n opThe countdown for the Grand Final of Junior Eurovision 2023 has begun. In less than two days from now, Palais Nikaia will welcome the young artists from the sixteen participating countries.
Out of the sixteen participating countries, only one will be crowned as the big winner of the competition. Hence, following the second rehearsals that were conducted the past two days, the Online Voting, which will determine 50% of the final result, has now officially started.
How to vote | The rules
Just like in recent editions, the voting for Junior Eurovision 2023 is open to the public. What you need is 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’s page, but only after watching a short recap of all 16 songs. This video includes snippets from the second rehearsals, which resemble the performances we will watch on the Sunday show. Once the recap is over, viewers will be able to vote for their favorite three entries, neither more nor less. Since, no geographical restrictions apply, fans can even vote for their own country if they wish so, in case it is participating.
We remind you that these are the 16 participating countries in the order they will perform on Sunday:
You can cast your votes here!
The two phases of the Online Voting
The Online Voting for Junior Eurovision 2023 is divided into two phases:
Phase 1: The voting began at 8 pm today (CET time). the vote submission window will remain open throughout Saturday and will close at 15:59 on Sunday, November 26, shortly before the show begins.
Phase 2 : it will take place during the live broadcast. The window will open shortly following the final performance of the show, namely The Netherlands. It will remain open for approximately 15 minutes, in a similar way to how it is conducted in the adult Eurovision.
The votes submitted in the two voting phases will be summed up following the conclusion of the second phase and will be calculated as a single result.
Junior Eurovision 2023 – the voting procedure
The Online Voting has replaced the familiar televoting via phone calls and SMS and hence it is the one that will determine 100% of the public’s vote. Therefore, the winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will be decided as following:
- on 50% via the Online Voting, which will be conducted in the two aforementioned phases
- on the remaining 50% by the participating countries’ national juries. The national jury of each country will include three music industry professionals and two kids aged 10 to 15.
You can check this explanatory video regarding the voting procedure:
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