Toi” performed by Carla in 2019, had been working on this entry as well. During the interview Valentina also mentioned that the music video had been filmed already in Orléans. Moreover, she hopes to reach Top 5 with her song on the contest this year. The entry is yet to be released. Stay tuned! France at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest France first appeared at the Junior Eurovision stage in 2004. That year Thomas Pontier performed the song Si On Voulait Bien and came sixth. After this, the country withdrew. Everything has changed in 2018 when France reconsidered the Junior Eurovision participation and made a decision to come back. Angélina with her song “Jamais Sans Toi” had a quite successful performance and came 2nd. Last year the …
🇷🇸 Petar Aničić releases his Junior Eurovision entry ‘Heartbeat’

🇷🇸 Petar Aničić releases his Junior Eurovision entry ‘Heartbeat’

More and more countries are finally revealing their entries for the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Today, its Serbia’s turn to release their entry, as Petar Aničić releases his Junior Eurovision entry ‘Heartbeat’. Petar’s Junior Eurovision entry was unveiled via a music video, which was filmed at Belgrade Waterfront and at Ada Ciganlija, where he usually does his training for rowing. This will be Serbia’s 13th participation at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Serbia’s 2020 Junior Eurovision entry will be their third, where they use both Serbian and English. The other two occasions where this has occurred, was in 2019 and during their debut in 2016. As we have previously reported, Petar’s Junior Eurovision entry was written by Eurovision and Junior Eurovision veterans, who have worked on previous entries on both contests. Serbia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Serbia debuted at Junior Eurovision at the 2006 contest, hosted in Bucharest, having previously participated as Serbia and Montenegro in 2005. Between 2006 and 2010, they used the national selection Izbor za dečju pesmu Evrovizije to select their entrant. They did not participate between 2011 and 2013. Their best result to date is third place, which they have achieved on two occasions, in …
🇰🇿 Karakat Bashanova releases music video for ‘Forever’

🇰🇿 Karakat Bashanova releases music video for ‘Forever’

After winning the ticket to represent Kazakhstan at the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Karakat Bashanova has now released the official music video for her entry ‘Forever’. The powerful and emotional music video of ‘Forever’ sees Karakat signing along, as we see flashbacks of Fathers in dangerous professions, in the viewpoint of the children, where their father did not return. Kazakhstan’s third participation at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Karakat Bashanova will have the honour of being Kazakhstan’s third representative for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Her entry ‘Forever’ was written by Khamit Shangaliyev, who composed Kazakhstan’s Junior Eurovision entry in 2019 ‘Armanyńnan Qalma’, which placed 2nd overall. Kazakhstan in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Upon special invitation, Kazakhstan debuted at the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk, Belarus, with the song “Òzińe Sen” by Daneliya Tuleshova, who placed 6th out of 20 with 171 points. Daneliya recently was on the talent program America’s Got Talent, where she reached the finale. In 2019, Kazakhstan was invited back to compete in JESC in Gliwice, Poland. They sent Yerzhan Maksim with the song “Armanyńnan Qalma,” which placed 2nd overall with 227 points, winning the jury vote in the process. What do you …
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