Junior Eurovision, the grandchild of the 60-year old adult Eurovision, is approaching very quickly. In less than two months all eyes will be on Malta as we watch this year’s kiddies compete and as we wait to see whether Brangelina will make an appearance (they are currently residing on Gozo, one of Malta’s beautiful islands, to film their project “By The Sea”).
But we can’t wait until then to discuss this year’s entries. Four competing nations—Armenia, Belarus, Sweden and Ukraine—have already chosen their songs. With 57 days until the big event, we want to know: Which JESC 2014 song is your favourite so far? We’ll close the poll and start anew as new contestants come into the mix.
So let’s get started. You can listen to the four acts below, and then you can vote in our poll. You can vote for as many contestants as you’d like, but you can only vote ONE time. So make it count.
It’s cheesy. It’s fun. It’s vivid. We love it! For me, Armenia really understands the true meaning behind Junior in Junior Eurovision. Keep it cute. Keep it about fun and dancing.
Following Ilya Volkov’s 3rd place success last year, Belarus has decided to be daring and will send Nadezdha, a hawk impersonator who sings fully in Belarussian. This number really is a work of art and there is no need for further editing. Poetic and convincing, we wouldn’t be surprised to see her winning some speech contests in Belarus in near future. This is the first time since 2008 that a combination of the Belarussian language is being used in the contest, and first time since 2004 that is being used in full. Can language switch secure a win?
After going rock at JESC 2013 and schlager at Eurovision 2014, Sweden has gone for what they’re best at — scandi pop! Fourteen-year old Julia uses urban allure to deliver Eurovision fans a simple message: “You’re not alone”! Aram MP3 may have finished in 4th place in May, but we think this girl can go even higher. Sweden—the country that has presented a series of somewhat forgettable JESC songs—has finally gone in the right direction. The bridge of “Du ar inte ensam” proves the point. Julia knows how to bring the emotions!
Hail, Ukrayina! “Pryyde Vesna” is an ode to Ukraine, and shows support for a country ravaged by war. How better than with three cute girls in turquoise nightgowns? The girls most certainly know how to sing, and they work well together. Ukraine has a history of re-mastering and perfecting songs ahead of the contest, so we’re excited to see what comes next!
This poll is now closed. You can read our results post here.
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