Tbilisi 2017

For all the news about the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest taking place in the Georgian capital city of Tbilisi.

Ukraine: Anastasiya Baginska reveals music video for “Don’t Stop (Ne Zupyniai)”

Ukraine: Anastasiya Baginska reveals music video for “Don’t Stop (Ne Zupyniai)”

Earlier today, Ukraine’s Anastasiya Baginska released the official music video for the final version of her 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest entry! The song now includes English lyrics and has subsequently been retitled Don’t Stop (Ne Zupyniai). You can watch the music video at the end of this article! New English lyrics The recording of the music video took place at the end of last month following a revamp of the entry itself. Indeed, the song now includes one verse and chorus in the English language. The rest of the song remains in Ukrainian. One of the rule changes for this year’s contest is that up to 40% of each entry can be in a language that isn’t one of the country’s official languages. Can Ukraine improve on last year’s finish? Last year, Ukraine was represented by Sofia Rol with Planet Craves For Love. Sofia finished in 14th place with 30 points. Can Anastasiya improve on Sofia’s finish? Give the official video of the Ukrainian entry a watch below!
Maria Iside Fiore to represent Italy at JESC with “Scelgo”

Maria Iside Fiore to represent Italy at JESC with “Scelgo”

Italy’s National Broadcaster (RAI) has made Its choice and It’s the talented Maria Iside Fiore waving the Italian flag  in Tbilisi. The young singer will represent her home country with the song Scelgo (My Choice). Scelgo (My Choice) talks about the dilemmas of a young girl in her everyday life. What makes this song personal is the fact that Maria wrote it herself, with the help of Stefano Rigamonti and Fabrizio Palaferri. It’s Maria’s Choice Maria Iside Fiore is Italy’s future star. Her talent goes beyond singing, as mentioned previously she’s a songwriter and an actress too. However, her most memorable achievement in her music career is qualifying for the final of the junior section of Cantagiro, Watch the official video for Maria Iside Fiore – Scelgo (My Choice) here :   The English translation of Scelgo – My Choice: “I choose not to be afraid to go beyond, beyond these walls I choose to give wings and wind To every breath, to every moment of mine   I choose not to be afraid Not to fear borders and colors I choose to throw my own smile Beyond the fence between Heaven and Earth.“ Italy in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Despite joining in …
Polina Bogusevich releases revamp including a breathtaking music video of her #JESC2017 entry “Wings”

Polina Bogusevich releases revamp including a breathtaking music video of her #JESC2017 entry “Wings”

Back in June, Polina Bogusevich was the first artist to be selected for this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest which takes place in Tbilisi next month. Today the official YouTube channel of the contest uploaded the music video including a revamp of the song.  The music video for the Russian entry “Wings” looks very professional and the song is even stronger than before. Polina’s vocals are outstanding and really capture the emotions of the song. Thanks to the JESC YouTube team, as they offer Russian and English subtitles for the music video. National selection 21 acts were in the race to represent Russia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Polina Bogusevich won both, the jury and internet voting. Including the bonus 12 points for every artist, she won the national final with a perfect score of 36 points. Fan reactions: So far the video as a 93% “thumbs up” rating on YouTube. Here are some comments, which caused the biggest reaction so far: escDisney Calling: Amazing!! So emotional and meaningful!! Deniz NL: The video has a really good message. I didn’t expect it to be that heavy, but it definitely fits the song. ESCAren: This is too perfect for Jesc ❤ Europe, let Russia win …
Junior Eurovision: “Youtuber” will be Portugal’s song in Tbilisi

Junior Eurovision: “Youtuber” will be Portugal’s song in Tbilisi

Portugal has decided to return to Junior Eurovision Song Contest after a 10 year break. They haven’t entered the junior contest since 2007. Their 2017 entry was revealed on 29th of September and it is called  “Youtuber”. One of the co-host of the national selection, Jorge Gabriel, sang and posted it last week. The young singers at “Juniors of Portugal” will all perform the entry next Thursday, and the best performance will represent Portugal in Georgia.  “Youtuber” The lyrics and music is made by João Cabrita and Mariana Andrade. The song is in Portuguese. As mentioned above, the singer has not been selected yet, but will be on Thursday on the 5th of October. There are five kids who will all sing their version of “Youtuber”, and they will also sing a song of their own choice. The singer will be picked by a combination of jury and public votes. For now we have to settle for listening to Jorge Gabriel’s version of the song! Concerns about the title “Youtuber” The Eurovision rules prohibit commercial messages of any kind in the song lyrics. Due to this, San Marino had to change the title and lyrics of their 2012 entry, “Facebook Uh, Oh, Oh” in order to …
Albania’s Junior Fest 2017 will now take place on October 14th

Albania’s Junior Fest 2017 will now take place on October 14th

On September 30th, the Albanian Junior Eurovision national selection process, Junior Fest 2017, was due to take place at the Palace of Congresses in Tirana. However, it was revealed that the competition had been delayed. Nevertheless, it has been confirmed that Junior Fest 2017 will now be held on October 14th. Two more weeks to wait The date change was confirmed by RTSH to ESC+Plus yesterday. Albania’s head of delegation, Kleart Duraj, explains the situation: “The RTSH website is not updated, the selection is on October 14th” Sixteen entries to compete Last month, RTSH revealed the sixteen entries that would be competing in the contest. For full details of every song, performer and songwriter, have a read of our article here. The winner will follow in the footsteps of Klesta Qehaja who represented Albania in Valletta last year with the dramatic ballad Besoj. Klesta finished in 13th place with 38 points! Albania’s best Junior Eurovision finish came a year earlier. In Sofia, Mishela Rapo finished in an impressive fifth place with the irresistibly catchy Dambaje. Are you looking forward to Junior Fest 2017? Furthermore, do you think Albania can score their first Eurovision victory? Let us know in the comments below!  
Isabella Clarke will “Speak Up!” for Australia in Junior Eurovision 2017

Isabella Clarke will “Speak Up!” for Australia in Junior Eurovision 2017

It has recently been revealed that the Australian entry for the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be titled Speak Up!. The entry will be performed by 13-year-old Isabella Clarke who was revealed as this year’s Australian representative last month. Her song will premiere “soon”! “It’s about voicing your opinion and believing in yourself” The song title was revealed in Isabella’s profile video, uploaded to junioreurovision.tv over the weekend. Regarding the message of the song, Isabella says: “The meaning of Speak Up! is obviously about speaking up, voicing your opinion and believing in yourself. Especially being young women or young girls, it’s being able to say what you want to say in life.” “It hasn’t sunk in yet!” Furthermore, Isabella explains how much she loves singing and her expectations from Junior Eurovision: “My favourite thing to do is singing. Singing is basically my life and I just love performing for people and making people happy. It hasn’t sunk in yet that I’m going to Junior Eurovision. I’m probably most looking forward to meeting so many people from around the world that I’m going to know forever!” Are you excited to hear the Australian entry for Tbilisi? Furthermore, do you think she can …
Alicja Rega will represent Poland in Tbilisi with “Mój dom”!

Alicja Rega will represent Poland in Tbilisi with “Mój dom”!

This evening, TVP hosted Krajowe Eliminacje do Konkursu Eurowizja Junior, the Polish national selection for the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. After ten talented young acts took to the stage, the winner was chosen. Alicja Rega will represent Poland in Tbilisi with the song Mój dom (My House)! Ten acts, one winner! A combination of televoting and a professional jury, weighted at 50% each, determined the winner of the competition. The jury consisted of Artur Orzech, Natalia Szroeder and Sylwia Lipka. Once the votes were combined, it was Alicja that came out on top. The running order of tonight’s final was as follows: ASMki – Pod prąd Monika Urbanowicz – Płomień miłości Maya & Marcel – Tacy sami WAMWAY – Jesteś mym marzeniem Tomek Bao – Pochodnie Dominika Ptak – Anioły Natalia Wawrzyńczyk – Nie jesteś sam Staś Kukulski – To co żyje w nas Alicja Rega – Mój dom (1st place) Ula Kowalska – Jestem jaka jestem A successful return to JESC last year Alicja will follow in the footsteps of Olivia Wieczorek who won the same competition this time last year. As a result, she went on to represent Poland in Valletta with her song Nie Zapomnij. Olivia scored Poland’s best Junior Eurovision in their history, finishing in 11th place with …
Irina Brodic and Jana Paunovic to wave Serbian flag in Tbilisi

Irina Brodic and Jana Paunovic to wave Serbian flag in Tbilisi

Irina Brodic and Jana Paunovic join forces on “Ceo Svet Je Nas” in attempt to bring Serbia its first Junior Eurovision trophy. The two talented girls bring a vision, positive message and an interesting stage presentation reminiscent of the 1920’s. By their performance, It’s evident that the two girls share the undeniable bond of FRIENDSHIP and the world truly is theirs. Watch Irina Brodic and Jana Paunovic perform their winning entry “Ceo Svet Je Nas” here: The National Final Despite staging an actual national final, Serbia’s National Broadcaster (RTS) decided to kill the suspense and announce the winners of the show before It goes on air. The winning song was determined by a panel of experts in the RTS studios and the show is supposed to air today. The National Selection line-up: “Sta je svet bez ljubavi” (What is the world without love) – Irina Arsenijevic “Ceo svet je nas” (The whole world is ours) – Irina Brodic and Jana Paunovic “Ove zvezde smo ti i ja” (These stars are you and me) – Darija Vracevic Serbia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Despite now having a win under their belt,  Serbia has had a pretty good track record in the contest. Debuting in …
Malta’s entry revealed – Gianluca Cilia to sing ‘Dawra Tond’

Malta’s entry revealed – Gianluca Cilia to sing ‘Dawra Tond’

Nine-year-old Gianluca Cilia won the ticket to represent Malta at the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest back in July, beating off competition from nine other participants.  At the national final, he performed a rendition of the Italian ballad ‘”Perdere l’amore” which proved a hit with televoters. Shortly after his win, preparations began on the Maltese entry. Earlier this evening, the official Maltese entry was presented for the first time via the Official Junior Eurovision YouTube account.  The song has a strong latin flavour and definitely prolongs the sound of summer for a little while longer! Malta is participating in the contest for the 13th time having already won the competition on two occasions, in 2013 & 2015. Could ‘Dawra Tond’ give the country their third win?  Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Dutch boyband Fource to release JESC song on October 6th

Dutch boyband Fource to release JESC song on October 6th

Fource, the boy band representing The Netherlands at Junior Eurovision 2017, will release their music video for their song ‘Love Me’ on October 6th. The official Junior Songfestival Instagram account has revealed the music video for the song ‘Love Me’ will arrive on October 6th on the Junior Songfestival website as well as the Youtube channel. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Junior Songfestival (@jrsongfestival) Sneak preview of Love Me Earlier, the band released a sneak preview of the song Love Me. The preview shows the filming of the music video in Amsterdam’s central Dam square. Here they are performing a small part of their song. Fource are the first boyband to represent The Netherlands at the Junior Eurovision Contest. The group is made up of Max Mies, Jannes Heuvelmans, Niels Schlimback and Ian Kuyper. The boys won the televised selection Junior Songfestival just recently performing a cover of JP Cooper’s ‘September Song’. A professional jury chose them as the winner. What do you think of Fource? Will they bring the Dutch success at Junior Eurovision? Let us know in the comments below or on social media @escXtra
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