AT 17:00 CET THERE WILL BE A NEW POST WITH THE LIVESTREAM OF THE SHOW ALNG WITH A NEW LIVE BLOG COMMENTING AND REVIEWING THE LIVE SHOW
- Read the review of oikotimes for the participating entries
- Check the winner of oikotimes jury, OIKOPANEL for the 2020 edition
- Cast your votes in JUNIOR EUROPREDICTION
- Watch the Live Show at 17:00 CET here
HOW DID IT ALL HAPPEN?
What does it take to organise such a large, partially live and remote show right in the middle of a global pandemic? To simply say a lot of hard work is quite the understatement! So, how did they do it? Keep reading to find out how it all came together!Despite all the challenges they faced, the Junior Eurovision 2020 team have banded together to create a truly remarkable event. In contrast to previous Contests, this year’s show was mainly created remotely! It required a lot of coordination, teamwork and working overtime.
🇦🇲 LISTEN TO THE WITHDRAWN ARMENIAN ENTRY
Despite initially confirmed as a participating country, Armenia withdrew from the contest on 5 November 2020 due to the ongoing Nagorno-Karabakh war, reducing the number of participating countries to 12. On Instagram, Armenia’s Head of Delegation David Tserunyan revealed that Maléna Fox had been internally selected to represent Armenia this year.
GET TO KNOW THE HOSTS
Ida Nowakowska-Herndon, Rafał Brzozowski and Małgorzata Tomaszewska will present the 18th edition of the Contest on 29 November 2020. Let’s get to know them a bit more ahead of the live show!
TODAY 17:00 CET
The final of the 18th Junior Eurovision Song Contest takes place in Studio 5 in TVP Headquarters in Warsaw.
- Germany – Susan – “Stronger With You”
- Kazakhstan – Karakat Bashanova – “Forever”
- Netherlands – Unity – “Best Friends”
- Serbia – Petar Aničić – “Heartbeat”
- Belarus – Arina Pehtereva – “Aliens”
- Poland – Ala Tracz – “I’ll Be Standing”
- Georgia – Sandra Gadelia – “You Are Not Alone”
- Malta – Chanel Monseigneur – “Chasing Sunsets”
- Russia – Sofia Feskova – “Moy novy den”
- Spain – Soleá – “Palante”
- Ukraine – Oleksandr Balabanov – “Vidkryvai”
- France – Valentina – “J’imagine”
THE INTERVAL ACTS
Duncan Laurence, the winner of Eurovision 2019, will perform his winning entry “Arcade”, during the show. Duncan will be joined in his performance by the two previous Junior Eurovision winners, Viki Gabor and Roksana Węgiel. Viki will also perform last year’s winning song “Superhero”. In addition, Alicja Szemplińska, who was supposed to represent Poland at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest before it was cancelled, will perform “Empires” her intended entry for the contest.
Voting for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 has finally opened. Now it’s time for you to choose your favourite artists and give them your support!
Online voting opened on Friday 27 November at 20:00 Central European Time and will remain available until the start of the live show on Sunday 29 November at 17:00 CET. Before you vote you are required to watch the recap of all the performances. You will then be able to watch clips from each participant again too.
Each voter needs to select 3 songs to cast a valid vote. You can vote for your home country if they’re participating in the Contest.
The voting window will re-open once again after the last song has performed in the live show and will close 15 minutes later. Again, the international audience can vote online for 3 countries. Viewers can also vote for their own country’s song.
Your votes will then be turned into points. The online vote will count as 50% of the final score. The other half will be decided by National Juries consisting of 3 music industry professionals and 2 children in each participating country. The amount of points the audience awards is based on the total amounts of points from the National Juries.
As we have 12 participating countries, the juries will award a total of 696 points. Each National Jury will award 58 points (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, and 12). The audience points are determined by the percentage of votes received per country. For example, if a song gets 20% of the votes, it receives 20% of the available points (20% from 696 points = 139 points).
After the voting has closed all the National Juries and Online Vote will be collected. The hosts will connect to all the participating broadcasters to receive the points from the National Juries. After that, the hosts will announce the points from the Online Vote and that’s when we will finally find out who will be the winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020!
- Belarus – Ksenia Galetskaya
- Georgia – Marita Khvedelidze
- Kazakhstan – Saniya Zholzhaxynova
- Netherlands – Robin de Haas
- Poland – Marianna Józefina Piątkowska
- Russia – Mikella Abramova
- Serbia – Darija Vračević
- Spain – Melani García
- Ukraine – Sophia Ivanko
Those wishing to listen to a radio broadcast of the show in the United Kingdom can follow the contest live via Radio Six. The contest will also be stream live for international viewers on the official Junior Eurovision YouTube channel.
The contest will also be broadcast live in the following non-participating countries.
- Lithuania: TVP Wilno
- North Macedonia: MRT 1
The contest will be broadcast live at 17:00 CET on the following channels in the twelve participating countries
- Belarus: Belarus 1, Belarus 24
- France: France 2
- Georgia: 1TV
- Germany: KiKa
- Kazakhstan: Khabar TV
- Malta: TVM 1
- Netherlands: NPO Zapp
- Poland: TVP 1, TVP ABC, TVP Polonia
- Russia: Carousel
- Serbia: RTS2
- Spain: La 1, TVE Internacional
- Ukraine: UA:Pershiy, UA:Kultura