TONIGHT – live from Malta at 19:00 CET – is the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest Final.
Taking place under the slogan #together, with a total of sixteen countries competing, the 12th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest is being staged at the 4,000 to 4,500 capacity Malta Shipbuilding Arena, situated in Marsa, near the Maltese capital Valletta. Hosted by the popular television personality Moira Delia, the show will be screened by the national broadcaster PBS.
This is the first time that a Eurovision related event will come from Malta, following Gaia Cauchi’s victory at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest of 2013, which was held in Kiev, Ukraine.
How to watch
The show begins at 19:00 CET and will be available to watch and listen to via the following options.
- Viewers in the sixteen participating countries can watch the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Final via their national broadcasters. Among the sixteen broadcasters, five channels will also be available via satelitte. They include:
- ARMTV (Armenia)
- RIK (CyBC) (Cyprus)
- Rai Gulp (Italy)
- RTR Planeta (Russia)
- SMRTV (San Marino)
- There is a web TV link via junioreurovision.tv
A number of radio stations from non-participating countries will be airing the show, with information below:
- United Kingdom: Scotland
- United Kingdom: Wales
- Oystermouth Radio (Swansea) oystermouthradio.com
- United Kingdom: England
- 103 The Eye (Melton Mowbray, deferred broadcast) 103theeye.co.uk
- 92.5 Phoenix FM (Dublin) phoenixfm.ie
- 247 Music Radio (online) freewebs.com/vibeflagship
- New Zealand
- World FM (Tawa & Redwood/Marahau) worldfm.co.nz
- United States of America
- The Australian TV channel SBS 2 has confirmed that they will be broadcasting the show on the evening of Sunday 16th November 2014.
Italy, Slovenia and Montenegro are the three countries debuting at Junior Eurovision this year, with Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Serbia all returning to the competition. The participating countries and entrants at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014 are listed below in the official running order:
- Belarus – Nadezhda Misyakova – Sokol (Falcon)
- Bulgaria – Krisia, Hasan and Ibrahim – Planet of the children
- San Marino – The Peppermints – Breaking my heart
- Croatia – Josie – Game over
- Cyprus – Sophia Patsalides – I pio omorfi mera (The most beautiful day)
- Georgia – Lizi Japaridze (Lizi Pop) – Happy day
- Sweden – Julia Kedhammar – Du är inte ensam
- Ukraine – Sympho-Nick – Pryyde vesna (Spring will come)
- Slovenia – Ula Ložar – Nisi sam/Your light
- Montenegro – Maša Vujadinovic & Lejla Vulić – Budi dijete na jedan dan
- Italy – Vincenzo Cantiello – Tu primo grande amore
- Armenia – Betty – People of the sun
- Russia – Alisa Kozhikina – Dreamer
- Serbia – Emilija Djonin – Svet u mojim očima (World in my eyes)
- Malta – Federica Falzon – Diamonds
- The Netherlands – Julia – Around
All of the evening’s entrants will each sing a section of the official Junior Eurovision 2014 theme song “#together” as part of the interval. Check out the song below:
The voting will follow the model used in the Senior Eurovision Song Contest, with combined jury and televotes initially awarding participants from 1 to 8 points, before 10 points and the maximum 12 points go to the favourite songs of the participating countries.
Online voting is also available this year for international fans. During the televoting period, viewers of the junioreurovision.tv webcast will be directed to a page where they can cast their vote. These votes will have no influence on the televoting results but a special ‘Online Award’ will be presented to the winner at the press conference after the Final.