FYR Macedonia: Martija Stanojković to Malta

FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA – Just confirmed its participation the small Slavic state of the Balkans made a surprise announcement for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016: a girl with a stunning voice, Martija Stanojković will represent the country in Malta next November. With more than 38,000 followers on Instagram she amazed everyone earlier this year with her vocal skills at Pink TV show. Martija started singing at the age of 5 while recorded her first one at the age of 7 ... | read the full story here

July 25, 2016 5:47 pm // 1 Comment

JESC 2016: Russian finalists revealed

RUSSIA – Russian broadcaster Karusel TV alongside the Academy of Popular Music Igor Krutoy announced the finalists for the Junior Eurovision 2016 national selection. The winner will be decided by tele voting and jury voting in a final which will take place at the Artek Children Camp in Crimea. In the final all performances will be pre-recorded while the results will be announced live. The 16 hopefuls are: THE RUSSIAN JESC FINAL PARTICIPANTS Yulia Assessorova Liliya Verdiyan Sofia ... | read the full story here

July 20, 2016 9:05 pm // 1 Comment

JESC 2016: Ketnet ends up rumours upon Belgium’s return

BELGIUM – Despite the recent rumours that Belgium was about to return to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, KETNET ended up the saga. Belgium is not returning to the contest as VRT confirmed they have no plans for it. Belgium is one of the countries in deep negotiations with EBU regarding the contest. It seems that EBU is now negotiate with RTBF in order to get the country back to the contest. The last time Belgium participated in the contest was in 12 where Fabian ended up ... | read the full story here

July 20, 2016 7:27 am // 1 Comment

JESC 2016: is France about to return to the contest?

FRANCE – Last week, Malta decided its artist for the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Nicola Caligiore from Italy, Joana Levieva-Sawyer from Bulgaria and Edoardo Grassi from France were members of the jury which decided 75% of the result. The interesting fact is that Edoardo Grassi was introduced as HoD of France for Junior Eurovision! Does that mean that the country is returning to Eurovision? The last time France participated in the contest was in 2004. Since then France ... | read the full story here

July 20, 2016 7:24 am // 0 Comments

Christina Magrin to represent host country in Junior Eurovision

MALTA – Christina Magrin is the winner of the Maltese national selection for the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest which will take place in Valletta on November 20. Competing among 19 other acts at MCC last week, Christina managed to get the highest points through a public and jury voting. The song which Christina sing in Junior Eurovision will be selected internally in due ... | read the full story here

July 19, 2016 8:49 am // 0 Comments

Poland confirms participation to Junior Eurovision 2016

POLAND – San Marino is out, but Poland is back. A tenth country has just announced its participation to the junior competition, and it’s an expected come-back. Indeed, TVP revealed yesterday that Poland would return to the contest this year, after a 12-year break! The entrant will be chosen through a national selection show, with a final to be held in October (to be confirmed). The country has only taken part to the competition on two previous occasions (2003, 2004) and has never ... | read the full story here

July 14, 2016 5:56 pm // 1 Comment

Arrivederci San Marino! The micro state withdraws from Junior Eurovision

SAN MARINO – The tiny republic of San Marino announced earlier today that they withdraw from Junior Eurovision and will not send an entrant to Valetta next November. No specific reason was given but in a statement, the national broadcaster declared:”The Radio and Television of San Marino has decided not to participate in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest edition 2016. We formulate all our wishes to the Maltese friends for the best outcome of this important event.”. After ... | read the full story here

July 14, 2016 5:43 pm // 1 Comment

JESC 2016: Belarusian final underway; date and draw announced

BELARUS – Belarusian national broadcaster conducted the draw for the running order of the JESC national selection the final of which is set for August 26th in Minsk. The songs will be revealed in the upcoming weeks. The running order has as follows: Mariya Magilnaya Show Group – So-Ni-Ka Yelena Titova Yuliya Mozhilovskaya Stefaniya Sokolova Group – Neskuchnyy vozrast Mariya Zhilina Zinaida Kupriyanovich Olga Konovalova Aleksandr ... | read the full story here

July 10, 2016 5:29 pm // 0 Comments

Ukraine kicks off JESC national selection

UKRAINE – The National Television Company of Ukraine has officially confirmed the participation in the 14th Junior Eurovision Song Contest and announced the start of the National Selection for JESC-2016. Starting from 8th of July till 10th of August 2016 the young Ukrainian singers aged between 9-14 who would like to compete for the right to represent their country on the international level are welcomed to submit their applications for participating in the national selection. The ... | read the full story here

July 8, 2016 3:22 pm // 1 Comment

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