During the final of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015, Armenia’s Mika showed us how to love. Slovenia’s Lina Kuduzovic brought us some Frozen style realness. And Belarus’ Ruslan Aslanov sang of magic. But in the end the night belonged to Malta’s Destiny Chukunyere and her winning song “Not My Soul”.

She’s brought Malta a well-deserved second win. And it’s also the sunny Mediterranean island’s second victory in three years. Two out of three ain’t bad!

Malta wins Junior Eurovision 2015: Reaction

Junior EUROVISION 2015: RESULTS (GRAND FINAL)

Junior Eurovision 2015 final scoreboard

The full results are as follows:

1. 185 points – Malta
2. 176 points – Armenia
3. 112 points – Slovenia
4. 105 points – Belarus
5. 93 points – Albania
6. 80 points – Russia
7. 79 points – Serbia
8. 64 points – Australia
9. 62 points – Bulgaria
10. 51 points – Georgia
11. 38 points – Ukraine
12. 36 points – Ireland
13. 36 points – Montenegro
14. 36 points – San Marino
15. 35 points – The Netherlands
16. 34 points – Italy
17. 26 points – Macedonia

Junior Eurovision 2015: Destiny Chukunyere interview in Sofia

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Jaccobabe
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Jaccobabe

I think Muxu also wrote Gaia Gauchi’s song, no?

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

I may be late for this, but I do believe this is Muxu’s first winner at either ESC contest, no? That being the case, I gather we’ll be paying closer attention to the contenders who get his songs for the 2016 MESC.

WYSIWYG
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The whole thing was set-up, as it was last year. Neither the song last year represents a normal Junor, nor the one this year. This songs are not songs which should be even categorized with some of the others. Last year a 12 year old italian boy, singing about his lost love – what does he know about lost love at 12?! And this year – No no no, not my soul – how is this a Junior song? Last year definite winner should’ve been Krisia with Planet of the children – best text, written by herself, a real Junior… Read more »

Afrivision
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Afrivision

Very happy with the results. This was my top 17:
1. Malta
2. Bulgaria
3. Slovenia
4. Georgia
5. FYR Macedonia
6. Albania
7. San Marino
8. Armenia
9. Russia
10. Ukraine
11. Australia
12. Italy
13. Netherlands
14. Ireland
15. Montenegro
16. Belarus
17. Serbia

Maarten
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Maarten

Destiny deserved to win, but (my favourite) Lina and Mika also deserved to win. I feel sorry for Shalisa (from my country). She sang fantastic and was totally underrated!

#American
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#American

100th comment!
Congrats to Destiny and Malta! Lol I predicted that they would do well when the singing order was determined :)) A well deserved winner too! My top two this year has got to be Lina from Slovenia and Destiny from Malta. The top three were well deserved this year too! 🙂 Let’s see if Malta hosts, and if they can pull off an even better show & stage than this year and when they last hosted JESC in 2014!!!

#American
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#American

This is the most comments I’ve ever seen on a post. 🙂

redarrow
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when there is no nieghbour voteing malta will win … hope it will be the same in the big contest ..

@EugeneESCUK
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A few more stats :-

1 For the 3rd year running 4 of the Top 5 sang in the second half of the show!!

2 For the 6th year running the winner sang in the last 6 songs!! 9 of the 13 winners so far sang in the last 5 songs.

3 In the 13 year history, 11 of the 13 winning songs were sung in the second half of the show.

Ivan
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Ivan

Haven’t you noticed that on even years at ESC and JESC the quality of the songs is better and simply the show is better. Make the comparison yourself.

Leo
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Leo

I wasn’t expecting Malta to win, I thought Armenia would have won. Glad Slovenia got third, I feel the presentation and maybe the running order let prevented them from being a winner.

I was very surprised by San Marino’s performance, really should have been top ten. Ireland and Ukraine were also underrated, how did Georgia do better than them?

rhin
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rhin

I pretty much covered the countries that are with very different placement than my own in my first post. And yeah, I pretty much agree with you about the placements however I don`t like the generalization that you make and that`s why I pointed it out. But it seems I have taken it too far so yeah
Dropping it 😉

@EugeneESCUK
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Rhin :- The East/West thing WAS my opinion, it’s just an opinion, its’ not a big deal!!!!! Perhaps we will know more when the split results are revealed?

Looking at your OWN rankings, you put :-

Ireland 6th (Actual 12th)
Italy 9th (Actual 16th)
Netherlands 11th (Actual 15th)
San Marino 12th (Actual 14th)
Albania 14th (Actual 5th)
Georgia 16th (Actual 10h)
And you did not rank Bulgaria.

So you actually AGREE with EVERY over/underrating that I did, or have you forgotten you own rankings?

Anyway……………moving on, it’s boring now!!!

rhin
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rhin

@EugeneESCUK, if that`s your opinion why involve the whole “West/East thing”? You could have just said that and that and that country were off from my predictions and are under/overrated because of… reasons! But instead with that POSSIBLE explanation you generalized the whole thing. Something totally uncalled for. The winners were right and the rest was within expectations with few surprises. I doubt anyone has pushed for the East particularly. If you said that some country in particular was pushed up or down I won`t argue but the whole “Simply because the country is from the East it get these… Read more »

@EugeneESCUK
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Bronson :- As far as the juries are concerned, there was one children’s jury and 17 juries of people over 16. We don’t know what the EBU guidelines are for the JESC juries though. With regard to the televote, children as well as adults can vote obviously.

Yes it JUNIOR and the kids perform, but that’s about it even adults mainly write the songs. The rest is more or less the same as the Adult ESC.

@EugeneESCUK
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Rhin :- It’s not about being accurate or inaccurate, it’s just an opinion. I just picked what I thought were the 10 best songs, the East/West thing was an explanation but of course not the only explanation for differences. However I did predict this would happen!! Malta was the best and the right winner. The other 4 western countries came 12th, 14th, 15th and 16th out of 17. I was not too keen on Italy, but I thought Ireland, San Marino and The Netherlands would place higher and were underrated in my view. I had Ireland and San Marino in… Read more »

Jesper
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Jesper

Every year the country that I don’t want to win, wins. Last year I wanted Bulgaria or Slovenia to win, yet Italy won. This year I really hoped Georgia or Australia would’ve won. During the voting I’d rather have Armenia as winner, yet Malta won again.

Bronson
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Bronson

People, remember this is JUNIOR Eurovision. Your opinions on songs are not going to resonate with 10 year-olds – of course they’re going to prefer fun songs like Armenia and Albania, and find songs such as Ireland’s boring. So stop complaining about Eastern/Western blocs and manipulation of jury votes, because children have very different opinions to ours.

Personally, Malta was the deserving winner the whole time. I’m very happy for Albania too.

Sal
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Sal

Very happy about Malta’s win, it completely stood out from the rest of the songs! Obviously some of the eastern countries only did as well as they did due to neighbour/diaspora votes. I’m not saying Armenia or Belarus’ placings were undeserved, but in a fair world Malta would have been way ahead of Armenia! Disappointed about Ireland and the Netherlands….also completely baffled by Albania’s 5th place…….I mean….really?! I was certain after watching the performance that they would be bottom of the scoreboard and they got the quietest cheer of the night as well. Utterly confused. Overall a good winner, though.… Read more »

Timselvision
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Timselvision

I’m from the Netherlands and I’m laughing about your comments tbh… Ireland was my 15th place. I thought it was boring and not rememberable.

ESC 4ever
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ESC 4ever

Again,i’m so happy for Albania !! <3 It was my favorite ever……!! Greets from Belgium.

Samo Lee
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Malta is officially the Sweden of Junior Eurovision.

Tha
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Tha

I couldn’t watch the live show, but I watched now all the performances. Malta was one of my favorites since they revealed the song, and Destiny totally deserved to win!! About the performances: Serbia: So great! At the first, I thought that the song wasn’t right for the beautiful Lena’s voice. Lena is a great singer, and everything was excellent in her performance. Specially her vocals. Georgia: That was so wrong. This formula doesn’t work for Georgia anymore. They should keep just the girls, because they did a great performance, but that boy was so annoying! I can’t believe that… Read more »

au
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au

Kamilla from SM expressed her sadness on insta

Racal
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Racal

Glad that Malta won with a well deserving performance. Sad that Italy placed so low: even though they didn’t deserve to win, second to last is a very harsh result for two very talented girls with high potential. Sad that Australia placed so high with a more than mediocre overproduced song: the €BU has obviously decided to do whatever it takes to make this country successful, even though they don’t belong in the contest and enter with bad songs.

John Christian
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John Christian

The JESC 2015 Results (in my opinion):

Deserved: Malta, Netherlands
Overrated: Armenia, Slovenia, Belarus
Underrated: Australia, San Marino, Ireland

PP
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PP

Interesting that people who watched Junior Eurovison 2015 by internet at offical EBU Junior Eurovison site, didnt hear first 5 songs . Almost simillar happened in 2011 in Dusseldorf in first semifinal in adult contest, when people in participating countries hear the songs of first 5 songs, but they didnt hears commentators from Dusseldorf.e

Spirk
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Spirk

Wow! It was a really fantastic show and we got a great winner! I must say that from the first time I heard the song it blew me away. Serbia , Ukraine and then Malta and Slovenia were my favorites , I think Ukraine was really underrated and Serbia gave a moving performance but anyway. The top 3 was rational and Belarus had a fantastic performance. I didn’t expect Albania coming so high! San Marino and Ireland were also underrated in my book. Congratulations Malta!!

NoYesNoMaybe?
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NoYesNoMaybe?

I think it was a well-deserved win for Malta. I am also glad Albania made it to the top 5. I don’t get people complaining it was too simple. Does every performance need fireworks, dancers, props or things exploding on stage? Of course not (just answering myself in case I wasn’t clear enough :)). I could agree a couple of dancers wouldn’t hurt, but hey she showed she was more than enough. The same goes to Malta, Slovenia and Belarus, all of them in top 5. Yes, only the singer by himself/herself alone can do it. Simple is not bad,… Read more »

PP
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PP

In last 2 contenst we saw that last place is reseved for one of ex yugoslavia countries last year Croatia, this year F.Y.R. Macedonia who was last in 2013. Georgia who had good result is out of TOP 9 , 10 this year and 11 last year. That kind of song with they send in past , didn t work for them like they work for Armenia with similar song , Armenia was 3 rd last year this year on 2 nd place. We saw that Ukraine is not good after their vicotry 2012, this year only 11 , last… Read more »

jr esc nl
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jr esc nl

@sarah latvia 2015?

davve
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davve

She was the right winner. good song!

Sarah
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Sarah

Junior was better than the senior one. The senior one has too much ballads and pop crap this one has alot yes but the unique ones that stand out do well albania and malta where good examples different genres but did well no one is taking risks in eurovision anymore and when they do they get destroyed by juries or it is a bad attempt eg. Uk 2015. Someone needs to bring reggae into eurovision like reggae fusion pop song that will do the trick

Calum Macleod
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Calum Macleod

Destiny is truly stunning! Adult Eurovision needs a soul singer who can kill it on stage and when she eventually becomes old enough, she is just the right person to do it, and give Malta a win!

Darren
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Darren

@A.D.R.SWE
Yes, I know its a music competition, and the songs that I like wont always do well, but Its the beginning of a trend, wait and see. We seen it with Azerbaijan when they debuted in 2008. The controversial countries always get Top 10. Australia is overhyped, if you do not believe that, thats your own opinon but they are, even on Eurovision sites such as this, and many others, it is always Australia that people talk about. The evidence is clear. We are supposed to like them

Alison
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Alison

@Eugene Absolutely, but when it comes to Eurovision I wouldn’t say they come under the “Eastern European” banner as it were. They’re their own thing really. So pleased for Slovenia coming third.

Mario = Legend
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Mario = Legend

Firehunter talking utter trash, just for a change. ???? Please.

Yasi
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Yasi

Ummm… Am I the only one who can’t stand that song?

San Marino 14th? What? I guess that’s because it’s San Marino, but it was definitely underrated.
Ukraine as well while Australia is overrated. The song is so lame.

Firehunter
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Firehunter

Result of ESC 2008 were very rational, results since 2009 were manipulated by jury. Results of JESC 2015 are 100% false.

John Christian
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John Christian

I was happy that Malta wins and I hope Australia, Slovenia, and Ireland will compete again in the next JESC in Malta.

A.D.R.SWE
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A.D.R.SWE

The people who complains about Australia getting two top 10 placings in the two ESC-related events this year and especially those who think it is fixed because “the EBU wants us to like Australia” ; are you guys serious? Why is it so hard for some people to grasp the fact that Australia got top 10 two times? They are FAR from the only ones who achieved this and to be honest, it’s really not that big of an achievement (though they should still be proud). The two top 10 placings at ESC and JESC this year were both very… Read more »

@EugeneESCUK
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Alison :- The Balkan States are sometimes included in other regions such as South Eastern Europe or Eastern Europe. It depends where you are reading the list I guess.

rhin
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rhin

1. Malta (=) 2. Armenia (=) 3. Slovenia (+2) 4. Belarus (-1) 5. Albania (+9) 6. Russia (-2) 7. Serbia (+1) 8. Australia (+2) 9. Bulgaria 10. Georgia (+6) 11. Ukraine (-4) 12. Ireland (-6) 13. Montenegro (+2) 14. San Marino (-2) 15. The Netherlands (-3) 16. Italy (-7) 17. FYR Macedonia (-4) This is the difference in placement from my last top (based on jury voting night). I have underrated 2 songs and overrated 5. I didn`t top Bulgaria as my own country. All in all I am happy with the results 🙂 I am still surprised for Albania… Read more »

Firehunter
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Firehunter

Armenia last year was much more tight and framed, but now they bought votes or otherwise falsified results. Also Malta did the same. The whole performance was chaotic and humdrum slamming.

Jack
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Jack

So happy for Destiny and of course for Malta!! It was obvious it was going to be between Malta and Armenia but I’m really glad they won in the end as her voice was amazing – I can’t wait to see the Junior Eurovision next year hopefully again in Malta -Oh and a massive well done to BNT and Bulgaria for being incredible hosts it was a fantastic show 😉

To Wiwibloggs
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To Wiwibloggs

When I enter the site it first opens some “checking your browser”, is it a virus? Or are you just checking the browers or what

Alison
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Alison

@Eugene They clearly meant Balkan, which aren’t Eastern European. My thoughts on Ireland’s score, it was a technically great song but it IMO it was just a bit dull. With that genre of song it’s marmite and in a kids contest even less likely to do well. I hope they return next year though.

YoungsterJoey
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YoungsterJoey

People complaining about the Eastern countries dominating the top 10…well, Malta (usually considered Western) STILL won despite having more Eastern states.

Either way, San Marino shouldve placed higher…Kamilla’s confidence definitely got knocked and I would fear her parents right now. At least they received their 1st 12 Points Ever and placed better than Italy.

Darren
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Darren

@ESC I know right? Thought I was the only one who noticed this. It just amazes me how English speaking countries, such as Ireland, United Kingdom and to a lesser degree, Malta do not do so well…yet Australia seems to pull it out of the bag every time…a little suspicious, just saying. I hope I am wrong, I love ESC..but Australia WILL WIN soon, maybe not next year or the year after but definitley within the next 5 years, its obvious, we are all supposed to like them for some reason and the EBU wants the cash they splash at… Read more »

DenizNL
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DenizNL

@Cathal (again)

Didn’t I say something about you being to pessimistic? And your thing abou “if the Netherlands sent our song it would have done well”…
Eh hello, I don’t know if you watched the actual event but The Netherlands got 3 places lower than you. You are even more succesfull than a country that has already participated alll the 13 times.