Minsk 2018

For all the news about the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest taking place in the Belarusian capital city of Minsk.

Full Junior Eurovision online voting results: Poland beats France by 22,000 votes

Yesterday, an online vote and a national jury vote combined chose Poland as the winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018! Shortly afterwards, the EBU revealed the detailed jury voting results which included the individual rankings of all 100 jurors from across Europe and beyond. In addition, 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! Almost 1.3 million online votes Yes, the official Junior Eurovision Twitter account revealed that a total of 1,283,921 votes were cast online over the two voting periods: A record 1,283,921 valid votes were received which crowned Poland's Roksana Węgiel the winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018!#LightUp #JESC2018 pic.twitter.com/RH9qkwzsv9— Junior Eurovision (@EurovisionJr) November 25, 2018 Reversing the points conversion process Therefore, if we take that total number of votes and the number of points each entry received from the online voting, then 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 1,160 online voting points available, as this was the total amount of points given …

EBU releases detailed jury voting results for Junior Eurovision 2018

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 2018. 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 nineteen songs their nation was competing against. That’s a total of 100 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 two columns of these national voting breakdowns unused. Poland takes victory Earlier today, Roksana Węgiel gave Poland their first win in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. In an extremely exciting voting reveal, Anyone I Want To Be narrowly took victory over runner-up Angélina from France and third-placed Jael from Australia. Tell us what you find! Have a look through all twenty national jury breakdowns and let us know what interesting findings you …

Poland’s Roksana Węgiel wins the Junior Eurovision Song Contest!

The winner of the sixteenth Junior Eurovision Song Contest is known! Poland have won the contest for the first time. Their act was Roksana Węgiel with the song “Anyone I Want To Be”. Australia with the juries, Poland online Poland won the contest ahead of France and Australia, who finished in second and third place. French entrant Angélina scored extremely well with the online voting, where they finished in second place. Poland ended with 215 points, France on 203. Jury winners Australia managed to score 201 points. The Junior Eurovision Song Contest took place in Minsk, Belarus this year. Poland went into the show as one of the outsiders for victory. Other favourites included runners-up France and debuting nation Kazakhstan, who scored a top ten placing on their first ever Eurovision adventure. The other debutant, Wales, was less lucky as they finished last. It’s the eighth time Poland have managed to win a Eurovision related contest. They previously won Eurovision Young Musicians and Eurovision Young Dancers both three times. They also managed to win Eurovision Dance Contest in 2008. Below you can find the full scoreboard of the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest: Poland: Roksana Węgiel – Anyone I Want …

Junior Eurovision 2018: Download your scorecard here!

With just a few hours left until the Junior Eurovision 2018 final, make sure you’re prepared to score all 20 acts this evening with our Junior Eurovision scorecard!  Put yourself in the seat of a juror, and score each entry out of 30, awarding a maximum of 10 for song, performance and staging. Then, when it comes to voting, you will be able to select which 3, 4 or 5 acts you will vote for in tonight’s online public vote.  Why not print your scorecard or share it on social media? Get your friends to join in with the action in Minsk! Make sure you share a picture of your scorecard on social media and tell us how you’re preparing for and enjoying tonight’s musical spectacular, by either tagging/mentioning us @ESCXTRA or using the hashtag #ESCXTRAScorecard.  If you’d prefer to enjoy the contest yourself tonight though, why not just print our scorecard out? You can view our scorecard below. Who will win tonight’s contest? Earlier this week, you voted in the XTRA Vote and chose Kazakhstan as your winner. Our own editors also had a vote and couldn’t agree more. However, anything could happen tonight and any of the 20 …

ESCXTRA Editors’ Junior Eurovision Top 10: Which songs do we love?

As Minsk is making the final preparations for tomorrow’s grand final, it’s time for ESCXTRA to share with our readers who our favourites are this year in the ESCXTRA Editors’ Junior Eurovision Top 10 vote!   Over the past few weeks, 17 ESCXTRA editors have been voting for their top 10 favourite songs that will be taking part in the contest in Minsk tomorrow, and now, all the votes have been counted and we can reveal the top 10 songs of our editors! Our top 10 songs are… It’s time to reveal our top 10 favourite songs before finding out what our editors have to say about some of their favourites for this year! That means Kazakhstan is the favourite entry amongst the ESCXTRA editors, followed by France in second place and Armenia in third place. Will Daneliya take home the victory tomorrow night though or will another country walk away victorious? It could be anyone’s game as our editors awarded 12 points to eight different countries – including Ireland who didn’t finish in our top 10. Our editors’ opinions about our top 10 entries Kazakhstan: “Kazakhstan is my clear #1 this year, as it brings something new to the …

Junior Eurovision 2018 – Day 4 Rehearsal Recap

Here in Minsk, Belarus, the remaining ten countries took to the stage for their second rehearsals. So what have you missed? Here’s our handy recap giving you all the highlights from the Minsk Arena! Putting the finishing touches onto the performances Rehearsals are now going to schedule here at Minsk Arena, so the countries from day 2 performed again today – but this time in reverse alphabetical order from Wales through to Albania. Tomorrow is time for the dress rehearsal and jury show, find the exact schedule here: Here’s the rehearsal schedule for the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest! Wales – Manw Wales’s Manw was the first to hit the rehearsal stage today. Compared to the first rehearsal, Manw now features some glittery red eyeshadow and some small camera angles were added.  Day 4: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Wales puts the finishing touches on Manw’s performance Ukraine – Darina Krasnotevska As you can see from the title of the article, we at ESCXTRA found Darina’s performance of mesmerizing beauty. Although the performance featured no major changes, the camera angles give a more dramatic feel compared to the first rehearsal. The love and no war theme is very well featured with heart stickers on …

Minsk – “Well suited for Eurovision”

The Executive supervisor to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Jon Ola Sand has said Minsk, who is currently the host of the latest edition of the Junior Eurovision is well suited for the Senior version of the singing contest.  Speaking in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. Ola Sand had this to say about the Belorussian organisation of the current edition of Junior Eurovision. I am happy with the stage, sound and light at Minsk Arena. The whole team works very smoothly. This arena can host the adults’ version of the Eurovision Song Contest as the hall is quite spacious. Let us hold the Junior Eurovision here first and then we will think over other projectsEBU Executive Supervisor, Jon Ola Sand. He went on to comment on the slogan “Light Up” and it’s connotations with the organisation.  The atmosphere of the contest and the main stage are vibrant and energetic. The slogan of the 2018 Junior Eurovision speaks for itself. All the participants demonstrate the best of their abilities on the stage because they are very talentedEBU Executive Supervisor, Jon Ola Sand. Giving Belarus the Green Light to Win! This should come as a good vote of confidence for not only …

Day 4: 🇮🇹 Italy’s Marco and Melissa take us to a Disney fairy-tale land

ESCXTRA are live from Minsk for day 4 of rehearsals ahead of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018!  Today’s schedule Today, the countries rehearsing for the second time, in chronological order, are Wales, Ukraine, The Netherlands, Serbia, Russia, Portugal, Poland, Malta, Kazakhstan and Italy. Have a look at the full detailed rehearsal schedule by clicking here! The next artist to rehearse today is Melissa & Marco from Italy. We have just watched the latest run through of What is Love. Now, let’s compare the differences between the first and second rehearsals! First rehearsal recap Day 2: Fairytale ballad from Melissa & Marco and Italy – REVIEW Second rehearsal changes Italy’s performance is quite similar to the first rehearsal and the fairy-tale theme is very much present, especially in the latter part of the song with the huge Cinderella-like castle in the LED backdrop.  The camera angles work well and the are varied with several close ups but also bird-eye views of the stage.  Both are effortlessly able to transmit emotions and their vocal performance is very solid.  Rehearsal video clips How to vote! Online voting is now open! Votes can be cast via vote.junioreurovision.tv. Viewers from all over the world can vote for between three and five …

Day 4: 🇰🇿 An epic worthy of Hollywood from Kazakhstan’s Daneliya Tuleshova

ESCXTRA are live from Minsk for day 4 of rehearsals ahead of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018!  Today’s schedule Today, the countries rehearsing for the second time, in chronological order, are Wales, Ukraine, The Netherlands, Serbia, Russia, Portugal, Poland, Malta, Kazakhstan and Italy. Have a look at the full detailed rehearsal schedule by clicking here! The next artist to rehearse today is Daneliya Tuleshova from Kazakhstan. We have just watched the latest run through of Ózińe Sen Now, let’s compare the differences between the first and second rehearsals! First rehearsal recap Day 2: The full cinematic experience from Kazakhstan’s Daneliya Tuleshova – REVIEW Second rehearsal changes First thing to notice here is that almost the entirety of the press centre has emptied in order to go into the arena to watch this rehearsal live, Daneliya has definitely won over the journalists here in Minsk. Kazakhstan were already perfectly polished on Wednesday with what is widely agreed as the best camerawork from any delegation here. The use of the letterbox framing, the sepia filters is all perfectly timed. There’s the odd camera in shot which needs a final tidy up but this is undoubtedly targeting the podium at least for our debutants. …

Day 4: 🇲🇹 Ela brings out a lot of emotions for Malta

ESCXTRA are live from Minsk for day 4 of rehearsals ahead of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018!  Today’s schedule Today, the countries rehearsing for the second time, in chronological order, are Wales, Ukraine, The Netherlands, Serbia, Russia, Portugal, Poland, Malta, Kazakhstan and Italy. Have a look at the full detailed rehearsal schedule by clicking here! The next artist to rehearse today is Ela Mangion from Malta. We have just watched the latest run through of Samen. Now, let’s compare the differences between the first and second rehearsals! First rehearsal recap Day 2: Music video inspiration for Ela from Malta – REVIEW Second rehearsal changes As this is my first day here in the press center in Minsk, it was the first time I saw the show. However, based on the previous article, I can tell that in this case as well there are no major changes to the performance. The show starts with a close-up shot of Ela and initially it starts off as quite dark but then lights up, with yellow being the main colour as seen in the X of the dancers. Snippets of the music video still appear on the big LED screens.  Unsurprisingly, Ela’s vocals are spot on …