Earlier this afternoon the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of musical unprofessionals — traveled to Sofia where we shared a very large bowl of Shkembe chorba, a soup consisting of boiled pork, beef or lamb tripe spiced with ground red paprika and dash of milk. After cleaning our bowls we sat down to review Krisia’s Junior Eurovision 2014 song “Planet of the Children.” Was it out of this world? Or did we just want to shove it away in a black hole? Read on to find out…

“Planet of the Children” reviews — Bulgaria at JESC 2014

Bogdan: I wouldn’t be surprised if this song won. It has a talented and charismatic singer, two gifted piano players and a great hook. Despite being a ballad, it still sounds like a children’s song, which is a bonus. And the piano bridge is a killer. Kudos to Bulgaria, they nailed it this year!

Score: 10/10

Ramadan: MAS-TER-PIECE! The first moments for me listening to this were just WOW! One of my favourite entries in this year’s JESC. It sounds so beautiful. I am amazed by the composition, the singing and the lyrics. Krisia’s voice really touches your soul. The two piano players really make the performance complete. Perfecto.

Score: 10/10

Denise: I have to admit, when it comes to Junior Eurovision, I prefer happy, up-tempo songs with children dancing on stage. Bulgaria doesn’t do this, but they have found three little kids to perform a great ballad. Krisia’s voice is amazing and her adorable looks makes me like her instantly. Even though Krisia seems like the big star, don’t forget the amazing Hasan and Ibrahim, two really talented pianists. This is a very strong return from Bulgaria.

Score: 8.5/10

Deban: Dreamy, age-appropriate and carrying a melody that speaks to my senses. This mini trio is bursting with talent, and Krisia their starlet, simply shines.

Score: 9/10

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Chris: A big, dramatic ballad is hardly child’s play, but Krisia makes such a challenging song look so easy. It’s a bit too overwrought for my liking and the song really does rely a little bit too much on its chorus, but Krisia blows away a lot of those issues with her voice alone. Hassan and Ibrahim may be background players for the most part, but will probably be a key part of the staging when we get to Malta and that could help the Bulgarians out massively. This one is a real contender.

Score: 8.5/10

Renske: I really, really enjoy the pureness of this song. Where two boys sit behind a piano and one girl sings with a beautiful voice. This is really original and unique. The song is beautiful and it will do well for sure. The fact that they sing about a planet of children makes it even better.

Score: 9.5/10

Patrick: When I heard it the first time, I got goosebumps – and those goosebumps are still there. I’m really happy that Bulgaria is in the contest again, but I never thought they would come up with such a talented girl like Krisia and those piano boys! This song is sooo beautiful, Krisia’s voice is so touching  – oh c’mon everything is beautiful in this song! WELL DONE BULGARIA!

Score: 10/10

Bulgaria JESC 2014 4 krisia planet of the childrenMario: From Krisia’s voice to the simplicity of the lyrics and richness of the music, the Bulgarian act is nothing but a masterpiece. I find Krisia’s voice the closest to Gaia’s, and the live version proves it even more. The twins play their pianos very passionately. I even like how Krisia pulls a mini Esma when doing all those clothing changes.

Score: 9/10

Sopon: I very much enjoy Krisia’s voice. However, there is something in the song I don’t like, and I just can’t figure out what it is. Maybe the background is too loud, therefore overshadowing her voice? I’m not overly impressed, but I give Krisia much credit for her larger-than-life vocals.

Score: 7/10

Liam: The hatred towards this song is extremely unwarranted. Krisia’s voice is amazing and she can sing live, and Hasan and Ibrahim’s work on the piano is amazing. This song, in my opinion has a great chance of winning, and I look forward to what Krisia, Hasan and Ibrahim can bring forth on the big night.

Score: 9/10

William: Krisia sings about a Planet of the Children, and she takes us to another world. This is dreamy, moving, and shows off her pitch-perfect vocals. A true talent accompanied by an adorable set of twins. Could this be our next winner?

Score: 8.5/10

Some of our jurors have decided to provide only scores. 

Sami: 7/10

Rezo: 5.5/10

The highest and lowest scores are dropped prior to calculating the average score. This is to remove outliers and reduce potential bias. We have removed a low of  5.5 and a high of 10. 

Wiwi Jury Score: 8.58/10

You can also review the latest Wiwi Jury rankings and reviews and see our latest Junior Eurovision 2014 coverage.

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Betttty
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Krisia – THE BEST!!!

Dani
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Dani

Krisia,Hasan and Ibrahim the best

Diana
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Diana

Krisia the best!!!!

Mariya Todorova
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Mariya Todorova

KRISIA
and IBRAHIM+HASAN-BRAVO!

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penka ribet

viva BULGARIE

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StEpit
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StEpit

Krisia we are with you, we all hope you’ll win!

Ivan
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Krisia bulgaria

Katia Slavcheva
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Katia Slavcheva

Bravo talantlivi detsa! Kuraj, varvete samo napred 🙂 samo taka Balgaria shte ja bade!
Zad tova strahotno izpalnenie sas sigurnost stoi mnogo trud, uporitost i postojanstvo. 4erti prisashti na balgarina, no kogato detsa posveshtavat svoeto vreme i energia na takiva dela trjabva da im napravim oshte po shumni aplausi i da gi nasar4im oshte po pove4e. Komplimenti. Neverojatni ste!

Strahotni ste.

Evdokia
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Evdokia

Krisia ????

nurten remzi
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nurten remzi

krisia,ibrahim ve hasan, No 1

Rayna
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Rayna

Great song and great performers;)))

Mariq
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Mariq

BRAVO KRISIQ,IBRAHIM I HASAN!

Vesela
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Vesela

Crisia Bulgaria Good luck!!!

Petya
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Petya

Krisia,Hassan and Ibrahim are the best!Good luck kids!

Antoaneta Zaprianova
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Antoaneta Zaprianova

When I heard it the first time, I got goosebumps – and those goosebumps are still there. I’m really happy that Bulgaria is in the contest again, but I never thought they would come up with such a talented girl like Krisia and those piano boys! This song is sooo beautiful, Krisia’s voice is so touching – oh c’mon everything is beautiful in this song! WELL DONE BULGARIA!

ella
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ella

So good!!! amazing

Nedelina Kercheva
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Nedelina Kercheva

Go go Bulgaria!!! KRISIA FEAT. HASAN and IBRAHIM – PLANET OF THE CHILDREN

Dimitrinka Yankova
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Dimitrinka Yankova

Krisia Todorova – Bulgaria

Nina
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Nina

Krisia and her song are the best

Katya
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Katya

Krisia and her song are amazing!

Zlatka
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Zlatka

Pesenta e poslanie. Bravo Krisi!

Iliyana Kaminska
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Iliyana Kaminska

I kto jest nai-dobar ? No to jest Krisia i Ibrachim & Hasan ! Bardzo dobra pesenka. talantlivi i zdolni deti !

Isabelle
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Isabelle

Krisia, Hasan and Ibrahim- this year`s winners. This kids are amazing. They are so charming and talanted. Krisia`s voice is magnificent. Also Bulgaria has done a perfect choise of their song. I wish Krisia, Hasan and Ibrahim luck! I believe in this amazing kids

Viktoria
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Viktoria

Krisi nai dobrata….

Galja
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Galja

Erfolg Kinder Bulgariens! Ich drücke euch die Daumen!

Gabriela
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Gabriela

BULGARIA’S KRISIA TODOROVA WITH PLANET OF THE CHILDREN

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deqna
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krisiq,hasan i ibrahim

Maya
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Maya

The winner………Krisia

Gery
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Gery

I don’t know what exactly Rezo is judging, but it definitely is not those kids’ performance, or their performance is probably the least of his/her worries.

miroslava
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miroslava

Krisiaaaaaaaa

Dean
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Go Krisia! 🙂

Donka Dimitrova
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Donka Dimitrova

Krisia,Balgarija

Violeta
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Violeta

BRAVO KRISIQ,IBRAHIM I HASAN

Violeta
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Violeta

BULGARIA KRISIQ

Violeta
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Violeta

Bulgaria Krisiq,Hasan und Ibrahim

Rumen Tsakov
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Rumen Tsakov

KRISIA TODOROVA

Nataliya Nikolova
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Vous été maignifique

Nedyalko
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Nedyalko

Bulgaria

Martina
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Martina

Krisia,Hasan and Ibrahin ……..They are winner.

Maria
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Maria

Bravo!!! Good luck dear kids!

Elena Petrova
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Elena Petrova

The best !That trio is the winner ! Good luck kids !xxx

elisa pisa
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elisa pisa

BULGARIA: Krisia, Hasan and Ibrahim – Planet of the Children

Valentina
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Valentina

WINNER will b the youngest 1 -KRISIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<3 <3 <3

Nina
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Nina

wonderful song

Tony
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Tony

Unique song!!! Great lyrics.. Amazing performance.. Good luck kids!!!

Timos
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Timos

The Winner !

bavarson
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bavarson

Nice and capable child, good video but fatally constructed song ruined everything. The verses are so weak that they almost do not exist. Strange that you do not turn your attention to this very important factor.