BELARUS – The results of the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be determined by an online audience vote and by national juries that consist of 3 music industry professionals and 2 children. The public vote counts for 50% of the final result, the other 50% comes from the national juries.
The first phase of online voting starts HERE at 20:00 CET on Friday 23 November. Voters are required to watch a recap of all the rehearsal performances. After this, there is also the option to watch longer one-minute clips from each participant’s rehearsals. This first round of voting closes on Sunday, 25 November, at 15:59 CET just before the live show.
Each voter must select at least 3 songs, but no more than 5 to cast a valid vote. Viewers can also vote for their own country’s song.
The second phase of online voting takes place during the live show and starts after the last song has been performed, this voting windows opens up for approximately 15 minutes. Again, the international audience can vote for a minimum of 3 countries and a maximum of 5. Viewers can also vote for their own country’s song. These votes will then be turned into points.
The amount of points the audience can award is based on the amount of points given by national juries. This year, the juries will award a total of 1.160 Points (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12 Points x 20 participating countries). The audience points are determined by the percentage of votes received. For example, if a song receives 20% of the votes, then it receives 20% of the available points (20% from 1.160 points = 232 points).