JESC 2015: TV ratings, mistakes and backstage gossips
Vasil Dimitrov (Bulgaria)
SOFIA, BULGARIA – The 2015 Junior Eurovision Song Contest is over and Malta won with 185 points marking a record of votes in the contest ever. Let’s see some statistics, information, gossip and news from the event.
- BNT made an excellent hosting despite the WiFi problems at the press area and the lack of catering for the press and media. The Bulgarian national broadcaster people tried to solve themselves any problem occurred with smile and extremely kindness though.
- Malta won with 185 points, the highest score ever achieved in the history of Junior Eurovision
- Malta, Belarus and Georgia now count two victories in the history of Junior Eurovision
- 1.1 million people tuned in last night in Bulgaria to watch the 13th Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
- Bulgaria, Albania and Malta have won the Italian tele voting. The broadcaster didn’t make clear people cannot vote for Italy and those voted for their own country refunded and the votes were not counted. Italy deliver jury and televoting results and weren’t invalid as previously reported.
- Italian TV ratings fall 50% this year to 80,836 viewers.
- Denmark explains why they don’t participate anymore in Junior Eurovision: “We no longer see it (Junior Eurovision being) consistent with the values that the MGP should have in Denmark; namely that it is fun, even if it’s competition. There is nothing wrong with Junior Eurovision but it just does not really fit us in Denmark”, says Jan Lagermand Lundme.
- More than 50% down the TV ratings in The Netherlands too: a total of 339,000 viewers watched the 13th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.