Minsk 2018

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

Aiming for the top! Australia’s Jael Wena releases Junior Eurovision entry “Champion”

Aiming for the top! Australia’s Jael Wena releases Junior Eurovision entry “Champion”

A few days ago, it was confirmed that the Australian Junior Eurovision entry would be unveiled on October 8th and now the time has come. Remember, it’s already October 8th in Australia! Therefore, we can now listen to the fourth Australian Junior Eurovision entry… Champion by Jael Wena! Inspirational and motivational Champion leaked ahead of its official release, appearing on YouTube amongst other websites in the last few hours. It’s a powerful song with powerful vocals and a powerful message and sure to inspire viewers all around Europe and beyond! You can be anyone if you believe itYou can overcome don’t stop believingThat you are enough you can be a champion, be a champion!Lyrics from the chorus of Champion A fourth internal selection Melbourne-born Jael was internally selected by Blink TV’s head of delegation, Paul Clarke. She follows in the footsteps of Bella Paige, Alexa Curtis and Isabella Clarke who were internally selected to represent Australia at the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contests respectively. According to tvtonight.com.au, Jael wrote her first song at the age of four. Furthermore, she won the national talent show quest Fast Track Talent Showcase for three years running! Aiming for gold? So far, Australia has …
Poland will broadcast Junior Eurovision from TVP ABC

Poland will broadcast Junior Eurovision from TVP ABC

Poland will participate at Junior Eurovision for the 5th time in Minsk. However, if in previous years they broadcast the show on TVP1 and TVP2, they have now moved it to TVP ABC, the children’s channel. Highest number of viewers in 2016-17 For the past two editions of the show, Poland had the highest viewing figures of any participating country at Junior Eurovision. In fact, when they returned in 2016, 2.8 million Polish viewers tuned in to watch the show, by far the biggest chunk in the 3.9 million total viewers. In 2017, when the show dropped to TVP2, 866,000 viewers watched the show. While not as much as the previous year, Polish viewers were still a significant proportion of the 2.8 million viewers. With the move to TVP ABC, views are likely to decrease significantly. In fact, TVP ABC had a share of 0.7% compared to the 8.72%. Poland is not the first broadcaster to drop the show to the children’s channels. In fact, Russia, Australia, Netherlands and Italy all already to that. This makes it difficult to reach audiences like the first years of the contest, where many millions tuned in to watch the show, like the 30 million …
Jael Wena to reveal Junior Eurovision 2018 song October 8

Jael Wena to reveal Junior Eurovision 2018 song October 8

Jael Wena has announced that her song for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will be revealed on October 8. The young singer posted the news to Instagram. Jael last week filmed the music video for her song in the company of her family.  No details have been revealed about the style of the song or it’s title, so all truly will be revealed on October 8!  View this post on Instagram Peeps, get ready! Song release for #junioreurovision date is M O N D A Y 8th OCT 😳 🎙 #jesc 🙌🏼 A post shared by Jael Wena (@jaelwenaofficial) on Oct 2, 2018 at 6:49pm PDT Going for the gold Australia internally selected Jael Wena to represent the country at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. She will follow from Australia’s three last participations from Bella Paige, Alexa Curtis and Isabella Clarke. Isabella achieved the best result for Australia last year, placing 3rd with “Speak Up”. Can Jael go better with a Junior Eurovision win?   
Tickets for Junior Eurovision 2018 are now on sale!

Tickets for Junior Eurovision 2018 are now on sale!

Junior Eurovision is now less than two months away and now tickets are up for purchase!  Available at affordable prices Tickets for the 2018 edition of Junior Eurovision are now on sale for both the final of November 25th and the dress rehearsal on November 24th. Both shows will take place at 6 pm in Minsk Arena. The prices are as follow:  For dress rehearsal: Between 6 to 9 BYR (2.45 – 3.65€)For the final: Between 9 to 12 BYR (3.65 – 4.9€) Those interested in attending any or all the shows may purchase tickets online here. Although 22,000 tickets are up for purchase, part of the tickets are reserved for pupils of orphanages and gifted children.  Tvr.by reported that BTRC is busy preparing for next month’s show and that the star theme will feature throughout the capital.   Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 Belarus’s capital Minsk will be the host of the 2018 edition of Junior Eurovision. This is the second time the event takes place in the city, that previously hosted it in 2010. A record-breaking 20 countries will participate in Minsk on November 25. Wales and Kazakhstan will both make a debut with Kazakhstan participating for the first time to any …
Final six chosen in Wales for next week’s final of ‘Chwilio am Seren’!

Final six chosen in Wales for next week’s final of ‘Chwilio am Seren’!

Tonight, Welsh broadcaster S4C aired the third episode of their Junior Eurovision selection process Chwilio am Seren – Search for a Star. At the end of the programme, the six finalists were revealed! The talented twelve take over Swansea This week, the remaining twelve performers faced a live audience for the first time. After mentoring from the three coaches, Connie Fisher, Stifyn Parri and Tara Bethan, each artist took to a stage in Swansea’s Quadrant Shopping Centre to belt out a cover version in Welsh. For some, it was the first time they had sung in Welsh! The final six are chosen! After a series of fantastic performances, including a cover by Lily of 2014 Eurovision winner Rise Like a Phoenix by Conchita Wurst, the coaches chose their final six. To reveal the results, the coaches surprised each performer at their school or home! Therefore, the final six are as follows: Ella Georgia ThomasGracie-JayneLauren Mia JonesLilyManw Lili RobinMisha Parry Next week, on Tuesday, October 9th, these six will perform live in Llandudno for the S4C viewers. The Welsh public will then be able to cast a vote for their winner! Have you been watching Chwilio am Seren? Let us know your …
Tamar Edilashvili will sing “Your Voice” in Minsk for Georgia

Tamar Edilashvili will sing “Your Voice” in Minsk for Georgia

Back in May, Tamar Edilashvili earned the right to be Georgia’s 12th representative at Junior Eurovision. Yesterday, Georgian broadcaster revealed that she will sing the song “Your Voice” in Minsk. Song picked by expert jury The song “Your Voice” is a composition of Sopho Toroshelidze with lyrics by Aleksandre Lortkipanidze. A 6-member jury featuring Eurovision alumns picked it among 22 possible entries. In fact, the members of the jury were:  Davit Evgenidze (composer)Sopho Khalvashi (singer, represented Georgia at Eurovision 2007)Nodiko Tatishvili (singer, represented Georgia at Eurovision 2013 together with Sopho Gelovani)Zaza Orashvili (director)Manana Morchiladze (vocal teacher)Lana Kutateladze (head of the development of the project of the First Channel) Currently, it in unclear when we will get to her the song. Furthermore, no further information on the genre of the song is currently available.  Georgia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Georgia debuted at Junior Eurovision in 2007, represented by Mariam Romelashvili who came 4th with her entry “Odelia Ranuni“. The country has enjoyed a series of good results at Junior Eurovision, winning three times, in 2008 with Bzikebi, in 2011 with Candy and 2016 with Mariam Mamadashvili. Actually, with 3 victories they hold the record for most wins at the …
“Lost and Found” producer Darko Dimitrov behind FYR Macedonia’s 2018 Junior Eurovision entry

“Lost and Found” producer Darko Dimitrov behind FYR Macedonia’s 2018 Junior Eurovision entry

Whilst the nation of Macedonia is currently finding out the results of an extremely important referendum debating the country’s name change to North Macedonia, it is full steam ahead with the preparations for November’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest! Indeed, Darko Dimitrov has been revealed as the producer of Marija Spasovska’s entry for Minsk. Eurovision experience for Macedonia Darko Dimitrov is no stranger to the Eurovision Song Contest. He has produced a number of songs for the competition over the years. For example, Dimitrov produced the 2006, 2013 and 2018 Macedonian Eurovision entries: Elena Risteska’s Ninanajna, Esma & Lozano’s Pred da se razdeni, and Eye Cue’s Lost and Found. In addition, he produced Elhaida Dani’s I’m Alive for Albania in 2015 as well as Sanja Ilić & Balkanika’s Nova deca for Serbia in Lisbon. Almost ready! A few weeks ago, it was revealed that Marija’s Junior Eurovision entry was scheduled to be completed by the end of this month. Indeed, Marija has confirmed on social media that the final version of her entry is almost completed. View this post on Instagram Евровизиската песна се подготвува во студио заедно со најдобриот композитор Дарко Димитров❤❤ @darkodimitrov A post shared by Marija Spasovska (@marija.spasovska_official) on …
Max & Anne to represent the Netherlands in Minsk!

Max & Anne to represent the Netherlands in Minsk!

Competing against another three acts, Max & Anne have walked away from the Junior Songfestival 2018 victorious, and holding the Dutch ticket to this year’s Junior Eurovision in Minsk! They will perform their song, “Samen”, at the contest on 25 November, which today became the eighth entry to be announced for Junior Eurovision 2018. There were four acts but only one could win! The four acts for the Dutch national final were revealed on 28th July, and now finally, two months on, the winner has been decided. Max Albertazzi (born 17 August 2004) & Anne Buhre (born 31 March 2004) competed against three other strong acts in tonight’s national final, in which the winner was decided by an equal three-way vote between a kids jury, professional jury and a public vote. The four entries in tonight’s Junior Songfestival were: Remix – “What Girls Do” – 26 points (8+9+9)Anna – “Touch Each Other’s Heart” – 32 points (10+12+10)Max & Anne – “Samen” – 34 points (12+10+12)Kiya – “Butterflies” – 25 points (9+8+8) The professional jury was made up of the 2016 winner of The Voice of Holland Maan, theatre and television actor Buddy Vedder and singer and musical theatre actor Tommie …
Rita Laranjeira is the representative of Portugal for Junior Eurovision!

Rita Laranjeira is the representative of Portugal for Junior Eurovision!

After RTP completed their selection process to find their representative for Junior Eurovision, which will be held in Minsk, Belarus. Portugal have declared Rita Laranjeira as the winner of  “Juniores de Portugal”. A panel of jurors chosen by RTP. The panel comprised of Nuno Galopim, Pedro Madeira. Pedro represented Portugal in Junior Eurovision in 2006, Carla Bugalho. Carla is the Head Of Delegation for Portugal, Fernando Martins and Sílvia Alberto. Sílvia is perhaps best known for presenting the Eurovision Contest 2018 in Lisbon, were responsible for the choice of the Portuguese representative.  What was “Juniores de Portugal”? As we previously reported below, the stages that RTP went through to chose their representative who will go to Minsk, Belarus.70 applications were narrowed down to 10 Finalists. The finalists went before the aforementioned jury and a winner was declared. Read a more detailed overview below. Portugal: RTP reveals the 10 finalists of “Juniores de Portugal” What happens next? We have only reported on the singer. This is due to the fact that RTP will call upon composers to write the song for Rita. Also there will be a music video that will accompany the song. The song must fit this rationale “theme songs addressed …
Final 12 of Chwilio Am Seren revealed!

Final 12 of Chwilio Am Seren revealed!

In the second episode of Wales’s national selection “Chwilio Am Seren” we saw the final 12 contestants revealed. We are one step closer to finding out who will be the first ever Welsh representative in the Junior Eurovision stage. From 20 contestants to just 12 In last night’s episode, we saw the three mentors condense the auditonees to just twenty participants. The participants were then placed in a bootcamp to then condense the number of contestants to just 12. The following participants made it through to last night’s show:  Gracie JayneTiahManonLauren PriceEmma KennedyManw Lili RobinMisha Parrylestyn Gwin JonrdElla Georgia TomasLilyLauren Mia JonesAmelia Francis The next stage of the competition will be for the mentors to choose the Top Six contestants for the Grand Final, taking place on Tuesday 9th October in Lladudno, where the public will be able to vote for the first Welsh representative in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 Belarus’s capital Minsk will be the host of the 2018 edition of Junior Eurovision. This is the second time the event takes place in the city, that previously hosted it in 2010. A record-breaking 20 countries will participate in Minsk on November 25. Wales and Kazakhstan …
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