The time has come to find the winner of the fifteenth edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest! Which of today’s 16 countries will win the 2017 competition in the host city of Tbilisi?
Sixteen participating countries, but only 1 can win: this afternoon will see the final of the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) taking place in the host country of the previous winner, Georgia.
How to watch?
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will air from 16:00 CET on the following channels:
- Broadcasting channels of the 16 participating countries
- Live webcast via the official JESC YouTube channel
- Live webcast via the official Georgian Eurovision YouTube channel
Following Georgia’s win at the 2016 competition, today’s JESC show will take place live in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi.
Hosted by Helen Kalandadze alongside former JESC representative Lizi Japaridze, today’s show will see a total of 16 countries competing for the trophy at the fifteenth edition of the competition.
Whilst 2 countries withdrew from the 2017 edition of JESC (Bulgaria and Israel), this year sees the return of Portugal to the competition, having last participated at the Junior contest in 2007.
This year’s participants are as follows:
- Cyprus: Nicole Nicolaou – I wanna be a star
- Poland: Alicja Rega – Mój dom
- Netherlands: Fource – Love me
- Armenia: Misha – Boomerang
- Belarus: Helena Meraai – I am the one
- Portugal: Mariana Venâncio – Youtuber
- Ireland: Muireann McDonnell – Súile glasa
- FYR Macedonia: Mina Blažev – Dancing through life
- Georgia: Grigol Kipshidze – Voice of the heart
- Albania: Ana Kodra – Don’t touch my tree
- Ukraine: Anastasiya Baginska – Don’t stop
- Malta: Gianluca Cilia – Dawra tond
- Russia: Polina Bogusevich – Wings
- Serbia: Irina Brodić & Jana Paunović – Ceo svet je naš
- Australia: Isabella Clarke – Speak up
- Italy: Maria Iside Fiore – Scelgo (My choice)
2017 sees the return of the public vote to the competition, but this time with a big change: this year’s public vote won’t be decided by a televote, but rather an online vote.
Online voting kicked off on Friday evening, in which viewers from around the world have been able to vote for between 3 to 5 of their favourite entries of the contest. Viewers from the 16 competing countries are able to vote for their own country’s entry.
The online vote opens once again in today’s show, with viewers having a total of 15 minutes to vote for the favourite entries once again. These votes will be combined with that of each participating country’s jury vote, both of which will determine the winner of the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Which is your favourite?
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