JUNIOR EUROVISION 2020 – Following as much as it can be interesting, the 2020 edition of Junior Eurovision, today we represent you the participants of the event which is set to take place on November 29th, in an event which will not be as live as someone would expect. Recorded performances, recorded backing vocals, as usual, messy voting with the audience able to vote for their own country and a – somehow – pre-decided winner. No matter what get some info (as given by EBU) for the participants.
Arina Pehtereva was born on 14 March 2008 in Mogilev, Belarus. She has been taking part – and won! – at many national and international vocal competitions and festivals since 2014. She also took part in ‘The Voice Kids’ and has repeatedly become a finalist in Belarus’ national selection for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Besides singing, Arina writes poetry and is challenging herself to be a composer.
Valentina has been selected by FranceTV to represent her country at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020, following in the footsteps of Carla (2019), Angélina (2018) and Thomas (2004).
After a long national selection leaving Junior Eurovision fans on the edge of their seats, Sandra was finally chosen to represent Georgia with the song ‘You Are Not Alone’. The 10-year-old talent from Tbilisi gravitated towards music from a very early age having felt it was almost like an extension of who she was. Now that she is Georgia’s 14th representative at the competition, she is one step closer to realising her dream of singing on a worldwide stage!
After an initial shortlisting process from 70 hopefuls down to just 5, Susan has won ‘KiKA LIVE: Junior Eurovision Song Contest – Das Casting’. The 13-year-old singer will perform the song ‘Stronger With You’ as the country’s first representative at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. When she was only 4 years old, she started to watch her sister Katja play in a band. That was the moment when Susan started taking singing lessons and hip hop dance classes.
Karakat Bashanova is 12 years old and comes from Ryskulov village of the Almaty region. She takes everything to heart – fragile and sensitive – but is friendly, peaceful and delicate at the same time. Karakat knows how to sympathize and take care of others and the 12-year-old performer has dedicated her song ‘Forever’ to her father.
On 1 October, Chanel Monseigneur won the Maltese national selection for Junior Eurovision 2020 and will go on to represent Malta in November with the song ‘Chasing Sunsets’. She is always singing, improvising, playing the piano, writing songs and reading, but recently she started writing short stories.
10-year-old Ala Tracz lives in the small town of Stojeszyn Pierwszy in the Lublin province with her parents, sister and cat called Lili. Ala loves to dance and travel. She has represented Poland at international competitions and visited Malta, Bulgaria and Italy. Ala loves inline skating, rope climbing and to ride her bicycle. She released her debut single last May, a duet together with her sister. Ala took part in The Voice Kids in Poland where she was one of the ‘final nine’ in one of the teams.
Sofia Feskova is the 16th participant for Russia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The 11-year-old from St. Petersburg won the national selection in late September. Her dream is to one day sing on the same stage as her favourite singer: Polina Gagarina, who came second at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015.
Petar Aničić was selected to represent Serbia with the song ‘Heartbeat’. He was born in 2006 and started making music at the age of 4. He is a very ambitious boy as he has many interests and never stops learning. Besides making music, Petar also loves history and geography. He is fluent in English and is learning German and Spanish. He loves sports, but one day would like to become a lawyer or diplomat.
Soleá Fernandez Moreno was born in Sevilla on 19 June 2011 and comes from one of the most important flamenco families in Spain: the Farruco. Even though she loves flamenco, she also loves pop music. Representing Spain at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest is “a dream coming true”, she said. “It is everything, it is incredible to perform on this stage and for so many people.”
Unity is a girl-group which consists of members Naomi (13), Maud (14), Jayda (13) and Demi (14). Unity was selected in the national selection of The Netherlands Junior Songfestival 2020 and will perform the song ‘Best Friends’ on the 29th of November. The song represents their friendship: despite the distance between their home towns, they’re always united. Together, they can make their dreams come true.
Out of 11 shortlisted participants, Oleksandr Balabanov was selected to represent Ukraine at the 18th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. He took part in Ukraine’s national selection in 2018 and 2019 as well, with the songs ‘We Are The Children Of The Earth’ and ‘Power In You’.