Junior Eurovision 2014 winner Vincenzo Cantiello, and runners-up Betty Danielyan and Krisia Todorova, headed to the winner’s press conference after the show. The team from wiwibloggs was inside and jotted down everything they said. There is also a bit of juice about Italy’s potential hosting gig. The Head of Delegation was non-committal said he’ll need to ask his boss…

Online Voting Award

Kath Locket from junioreurovision.tv started the press conference with the news that tons of people logged on to vote for the newly introduced Online Voting Award. “As most of you know we broke the Internet,” she said. “Within the first few seconds we got 37,000 online votes.” As a result of that, the EBU won’t be awarding an Online Voting Award. They’re going to think about how to deal with the popularity next year. “We broke it,” Kath said. “That’s something to be proud of!”

Will Italy host next year?

Vincenzo cantiello winner jesc juniorExecutive Superviser Vlad asked Italy’s Head of Delegation if he’d now be willing to host Junior Eurovision 2015. “How could we possibly beat Malta’s organization? It’s all very sudden so I don’t know. Let me go back to the office on Monday and talk to my [colleagues]. I don’t know. I hope we will do something…in a while we will know.”

To the HoD: It’s usually a tradition that the winning song gets a recording in English. Is it possible?

“Well, it’s possible.”

To Vincenzo:

You were the only male contestant. Was there a favourite girl?

“It’s a secret….I will tell her in private tonight.”

#JESC2014 winner Vincenzo thanks the audience at his press conference #jesc #junioreurovision

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What did you feel on stage and who do you dedicate this victory to?

“This is very classic ballad and I love singing it. I dedicate it to all women.”

To HoD: What do you say to the countries who are looking to maybe coming?

“This is a fantastic show. Until I lived it I couldn’t understand how great it is and the fantastic atmosphere between the kids. Malta notched the level very high. To other fellow broadcasters who are not participating, come! We are all waiting for you.”

Back to Vincenzo: Do you have any plans to travel to Ukraine for concerts?

“It’s a little early to talk about this, but obviously it’s possible. I wish for it.”

To Krisia: How did you feel after the power outage during the jury final?

“I was scared at first, but I managed to pull myself together and stop the fear from coming out. I was just waiting when are they going to put the electricity up but in the end it was all fine.”

Bulgaria’s Krisia at #JESC2014 press conference

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To Vincenzo: The Italian Fan Club is incredibly proud. What were your feelings as the points came in?

“My head was spinning. My heart was beating very fast. I couldn’t believe it. I don’t know what to say. It was overwhelming overall.”

To Krisia: What is your message?

“Together.”

This was the reaction when #JESC2014 winner Vincenzo came into his press conference #jesc

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To Betty: How did you feel after the contest? You were great!

Thank you very much. I felt and I’m feeling really good because this third place trophy is in my hands, and I’m really excited and I was excited too, and I was…I didn’t know that I would get a trophy and I’m really excited. When I was singing I was thinking about everyone and thinking about my country and presenting my country Armenia and I think that’s really exciting and thank you everyone that they were sure that I would represent my country good.

To Krisia: What did you learn from this adventure from each other?

Krisia: “We learned to be good friends all the time and to play together and that will continue.”

Hasan and Ibrahim: “I learned that Krisia was a talented singer.”

To Betty: Were you worried about your acrobats?

“No, because they are professionals. They were studying all day and I was sure they would do their best and I was sure and that was right.”

To the twins: Do you have time to play and do other sports? What is the secret to success?

“Three hours when we are at school and five hours on the weekend. We play every day.”

HoD chimes in: “These two boys are the finest example of the Bulgarian classical school of music. We will be hearing about them in the future.”

MORE JUNIOR EUROVISION 2014 COVERAGE

  • Watch all of our rehearsal videos here.
  • Read all of our JESC 2014 song reviews here.
  • Check out all of our Junior Eurovision coverage here.

 

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Eduard
Eduard
7 years ago

Who knows on which web site is placed the whole press conference? A lot of thanks for all answers!

LITHUANIAN
LITHUANIAN
7 years ago

CAN WE PLEASE GET THE FREAKING SPLIT RESULTS. And yes Bulgaria got booed 😛

Daniel
Daniel
7 years ago

Was it me or did Bulgaria get booed when they were awarded with 12 points. I still can’t believe Italy won, he can sing EXTREMELY well but the song goes nowhere and is pretty much dead. But well done Italy, in my eyes you have become the worst JESC winner.

Nikos
Nikos
7 years ago

I also like how they dont just have the winner get all the glory in the end. Hopefully these kids have success and hope we get to see them again in the future. Great job to everyone and hope to see them all (and more) again next year!

Iliyana Kaminska
Iliyana Kaminska
7 years ago

Bravo Bulgaria and Krisia .Beautiful litle girl ,very good song,love you !

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

I’m glad Bulgaria and Armenia got to be part of the press conference as well. Bulgaria’s song is the one that’s stuck in my head after seeing (admittedly only 9 out of the 16 songs of) the contest, and Armenia did a great job too.

My only regret is that Federica couldn’t also be up there with those three. She had easily my favorite performance out of the ones I saw – I was completely stunned by her vocals.

SpirK
SpirK
7 years ago

I am kinda annoyed of Italy playing the role of: “I don’t know, we are gonna think about it”. Look you much love Malta gave to the contest! They resurrected it! I do prefer the host of next year being the host, but if they don’t wont it, don’t beg them. I am sure that countries like Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Malta (again) are dying to host the contest.

Mavision
Mavision
7 years ago

Malta did so well, I have to admit it’s been the only JESC that I’ve fully enjoyed even if it was a partially shocked winner, he still deserved it after the performance.

Mr
Mr
7 years ago

Please let Italy host. Malta was an amazing host 🙂 it was truly amazing

Yudhistira Mahasena
7 years ago

Well, whoever the winner is this year, if not Vincenzo or Josie (who actually came last), the next year’s JESC will be held in Zagreb. The host? I suggest Dino Jelusic, with another Croatian singer as his female companion.

beccaboo1212
7 years ago

Rome 2015

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
7 years ago

Please, Italy host the contest! Even if it’s on Rai 2 or something lesser than Rai 1. Italy should be really proud and use this opportunity to showcase Italy just like Malta did. Brilliant job to Malta!

Deniz@TurkNL
7 years ago

I think it is Frederica too!
Fantastic evening! I hope Italy will host indeed.

Donna
Donna
7 years ago

Malta did really well at the Junior Eurovision and even if the Online Award voting crashed, nevertheless, they still succeeded in the sense that they actually got many people to join the online voting. I hope next year’s online voting will actually be fully-functional and successful.

Also, I wonder who Vincenzo’s favorite girl from the contest is. I think it’s Federica. 🙂

Dbon
Dbon
7 years ago

Malta proved to be an amazing host. Well done to all the participants..the level was really high this year.

Q
Q
7 years ago

They better host but financial problems may prevent them but then again I think that Italy would be an Amazing host. Nina Zilli for presenter in Rome !!!!!!!