Junior Eurovision 2019: Poland “shared the joy” and won the contest again

End titles fell shortly in Glivice, Poland for Junior Eurovision 2019, with XX raising the coveted prize for Poland for the second time in a row, writing history as it’s the first time in the history of the contest!

https://youtu.be/TvmqnNxnuJM

Viki with “Superhero” managed to gain 278 points from the combined rating of online voting and all 19 jury boards, leaving Kazakhstan in second and Spain in third place.

The night began with a spectacular dance followed by the parade of countries in alphabetical order, before the three presenters, Roksana Węgiel, Ida Nowakowska and Aleksander Sikora, took the floor. Thanks to the former host city of Minsk, Belarus, they welcome attendees as well as viewers to Poland and Glivice and gave the opening message of the 17th Junior Eurovision event.

Then it was time for the contestants:

01. AUSTRALIA

02. FRANCE

03. RUSSIA

04. NORTHERN MACEDONIA

05. SPAIN

https://youtu.be/Qo_Tod1GxyU

06. GEORGIA

07. BELARUS

https://youtu.be/cFer5iAMUNM

08. MALTA

09. WALES

10. KAZAKHSTAN

https://youtu.be/tSVmX1E25C8

11. POLAND

https://youtu.be/TvmqnNxnuJM

12. IRELAND

https://youtu.be/X4gLmtUTAZc

13. UKRAINE

14. NETHERLANDS

https://youtu.be/G8-LOGjDlsc

15. ARMENIA

16. PORTUGAL

17. ITALY

https://youtu.be/lRt2PPdex4w

18. ALBANIA

19. SERBIA

After the presentation of all 19 songs, the second and last online voting started for 15 minute .

The result

The final result was determined by 50% of the votes of the 19 committees of the participating countries and 50% of the results of the online vote launched on Friday 22/11 with people from all over the world.

The jury of each country announced their rating based on the order of appearance. The winner on the judging panels was Kazakhstan, while the television audience ranked Poland first.

So in combination of the two different votes, xxx crowned as the winning country.

Spain: Positive to host Junior Eurovision 2020 if Melani wins

The Spanish delegation to Glivice is positive to host the next Junior Eurovision Contest if Melani wins.

The head of delegation told Bluper that all the Spanish delegates at this year’s competition want very much for their country to host Junior Eurovision 2020, since of course they win with Melani.

“This is something that the RTVE administration should decide. I can’t speak for them. As a mission we would love it very much and it is something that I believe will be appreciated. But I don’t want to think about it now. For the moment I prefer to have fun”

The statement comes as there are dozens of reports on the internet about the passion that Spanish fans are taking part in the online poll that opened yesterday afternoon, of course supporting their own country, but also Portugal and Wales, two countries that they consider not to will claim the victory.

The last time Spain hosted one of the Eurovision competitions was in the distant 1969, and since then they did not want to host the contest even in 2004 when they won the Junior Eurovision.

Below is the second Spanish rehearsal with Melani:

Junior Eurovision 2019: How to vote for your favorite songs

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.

Junior Eurovision 2019: What are the favorites to win?

Only some hours  left for the Junior Eurovision 2019 final. Tomorrow, November 24 in Glivice, Poland, 19 songs will compete for the victory. After defining the order of appearance of the songs, it’s time to take a look at the big favorites.

The final result of Junior Eurovision will also be determined this year by a 50% vote of the jury and 50% of the public vote. The public can continuing voting online till tomorrow at 15:59 CET time. Of the 19 songs the following 4 seem to have stood out:

  • Poland

Last year’s winner and host of this year’s Junior Eurovision has already garnered many views. The official video has 3.8 million views, and the first rehearsal video is already close to 200,000. The singer’s official channel reaches 1.3 million and TVP’s channel reaches 1.4 million! It is expected that there will be great interest in Poland for the contest, but it is a strong song anyway. If that is supported by the jury, it is possible to see a second victory in a row for Poland. In audience voting, it will probably be in the top three if not first.

 

  • France

The country that returned dynamically last year after winning the runner-up looks determined to continue the good run. The video on the singer’s official channel reached 1.3 million views, while JESC’s official channel is approaching 1 million. The first rehearsal also became quite popular with 120,000 views. France has not won the competition so far.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWT_U6mEadQ

  • Spain

Spain have been abstaining from the competition for many years, but it seems that it wants to return dynamically this year. The video on the singer’s channel has 700,000 views, while the official JESC channel also reaches close to 700,000. The first rehearsal seems to stand out with nearly 120,000 views already. After Spain’s 2004 win, could we see its second win this year?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRj0dVWvHBg

  • Armenia

With an uptempo song, Armenia reached 900,000 views on the official JESC channel, while its first rehearsal also went well with 80,000 views. After winning 2010, the country has been close to winning several times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfUKHyFIX0s

Who will the winner be?

The above countries are almost certain to be in the top ten (possibly in the top five) of the public vote. The unexpected factor is the vote of the jury. Bearing in mind the results of the last two years that the system has been the same this year, it seems that the committees pay great attention to the vocal abilities of the singers as well as to the final visual spectacle.

You can enjoy the Junior Eurovision 2019 contest through the official channel on Sunday, November 24 at 16:00CET time.

Junior Eurovision 2019: Here is the full running order

Earlier today, the Junior Eurovision Song Contest kicked off after the Opening Ceremony took place at the Theatre of Silesia in the Polish city of Katowice. All the 19 junior participants walked on the red carpet, introducing themselves and their countries alongside, of course, with hundreds of photos been taken.

After this inaugural show with 4Dreamers on stage, the draw for the country which will compete first, last as the running order of the hosting country,traditionally took place. Roksana Wegiel, last year’s winner, did the draw and the results are as follows:

-First to compete: Australia

-Last to compete:Serbia

-Hosting Country (Polland): 11th

Given these results of the draw, the producers of JESC determined the full running order of the Grand Final and after EBU’s approval, is as reported below:

1. Australia

2. France

3. Russia

4. North Macedonia

5. Spain

6. Georgia

7. Belarus

8. Malta

9. Wales

10. Kazakhstan

11. Poland

12. Ireland

13. Ukraine

14. The Netherlands

15. Armenia

16. Portugal

17. Italy

18. Albania

19. Serbia

You can watch once again the Opening Ceremony recorded below:

Junior Eurovision 2019: The curtain opens in Katowice today

There is less than a week left for Junior Eurovision 2019 and the opening ceremony is taking place this afternoon. The 19 contestants will “parade” on the red carpet in Katowice and thus will be formally given the start of this year’s contest.

The opening ceremony takes place at the Theater of Silesia. Junior Eurovision’s Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand will also be present, as well as President of Polish Public Television Jacek Kurski, who is organizing the competition this year.

During the ceremony Roksana Wegiel,the winner of last year’s contest, and 4Dreamers, a popular boyband from Poland,will perform live on stage . Mateusz Szymkowiak will be presenting the ceremony.

At the end of the ceremony will be the running order, as well as the contestants who will appear first and last. The rest of the show will be arranged by the organizers and the EBU in such a way as to make the songs more interesting.

The 19 candidates for Junior Eurovision 2019 are:

01.  ALBANIA

02.  ARMENIA 

03.  AUSTRALIA 

04.  BELARUS 

05.  FRANCE

06.  GEORGIA

07.  IRELAND

08.  ITALY

09.  KAZAKHSTAN  

10.  MALTA

11.  NORTH MACEDONIA

12.  POLAND

13.  PORTUGAL

14.  RUSSIA 

15.  SERBIA 

16.  SPAIN

17. THE NETHERLANDS

18.  UKRAINE

19.  WALES 

The opening ceremony starts at 16.00 CET time  and you can watch it live at the following link:

Poland: Positive to host Junior Eurovision 2020 again if it wins

The general manager of Polish Public Television, TVP, has revealed that he is also positive about organizing Junior Eurovision next year, as long as the forecasts are verified and won in a few days in Glivice.

The Eurovision Children’s Contest will be held on November 24 in Gliwice, Poland. 19 countries will claim the victory, with the hosting country to be considered as the favorite by many.

Viki Gabor‘s “Superhero” has surpassed more than 2 million views in less than a month,  enjoying herself a lot of popularity in her own country, a very important element of online voting, as in  Junior Eurovision we can also vote in favour of our  own country.

Since 2017, EBU has changed the way the hosting country of Junior Eurovision is being selected and has removed the winner’s right to have the first say on hosting or not the competition, as it was until then. A system of nominations was introduced, through which the EBU chose the nomination it seemed most appropriate. That’s how Minsk was chosen in 2018 and Glivice this year. By the way, this year’s hosting country also happened to be the winner of the previous contest.

So it remains to be seen if EBU will give the next event in Poland, if “Superhero” wins Junior Eurovision 2019 in a few days.

Source: ESCXtra

Ireland: Linda Martin starring in the official video clip for Junior Eurovision 2019

Almost a month is left for the Junior Eurovision 2019 in Glivice, Poland. Ireland’s public broadcaster has recently released the video clip of “Banshee”, the Irish act in the contest. Surprisingly, we watched Eurovision 1992 winner, Linda Martin, in the lead!

Anna Kearney won the Irish National Junior Eurovision final “Éire 2019” and will represent Ireland at the Eurovision children’s competition. She will perform the song “Banshee”, hoping to bring Ireland its first victory in this institution.

Irish Public broadcaster thought a clever way to call attention to its entry. She put Linda Martin in the leading role in the video.

The video clip is full of Irish forests and seas. It goes back to the Middle Ages, so Anna Kearney’s relative ambivalence is justified. Throughout the video we see a mysterious woman who does not reveal her identity by wearing a cape, which also hides her face. Only at the end the mysterious woman revealed herself, and we see that she is Linda Martin.

North Macedonia: Listen to its participation for Junior Eurovision 2019

Last but not least, North Macedonia presents its entry for this year’s Junior Eurovision song contest. 14-year-old Mila Moskov with the song “Fire”  will represent the countr.

Both herself and the song were selected by direct assignment from the country’s public broadcaster. Mila has been involved with music since she was 6 years old. She has participated in various concerts, both solo and as a member of the Little Angels children’s choir. The song is signed by Lazar Cvetkoski and Magdalena ENA Cvetkoska.

listen to it below:

Malta: Listen to country’s entry in Junior Eurovision 2019

Maltese public broadcaster, PBS, recently released the song that Eliana Gómez Blanco will perform at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The 14-year-old artist will sing “We Are More” on November 24 in Glivice, Poland.

Eliana was selected to represent Malta through an open selection process, which aimed to select the country’s artist for Junior Eurovision 2019. She competed in the finals with 10 other candidates selected from live auditions.

This year, the Maltese broadcaster did not hold a live national final to select its representative in Junior Eurovision. Instead, it conducted an on-line process in which the singers sang live to help the public choose the best singer for the competition. These live performances were evaluated by the jury and the audience who decided the winner.

Listen to Malta’s participation below: