On November 26, sixteen acts from across Europe and Australia will battle it out in the final of Junior Eurovision 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The European Broadcasting Union recently announced a new worldwide online voting system launching November 24. But we can’t wait until then to hear who you think should win JESC 2017. And maybe you can’t wait either!
So have your say by voting for your favourite act in our annual JESC winner’s poll below.
You have until November 24 to vote. You can vote for as many acts as you want, but you can vote only ONE time. So make it count! You can also keep an eye on our Wiwi Jury reviews and ratings of each act by clicking here.
POLL: WHO SHOULD WIN JUNIOR EUROVISION 2017?
Junior Eurovision 2017 voting
Voting will start on Friday 24th November via the junioreurovision.tv website. Viewers will be able to vote from anywhere in the world. So for those outside of Europe who are normally unable to vote in either the Junior Eurovision or Eurovision, then here’s a chance to finally have a say!
On the official website, voters will be shown a preview of each of the 16 performances. In August it was stated there would also be an option to watch longer one-minute clips of each participant’s rehearsals. There is no mention of this in yesterday’s video, so it remains to be seen if this is still the case.
Viewers will then be able to vote for either three, four or five of their favourite entries. If a viewer only like one or two of the songs, then they will have to have to choose one or two others to vote for as well.
Perhaps most surprisingly, viewers will be allowed to vote for their own country. This is most likely because of the technical limits involved in preventing such an issue when using an online system. The EBU may believe that if everyone votes for their own country then it could cancel each other out.
However, the decision hasn’t gone down particularly well with fans, with the majority of comments below the YouTube video noting the possible unfair advantage this gives to those countries with higher population sizes. Who knows, maybe Dmitry Shepelev’s 2015 voting gag could now become a reality!