EDITORIAL – The second round of rehearsals conclude and today the first phase of online voting at teh EBU’s official website will kick off. It’s time to review the rehearsals today as we already reviewed the participating entries. It is clear that rehearsals are giving you totally new view on the participating entries and Junior Eurovision 2017 is no exception. This is the main reason why we opened the Junior Europrediction so late in order to avoid pre rehearsal period voting which is always sentimental, fanatic and biased.
My impressions from the rehearsal footage given of course by the official EBU YouTube channel is that Cyprus, Portugal, Serbia are definitely not going to do well in the voting either from the public or the jury as they are not well presented or convincing in their vocals. It is also sad to see songs like Armenia and FYR Macedonia, to have great songs but bad stage presentations. Armenian’s electric rollers and FYR Macedonia’s outfit seem to make them less interesting entries. Belarus, my personal favourite and yours as far I can see in the Junior Europrediction and oikopanel voting, seems to also have a problem with the outfit selection.
Belarus, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Australia are giving outstanding performance and their signers can convince you they can win the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. On the other hand dark horses like The Netherlands and Malta can surely #shinebright on the Sunday afternoon live and surely they will be cheered by the international audience. Not sure how Albanian and Georgian entries will be received by the audience. They are not bad at all, they are more than great projects and bidders but there is something missing there and that “something” is definitely not the voice. I think that at this point Italy is giving the most coherent and perfect performance.
JUNIOR EUROVISION 2017 🇬🇪 OIKOPANEL
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|🇳🇱 THE NETHERLANDS||7||7||5||3||7||7||7||10||53|