In only four days time, Junior Eurovision 2019 will finally take place in Poland. First rehearsals for the contest continued today inside Gliwice Arena.

Melani García … Viki Gabor … Mila Moskov … And that was just three of the nine countries having their first rehearsal on 19 November. But who among today’s acts — North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Wales, Serbia, Spain, The Netherlands and Ukraine — do you think made the most impact?

This year’s first rehearsals are all held behind closed doors. But, luckily the EBU are uploading photos and small snippets of each rehearsal for us to look at.

You can watch the clips and check out the pictures of today’s first rehearsals below. Once all the rehearsals are up, you’ll also be able to vote in our poll. You can vote for as many countries as you like, but you can only vote one time, so make it count. Be sure to click the box next to each act you want to support before pressing submit.

Junior Eurovision First Rehearsals on Wednesday 20 November (Day 2)

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”

Wales: Erin Mai — “Calon yn Curo (Heart Beating)”

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

Spain: Melani García — “Marte”

The Netherlands: Matheu — “Dans met jou”

Ukraine: Sophia Ivanko — “The Spirit of Music”

Poll: Who had the best first rehearsal at Junior Eurovision 2019 on 19 November?

What’s your overall opinion of today’s first rehearsals? Who do you think stood out the most? Let us know in the comments below!

Read the lyrics to all Junior Eurovision 2019 entries here

Find out more about the contest with our guide here

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Anja
Anja
7 months ago

My favorite is Darija Vra?evi? from Serbia

Orlovic Kristinaa
Orlovic Kristinaa
7 months ago

My favorite is Darija Vracevic Serbia??????

Žutokljunac
Žutokljunac
7 months ago

My favorite was Belarus but I am disappointed by staging, so I will probably vote for Ireland. Maybe I vote for both.
My other favorites: Albania, Serbia, North Macedonia, Poland, Spain, Armenia, The Netherlands.
But I think Poland will win because she has the most views.

Esc1234
Esc1234
7 months ago

If anyone thinks that Poland won’t win televoting has an issue. Not cause it’s the best song, but because the contest is very popular after their victory and the voting system allows to vote your own country

Sam
Sam
7 months ago

The Netherlands could easily be the televote winner

Tom
Tom
7 months ago
Reply to  Sam

U wish

btw
btw
7 months ago
Reply to  Tom

It would be great.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
7 months ago

Sorry that I couldn’t pick a favourite out of this part of the selection. Best of luck to everyone. 🙂

West
West
7 months ago

My favourites: Poland, Netherlands, Serbia and Russia.
Also liked: Ukraine
And I really hoped I would like performance of North Macedonia, but this was really bland – now I hope it’s just a bad recording and it’ll sound much better live.

Treeennt!
Treeennt!
7 months ago

I wish that Spain had just a little bit of English to hopefully gather some more votes because everything about her performance is STUNNING!??? The stage is so beautiful even just with the LED but those huge nets just make the issue more clear!? Vote Spain!!!!

Mako
Mako
7 months ago
Reply to  Treeennt!

¡No! La canción española es mejora sin la lengua inglés.

Treeeent
Treeeent
7 months ago
Reply to  Mako

I’m so sorry I do not understand?

Gad
Gad
7 months ago

If you among your favorites don’t vote for Wales… !
It’s so important they finish on a solid position or they’ll drop out :'(

Gurl
Gurl
7 months ago

I still can’t believe they put such strong songs as France, North Macedonia and Spain back to back in the first five slots! This is like the worst allocation ever. Today’s winner would be Spain, followed by Netherlands and North Macedonia. I can imagine this being the top 5 together with France and Poland.

Sabrina
Sabrina
7 months ago

I’m glad to notice that most delegations are using the led screen very well. Surprisingly, some of them are doing a better job with it than they normally do in the adult competition. Look at Spain, for example.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
7 months ago

Spain was the highest quality package on stage today. Really does have a great chance of winning.
Netherlands was the biggest riser. It’s staging seems to be a mix of France 2018 and Belarus 2018. A perfect mix for the song.
Ukraine and N.Macedonia also did well. Russia’s performance is better than the song, too.

Aleyna
Aleyna
7 months ago

North Macedonia stood out to me the most
I hope they win

An American ESC Fan
An American ESC Fan
7 months ago

Spain was STUNNING! Amazing staging and Melani sounded fantastic.
The Netherlands was also really good, alongside Serbia and NM.

Ugna
Ugna
7 months ago

Imagine voting Poland, ughh delusional

Mako
Mako
7 months ago
Reply to  Ugna

At the moment, from what we can see, the polish staging is inexistant. And Viki’s dancers are dressed like Teletubbies … But Viki’s good vocally speaking.

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
7 months ago

The Netherlands and Spain are clear standouts today, with Poland, North Macedonia and Wales serving as well. I expected a lot more from Russia, and Portugal is really set for a last place aren’t they 🙁

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
7 months ago

i feel like the dutch always give fantastic performances at jesc, and this year’s lil homie is no exception !

Iva
Iva
7 months ago

EUROPE BE REALISTIC….THIS JESC HAVE ONE WINNER…AND THE NAME OF THAT WINNER IS MILA MOSCKOV…MACEDONIAN SONG, STAGING IS ON FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fionn
Fionn
7 months ago

Same tbh(?????)

Fionn
Fionn
7 months ago
Reply to  Fionn

The fella with the white jacket and the 23 on his shirt??:,-) Haha love him so much

Fionn
Fionn
7 months ago
Reply to  Fionn

Oh no thank yousksksksksks the other guy tho mmmh

Fionn
Fionn
7 months ago
Reply to  Fionn

I’m a kid in case anyone is wondering,not a paedo

Mako
Mako
7 months ago
Reply to  Fionn

Okay, thanks for the details. You scared me at the moment tbh x)

Fionn
Fionn
7 months ago

Whenever the Russian lad sings I just think to myself ‘cough…..cough….just cough you’ll sound better…..cough!’

keith mawson
keith mawson
7 months ago
Reply to  Fionn

He comes from a remote part of Russia where they do traditional throat singing. That why he sounds like that they learn it from a young age. Hope Den is ok , heard he collapsed after the rehearsal. hope

Tom
Tom
7 months ago

Netherlands, Spain and Ukraine surprised me i didnt like songs before but i like them now with staging…
Serbia disapointed me but its only 1 rehearsal so lets wait for the second …
Wales – is lost for me (sorry)

Alex
Alex
7 months ago

We still have to see the final result including cameras, but I think the surprise of the day is: Spain has a beautiful staging. Why can’t they do the same in Eurovision?

Jalisse
Jalisse
7 months ago

I got super emotional watching Spain’s rehearsal, such a beautiful stage! and her voice is amazing. Serbia is very powerful too, but more predictable, and Netherlands will surprise with a top 6-7 I think.

Alex
Alex
7 months ago

Spain is stunningly beautiful.

Lele
Lele
7 months ago

Spain is MESMERIZING, wow.
Let’s all vote for Spain (and France & North Macedonia) and make one of them win even though they got screwed over by TVP.

Gert (Songfestivalwerk)

Considering the fact that The Netherlands is the most dense (glassfiber) cabled nation on the European continent and has the densest internet connectivity, my country will always have an unfair amount of extra help from online voters. Hence a rather mediocre song in 2018 could still get a 6th place (out of 20) with all appers/voters, and handily won the app voting in 2017 (out of 16 finalists). So I hope the EBU will do something about this unfair ‘help’. Having said that, from all up-tempo entries The Netherlands simply is the best after France. With Belarus following closely too.… Read more »

Tom
Tom
7 months ago

I don’t like Dutch song but it works on stage …..I think Belarus is in the danger zone now ….or in the shadow of Netherlands …

woutergoku
woutergoku
7 months ago

I have never heard such nonsense… So because we have good internet, we will do good with televote? I think it’s because AvroTros is using YouTube to the fullest. Uploading a video every day at the week of Junior Eurovision and saying there it’s possible to vote for NL too. But I think this year all the Spanish fanboys will make sure Spain will win the televote even though the song is meh. I have to say that the staging of NL is really good, i’m really surprised because most of the time NL is struggling with stagings, well done.… Read more »

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
7 months ago

the dutch audience for jesc is 300-350k per year… that’s one fourth of france’s and one tenth of poland’s audience. idek bout russia bc they don’t release numbers but apparently they’re over a million too. so don’t worry, the votes u get are organic !

Gert (Songfestivalwerk)

Easy. First of all, I AM Dutch. Secondly, there is a huge difference between A) a television audience and B) Page views and page hits. The latter is the thing that is hugely beneficial to The Netherlands. Look, it’s Obvious that Poland and France have larger populations, but their internet density is much smaller when compared to The Netherlands. I call that figure ‘internet penetration’ (internet usage as percentage of the total population). By the way, it’s incorrect to not compare the JESC audience as a percentage of the population. Having said that, the audience of 325 K for JESC… Read more »