Junior Eurovision 2019 Online Voting Rules

On Sunday 24 November, 19 countries will compete via the medium of song for the Junior Eurovision 2019 crown. However, unlike its sister contest in May, fans can vote for their favourites in advance. Here’s how!

Voting Online in Junior Eurovision 2019

Whether you’re cuddling penguins in Antarctica or running with lions on the African savannas, you can vote in Junior Eurovision 2019. Voting is open to anyone in the world, once you have an internet connection and a device capable of logging on.

To do so, fans must visit the official Junior Eurovision website — junioreurovision.tv. Once there, users can vote for their favourites, but only after they have watched previews of all 19 competing entries. This footage will come from the second rehearsals taking place on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 November.

Upon completing the recap, viewers can vote for 3, 4 or 5 acts. No geographic restrictions apply, so fans can vote for their own country if they so desire.

But when can you vote?

Junior Eurovision 2019 Online Vote: Phase 1 — Friday 22 November

The first phase of voting begins at 20:00 CET on Friday 22 November. This round of voting will remain open throughout Saturday, closing at 15:59 CET on Sunday 24 November — just before the contest’s opening credits roll.

Junior Eurovision 2019 Online Vote: Phase 2 — Sunday 24 November

The second round of voting takes place during the live broadcast. The window will open after the last country, Serbia, has performed. Phase two will last for approximately 15 minutes.

You can vote a total of two times — once during Phase 1 and again during Phase 2.

How the final result is calculated

The online vote will make up 100% of the public vote — it’s not possible to vote by phone or SMS.

As with Eurovision, the public decides 50% of the points with the remaining scores coming from jury panels in each country. The JESC 2019 juries will include three music industry professionals and two children aged ten to 15. They’ll dish out a total of 1,102 points (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12 points times 19 participating countries).

The audience will also have 1,102 points to allocate. However, the distribution will be based on the percentage of points received. The official Junior Eurovision 2019 Media Briefing document gives the following example:

If a song receives 20% of the votes, then it receives 20% of the available points (20% of 1,102 points = 220 points).

A History of Online Voting at Junior Eurovision

The online vote was first introduced at Junior Eurovision 2017. Then the public rowed behind the Netherlands, only ranking the overall winner Russia sixth.

One year later, the tables were turned. In 2018, the jury scores were wiped away by the public, with Poland, France and Kazakhstan hoovering up points. The former two ended up taking the gold and silver positions.

Prior to the arrival of online voting, there had almost always been some form of televote since the contest first took place in 2003. The only exception was in 2016 when the result was solely determined by a variety of jury types.

What do you think of the system? And what countries will get your vote? Let us know in the comments below.

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Alicja Janicka
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Alicja Janicka

When setting rules for voting on line did the organizer considered different access of country like Kazakhstan to the internet ?
I checked the statistics 40 procent
Let’s compare this to other countries 80-90 procent

Is this fair to Kazakhstan singer ?

Nuria
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Francia

Nuria
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Portugal

Nuria
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España

lusine bakhtikyan
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Armenia,Italy, Kazaxstan

poe-tay-toe chips
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poe-tay-toe chips

I never voted before but I’m assuming I can even though I’m american? (i hope so)

does it cost money though?

roksana
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roksana

poland

Kinga
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Kinga

I decided to vote from my tablet and smartphone. I voted for 9 countries together because I like them all. I gave 2 votes for Armenia because it’s my winner this year. Good luck to all contestants!

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[…] the past two years, the public vote for this year’s contest is done online. After watching a clip of the rehearsal footage from each act, you can vote for between three and […]

Lauren
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Lauren

Can we vote in both of the phases? Or do we have just one chance?

yom124
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yom124

you can vote in both 🙂

Lisianthus
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Lisianthus

Question: do you have to choose if you’re gonna vote during phase 1 or phase 2 or can you vote during both phase 1 and phase 2?

tvescfan
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tvescfan

We can vote during both phases.

Sam
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Sam

What would be nice is wiwibloggs answered my laywers calls or email. Mental health bullying is a crime

Africavision
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Africavision

It would be nice if they uploaded the full second rehearsal clip, rather than just the minute long previews. The reason I say this is because, based on the official music videos, I thought I would vote for Ireland, Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, and Italy. After watching the first rehearsal clips, I am still definitely voting for Ireland and Russia, but I preferred Spain and North Macedonia to Belarus and Italy, and I am unsure whether to vote for Kazakhstan or France. Many people’s problem with the online voting is the voting for one’s own country bit, which based on the… Read more »

BANSHEE4THEWIN
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BANSHEE4THEWIN

I somewhat doubt 90% of the people will even listen to the 1minute rehearsal clips of each song, they will probably just vote based solely on the 10second recap of each song on the rehearsal footage recap.

West
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West

I had a little fun yesterday where I compared results from all years – you know, the running oder and which position in it had the best result and found out that the best position in running oder is 15th, so Armenia got lucky there. Second best position is to play last, so go Serbia and third best position is either to be 11th aka lucky Poland or to go before the last like Albania.

Esc1234
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Esc1234

The Polish interest for the contest is too much, they would probably win again the online voting. Hope they won’t host again in order to focus on winning the adult contest

Kinga
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Kinga

I think that Spain will win online voting. I have sen already bunch of comnents from South America that the whole continent is supporting Melani!!

mariahh
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mariahh

For me it’s either France or Poland, I guess I’ll vote for both.

Kirkor
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Kirkor

Please don’t vote for Poland. In polish public media (tvp) is a big propaganda right now. They are still talking about voting. Polish far-right goverment needs a new success because taxes are rising and people are angry. Don’ vote for propaganda.

WannaEatMySpaghetti
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WannaEatMySpaghetti

I won’t vote for propaganda. I’ll vote for a talented young girl with a great song.
I hate people who are calling for the boycott of a country for X reasons. ESC is political enough, we don’t need it in a junior competition.

mariahh
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mariahh

Just stop with this bs, seriously, get a life.

EatMyFlaczki
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EatMyFlaczki

Sadly, you’re right. Anti-LGBT topics on their site are almost extremist.

Kinga
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Kinga

Seriously?! Are you crazy? People will vote for their favourite songs not countries! If Viki’s song was really bad maybe it would concern me but she’s great and deserves good spot. Stop spreading hate and some stupid theoris!

Hnkk
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Hnkk

You are sick…

Shanfa Chai
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Shanfa Chai

I’ve made my final decision and decided to vote for France, Ireland, and Spain.

Ireland is my biggest grower this year in JESC. From the near bottom in my ranking to my top 3.

Had no idea how the voting results will turn out. This will be an exciting year.

Iva
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Iva

EUROPE VOTE FOR MACEDONIAN MASTERPIECE FIRE!!!!! SONG IS FIRE…STAGING IS FIRE..MILA IS FIRE!!!

DONT BE POLITIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alex
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Alex

Not a fan of the system. Still mad that I didn’t vote for Darins last year because they uploaded a video of her using playback. This system obviously favors the fan countries like Poland and Spain. What they do is vote for two weak songs that they know will not win. This in turn leads to a Melfest effect where the televote scores are all almost the same and only the jury makes a difference.

EzZ
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EzZ

Top 5
1. Poland
2. Serbia
3. Armenia
4. France
5. Georgia
From the UK

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

I think I’ll watch the show before voting (crazy, right?).

EzZ
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EzZ

Poland Armenia Serbia are going to dominate the voting for sure, and France will do good, and then everyone else afterwards.

EzZ
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EzZ

The best songs definitely are Serbia, Poland, Armenia, and France, with Spain having a good song but top 3 are
3. Armenia
2. Serbia
1. Poland got another winner 1000%, this song will do extremely well.

Iva
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Iva

HAHAHAHAHA MACEDONIA APSOLUTELY IS THE BEST SONG

Ron
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Ron

I actually think that if JESC is going in the direction where anyone from any country can vote for any of the participants including their own, then they shouldn’t even announce how the votes spread – they should just announce the name of the winner so the contestants who finish in the bottom are not heartbroken. Because, it’s very possible that a small country like (Macedonia, Albania, Armenia or Georgia) can send the best song but finish very low because countries like (Russia, Poland, France) have a substantially bigger population.

Tuvia
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Tuvia

France has an amazing song, just like last year.
I don’t know how they pick them, but whatever they’re doing, it’s working, and they should really do the same with regular eurovision.

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

My votes will most likely go to:
Spain
Netherlands
Armenia
France
Kazakhstan
I might switch one of those for georgia, poland Or ireland.
And i already feel bad for the kid who will get last place 🙁 (most likely portugal or wales)

Mr Vanilla Bean
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Mr Vanilla Bean

The fact that people can just all vote for their own country shows that even the EBU recognizes the pointlessness of the entire competition. It absolutely does not matter who wins at this point. If it mattered, there’s no way such a system would ever be implemented. It’s sad for those few entries that actually provide real musical quality. Another fact proving my point is of course the permanent absence of ALL the Nordic countries. There’s no way all the Nordics would decline to participate if it was a competition to take seriously. I will admit that it is rather… Read more »

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

This competition offers these children a one-in-a-lifetime experience, nothing pointless about that.

Milan S.
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Milan S.

It shouldn’t even be called competition. Children sing and then we all see which country’s people has provided most support to their own entry – it’s hard for a small country (let alone a microstate) accept these ridiculous terms.

James
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James

It’s a friendly competition. No one comes home a loser if they’re all having fun as kids should.

2020 eurovision
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2020 eurovision

wow, spreading even more hate? what’s your problem?

Simona
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Simona

I can understand your point of view but don’t forget that while people will vote for their own country, they need to vote for at least 2 other countries…

Eurovision fan
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Eurovision fan

It’s more confusing why Sweden doesn’t want to send song in Swedish language on Eurovision. Even if song in Swedish won Melfest they would change it into English. Why?

Tuvia
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Tuvia

It’s a difference in culture. For Germany and Nordic countries to participate, it needs to be kid friendly and childish. Not the fierce competition that breaks the loser’s heart that it is. It is a grown-up eurovision with kids in it. Some countries do expose their kids to that kind of pressure, some shield them for longer time. Difference in approach and in culture.

Mr Vanilla Bean
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Mr Vanilla Bean

This is not what I meant at all, though. I want a fierce competition. But with a FAIR voting. It’s only heart-breaking when you know you never had a chance to begin with, regardless of how good you were.

Candy
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Candy

Why should children be put in a FIERCE competition? To satisfy their greedy mommies and daddies?

jeicjsjd
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the nordics don’t take part because they don’t agree with the values of the show, not because they don’t take it seriously. it’s literally the exact opposite… people took it too seriously…

James
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James

And yet two of those countries continue to hold their similarly-themed song contests for kids. They’re pots calling the kettle black.

Fedya
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Fedya

Ireland, Macedonia, Georgia, Serbia and France will receive my votes.

Kinga
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Kinga

There are so many good songs this year that I can’t still decide over my TOP 5. I have to see second rehearsals. I really like N. Mac, Spain, Ireland, Serbia, Poland, France and Armenia.

Gigii
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Gigii

I ll vote for Serbia France and Spain

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

can’t wait to vote for my holy trinity that includes france, holland n serbia !

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

Im voting for Albania, North Macedonia, France, Spain and The Netherlands in advance, and I’ll decide who I’ll vote for during the live show. I think it’s fairly obvious that Spain, France and Poland are gonna dominate the online votes, they have the best (overall) songs and the biggest following.

Eurovision fan
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Eurovision fan

This is who I’m going to vote for:

5. Spain
4. Russia
3. The Netherlands
2. Armenia
1. Serbia

If any country from my TOP 3 wins I will be delighted, especially Serbia and Netherlands. 🙂

bryan soullier
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bryan soullier

Et la france ?

Eurovision fan
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Eurovision fan

I like the French song, but it’s still not in my top 5. Jesc is tough this year. She will get a lot of televoting points anyway