Junior Eurovision

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

Bulgaria makes it 13!

Bulgaria makes it 13!

Today Bulgarian broadcaster BNT officially submitted the paperwork declaring that after two years away the Balkan nation will be returning to Junior Eurovision. This will mark the fourth participation for Bulgaria in Junior Eurovision after taking part previously in 2007, 2008 and 2011. Their best result came on their début when Bon-Bon came 7th with their entry ‘Bonbolandia’ however a year later Krastyana Krasteva finished last (15th) with her entry ‘Edna Mechta’ This makes Bulgaria the 13th country so far to confirm their participation in the 2014 edition of Junior Eurovision, one more than participated in Kyiv last year. Portugal have also announced their intention to take part, but as yet have not submitted the paperwork. Meanwhile we are yet to hear from four countries who participated last year; Azerbaijan, San Marino, FYR Macedonia and Moldova. This also spells good news for Eurovision fans who may have begun to worry about Bulgarian interests in the adult contest. Time will tell whether Bulgaria along with Serbia follow the example of Cyprus and announce the intention to send an entry to Austria next year.
RTS return to Eurovision fold at JESC 2014

RTS return to Eurovision fold at JESC 2014

Today, Serbian national broadcaster RTS officially announced their participation in the 2014 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The news was confirmed during this evening’s ‘Beogradska hronika’ show on RTS 1. Further details will be announced in due course. Serbia last competed at Junior Eurovision in 2010. Since Moje 3’s participation in the 2013 senior contest, Serbia have not participated in any of the Eurovision brand events, so this news could be taken as a precursor to interest in returning to the Eurovision Song Contest in Austria. Serbia twice achieved a best result of third place at Junior Eurovision; in 2010, when Sonja Škorić placed third in Minsk with her song “Čarobna noć” (Magical night) and in 2007 through Nevena Božović who went on to represent Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö as part of group Moje 3. The Junior Eurovision song contest will take place in Marsa, Malta on 15 November 2014. Serbia is the thirteenth country to formally confirm participation, already ensuring a larger field than in 2013.
RTCG joins Junior Eurovision

RTCG joins Junior Eurovision

After Italy announced their debut in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, a second country has now confirmed their debut. Montenegro’s broadcaster RTCG will debut in the competition later this year. The Balkan country will debut as an independent nation in JESC after having participated as part of Serbia&Montenegro back in 2005. RTCG has not yet confirmed how they will select their singer and song. The broadcaster will reveal these details at a later date. JESC Executive Supervisor, Vladislav Yakovlev said: I’d like to welcome Montenegro to the Junior Eurovision family. They qualified to the Eurovision Song Contest final for the first time this year, and I hope they will also enjoy the experience of participating in Junior Eurovision as well. Montenegro’s participation means a total of 11 countries have confirmed to participate in Malta on 15 November: Armenia, Belarus, Cyprus, Georgia, Italy, Malta, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine.
Italy to join JESC

Italy to join JESC

Italy is to join the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, according to a news article on the official Junior Eurovision website posted this evening. The country will make its début at this year’s event in Malta, having only returned to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011. Italy will be presented in Junior Eurovisino by Rai Gulp, the children’s channel. Vladislav Yakovlev, Executive Supervisor of the competition had this to say: “It’s wonderful to be able to welcome RAI Gulp to the Junior Eurovision family” . “Italy and Malta have a special musical friendship – with both Gaia and Federica having taken part in ‘Ti lascio una canzone’, and Gaia also having been in in San Remo Junior – so it seems only natural that Italy should choose to make its Junior Eurovision debut in Malta this November”.
Junior Eurovision tickets to go on sale in August

Junior Eurovision tickets to go on sale in August

Tickets for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014 will go on sale from August according to press releases from the European Broadcasting Union and host broadcaster TVM today. Tickets will be sold online via a process to be announced by contest organisers in the coming weeks. In a move not unlike that taken by the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 host broadcaster DR, a slightly alternative venue in the form of another ship building yard has been chosen for the contest. Malta Shipbuilding, located in Marsa in the centre of Malta will host the contest on Saturday the 15th November 2014, with the venue being transformed into an arena with a capacity of up to 4,500 including 800 standing tickets. Stay tuned to escXtra.com for more information on the Junior Eurovision Song Contest!
Return to Junior Eurovision for Cyprus

Return to Junior Eurovision for Cyprus

After four years away from the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and indeed missing this year’s main competition in Copenhagen, the island nation of Cyprus will this year return to the junior family. Despite hosting the competition in 2008, Cyprus’ last participation was a mere one year later when Rafaella Costa finished third last in 2009. As such, this will be the 7th year of 12 in which we see Cyprus at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Executive supervisor of Junior Eurovision Vladislav Yakovlev praised CyBC’s decision to return to the competition stating Cyprus’ participation in the first competition and former hosting as a “proud Junior Eurovision tradition” and alluding to plans already in motion by stating I’m very glad to see CyBC taking part again, and I don’t think they will be disappointed by the show Malta will put on! The return to Junior Eurovision should be marked by many fans as a positive sign of Cyprus’ commitment to the overall Eurovision brand, and surely points to at the very least an attempt to send an entry to next year’s Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Austria.
Julia Kedhammar wins Lilla Melodifestivalen

Julia Kedhammar wins Lilla Melodifestivalen

The Swedish representative for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014 has been selected and Julia Kedhammar will take her song “Du är inte ensam”, which translates into English as “You Are Not Alone”, to Malta. Eight participants aged between 11 and 15 took part in Lilla Melodifestivalen 2014 and the jury who chose the winning song consisted of Christer Björkman, Carolina Noren and Malin Olsson. Julia is fourteen years old and you can listen to her song below
Lilla Melodifestivalen participants known before tomorrow’s final

Lilla Melodifestivalen participants known before tomorrow’s final

Swedish broadcaster SVT has published the names of the 8 songs which will compete tomorrow night to represent Sweden in the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The songs were picked from submissions that closed in April and since then, the singers have been working with producers to perfect their entries. The participants are: “Du är inte ensam” – Julia Kedhammar (14) “Här är vi nu” – Skyscraper (group) “Stilla” – Vilman Larsson (12) “När hoppet tar slut” – Kevin Körber (13) “Jag trodde på oss” – Felxi Laurent (12) “Oslagbara” – Ella Rammelt (11) “Rebell” – Tove Burman (15) “Jag saknar dig så” – Paulina Pancenkov (14) The show will take place tomorrow at 17:00 CET and can be heard on radio station P4, which you can find here.
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