Junior Eurovision

Here you will find all the news about the world of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

Junior Eurovision 2020: Download your scorecard here!

Junior Eurovision 2020: Download your scorecard here!

After over a year since our last Eurovision event, the day has arrived! 12 young artists from across Europe will be (virtually) taking part in today’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, live from Poland. To help you vote, we’ve put together a simple scorecard so you can score the songs as the show is on. Put yourself in the seat of a juror, and score each entry on three elements – song, performance and staging. Give a score out of 10 for each of these elements and then total your score out of 30 at the end! Then, when it comes to voting, it will be much easier to find out which three acts you want to vote for. Move the world – and share your scores! Even though we’ll all be watching the contest apart this year, why not get your friends to get involved with all the Junior Eurovision action? Share a picture of your scorecard on social media and tell us how you’re preparing for today’s show. You can tag or mention us on social media @ESCXTRA or by using the hashtag #ESCXTRAScorecard. You can print out and download our scorecard below. Who will win tonight’s contest? In …
🇫🇷 Meet Valentina and vote for FRANCE in Junior Eurovision 2020 now!

🇫🇷 Meet Valentina and vote for FRANCE in Junior Eurovision 2020 now!

After a year like no other, ESCXTRA can’t be in the Polish capital city of Warsaw to bring you live coverage of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Nevertheless, we bring you the next best thing… an overview of each of the twelve participating entries and all the details you need to cast your online votes right now! Meet Valentina Valentina was internally selected by FranceTV to represent her country at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020, following in the footsteps of Carla (2019), Angélina (2018) and Thomas (2004). For Valentina’s age, she has experienced quite a lot already. In 2018, she auditioned for ‘Kids United Nouvelle Génération’, and was successful in joining the other four members of the group. As a member of ‘Kids United Nouvelle Génération’, they have been able to release two albums,  participate in UNICEF missions, takes part in various collective projects with other artists and build a huge fanbase on social media, with over 300,000 followers. Ariana Grande is Valentina’s biggest idol. Surprisingly she also has a keen interest in French rap and also has a talent for singing in Italian. She especially enjoys singing Laura Pausini’s songs, a favourite artist of her mother’s. Asked in …
🇺🇦 Meet Oleksandr Balabanov and vote for UKRAINE in Junior Eurovision 2020 now!

🇺🇦 Meet Oleksandr Balabanov and vote for UKRAINE in Junior Eurovision 2020 now!

After a year like no other, ESCXTRA can’t be in the Polish capital city of Warsaw to bring you live coverage of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Nevertheless, we bring you the next best thing… an overview of each of the twelve participating entries and all the details you need to cast your online votes right now! Meet Oleksandr Balabanov 14-year old Oleksandr Balabanov was successful after winning Ukraine’s Junior Eurovision Selection. He will be performing the song “Vidkryvai (Open Up)” at this year’s contest. A song which he co-wrote with Mykhailo Klymenko. We managed to speak to Oleksandr about his Junior Eurovision participation, and you are able to find out more here: 🇺🇦 Oleksandr Balabanov: “This year was my last try, so I had nothing to lose” In an interview with junioeurovision.tv, Oleksandr explains that his favorite lyric from his entry is ”But you are the argonaut who has found his fleece!’. He names his idols are Michael Jackson and the British band Jungle. Ukraine at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest As ESCXTRA team member Riccardo summarised in his 2018 feature article, Ukraine’s Junior Eurovision journey so far…, since debuting in the contest in 2006, Ukraine hasn’t missed a …
🇪🇸 Meet Soleá and vote for SPAIN in Junior Eurovision 2020 now!

🇪🇸 Meet Soleá and vote for SPAIN in Junior Eurovision 2020 now!

After a year like no other, ESCXTRA can’t be in the Polish capital city of Warsaw to bring you live coverage of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Nevertheless, we bring you the next best thing… an overview of each of the twelve participating entries and all the details you need to cast your online votes right now! Meet Soleá 9-year-old Soleá was selected to represent Spain at the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest via an internal selection. The young artist from Sevilla will sing the song “Palante”, which was written and composed by César G. Ross, Hajar Sbihi and Bruno Valverde. In an interview with junioreurovision.tv, she says that it is a “dream come true” to represent Spain at the contest and that she hopes her entry “Palante” will “encourage youth to always look ahead and emphasize the importance of unity”. When we spoke to Soleá, she told us that “even though we are going through rough times, we always have to try and look forward” – wise words indeed! Spain at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Spain made their debut in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest when the contest began in 2003, in Copenhagen, Denmark. The first four participations in …
🇷🇺 Meet Sofia Feskova and vote for RUSSIA in Junior Eurovision 2020 now!

🇷🇺 Meet Sofia Feskova and vote for RUSSIA in Junior Eurovision 2020 now!

After a year like no other, ESCXTRA can’t be in the Polish capital city of Warsaw to bring you live coverage of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Nevertheless, we bring you the next best thing… an overview of each of the twelve participating entries and all the details you need to cast your online votes right now! Meet Sofia Feskova Sofia is a 11-year-old singer from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. She’s no stranger to various muic contests such as The Voice Kids Russia, New Wave Junior, etc. This is the second time lucky for Sofia to become a Russian representative at the Junior Eurovision. Previously, she took part in the national selection in 2019 but didn’t win. In an interview with junioreurovision.tv, Sofia shared that participation in different contests taught her to practice many times before the actual performance. This can help her to perform confidently and enjoy taking the stage. Sofia also has a dream to one day sing on the same stage as her favourite singer Polina Gagarina, who came second at the Eurovision 2015. The most favourite lyric for Sofia in her song is: “The whole world feels like home; there I’ll stay, It’s my new day.” She believes, …
🇲🇹 Meet Chanel Monseigneur and vote for MALTA in Junior Eurovision 2020 now!

🇲🇹 Meet Chanel Monseigneur and vote for MALTA in Junior Eurovision 2020 now!

After a year like no other, ESCXTRA can’t be in the Polish capital city of Warsaw to bring you live coverage of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Nevertheless, we bring you the next best thing… an overview of each of the twelve participating entries and all the details you need to cast your online votes right now! Meet Chanel Monseigneur 9 Year Old Chanel Monseigneur was selected to represent the island nation, after winning the Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 selection. She will be performing the song ‘Chasing Sunsets’ at this year’s contest. Her entry was composed by Aleandro Spiteri Monseigneur, Peter Borg, Joe Roscoe and written by Emil Calleja Bayliss. We managed to speak to Chanel about her Junior Eurovision participation, and you are able to find out more here: 🇲🇹 Chanel Monseigneur: “Going to Poland was awesome and I would love to go back for a holiday” In an interview with junioeurovision.tv, Chanel explains that her favorite lyric from her entry is: Chasing sunsets here and far,as they follow the southern star and they travel the world breathin’ out, it’s what their life is all about what their life is all about She describes that these lyrics …
🇬🇪 Meet Sandra Gadelia and vote for GEORGIA in Junior Eurovision 2020 now!

🇬🇪 Meet Sandra Gadelia and vote for GEORGIA in Junior Eurovision 2020 now!

After a year like no other, ESCXTRA can’t be in the Polish capital city of Warsaw to bring you live coverage of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Nevertheless, we bring you the next best thing… an overview of each of the twelve participating entries and all the details you need to cast your online votes right now! Meet Sandra Gadelia 10-year-old Tbilisi-born Sandra Gadelia was victorious in Georgia’s marathon Junior Eurovision selection process Ranina and will perform “You Are Not Alone” in Sunday’s contest. The song was written by Temo Sajaia and composed by Giorgi Kukhianidze. In an interview with junioreurovision.tv, Sandra explains that her connection to music began at a very early age and is a natural fit for her personality. With an eclectic music taste, Sandra names British pop star Jessie J, German metal band Scorpions, and the legendary Louis Armstrong as some of her favourite artists. Regarding her powerful song “You Are Not Alone”, Sandra explains that her favourite lyric from her entry is “დედამიწაზე უნდა გიყვარდეს” which translates into English as “on the earth, you must love”. Furthermore, she names her biggest career achievement to date, besides her victory in Ranina, is her role in the …
🇵🇱 Meet Ala Tracz and vote for POLAND in Junior Eurovision 2020 now!

🇵🇱 Meet Ala Tracz and vote for POLAND in Junior Eurovision 2020 now!

After a year like no other, ESCXTRA can’t be in the Polish capital city of Warsaw to bring you live coverage of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Nevertheless, we bring you the next best thing… an overview of each of the twelve participating entries and all the details you need to cast your online votes right now! Meet Ala Tracz 10 Year Old Ala Tracz was selected to represent Poland at the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, after winning Szansa na Sukces. She will be singing the song ‘I’ll Be Standing’, which was written and composed by Andrzej Gromala & Sara Chmiel – Gromala. In an interview with junioreurovision.tv, she has mentioned that her favourite lyric from her entry is ‘”Będę siłą“- which literally means “I’ll be strong”. It’s her favourite part of the song because she thinks that in life you have to be strong and always fight, never give up. 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 …
🇧🇾 Meet Arina Pehtereva and vote for BELARUS in Junior Eurovision 2020 now!

🇧🇾 Meet Arina Pehtereva and vote for BELARUS in Junior Eurovision 2020 now!

After a year like no other, ESCXTRA can’t be in the Polish capital city of Warsaw to bring you live coverage of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Nevertheless, we bring you the next best thing… an overview of each of the twelve participating entries and all the details you need to cast your online votes right now! Meet Arina Pehtereva 12-year-old Mogilev-born Arina Pehtereva was internally-selected by BTRC and will perform “Aliens” in Sunday’s contest. The song was written by Daniil Zabela. In an interview with junioreurovision.tv, Arina explains that her connection to music began at age 6, when she began voice lessons at school. She names Bilie Eilish as her idol and is also a fan of Ariana Grande and Jessie J. About the lyrics of ‘Aliens’, she said the following: The song was written in spring when the coronavirus spread around the world. The idea of my song is simple: The world has stopped, borders have closed, people can no longer visit each other and even the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 is different. But I believe that the future is in our hands, and it is up to us children to save the world and make it …
🇷🇸 Meet Petar Aničić and vote for SERBIA in Junior Eurovision 2020 now!

🇷🇸 Meet Petar Aničić and vote for SERBIA in Junior Eurovision 2020 now!

After a year like no other, ESCXTRA can’t be in the Polish capital city of Warsaw to bring you live coverage of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Nevertheless, we bring you the next best thing… an overview of each of the twelve participating entries and all the details you need to cast your online votes right now! Meet Petar Aničić In September 2020, Serbia internally selected Petar Aničić to represent them at the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. His co-wrote his entry ‘Heartbeat’ with Leontina Pat, and Charlie Mason. Whilst he composed his entry, along with Vladimir Graić. We managed to speak to Petar about his Junior Eurovision participation, and you are able to find out more here: 🇷🇸 Petar Aničić: “My song is about a guy of 14 years old who experiences love feelings” In an interview with junioreurovision.tv Petar mentions that his favourite lyric from the song is: Tell me, tell me: when we meet,Is the wind left without sound…?I can only hear a heartbeat,Silent, as the world is spinning around In his opinion, it is the most emotional part of the song. Serbia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Serbia debuted at Junior Eurovision at the 2006 …
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