The countdown for the grand final of Junior Eurovision 2019 has begun. There are only some hours left to find out which country will be the winner of this year’s contest. After defining the order of songs appearances and analyzing this year’s Junior Eurovision favorites, it’s time to take a look at how to vote.
The vote for Junior Eurovision 2019 is open to the public. It is only enough to have an internet connection and a device to connect to the contest’s site. You can vote for your favorite songs on the contest page, but only after watching a recap of all 19 songs. This video will come from the second rehearsal on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 November.
Once the recap is complete, viewers will be able to vote for their favorite 3.4 or 5 entries. No geographical restrictions apply, so fans can vote for their own country if they so wish. In an effort to avoid duplication of voting, it is necessary to create an account at junioreurovision.tv before voting.
When do we vote?
The vote for Junior Eurovision 2019 is divided into two phases:
-Phase 1: voting begins at 8 pm today (CET time). This round of voting will remain open throughout Saturday, closing at 15:59 on Sunday, November 24 – shortly before the show begins.
–Phase 2 :takes place during the live broadcast. The window will open after the appearance of the last country, Serbia. The second phase will last about 15 minutes.
The way to calculate the final result
Online voting will determine 100% of the public vote as voting by phone or SMS is not possible. Like in Eurovision, the public decides by 50% on the results, with the remaining 50% coming from the votes of each country’s juries. The JESC 2019 Jury will include 3 music industry professionals and 2 children aged 10 to 15 years.
Both the jury and the audience have 1102 points to share in the final songs. The allocation of points, in particular, to the public will be based on the percentage of points that each country has gained in electronic voting. If, for example, a country receives 20% of the votes then it will also receive the corresponding 20% of the available points (20% of 1102 points = 220 points).
The grand final of Junior Eurovision 2019 will take place on Sunday, November 24th at 4pm CET time and you can watch it through the official YouTube channel of the contest by clicking HERE.