Junior Eurovision 2019 saw 19 countries take to the stage in Gliwice Poland. France’s Carla took us inside a comic book. Spain’s Melani Garcia brought nautical realness. And Serbia’s Darija Vračević warned us what could happen if we don’t raise our voices against climate change.
Unfortunately, and despite all the immense talent on display, only one act could win. This year’s honour goes to Viki Gabor from Poland with her song “Superhero”.
Junior Eurovision 2019 Winner — Poland’s Viki Gabor with “Superhero”
Seven point one million. That’s the number of YouTube views Viki had amassed for “Superhero” across her national final performance, the studio cut and the official music video. Going off those figures alone, it was safe to say that Poland was never likely to fall victim to the notorious host nation curse.
“Superhero” is a contemporary dance-pop number which calls upon young people to fight to protect the environment… a battle that’s much more pressing than any tiffs the Avengers might have with Thanos. Melting ice caps and a giant countdown made sure the message wasn’t lost on anyone. Some sign language enhanced the universality of the entry’s themes.
Poland becomes the first country to win Junior Eurovision on back-to-back occasions.
Junior Eurovision 2019 Results
Junior Eurovision 2019 Jury Results
The top three with the juries were Kazakhstan, Poland and Spain. Yerzhan received top marks from seven countries.
Junior Eurovision 2019: All the top scores (12 points)
Kazakhstan received 12 points from Georgia, Belarus, Wales, Poland, Ukraine, the Netherlands and Serbia
The Netherlands received 12 points from Australia, France, Armenia and Portugal
Poland received 12 points from Spain and Kazakhstan
Spain received 12 points from Italy and Albania
Australia received 12 points from Russia
Serbia received 12 points from North Macedonia
North Macedonia received 12 points from Malta
Italy received 12 points from Ireland
Junior Eurovision 2019 Online Vote Results
According to the hosts, 3.7 million votes were cast.
The points were awarded as follows:
- Poland — 166
- Spain — 104
- France — 84
- The Netherlands — 81
- Kazakhstan — 79
- Italy — 64
- Serbia — 63
- Russia — 57
- North Macedonia — 50
- Belarus — 48
- Armenia — 45
- Portugal — 43
- Australia — 39
- Ireland — 34
- Georgia — 32
- Ukraine — 31
- Albania — 29
- Malta — 27
- Wales — 26
Junior Eurovision 2019 Voting Method
Keeping with the voting mechanism from the 2017 and 2018 contests, JESC 2019 officials opened the voting a few days before the show began. On Friday, after all countries had completed their second rehearsals, fans all over the world were invited to cast their votes. After sitting through a short recap of all the performances, fans were able to vote for either 3, 4 or 5 entries of their choice. If they needed more convincing, longer snippets of each participants stage-show were available.
The first wave of voting lasted up until the live show began, during which fans could vote once per device for their favourite acts. As soon as all countries had had their performance, the voting was open for a second round for 15 minutes, giving fans another opportunity to voice their opinion on the contest.
All of the results were announced during the show with the jury results revealed first followed by the online votes.
However, with Poland’s seeming dominance of the online vote, will it need to be revised for 2020?
What do you think of the results? Were you surprised by the jury or the televote? Let us know down below.
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