We all sat in awe as Italy’s Vincenzo Cantiello racked up the points for his Junior Eurovision 2015 ballad “Tu Primo Grande Amore”. His number beat amazing songs like Sokal (Belarus), Nisi Sam (Slovenia), I Pio Omorfi Mera (Cyprus), Diamonds (Malta) and most amazingly Planet Of The Children (Bulgaria).
On the night of Junior Eurovision my family and I watched the show and rated each song. Bulgaria came 1st within our family, while Italy came 13th. Looking through various tops on YouTube didn’t help either, as Italy rarely reached anyone’s top 5, while Bulgaria was the dominant song in first place.
Many people are shocked at Italy’s win. It’s not the case that Vincenzo’s song was bad, it’s just that there were SO many good songs on the night. Bulgaria really shone, but its running order draw seems to have hurt it. It may be the biggest reason as to why Italy beat Bulgaria to first place.
Regardless of why Krisia came second, I still believe she deserved to win, just like the Junior Eurovision press.
Firstly, Krisia delivered amazing vocals on the night, even though she had been suffering with a cold for the majority of the week. She overcame the thing that brought her down in order to go up the scoreboard at JESC 2014.
Second, the twins Hasan and Ibrahim, who played the piano during the performance, were amazing. They synchronised their piano playing, and always stayed in time with each other. There’s a real twin connection there y’all!
Finally, the subject of the song was more fitting for JESC. The song talked of being a superhero or a princess, taking a slightly more junior tone than Italy’s lyrics of first love and finding the one!
I think many JESC fans will hail Bulgaria the real winner of JESC 2014, but Vincenzo will be the one in the history books. Alas, we will have to see Bulgaria take the title another time. And trust me, if they bring another Krisia, it’ll be imminent.
You can watch Krisia Todorova’s performance of Planet Of The Children below:
Photo: junioreurovision.tv (EBU)