GEORGIA – The Netherlands won the public online voting, Georgia won the jury voting but Russia got the trophy of the 15th Junior Eurovision Song Contest. This reminds us what happened in the senior Eurovision back in 2016 when Ukraine won the contest without winning either public or jury voting. EBU is excited of course:
Jon Ola Sand, the EBU’s Head of Live Events, said “The performances this year were incredible and we’re proud to see how the Junior Eurovision Song Contest keep supporting young artists and bringing them in front of an international audience. Our online voting platform was a new addition this year, and we were pleased with the huge level of votes we received from all over the world. Our intention was to open the Contest up to a wider audience than previous competitions and we are pleased that we were able to do this. “We at the EBU would also like to thank GPB and all the delegations involved for the hard work they put in this year’s show” he added.
Sixteen countries participated in the contest, which saw the return of Portugal for the first time since 2007 and the withdrawals of Bulgaria and Israel. The winner was Polina Bogusevich, who represented Russia with the song “Wings”, marking the second time that Russia has won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, and the first time since 2006. Georgia and Australia finished in second and third place, respectively.
Ms Gasparyan, the Head of Delegation for Armenia at Eurovision and Junior Eurovision has aired her views on the failure of the online vote during yesterday’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest final. In a post on social media she stated; “The online voting was incomplete and needs serious investigation”
During the live show and after all performances there was suppose to be 15 minute online voting to conclude the already web voting conducted prior to the show. The system collapsed and there wasn’t contribution in the voting for the final result. Besides that though EBU confirmed they received 330,000 votes from 100 countries though the online platform.
Weirdly in the detailed results we cannot see the votes given in the televising rather we see the total of televotes attributed to each country and we cannot see how many points each country gave to itself as it was allowed (!)
Poland reported 886,000 viewers for the show, Italy reported 37,000 viewers and The Netherlands reported 286,000 viewers.
In the meantime Ekaterina Orlova, Head of Delegation for Russia has stated that the country will have a discussion as to whether they want to host Junior Eurovision in 2019 and The Netherlands re affirms their dedication to the idea of JESC by confirming their 2018 participation.
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