Tbilisi 2017

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Details of JESC 2017 postcards revealed

Details of JESC 2017 postcards revealed

The 15th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) is coming closer and will take place in the capital of Georgia on November 26. Now the details for the postcards, that are shown before each country have been revealed. Get ready, as the JESC 2017 is coming. The team The JESC 2017 postcards will be directed by Zaza Orashvili and her team. Some images from the shooting of the postcards can be seen here. All postcards will be shoot in different regions of Georgia, to introduce the country to the viewers in Europe and Australia. The aim this year is, that the postcards will show the beauty of Georgia. The idea All the postcards will be shoot from the point of view of a Georgian person, who travels through the country. At every place, this person will meet with another character to collect Georgian artifacts and will hand those to the participants from all over Europe and Australia. The shooting for the postcards for the JESC 2017 is already complete in the regions of Adjara and Imereti. The crew is currently working in Svaneti. Famous Georgian people will be part of the postcards together with everyday Georgian citizen. The team also shoots …
Spain’s TVE reveals reasons for not participating in JESC

Spain’s TVE reveals reasons for not participating in JESC

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) revealed there will be sixteen countries participating in Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017, in Tbilisi, Georgia. Once again, Spain is not amongst the participants. In fact, the Iberian country has not entered the junior contest since the year 2006. ESC+Plus contacted the Direction of Entertainment of Televisión Española (TVE) to find out the reasons why Spain does not participate at JESC. These are their reasons: Repercussions on children TVE claims that competing in JESC has a negative impact on the participating children. Are they right? It is hard to tell. Certainly, the voting sequence in the contest is nerve-breaking. According to Manel Navarro, Nathan Trent was very upset after receiving nil points from the public. Polina Gagarina cried when she was ‘booed” during the 2015 voting. Adult singers reportedly leave the green room after receiving a disappointing result. If the voting upsets adults, imagine the impact on children. The EBU used to award twelve points to all the Junior Eurovision participants. But this practice was abandoned last year, and a new voting system will be in place for the 2017 contest. Small number of participants Another of the reasons for Spain’s absence is the small …
Bulgaria, Croatia and Israel frustrated by early reveal of JESC participants

Bulgaria, Croatia and Israel frustrated by early reveal of JESC participants

Earlier this week, the EBU surprised many fans by releasing the list of participating countries for the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. In recent years, this list hasn’t been unveiled until late September. However, it seems it wasn’t just the fans that were surprised. Several broadcasters, including those from Bulgaria, Croatia and Israel are frustrated at the situation. “We have everything in place to react quickly” The withdrawal of Bulgaria from the Junior Eurovision Song Contest was the biggest surprise upon the reveal of the list. Indeed, Bulgaria is in the process of electing a new director general and board at their national broadcaster. They have revealed that their future Eurovision and Junior Eurovision policies will be revealed after August 23rd once this board is in place. Of course, judging by previous years, this would give BNT the chance to sign up for the forthcoming Junior Eurovision. However, this early reveal has blocked this opportunity. Indeed, BNT seems quite bewildered by the situation via their official Eurovision Twitter account. Nevertheless, they explain that they have everything in place ready to enter Junior Eurovision 2017 if the new board approves participation later this month. we don't know exactly but if the …
Ukraine announces Junior Eurovision finalists

Ukraine announces Junior Eurovision finalists

Yesterday, NTU held a four hour long live show, in which 24 semifinalists performed. From these 24, 10 have managed to impress the jury and make it through to the final. One of them will go on to represent Ukraine at the 2017 Junior Eurovision Contest, in Tbilisi.   The Jury and Junior Eurovision finalists announced A five person Jury was responsible for deciding who would make it through to the final. They included Sofia Rol, Svitlana Tarabova, Valentyn Koval, Rozhden and Viktor Knysh. After all 24 entries performed, the 10 artists lucky enough to move on were 1. Veronika Kovalenko- “In My Dream” 2. Sofia Lozina- “I believe” 3. Sofia Bondarenko- “Music of your soul” 4. Darina Halycka- “Angels” 5.  Duet Glamurchik- “Where are you and me” 6. Sofia Shkidchenko- “Yo de ley” 7. Polina Ryzhak- “On Your Way” 8. Anastasiya Baginska- “Do not stop” 9. Fedir Sklyarenko- “Come on, sing” 10. Nina Boikova- “Dream is Near” When will the final take place? The National final is due to take place on the 25th of August. It will be broadcast live on YouTube, So Junior Eurovision fans will be able to watch it from the comfort of their living room. …
16 participating countries and new rules for JESC!

16 participating countries and new rules for JESC!

Exciting news everyone! As we all know already, Junior Eurovision will take place in Tblisi, Georgia on Sunday 26 November. This will be the 15th Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Today the EBU annonced a change of venue, the list of participating countries and an exciting new voting method.   We now have a full list of the 16 competing countries in this years Junior Eurovision Song! Participating countries The biggest surprises on the list of participating countries are Portugal and Bulgaria. Portugal for being back after not taking part since 2007, Bulgaria for not taking part this year. That’s right! You read correctly! Portugal returns for this years JESC!! Do you think they will be able to do what no one else has done before and take out BOTH competitions in the one year?! Albania (RTSH) Armenia (AMPTV) Australia (ABC) Belarus (BTRC) Cyprus (CyBC) FYR Macedonia (MKRTV) Georgia (GPB) Ireland (TG4) Italy (RAI) Malta (PBS) Poland (TVP) Portugal (RTP) Russia (RTR) Serbia (RTS) The Netherlands (AVROTROS) Ukraine (UA:PBC) Change of venue Originally the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest was set to take place in the Sports Palace. This has now been changed, and ta new venue has been announced. JESC …
Australia confirms participation for JESC!

Australia confirms participation for JESC!

Some extremely exciting news for you all! That’s right! Australia is back in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest! After having two very successful artists so far, in Bella Paige and Alexa Curtis, the Australian’s are back. We’re yet to discover who will represent Australia, but a new broadcasting partnership points only towards positive things. “This is now a great opportunity to reach a youth and children’s audience not available on SBS, to encourage more young Australians to get behind our performer” This broadcasting partnership is in collaboration with the Australian Broadcasting Company’s dedicated children’s channel ABC ME. After discussions with SBS and the EBU, they decided to have ABC ME be the broadcaster, maximizing the events reach (a potential weekly viewership of 1.7 million people). Marshall Heald, the Director of Television and Online Content at SBS is positive about the change. He says: “The Junior Eurovision Song Contest has been growing its following among passionate Eurovision fans since SBS first broadcast the event in 2014. This is now a great opportunity to reach a youth and children’s audience not available on SBS, to encourage more young Australians to get behind our performer, embrace the fun of the contest, and the …
Junior Eurovision 2017: Poland confirms participation

Junior Eurovision 2017: Poland confirms participation

The Polish participation for the JESC has been confirmed by its public broadcaster TVP. It is unknown whether Poland will select its entry to this year’s contest internally or opt for a national final. Last year Poland held a national final, Krajowe Eliminacje, to select their representative. Poland in Junior Eurovision Poland made their debut at the first ever Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003 with Katarzyna Żurawik and her song “Coś mnie nosi”. Unfortunately, she placed last with only 3 points, followed by KWADro the following year ending second to last. Due to low placings and supposedly lack of interest for the Junior competition, Poland decided to withdraw from JESC and remained absent until their return until 2016. Last year, Olivia Wieczorek secured an 11th place for Poland with “Nie Zapomnij” making it the best Polish result to date at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia on November 26th. This is the first time Georgia gets to host the contest, despite having won three times. So far, 14 countries have confirmed that they will take part in next year’s Junior Eurovision, and 3 …
Georgia opens call for 2017 Junior Eurovision

Georgia opens call for 2017 Junior Eurovision

Georgia, who won last year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest have recently announced the details of their 2017 entrant. The Georgian broadcaster, GPB, have launched the search for their representative that will fly their flag on home soil, in Tbilisi. How to apply If you are aged between 9 and 14 and are a Georgian citizen, then you can apply until the 1st of September. Solo singers or groups can send their entries to [email protected] When submitting your entry, a photo should be included with a contact number and a recording of the song. A professional jury will internally choose who the winning entrant and song is. The winner will go on to represent Georgia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place on the 26th of November. Georgia’s success at Junior Eurovision Georgia have proven to be a powerhouse when it comes to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. They have won the contest, on the most occasions (three times in 2008, 2011 & 2016) You can read here about the moment that Georgia won for the third time. They have only failed to make the top 10 on one occasion (2014) where they finished in 11th place. 2017 will mark a historical moment …
Hungary will not make their Junior Eurovision debut in Tbilisi

Hungary will not make their Junior Eurovision debut in Tbilisi

MTVA, Hungary’s national broadcaster, has confirmed that they have no plans to make their Junior Eurovision Song Contest debut in 2017. The broadcaster confirmed this to noticiasesc.com. The 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place on 26th November in the Georgian capital city of Tbilisi. A decision was expected before the end of July Hungary previously didn’t rule out making their debut in this year’s contest, with MTVA stating that a final decision would be made by the end of July. The Hungarian broadcaster has stuck to their word, but unfortunately didn’t provide the news we all wanted! 12 participants so far So far, 12 countries have confirmed their provisional participation in this year’s Junior Eurovision. These are as follows: Albania Armenia Belarus F.Y.R. Macedonia Georgia Ireland Italy Malta Russia Serbia The Netherlands Ukraine A few countries are yet to make their minds up Last year, 17 countries took to the stage in Valletta. Five participating countries from last year have yet to announce whether they plan to enter this year or withdraw from the competition. These are as follows: Australia Bulgaria Cyprus Israel Poland Are you disappointed by Hungary’s decision? Furthermore, how many countries do you think will …
Belarus reveal the running order for their Junior Eurovision 2017 selection!

Belarus reveal the running order for their Junior Eurovision 2017 selection!

Last year, Alexander Minyonok represented Belarus in Junior Eurovision 2016. His song ‘Musyka moikh pobed (Music is My Only Way)‘ came 7th with 177 points. Now, the Belarussian broadcaster, BTRC, have announced the running order for their national final this year, as well as the date that it will take place! The final will take place on 25 August. The winner of this final will represent Belarus in Junior Eurovision this year. Previously, we told you about the 10 acts who will compete in the Belarussian selection. Finally, we know the running order for the national final! The order in which these 10 acts will perform is as follows: Khelena Meraai Anastasiya Timofeyevich Ruslana Panchishina Elina Mataras Yaroslav Sokolikov Stefaniya Sokolova Ariny Pekhterevoy & Anastasii Dmitrachkovoy Kvartet Natsionalnogo tsentra detskogo tvorchestva im.V.Mulyavina Mariya Zhilina Anastasiya Zhabko The selection process A seven member jury (which included Eurovision 2015 entrant and Junior Eurovision 2014 composer Uzari) selected these 10 artists from 45 singers. On 25 August, a televised production will take place. Belarus will select their winner using a 50/50 combination of televotes and jury votes. Belarus in Junior Eurovision Amongst 5 podium finishes, the country has won the whole contest twice: …
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