In just one week all eyes will be on Minsk-Arena as 20 countries head to the Belorussian city to battle it out for the Junior Eurovision 2018 trophy.
It’s a record breaking year. 2018 sees the largest number of countries ever to compete at an edition of the contest.
Kazakhstan and Wales both debut at the contest and will no doubt be wanting to make a big impact on their first outing.
Azerbaijan, France and Israel all make a comeback to the contest following hiatuses of varying length. Each country will be aiming to show that the time away from the contest has been beneficial.
Despite not hosting the contest following their victory last year, Russia will be hoping to become the first country in the contest’s history to win two years in a row.
And across the 20 songs we’ll be hearing 18 different languages, making the show a true lingual feast.
However, before the professional juries and viewing public cast their votes next Sunday 25th November, we want to hear from you. Who do you think deserves to take home the crown this year?
You can listen to all 20 competing songs in the recap above, or check out the full songs in the playlist here. Then head to the poll below to cast your votes. You can vote for as many countries as you want, but you can only vote once. Finally, make sure to sound off in the comments below about who you’ll be voting for next weekend.
Like last year, the online voting system means that anyone in the world, no matter if their country is competing or not, has the opportunity to vote for three to five of their favourites in the few days before the contest, and in a 15 minute period during the actual show following all the performances. If your country is competing you can even vote for yourself.
Therefore, this poll may just be able to give us an indication of who the world will be voting for on the day, and who will walk away as a Junior Eurovision champion. Every vote counts!
Poll: Who should win Junior Eurovision 2018?
Photo credits: EBU