Viki Gabor Junior Eurovision 2019 Winner Poland


All eyes were on Gliwice, Poland on Sunday 24 November for Junior Eurovision 2019. Now in its seventeenth year, the annual song contest was on Polish soil following Roksana Węgiel’s victory with “Anyone I Want To Be” in 2018. This was the first time that Poland hosted JESC.

And history was made, as Poland became the first country to win back-to-back Junior Eurovisions. Viki Gabor took victory with her contemporary environmental pop number “Superhero”.

The show was broadcast live from 16:00 CET. Viewers were able to watch on any participating broadcaster, although some networks air delayed coverage. The contest was also streamed online on the official Junior Eurovision YouTube channel. More viewing details are available here.

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Junior Eurovision 2019 Results

Poland won after topping the online vote and finishing second with the juries. Viki scored a total of 278 points. Kazakhstan finished second, after winning the jury vote. Spain finished second with the public and third with the juries, resulting in a combined third-place finish.

The split between the jury and online votes can be found here.

Junior Eurovision 2019 Participating Countries, Acts and Songs

Nineteen countries competed at Junior Eurovision 2019. Of that number, all competed in last year’s contest except for Spain. The Iberian nation returned after last appearing in 2006. Two of the 2018 line-up withdrew — Israel and Azerbaijan.

In alphabetical order, the list of entries for JESC 2019 was:

🇦🇱 Albania: Isea Çili — “Mikja ime fëmijëri”

🇦🇲 Armenia: Karina Ignatyan — “Colours of Your Dream”

🇦🇺 Australia: Jordan Anthony — “We Will Rise”

🇧🇾 Belarus: Liza Misnikova — “Pepelny (Ashen)”

🇫🇷 France: Carla — “Bim bam toi”

🇬🇪 Georgia: Giorgi Rostiashvili — “We Need Love”

🇮🇪 Ireland: Anna Kearney — “Banshee”

🇮🇹 Italy: Marta Viola — “La Voce Della Terra”

🇰🇿 Kazakhstan: Yerzhan Maksim — “Armanyńnan qalma”

🇲🇹 Malta: Eliana Gomez Blanco — “We Are More”

🇳🇱 Netherlands: Matheu — “Dans met jou”

🇲🇰 North Macedonia: Mila Moskov — “Fire”

🇵🇱 Poland: Viki Gabor — “Superhero”

🇵🇹 Portugal: Joana Almeida — “Vem comigo (Come with Me)”

🇷🇺 Russia: Tatyana Mezhentseva and Denberel Oorzhak — “A Time for Us”

🇷🇸 Serbia: Darija Vračević — “Podigni glas (Raise Your Voice)”

🇪🇸 Spain: Melani García — “Marte”

🇺🇦 Ukraine: Sophia Ivanko — “The Spirit of Music”

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Wales: Erin Mai — “Calon yn Curo (Heart Beating)”

A country-by-country guide to the final is available to read here.

Junior Eurovision 2019 running order

The JESC 2019 running order draw took place on Tuesday 18 November. Australia was drawn to open the show and Serbia to close. Hosts Poland drew 11th place. You can find the full running order here.

Junior Eurovision 2019 Odds

Unlike the senior equivalent, there is not a major betting market for JESC. Many oddsmakers don’t take bets on underage events, while in some countries it is illegal to place bets on events which involve minors. As such, formal odds for Junior Eurovision 2019 are not readily available.

However, there are other ways to determine which songs are generating buzz.

On YouTube, the most-viewed JESC 2019 songs as of 23 November were:

  1. Poland: Viki Gabor — “Superhero” — 4 million
  2. France: Carla — “Bim bam toi” — 1.4 million
  3. Russia: Tatyana Mezhentseva and Denberel Oorzhak — “A Time for Us” — 1 million
  4. Armenia: Karina Ignatyan — “Colours of Your Dream” — 943,000
  5. Spain: Melani García — “Marte” — 756,00

The results of the wiwibloggs “Who should win Junior Eurovision 2019?” poll saw Russia emerge on top, followed by Serbia and Armenia.

The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — has also revealed its JESC 2019 favourites. Four jurors awarded France top marks, while North Macedonia received number one billing from two members. Poland, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Ireland, Spain and Georgia all got 12 points from one juror each. However, when all scores were combined, Poland proved to be the most popular with the group.

Junior Eurovision 2019 Lyrics

In contrast to Eurovision, there is a language rule in place at JESC. All songs must be written and sung in a national language of the participating country. The rules allow for a couple of lines to be performed in another language, with most countries opting to throw in some phrases of English.

You can find the lyrics and English translations for all 19 JESC 2019 entries here.

Junior Eurovision 2019 Voting

The contest in Gliwice retained the voting system first implemented in 2017. The result was determined by a 50/50 split between national juries and an online audience vote.

The online vote opened on 22 November with a recap of rehearsal footage. Voting closed just before the show, briefly opening again once all 19 acts had performed. Voters from any country in the world could vote for a minimum of three entries and a maximum of five. Unlike Eurovision, there was nothing to stop you from voting for your own country.

Find more details here.

Points from the online vote were distributed in line with the percentage of votes received. Jury points were awarded in the traditional manner — 12, ten and eight to one.

Junior Eurovision 2019 Venue, Hosts and Slogan

Venue

With a capacity of 17,178,  Gliwice Arena was home to the 2019 Junior contest. It is said to be one of the largest indoor venues in Poland.

Hosts

The 2019 presenting team was a triple threat. Roksana Węgiel became the first former winner to host the contest. She was joined by local TV hosts Ida Nowakowska and Aleksander Sikora.

Junior Eurovision 2019 Slogan and Logo

The slogan was: “Share The Joy”

The JESC 2019 logo was a brightly coloured kite.

According to organisers, the concept represented “freedom, light and shared joyous moments”. It demonstrates “how working together makes us better, stronger and can bring joy and happiness as we celebrate the beautiful things in life”.

Junior Eurovision 2019 — Intervals and Opening Acts

As well as hosting, Roxie also performed. The MTV EMA 2019 winner will reprised her JESC 2018 track “Anyone I Want To Be” and received an award for her new single going platinum.

As per tradition, all competing acts came together to sing the common song. This year’s tune was named after the slogan and composed by Poland’s Eurovision 2018 rep Gromee.

Junior Eurovision Schedule — Rehearsals and Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony took place on Monday 18 November.

  • First rehearsals began on Tuesday 19 November.
  • Second rehearsals started on Thursday 21 November
  • Dress rehearsal on Saturday 23 November
  • Jury show on Saturday 23 November
  • Live show on Sunday 24 November

A detailed rehearsal schedule can be found here.

One minute snippets from both the first and rehearsals are available to watch. Day one rehearsals can be watched here, and day two here. All 19 second rehearsals can be found here.

In a break from the norm, first rehearsals were completely closed to the press. The press centre did not open until 21 November, when second rehearsals were underway.

Junior Eurovision 2019 Tickets

Ticket prices ranged from €5.70 for a level two ticket to €90.92 for a VIP package which included a meet and greet with Roxie.

Full details regarding ticket sales can be found on the official Junior Eurovision website.

This page is no longer being updated. The last update was made on Sunday 24 November 2019. 

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Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

i need the french to rig the voting so we can finally get a deserved winner

Yordan
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Yordan

Ooh, my favourite is North Macedonia, they are soo underrated as always.
I will vote for them from Bulgaria!

It is sad that your own country can vote as well. TOP performers for online voting might be Russia, Poland…these countries with the highest population. Simple logic 🙂
Else, I see that the french entry is the second most watched song, I like it as well. It sounds appropriate to me. But I was a children a long time ago 🙂
Anyway, good luck to all participants.

Héctor
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Héctor

The online voting is a bit of a joke. Wait until the Russian, Polish, Armenian, Georgian and Spanish take over it. It is not fair for other countries. Also, Russia and Poland have more viewers. It is true that you must vote for two/four other countries, but that doesn’t make a difference at all.

Ron
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Ron

Actually, Armenia has spoken out against the current fan voting. Smaller countries are definitely going to hurt from this voting system.

Esc1234
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Esc1234

There are tons of problems with the contest and specifically the voting. Roksana was popular in her country, all her fans voted her in the online voting, and combined with the low interest from some other countries she won.

Alex
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Alex

Wait till you see Russians rigging the online voting.

Rasmus
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Rasmus

haha Russia? Its Poland that like last will have the most voters from Polish in Poland. Wait and see.

marta
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marta

I think this is my favourite JESC in a long time! The quality of the songs is amazing for a children’s competition! My top 5 is Spain, Poland, France (I think one of these three will be the winner), North Macedonia and Belarus. A back to back win for Poland is very possible, especially given that they can vote for themselves! I wouldn’t mind, though, the song is just great.

carola
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carola

I’m really loooking forward to JESC too. It’s so hard to pick a fave but I think mine has to be France.

Kris
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Kris

So wiwibloggs will be in Poland ?
Please make a reaction video

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

I just gotta say that the poll’s results are pure madness. It seems like one day ago a large group of Russian fans has taken over the poll, giving Russia, which had been near the bottom of the list, about 4000 votes and putting it in the first place. Of course that’s just my guess, but the fact that the article was published on October 15, and there are 30 comments from the past 24 hours saying “Russia!” or “Deberel!”suggests that this theory is very likely true.

Jamilla
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Jamilla

I noticed that too. But I guess in some what that reflects the actual JESC since you can vote for your own country.

Filip
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Filip

It is the same with Poland. Many of JESC fans are Polish and will vote second win in a row.

Paul
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Paul

Russia? Rigging a vote? Surely not!

Rasmus
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Rasmus

Only the trump vote and they also tried to fix the Montenegro election. So i dont trust Russia.