JESC 2014: the voting details for the big night
VALLETTA, MALTA – The European Broadcasting Union made a clarification of how the voting will take place in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014. There are three phases of the voting.
In the first phase, tonight November 14th, the national juries from the 16 participating countries will watch the Jury Rehearsal at 19:00 CET. The jury in each country will have each, five junior members.
In the second phase we go to November 15th, tomorrow, where the grand final takes place. During the live show there will be online voting for non participating countries, a procedure secured by the new voting supervising company. The results will not count in the final outcome but there will be an “online award” given after the show to the press conference of the winner, to the country that won the international choice.
The third phase takes place in the live show, it’s the tele voting of the audience from the 16 participating countries. So far we knew that the number of tele voters is limited due to lack of interest. Aside to the public voting there will be 12 points given to all participants in the beginning of the voting procedure.
The votes in the final of Junior Eurovision will be given by junior spokespersons. Most of them are the representatives of the countries from 2013 edition as the Dutch twins, Michelle Perniola from San Marino and Elias from Sweden are already in Malta. This happens because it costs cheaper for the organisation to bring 1 person to Malta rather than buying satellite time. Each spokesperson will award 6-12 points to the countries as the points 1-5 will automatically added in the beginning of the voting.
There will be also a kids’ jury made of 1 former JESC participant from each country. Another details that changed this year is that the juries will rank the countries from 1-10 and not 1-16 as it was last year.