Wiwi Jury: Junior Eurovision 2016 Reviews and Rankings

Seventeen acts will compete at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Malta, but there can only be one winner. To help you make an informed decision about where to cast your vote, the Wiwi Jury—our in-house panel of music un-professionals—will preview and review each of this year’s acts. We’re ready to pick our JESC favourites!

Our jury for this edition consists of 21 jurors who hail from Australia, Croatia, Georgia, Ireland, Morocco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States. We are truly international, y’all! Each juror assesses each song independently, and then awards each song a score from 0 to 10. Before calculating the Wiwi Jury verdict, we drop the highest and lowest scores to reduce potential bias and outliers.

We’ll be unrolling these one by one over the coming weeks. You can read the completed reviews by clicking on the song title.


  1. Russia: Sofia Fisenko & The Water of Life Project with “Water of Life” (9.29)
  2. FYR Macedonia: Martija Stanojkovic with “Love Will Lead Our Way” (8.13)
  3. Italy: Fiamma Boccia with “Cara Mamma (Dear Mom)” (8.05)
  4. Bulgaria: Lidia Ganeva with “Magical Day” (7.76)
  5. Malta: Christina Magrin with “Parachute” (7.71)
  6. Albania: Klesta Qehaja with “Besoj” (7.68)
  7. Armenia: Anahit & Mary with “Tarber” (7.66)
  8. Serbia: Dunja Jelicic with “U La La La” (7.63)
  9. The Netherlands: Kisses with “Kisses and Dancin'” (7.61)
  10. Australia: Alexa Curtis with “We Are” (7.45)
  11. Georgia: Mariam Mamadashvili with “Mzeo” (7.32)
  12. Belarus: Alexander Minyonok with “Muzyka Moikh Pobed” (6.92)
  13. Cyprus: George Michaelides with “Dance Floor” (6.89)
  14. Ireland: Zena Donnelly with “Brice Ar Bhrice” (6.87)
  15. Poland: Olivia Wieczorek with “Nie Zapomnij” (6.82)
  16. Israel: Shir & Tim with “Follow My Heart” (6.76)
  17. Ukraine: Sofia Rol with “Planet Craves For Love” (6.26)

Watch our Junior Eurovision review videos