By now you all know that Vincenzo Cantiello won Junior Eurovision 2014. But you may not know that ahead of the final the Junior Eurovision press corps, who followed rehearsals closely from the building throughout the week, voted for their favourites too. This time Vincenzo had to settle for second, as Bulgaria’s Krisia Todorova and Hasan & Ibrahim won with the press in a landslide.

You can see the full results of the press vote below. Bulgaria, who finished second in the actual final, won by a whopping 71 points.

The press corps seems rather good at predicting the top and bottom of the standings. The journalists ranked Bulgaria, Italy and Malta in the Top 4, forgetting only Armenia (she came third on the night, but only 10th with the press). The press also correctly predicted the bottom four — and in the right order. Sweden, Montenegro, San Marino and Croatia finished in 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th positions.

What do you think of the results below?

JESC 2014: Voting from the Press Centre

1 Bulgaria 300 points (2)
2 Italy 229 (1)
3 Malta 221 (4)
4 Cyprus 205 (9)
5 The Netherlands 155 (8)
6 Russia 152 (5)
7 Georgia 151 (11)
8 Serbia 151 (10)
9 Slovenia 129 (12)
10 Armenia 127 (3)
11 Belarus 122 (7)
12 Ukraine 101 (6)
13 Sweden 94 (13)
14 Montenegro 86 (14)
15 San Marino 76 (15)
16 Croatia 65 (16)

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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The real winners won the hearts of million people around the world. The Bulgarian song is in top 100 popular songs on you tube already with millions watch, who can say where is the winner?

theophanu
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theophanu

Baverson doesn’t like the song of Krisia. He said this after every video on youtube etc. I’m sick of idiots…

Adrian Kavanagh
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I like fact that press gave Cyprus and Sophia a Top 5 ranking – one of the best pop entries in recent Eurovision contests. I think Ula for Slovenia and Nadezhda for Belarus deserved higher placings, both in the real voting and in the press rankings

Todor
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Todor

Anemic? Are you crazy? Krisa made everyone shiver.. She deserved to be winner!

bavarson
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bavarson

Italy had the best song and the best performance. Bulgarian performance was anemic. In this way, you can not win the Eurovision.

Pola
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Pola

Dear bavarson, Italy won but I can’t stop wondering why. I listen to the song and it was so much screaming, it could not live up to the Bulgarian song in set up or performance. I think it’s a mere accident.
I am so happy that first place was given to Krisia,Hasan and Ibrahim!!! They are the true winners!!

CCC
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CCC

Belarus and Slovenia are so underrated! But other than that those results seem pretty fair, closer to what I predicted anyways.

Bugno
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Bugno

Now that is other thing and fair! Good job Krisia 🙂

Ivan
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Ivan

I agree, this is the real ranking !!!!

Iliyana Kaminska
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Iliyana Kaminska

No tak to jest pravdivo glasuvane ! Tova e istinata !

Svetlana
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Svetlana

Erin read my thoughts! Absolutely right in case of Krisia, Hasan and Ibrahim song. For me it was clear from the start their song would be a winner.

Erin
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Erin

It was very clear right from the beginning that Krisia would melt the grown-up percentage of voters because she’s what you describe as a ‘cutie pie’. It’s not fair perhaps to use terms of endearment towards one particular child when all kids shine in their own special way, but in Krisia’s case it was a combination of cuteness, innocence, fragility and ‘Little Princess’ looks together with a confident delivery. a strong chorus and a great piano bridge before the final verse that made it magical for many. There is always going to be a song that receives an overwhelming positive… Read more »

bavarson
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bavarson

Italy won and that’s all. Other awards are totally meaningless.

Vivi
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Vivi

Can somebody tell us why Ula is so bad placed? First top three is good with the only exception that Malta should be the second one and Italy the third one.

Pete
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Pete

All the childrens are winners for me!

iliyan
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iliyan

This is the real ranking!!!!!!!