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  • Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece) 10:28 on May 20, 2017 10:28 am Permalink |  

    Destiny Chukunyere wows with Aretha Franklin cover 

    UNITED KINGDOM – 14-year-old Destiny Chukunyere wows the Britain’s Got Talent 2017 judges in tonight’s show. Destiny is a 14 year old school girl from Malta who loves soul and gospel and started singing four years ago in school. Since then she’s already enjoyed some success; in 2015 she entered and won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Her dream is to have a global singing career and to perform in front of Simon Cowell, the latter half of which she accomplishes tonight.

    “I came to Britain’s Got Talent because I would love to perform for the British Royal Family, it’d be an honour for me,” Destiny says on this evening’s episode. “My dream is to win, who knows, maybe it’ll change my life,” adds the teenager.

    On stage Destiny says she’s “excited but nervous” as she names the likes of Beyonce and Aretha Franklin as her inspiration. And it’s an Aretha track that Destiny takes on for her audition, belting out Think for the panel.

    Alesha Dixon declares: “For me that is a knockout. That is one of the hardest songs to sing, and you are 14 and you killed it!”
    David Walliams reacts: “What happened to the shy 14 year old girl from Malta?!”
    And Simon Cowell concludes: “Destiny, I’ve been waiting for someone to come out who we think could be a star and guess who it is? You have soul.”

    • beccaboo1212 19:49 on May 20, 2017 7:49 pm Permalink

      Cool! By the way, wouldn’t be interesting if Destiny went on tour (across Europe at the least) and opened for Got Talent alumni like Connie Talbot? 😊✨✈️🌍

  • Newsdesk (Europe) 17:53 on May 12, 2017 5:53 pm Permalink |  

    JESC 2017: GPB presents the logo for the next edition 

    JUNIOREUROVISION.TV REPORTS – Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), today revealed the inspirational theme of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) 2017, which will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia: Shine Bright. The announcement came from the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv, where preparations are well under way for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

    Shine Bright is the central message for this year’s event and is complimented by a creative logo design based around a segmented sun, bursting with colours and expression. The brand new slogan and artwork for the event gives an insight into Georgian culture and celebrates the artistic potential and creative drive of the young JESC participants who will be announced later in the year.

    The colourful flare of the logo symbolises the diversity and joy associated with the power of music. Concept and Art Director of Saatchi&Saatchi, Luka Ivanidze said “We created this symbol from sunny Georgia, hoping that it will strengthen each participant of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and inspire them to shine.”

    Georgia has won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest three times, after victories came in 2008, 2011 and 2016. Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Family of Events, Jon Ola Sand said: “The Song Contest is designed to give children their moment to shine and an opportunity to showcase their full potential as young artists; this year’s theme encapsulates that feeling perfectly. We are pleased to be working with GPB again and we are looking forward to welcoming and championing young talent once more.”

    Executive Producer for GBP, Sergi Gvarjaladze, added: “In Georgia, music is a part of everyday life and it is still considered to be an educational tool for kids. Hosting the Junior Song Contest is a great honour and joy for many in Georgia and we are very happy to share our culture and see children from many European countries Shining Bright in Tbilisi this year”

    This year’s Contest will be held at the Sports Palace in Tbilisi. Traditionally a sporting arena, the Sports Palace underwent renovation in 2007 to become a leading venue in the city. It is now a home for concerts, shows and exhibitions, both on a national and an international scale.

  • Newsdesk (Europe) 11:30 on March 16, 2017 11:30 am Permalink |  

    JESC 2017: EBU / GPB announce date and venue 

    JUNIOREUROVISION.TV REPORTS / GEORGIA – The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the Georgian Public Broadcaster, GPB, have today confirmed that the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place on Sunday 26th November. The competition will be held in Tbilisi’s Sports Palace, located in the heart of the capital city.

    Popular for both sporting and live events the Sports Palace will be home to this year’s Contest. While it was traditionally used as a sporting arena, the Sports Palace underwent renovation in 2007 to become a leading venue in the city of Tbilisi and a home for both national and international events such as concerts, shows and exhibitions.

    11 year old Mariam Mamadashvili triumphed for Georgia in November last year in Valletta, with her powerful performance of Mzeo. Earlier this year the EBU and GPB revealed that as last year’s winners GPB were given first option to host the 2017 competition, and they have agreed.

    Georgia has won Junior Eurovision a record three times but this is the first time that the event will be held in the country.This year marks the 15th edition of the song Contest.

    • beccaboo1212 13:59 on March 16, 2017 1:59 pm Permalink

      Here’s my prediction for the participating countries.

      🇦🇱 Albania
      🇦🇲 Armenia
      🇧🇾 Belarus
      🇧🇬 Bulgaria
      🇨🇾 Cyprus
      🇫🇷 France (returning)
      🇬🇪 Georgia
      🇬🇷 Greece (returning)
      🇮🇪 Ireland
      🇮🇹 Italy
      🇲🇰 Macedonia
      🇲🇹 Malta
      🇲🇪 Montenegro (returning)
      🇳🇱 Netherlands
      🇵🇱 Poland
      🇷🇺 Russia
      🇷🇸 Serbia
      🇺🇦 Ukraine

      🇦🇺 Australia (because I know why some people don’t want anyone from down under to compete, not that I agree or anything)
      🇮🇱 Israel (because of the bad result in Valletta)

  • Newsdesk (Europe) 09:56 on February 1, 2017 9:56 am Permalink  

    EBU & GBP announce Georgia as the 15th Junior Eurovision host country 

    PRESS RELEASE / SWITZERLAND – The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) have today confirmed that Georgia will host the 15th Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) in November 2017.

    10 year old Mariam Mamadashvili triumphed in November last year in Valetta, with her pitch perfect performance of Mzeo topping the table with 239 points. The EBU and GPB are pleased to reveal that as last year’s winners GPB were given first option to host the 2017 competition, and they have agreed.

    Georgia has won the Contest, which began in 2003, a record three times but this is the first time that the event will be held in the country.

    Jon Ola Sand, the EBU’s Head of Live Events said “The EBU are delighted to announce that GPB will be the host broadcaster of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017. As Georgia has won the JESC the most times we are pleased that we can finally bring Europe’s favourite youth show to a new country that has shown such dedication to the Contest. Last year’s competition showed that JESC is an invaluable platform for public service broadcasters to support their young talent, and we have full confidence that GPB will host another great show this November.”

  • Luka Popovic (Serbia) 11:35 on January 19, 2017 11:35 am Permalink  

    The latest from Australia, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova 

    AUSTRALIA – With confirmed presence in Eurovision 2017, the Australian state SBS has not yet decided the country’s participation in the children’s version of the competition. The decision of the participation Australia in the Junior Eurovision will only be made in the second half of 2017.

    BELARUS – On 20 January will be held the final of the National Belarusian qualifying round of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Representative of Belarus will be determined during the broadcast of the final through the televote of the audience and the professional jury using the classic formula 50×50. Jury members are: musician, Honored Artist of the Belorussian SSR, member of VIA “Pesnyary”, soloist of “Belarusian Pesnyary” Valery Dayneko (chairman of the jury), deputy director of the main directorate of “Belarus 1” television channel Olga Salamakha; director of the radio station “Radius FM” Elena Treschinskaya, editor in chief of TV channel “BelMuz TV” Alexander Kapionkin, producer, presenter, director of the radio station “Novoe Radio” Vladimir Bogdan, singer, vocal coach Liudmila Kuts; Chief Specialist of the department of concert and festival art projects management of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus Inna Mardusevich.

    MOLDOVA – A total of forty artists have submitted songs for Moldova’s 2017 national Eurovision selection, O melodie pentru Europa 2017. The deadline for the entry submission expired on Wednesday afternoon. It is the smallest number of songs ever to be submitted to the broadcaster, down from a high of 68 in 2014, signalling declining interest in the contest. A number of familiar singers are taking part this year including the 2010 Moldovan Eurovision representatives Sunstroke Project, as well as the 2010 national selection runner up Boris Covali. Other familiar names from previous selections include Valeria Pasa, Diana Brescan, Sasha Bognibov, Max Fall, Maxim Zavidia, Rodica Olisevschi, Emilia Russu, Che-MD, Valentina Nejel and Tudor Bumbac. On the other hand, newcomers include Ethno Republic & Surorile Osoianu, Sasha Letty, THE ONE, Marks & Stefanet, and Olea Rosu. O melodie pentru Europa 2017 will take place on February 25, however, broadcaster TRM is yet to unveil whether a semi final will take place the day before.

    UKRAINE – The 2017 Eurovision host city Kiev will be introducing English route maps and English announcements on public transport passing by venues which will welcome Eurovision fans this year. The Ukrainian capital will be making bus lines “English friendly” on the Left Bank near the International Exhibition Centre (numbers 42, 87, 108, 46, 48, 49 and 70), as well as in the city centre (24, 62, 114 and 115). Furthermore, trolleybuses on routes near the Eurovillage (16 and 18), as well as routes on the Left Bank (50 and 50k) will see the change. English will be introduced on trolley busses on Lva Tolstogo Square (5 and 8), Kiev International Airport (17 and 22) and the main train station (12, 14 and 33). During the contest, Kiev’s public transport will run additional busses to shuttle guests around the capital. Furthermore, the city will purchase new, more comfortable busses, which will be used near the Eurovision venues.

  • Ghassan Al Kaziri (UAE) 13:06 on January 5, 2017 1:06 pm Permalink  

    Eurovision Telegram: one more out from A Dal, Ireland confirms JESC participation, Swiss line up revealed 

    IRELAND – TG4 confirmed participation to the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest which most likely will take place in Tbilisi, Georgia. The confirmation made through the social media and soon there will be information on http://www.junioreurovision.tv website on how the Irish hopefuls can apply

    HUNGARY – After yesterday’s disqualification of Jetlag from A Dal 2017, who is being replaced by Chase, Szabyest also has been disqualified, so his song “Szerelem kell” won’t be taking part, as it has been publicly performed during one of his concerts this summer. The song titled “Osz” (Eng. Autumn), performed by the band Rocktenors, written by Mario Mezo and Mark Taborosi, while the lyrics were written by Zoltan Mezo. Rocktenors have been finalists of the second season of the Hungarian X Factor, where they finished in sixth place.

    GREECE – Two polls closed today on oikotimes.com. In the first poll we asked the fans which of the two (Demy and Stereo Soul) you want to represent Greece. In the second we asked which of the ten already chosen Eurostars is your favourite so far. Demy is the fans favourite choice for Greece 2017 and Lindita Halimi from Albania is the Eurofans favourite choice so far. Will that make a change in the bets? We will see as already Greece has risen in the odds in the fifth place but still Albania features in the bottom three.

    SWITZERLAND – Swiss national broadcaster announced the order of appearance for the national final Entscheidungs Show which will take place on 5th of February. You can also vote for them in the following poll.

    1. Nadya – The Fire In The Sky
    2. Ginta Biku – Cet air là
    3. Michèle – Two Faces
    4. Freschta – Gold
    5. Shana Pearson – Exodus
    6. Timebelle – Apollo
    • beccaboo1212 18:03 on January 5, 2017 6:03 pm Permalink

      🇮🇪 If the Georgian “Mzeo” is willing to host Junior Eurovision for the first time, then whoever is chosen to represent Ireland will have to head on plane to Georgia shortly before the other participating countries.

      🇭🇺 I’ve never heard of Rocktenors. 😕

      🇬🇷 C’mon, Demy!!! 😆

      🇨🇭 I have a slight feeling that “The Fire in the Sky” will get brighter once I hear the live version. 😊❤🔥☄️💥

  • A. Alexandrovic (Swiss) 19:43 on December 30, 2016 7:43 pm Permalink  

    Top 10 most watched videos for senior and junior Eurovision 

  • Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece) 11:30 on December 29, 2016 11:30 am Permalink  

    From representing Greece in JESC to US success: remember Aphty Khea? probably not by that name! 

    GREECE – Mojo-supported trip-hop enigma Aphty Khea (also known as Chloe Boleti, 2006 Greek representative in Junior Eurovision) is proud to present her new self-titled EP via The Sound Of Everything UK on 8th July. Made up of dark and brooding shades of experimental and electro-pop, the release is the cosmic character’s most eccentric and lush to date.

    Hypnotic, intense and beautifully iridescent, both tracks are designed to soak your mind into a complete state of abstractness and sensuality. Inspired by the difficulty of not losing oneself in moments that might bear consequence on one’s psyche, ‘Onyx Glitz’ offers a window into the dark and twisted realms of psych-pop and trip-hop, characterised by battered synths and clasping percussion. In contrast, the much mellower ‘Peacebloom’ – which for Aphty reflects the infectious nature of love and kindness – calls to mind the sensuous R&B melodies of BANKS. Neatly lashed together, both tracks complement one another in their varying styles, and shed some light on the mysterious, alien-like entity that is Aphty Khea.

    While on a daring quest of self-enlightenment, Khea descends from her starship Peacebloom as an outsider looking in on a world marked by banality. Armed with a visual mix of art and music, she is a “sonic healer” in the form of a chameleon humanoid – reflected through the vivid body paint seen in the EP’s accompanying video – who stumbles upon Earth from a parallel galaxy to find the planet gripped by omnipresent staleness; poisoned by a myopic perspective and destructive world view, and makes it her mission to breathe life into it. Characterised by a unique and ornamental aesthetic, she is known by her fans for delivering blissfully mesmerising live performances, which she will next showcase with an EP launch on 28th June at The Waiting Room. Much more than just an artist, she is a spectacle of inventiveness and obscurity.

    Constructed through her love of trip-hop and abstract hip-hop, Khea’s latest offering is the result of a number of influences. Citing artists like J Dilla and Hiatus Kaiyote as two reference points to her music, alongside the avant-garde stylings of Björk and FKA Twigs, Khea’s new release not only captures an essence of eccentricity, but a keen sense of intrigue and subtlety as well.

    Eclectic, invocative and provocative, ‘Aphty Khea’ EP is every bit as captivating as its creator. Comprised of an array of post-modern and experimental styles, it forms a daring deluge into the unknown entity that is Aphty Khea; as inspired a musical persona as you are ever likely to meet.

  • Norman Burdon (Canada) 20:51 on December 26, 2016 8:51 pm Permalink  

    When Petra goes political, what Russia will do for JESC and why PKN split 

    SWEDEN – The 2016 and 2013 Eurovision host Petra Mede made a political statement during the tv show “My Truth” on SVT. The comedian and tv host attacks the Swedish government’s cuts on the LSS, the law that secures people with disabilities good living conditions. She also states that the government should withdraw the money for culture in certain circumstances. Some people says that without culture society would die. “No, Sweden would die without professional doctors and really skilled personal assistants first and foremost,” she says. The Eurovision host also talks about her personal battle against back pain that forced her to sit in a wheelchair and stop working for periods after she has injured at the age of 20 during balled training. “There are always those who suffers more, but my life seemed impossible to live in certain moments, it really did,” she says in the program.

    ALBANIA – The winner of 2016 Festivali i Kenges, Lindita Halimi, and 2017 Eurovision Song Contest representative said immediately after the final that she will perform her song in English, in order for the message to become more universal. Therefore the song “Botë” will be changed into English soon. The singer from Kosovo is already highly appreciated by the Eurofans across Europe and the song has already gotten very positive comments.

    FINLAND – With a last live gig in Helsinki, the 2015 Eurovision representatives, group PKN membered by people with the Down syndrome announced they are splitting on the 60th birthday of their founder. Founded in 2009 by Pertti Kurikka, Pertti Kurikan Nimipaivat, were even at some point favourites to win Eurovision 2015. They became famous from the documentary The Punk Syndrome, which described their lives.

    BELARUS – Nuteki band, who participate in the 2017 Belarusian national final for Eurovision released their first work in national language, an acoustic live version of their Eurovision bid. They are thrilled and they ask their fans on Facebook to post a comment with the symbol “+” if they want to perform the song in Belarusian during the national final.

    MOLDOVA – While TRM is preparing for a national selection for Kyiv, Sunstroke Project and Olia Tira are willing to go back to the national selection. The 2010 Eurovision participants already posted on the social media a photo with them working on the song “Hey Mamma!” with which they intend to participate in the national selection.

    GEORGIA – Mariam, the 2016 Junior Eurovision winner is about to join other JESC entrants from her country like Lizy Pop, Candy group and more in the Christmas concert prepared for January 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

    RUSSIA – In the meantime Russia confirmed participation for Junior Eurovision 2017. In collaboration with Igor Krutoy‘s Academy there will be a national selection. In the first phase there will be submissions for all those interested to bid. In the second phase there will be live auditions in Moscow and a jury will decide he number of the finalists. In the third phase, the national final at Artek Children Camp located in Crimea the winner will be declared by jury and web voting.

  • A. Alexandrovic (Swiss) 16:10 on December 11, 2016 4:10 pm Permalink  

    Watch Alisa’s (Russia 2014) new single which reached more than 10 million views in over a month 

  • Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece) 19:34 on December 2, 2016 7:34 pm Permalink  

    JESC 2016: EBU reports 4-year-record in TV ratings 

    SWITZERLAND – The European Broadcasting Union despite the reports for some of the participating countries delivering lower than last year TV rates, released a report for the overall TV ratings of the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest describing them as a record of viewership since 2012. Here are the highlights of the report

    • Junior Eurovision 2016 reached an audience of 3.9 million views across 14 markets
    • It was the first time the show moved from Saturday prime time to Sunday afternoon
    • In some countries the audience was more than double the average broadcasters usually get
    • This year’s event in Malta attracted 70% more children than normally achieved by the group of broadcast channels and 8% more than the 2015 competition.
    • Junior Eurovision 2016 achieved an average viewing share of 6.1% across 14 markets, 45% higher than the normal average for these channels .
    • 10 out of 14 markets where data is available delivered a stable or higher viewing share than normally achieved in the same time slot. The majority of markets delivered the same share of the audience watching TV at that time compared to the previous year.
    • Children delivered the strongest share of the audience where Junior Eurovision 2016 achieved an average viewing share of 7.5% compared to the channel average benchmark of 4.3%.
    • In the youth market, Junior Eurovision achieved an average share of 6.1% compared to the channel average benchmark of 2.7%. In particular, there was a very strong viewing share of children in the Netherlands with the broadcaster NPO3 achieving a share of 39.0%, well above the channel average of 18.2%.
    • The 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest was a huge success in Poland which delivered 2.2 million viewers in what was the country’s first appearance in the competition in over a decade. The figure is three times that normally achieved by broadcaster TVP1 in the same time slot.
    • There was however a decline in viewing share year on year in Armenia and Bulgaria. The latter can be explained by the large interest in Junior Eurovision last year when Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia, hosted the contest.

    Jon Ola Sand, Head of Live Events at the EBU said, “We are very happy that the changes in this year’s format, especially the lowering of the age range of participants, have proven to be successful in attracting an increasingly younger audience to the show. The outstanding rise in the general number of viewers shows that the Junior Eurovision Song Contest is an event that unites European audiences and sets us up well to start preparations for the 2017 edition”.

    Gert Kark, Supervisor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest said, “PBS Malta worked so hard to give audiences a great show and we thank them for all their hard work. We’re so pleased audiences across Europe enjoyed the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest and responded positively to the format changes this year. We look forward to building on this success for next year’s edition.”


    • beccaboo1212 04:30 on December 3, 2016 4:30 am Permalink

      Boy, I’m sure glad Poland saved otherwise low viewerships. 😊🇵🇱❤️👏🏻

      However, I’m still hoping for the EBU to raise the maximum number of countries at JESC to 20, so that’s why I decided to make a prediction on how many countries are competing at Junior Eurovision 2017, first starting with 18 that I have a slight feeling will decide to participate:

      01: 🇦🇱 Albania
      02: 🇦🇲 Armenia
      03: 🇦🇺 Australia
      04: 🇧🇾 Belarus
      05: 🇧🇬 Bulgaria
      06: 🇨🇾 Cyprus
      07: 🇬🇪 Georgia
      08: 🇮🇪 Ireland
      09: 🇮🇹 Italy
      10: 🇲🇰 Macedonia
      11: 🇲🇹 Malta
      12: 🇲🇪 Montenegro (returning)
      13: 🇳🇱 Netherlands
      14: 🇵🇱 Poland (because TVP saved otherwise low viewing figures)
      15: 🇷🇺 Russia
      16: 🇷🇸 Serbia
      17: 🇸🇪 Sweden (returning)
      18: 🇺🇦 Ukraine

      The 19th spot could be another debuting country such as:

      • 🇦🇩 Andorra
      • 🇦🇹 Austria
      • 🇧🇦 Bosnia & Herzegovina
      • 🇨🇿 Czech Republic (aka Czechia)
      • 🇪🇪 Estonia
      • 🇫🇮 Finalnd
      • 🇩🇪 Germany
      • 🇭🇺 Hungary
      • 🇮🇸 Iceland
      • 🇱🇺 Luxembourg
      • 🇲🇨 Monaco
      • 🇸🇰 Slovakia
      • 🇹🇷 Turkey

      And the 20th spot could be one of the following returning countries other than Sweden and Montenegro:

      • 🇧🇪 Belgium (with RTBF)
      • 🇭🇷 Croatia
      • 🇩🇰 Denmark (with TV2)
      • 🇫🇷 France
      • 🇬🇷 Greece
      • 🇱🇻 Latvia
      • 🇱🇹 Lithuania
      • 🇳🇴 Norway (with TV2)
      • 🇵🇹 Portugal
      • 🇷🇴 Romania
      • 🇸🇲 San Marino
      • 🇸🇮 Slovenia
      • 🇪🇸 Spain
      • 🇨🇭 Switzerland (with German channel Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen or French channel Radio Télévision Suisse)
      • 🇬🇧 United Kingdom (with BBC, Scottish Television, or Channel 4)
  • Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece) 15:45 on December 1, 2016 3:45 pm Permalink  

    JESC 2016: how our Australian and Belgium friends reacted to the show 

    MALTA – On November 20 (with great timezone differences) we asked our friends from Belgium and Australia to film their reactions while watching the show. The new trend established in the Stockholm Eurovision Song Contest edition inspired us too to have our own “Google Box”. Well this time only two pairs accepted our invitation as there was no real interest to watch the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Here is the outcome!

  • Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece) 14:38 on November 26, 2016 2:38 pm Permalink  

    JESC 2016: three prizes that can help your post JESC depression 

    MALTA – It’s time to give away the few goodies of Junior Eurovision Song Contest we gathered this year in Valletta. You can fight your post JESC depression by going to our Facebook Fan Page and claim your prizes by December 1st. Three winners will win: one official program of the show, the winner’s CD and Cypriot entry CD.

  • Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece) 14:23 on November 26, 2016 2:23 pm Permalink  

    JESC 2016: the LOL moment Valerie revealed the result (although she shouldn’t have) 

  • Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece) 22:42 on November 25, 2016 10:42 pm Permalink  

    JESC 2016: viewing rates across Europe report 

    The 14th edition of Junior Eurovision Song Contest is over and the reports for the viewing rates are coming in. here are the viewing figures coming in. This report usually is constantly updated so take a look every now and then.

    POLAND – 2,8 million viewers reported to have watched the show, in a country which was absent from the contest for 12 years, marking 20% of the market share. In comparison with the 5 million viewers watching the Eurovision Song Contest Final it can be considered a success.

    ISRAEL – Only 33,000 watched the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Israel marking a 2.1% in market share and a viewing rate of 0.5%. Viewing rates are lower by 6,000 since the last time Israel participated in Junior Eurovision, back in 2012.

    THE NETHERLANDS – All time low record scored in the Dutch viewing TV rates. 257,000 viewers watch the show, 80,000 less than last year. In 2015 339,000 viewers watch the show.

    BULGARIA – 280,000 viewers watched the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, lower than the previous year. In 2014, 1 million viewers watched the show while in 2015, during the hosting of the event by BNT 2,0 million viewers watched the event through TV.

    ITALY – Despite the successful third place in the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest less than 50,000 viewers watched the show through RAI Gulp. In 2014 there were 151,000 viewers reported while in 2015 80,386. Overall share for the contest was 0.31%, down from 0.33% in 2015.

    CYPRUS – Although no accurate number reported, watching the Top 25 programs of the week on AGB Nielsen Cyprus we can see that Junior Eurovision was surely below 7% of TV rates with less than 55,000 viewers for sure.

    SLOVENIA – Although not participating it was known that RTVSlo was set to broadcast the show live through TV Slo 2. There were 28,000 viewers, down 105,300 viewers from 2015 when the country participated. This marks 1.5% of the market share.

    RUSSIA – Information from Russian TV rating source say that only 1.4% of audience share watched the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest marking it as the 9th most watched program of the week, despite the country scored 4th place in the event. The most popular JESC viewership was in 2009 when it scored 22.5% of the market share.

    There are reports about massive TV rates in Belarus and Ukraine and we are waiting for the figures to publicly come out.

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