POLAND – The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will be the seventeenth edition of the annual Junior Eurovision Song Contest, organised by Telewizja Polska (TVP) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).
It will be held on 24 November 2019, at the Gliwice Arena in Gliwice, Poland, following the country’s victory at the 2018 contest in Minsk, Belarus with the song “Anyone I Want to Be”, performed by Roksana Węgiel. It will be the first time Poland has hosted the contest, as well as the first Eurovision event to be held in the country since the Eurovision Young Dancers 2013.
Nineteen countries will participate in the contest, with Spain taking part for the first time since 2006, while Azerbaijan and Israel have withdrawn from the contest.
The results will be determined by national juries and an online audience vote. The first phase of the online voting started on 22 November at 20:00 CET when a recap of all the rehearsal performances were shown on the official website before the viewers could vote.
This round of voting stops on 24 November at 15:59 CET. The second phase of the online voting will take place during the live show, which starts at 16:00 CET, straight after the last performance and will be open for 15 minutes. International viewers can vote for a minimum of three countries and a maximum of five, including their own country.
The number of points will be determined by the percentage of votes received. The public vote counts for 50% of the final result, while the other 50% come from the professional juries.
The trophy was designed by Kjell Engman of the Swedish glass company Kosta Boda, using the same design as was first introduced in the 2017 contest. The main trophy is a glass microphone with coloured lines inside the upper part, which symbolize the flow of sound.
JUNIOR EUROPREDICTION 2019
With almost 2,000 unique votes, the oikotimes.com readers predict Spain to win the contest this evening. We would like to wish all the participants the very best of luck.