This year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest is simply too close to call. The quality of songs is, in our opinion, stronger than some of the recent editions of the adult Eurovision. But, as always, we’ve attempted to look into a crystal ball and provide some kind of forecast for who will win. After combining the results of our JESC 2014 fan poll and the results of the Wiwi Jury, we are pleased to announce that Slovenia’s Ula Lozar has emerged as our winner.

This comes with several caveats. First of all, all of the songs were reviewed by the Wiwi Jury using official music videos. Our fan poll, which attracted more than one million votes, was also open long before anyone saw the acts live. Therefore these rankings and assessments do not account for rehearsals (which you can watch here), staging, or live vocals. Malta, for instance, blew many of us away the moment we heard it live. Had we reviewed these songs after rehearsals these results may have been significantly different, and we actually consider Malta a huge contender despite these results. In any event, here is how things panned out. (To see what we think of the acts following rehearsals, click here).

Combined Fan Poll-Wiwi Jury vote

The act that placed first in each category received 16 points. The act that placed second received 15 points and so on. Ties were broken using the results of our international jury.

Country Wiwi Poll Wiwi Jury Total
1. Slovenia 12 15 27
2. Cyprus 8 16 24
3. Ukraine 16 8 24
4. Bulgaria 10 13 23
5. Belarus 6 14 20
6. Serbia 13 6 19
7. Italy 14 4 18
8. Netherlands 5 12 17
9. Croatia 15 2 17
10. Armenia 7 7 14
11. Sweden 3 10 13
12. Georgia 4 9 13
13. Russia 1 11 12
14. San Marino 9 3 12
15. Montenegro 11 1 12
16. Malta 2 5 7

Wiwi Jury Results: Cyprus Wins

1. Cyprus: Sophia Patsalides – I Pio Omorfi Mera (9.45)

2. Slovenia: Ula Lozar – Nisi Sam (8.91) **

3. Belarus: Nadezdha Misyakova – Sokal (8.91) **

4. Bulgaria: Krisia, Hasan and Ibrahim – Planet of the Children (8.58)

5. The Netherlands: Julia van Bergen – Around (8.23)

6. Russia: Alisa Kozhikina – Dreamer (7.86)

7. Sweden: Julia Kedhammar – Du Ar Inte Ensam (7.64)

8. Georgia: Lizi Pop – Happy Day (7.5)

9. Ukraine:  Sympho – Nick – Spring will Come (6.95)

10. Armenia: Betty with “People of the Sun” (6.91)

11. Serbia: Emilija Djonin – Svet U Mojim Ocima (6.72)

12. Malta: Federica Falzon – Diamonds (6.68)

13. Italy: Vincenzo Cantiello – Tuo Primo Grande Amore (6.54)

14. San Marino: The Peppermints – Breaking My Heart (6.45)

15. Croatia: Josie – Game Over (5.27)

16. Montenegro: Lejla Vulic & Masa Vujadinovic – Budi Dijete Na Jedan Dan (5.09)

Junior Eurovision 2014 Fan Poll

1. Ukraine: Sympho – Nick – Pryyde Vesna 15.48% (165,946 votes)

2. Croatia: Josie – Game Over 12.49% (133,805 votes)

3. Italy: Vincenzo Cantiello – Tu Primo Grande Amore 12.25% (131,309 votes)

4. Serbia: Emilija Djonin – Svet U Mojim Ocima 12.05% (129,124 votes)

5. Slovenia: Ula Lozar – Nisi Sam 11.63% (124,680 votes)

6. Montenegro: Lejla Vulic and Masa Vujadinovic – Budi Dijete Na Jedan Dan 11.58% (124,152 votes)

7. Bulgaria: Krisia, Hasan and Ibrahim – Planet of the Children 11.51% (123,366 votes)

8. San Marino: The Peppermints – Breaking My Heart 4.41% (47,279 votes)

9. Cyprus: Sophia Patsalides – I Pio Omorfi Mera 3.47% (37,239 votes)

10. Armenia: Betty – People of the Sun 1.11% (11,895 votes)

11. Belarus: Nadezdha Misyakova – Sokal 0.71% (7,586 votes)

12. Netherlands: Julia – Around 0.7% (7,534 votes)

13. Georgia: Lizi Pop – Happy Day 0.7% (7,530 votes)

14. Sweden: Julia Kedhammar – Du Ar Inte Ensam 0.7% (7,507 votes)

15. Malta: Federica Falzon – Diamonds 0.6% (6,403 votes)

16. Russia: Alisa Kozhikina – Dreamer 0.59% (6,342 votes)

Total Votes: 1,071,697

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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Hebbuzz
Hebbuzz
6 years ago

So the poll was dominated by Balkan Girls?

petya
petya
6 years ago

bulgariaaaaaa !<3

#jesc #fan #sLOVEnia
#jesc #fan #sLOVEnia
6 years ago

I really hope Slovenia wins tonight 🙂 Ula is a strong singer and she deserves to win

the truth
the truth
6 years ago

Slovenia for the win!

Abc
Abc
6 years ago

Malta will win 🙂

bavarson
bavarson
6 years ago

It will be a great duel between Malta and the Netherlands.

Erin
Erin
6 years ago

The Wiwi Poll and the Wiwi Jury see more or less eye to eye about Slovenia and Bulgaria at the top, Armenia somewhere in the middle and Malta at the bottom, but when it comes to the rest of the countries, there are significant gaps between the jury and the Wiwi poll, so this is likely to be a close race and the fact that Malta is so underrated here will be proven wrong after the night is over.

Marco
Marco
6 years ago

My prediction of top 3 this night: Bulgaria, Italy and Malta… Do you really think that only the kids will vote tonight? HAHAHA

D
D
6 years ago

It wouldn’t be a “surprise” if Slovenia wins. Ula is easily one of the biggest favourites and based overall on presentation, song, and running order I think she has the best chance. I’m hoping for either her or Belarus but since this is such a strong year, I’d only be upset if Italy, Croatia, Ukraine, Malta, or Montenegro win but I doubt any of them will (no matter how good Federica sounds live little kids aren’t gonna vote for opera).

Easpag
Easpag
6 years ago

The top 5 from the combined results are actually really strong.

beccaboo1212
6 years ago

C = Courageous
Y = Yearning
P = Powerful
R = Radiant
U = Unstoppable
S = Strong