Despite the unprecedented times we are currently in, music will always live on. And on 29 November, 12 countries are set to Move The World at Junior Eurovision 2020. All of the acts will no doubt put on a great performance, but only one will walk away as the champion.

Precautions surrounding coronavirus mean that things are working a little differently for this year’s contest. Each of the competing entries have been pre-recorded from a studio, either in their own country or in Poland. These will then be shown on the night of the grand final, with the hosts and interval acts being broadcast live from Warsaw – though presenters and crew will have to be socially distanced.

Reigning champions Poland will be hoping to become the first country to win Junior Eurovision in three consecutive years following Roksana Węgiel and Viki Gabor’s victories. Meanwhile, Germany are debuting at the contest this year and will be wishing to make a good first impression.

Armenia were also planning to compete at this year’s contest, but unfortunately had to withdraw at short notice.

But, before the professional jury and public have their say, we want to know who you’re rooting for. All 12 competing songs have now been released, so it’s time to see who the early favourites are.

Click on the links below to listen to all the songs and read more about the acts. Then head down to the poll and vote for your favourites.

You can vote for as many countries as you like, including your own country (just as the public will be able to do at this year’s contest). However, remember that you can only vote once, so make it count!

Note: At the time of writing, the Junior Eurovision 2020 album has already been available digitally in several timezones since midnight on Friday 13 November. It contains Georgia’s entry — Sandra Gadelia with “You Are Not Alone”. The song is expected to be officially unveiled on TV during the final of Ranina — Georgia’s national selection for JESC.

List of Participants – Junior Eurovision 2020

Poll: Who should win Junior Eurovision 2020?

This poll is now closed. You can review the results here.

Which countries are you rooting for in Junior Eurovision 2020? Who did you vote for in the poll? Let us know who your favourites are in the comments below.

But, remember to keep things positive. With such young artists competing in the competition, there will be a strict moderation of the comments.

Read more Junior Eurovision 2020 news here

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Nobody
Nobody
14 days ago

I have a feeling Belarus might win this year, I think the song will be appreciated by both the jury and the online vote

Regina Phalange
Regina Phalange
16 days ago

Belarus.

Tomas
Tomas
16 days ago

I really hope spain wins.

Nicola
Nicola
17 days ago

On my first listen, the ones that stood out the most for me were France, Germany, Malta, Spain and Netherlands. (Maybe the rest of the songs might grow on me after a few more listens). In the end tho, they are all amazing songs and each performer is very talented. Can’t wait to see who will take the crown on the 29th of November. Good luck to all the participants 🙂

Last edited 17 days ago by Nicola
Jake Dallas
Jake Dallas
17 days ago

I don’t know why, but I have this hunch that the jury’s top 2 will be Ukraine and Kazakhstan while France, Spain, Poland and Belarus (juries don’t like rap) will be sabotaged.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
17 days ago

just got done listenin to all the songs for the first time and spain was the clear standout… will be voting for belarus (experimental) and russia (wholesome) as well! the rest didn’t really make an impression.

Iva kurshubadze
Iva kurshubadze
17 days ago

Georgia
Sandra gadelia

Last edited 17 days ago by Iva kurshubadze
Miss Uncongeniality
Miss Uncongeniality
17 days ago

It’s impressive how competitive is Spain at JESC and how mediocre is at ESC

Rasmus Bording Irlind
Rasmus Bording Irlind
17 days ago

anyone notice how we are only two male singers from this being an all-girls competition?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
17 days ago

Just a personal anecdote on that topic: When my voice started to drop, I was 13. It happened over the course of eight months, but by the time I was 14, all of the old “power” had disappeared. It took me years to figure out how to get that power back. It’s different for every boy of course, but voice-dropping might be a factor here.

Rasmus Bording Irlind
Rasmus Bording Irlind
16 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

you got a pretty good point there, and we also have to travel back to the 2014 competition to find a male junior eurovision winner

Neko
Neko
17 days ago

I honestly wouldn’t mind if any of these following countries win: Spain, France, Germany, Serbia. Spain is very upbeat, catch, and fresh, France is cute and positive, Germany is very melodic, and Serbia is modern and quality.

ESC Commentator
ESC Commentator
18 days ago

Poland has a great song and deserves a third trophy in a row. Although the Spaniards would be devastated. Palante is a great song but, I am sorry my Spanish friends, it’s better for an adult artist. Soleá looks quite hilarious being 9 and singing this. She is very nice though.

beccaboo1212
16 days ago

It actually depends on the performance.

miko
miko
18 days ago

I hope France or Belarus will win.My top 5 from Poland:
1.France(my personal winner)
2.Belarus
3.Poland
4.Kazachstan
5.Spain

Xoxoxo
Xoxoxo
18 days ago

This contest is more and more boring. Only Spain is interesting. But we know that any other boring ballad or mediocre pop song will win. And why the hell JESC can be translate by national pre-recordings and ESC was cancelled? How many great songs by The Roop, Gagnamagnid or Little Big didnt get the chance to compete? Waah

Pandeme111
Pandeme111
18 days ago
Reply to  Xoxoxo

JESC is happening because there was a way more time to prepare format where the participants don’t have to travel to Warsaw, there were only weeks before Eurovision for EBU to figure out what to do, so they cancelled it and we can’t blame them, they did it for safety.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
18 days ago
Reply to  Xoxoxo

Maybe for the same reasons all other international events were canceled last summer?

beccaboo1212
16 days ago
Reply to  Xoxoxo

Leave the children alone and let them movie the world at empty auditoriums in their own countries.

1998
1998
18 days ago

I really hope that France will win this time, not Poland or Spain. For my country Serbia, well, anything above 10th place is a success.

Joe Lestingi
Joe Lestingi
17 days ago
Reply to  1998

I wouldn’t count out Serbia, they have a very pretty song. I can’t get enough of it. Top 3 for me.

Kirby
Kirby
18 days ago

Spain. Definitely. It’s the kind of music that is actually being produced in the world these days. España a la vanguardia.

Marko
Marko
18 days ago

go spain and belarus

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
18 days ago

Spain, France, Poland, Belarus and Kazakhstan are my top 5. Tbh, I don’t care of who win but if it’s one of those 5 I’m happy.
Poland is really good imo but I’m scared that a polish win would kill the contest. Plus it would be nice to see a western european country to win for once and Spain and France deserve it.

beccaboo1212
16 days ago

JESC 2021 is scheduled.

Michu
Michu
18 days ago

These polls don’t make much sense, because what matters in the final performance. Anyone can give great or awful presentation. I personally like Polish, Dutch and French songs best, but we will see.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
18 days ago

I wonder did the people who voted even listen to georgia’s song? It has like close to zero views at youtube still.

Linus
Linus
18 days ago

I would be REALLY suprised if not Poland wins again. JESC is not popular anymore. Only in Poland and the polish voters are FAMOUS for only voting for Poland. A new polish win is death to JESC. This voting is MADE for Poland. Spain or Kazakstan deserves the win.

Michu
Michu
18 days ago
Reply to  Linus

How can Polish people vote ONLY for themselves if you need to vote for 3 to 5 countries?

Linus
Linus
18 days ago
Reply to  Michu

do i have to explain that again for a 3rd year in a row? Poland have the HIGHEST ratings according to EBU and if every pole is voting for Poland then as they have done now for 3 years. what happens? Poland win again

Colin
Colin
18 days ago
Reply to  Linus

As Michu said, anyone has to pick between 3 and 5 songs to vote for. Also, if we are going s strictly by the logic ”vote for yourself” (which is not necessarily totally accurate), the scoreboard would be cca like this: Russia (146 mil. people) Germany (82 mil. people) France (67 mil. people) Spain (46 mil. people) Ukraine (41 mil. people) Poland (38 mil. people) Kazakhstan (18 mil. people) Netherlands (17 mil. people) Serbia (cca 15 mil. people; 7 mil. p. + 4 mil. Croats + 3 mil. Bosnian people + 600 thousand Montenegrin people, because trust me, ”neighborsvision” is… Read more »

Last edited 18 days ago by Colin
Linus
Linus
18 days ago
Reply to  Colin

That fact is incorrect because JESC is only popular in Poland. They have the highest ratings according to EBU and you know what happens if 2 million poles vote for Poland? yeah you know.

beccaboo1212
16 days ago
Reply to  Linus

2017 begs to differ.

Heyey
Heyey
18 days ago
Reply to  Colin

Malta and Georgia won in times where there wasn’t any online voting. Online voting was first introduced in JESC in 2017. Surprisingly these couple years Malta hasn’t done well in the competition because of the online voting. (Yes I know Dawra Tond from 2017 did really well in online voting, but that was just the start) Anyways, I think the JESC voting system should have similar system to adult Eurovision televoting: You can’t vote for your own country. I feel like that would be the most fair option.

P. S. You can only vote for 3 songs this year

Last edited 18 days ago by Heyey
Dr J
Dr J
17 days ago
Reply to  Heyey

Yes, that is right, only 3 songs and presumably that is 1-3 songs, so Linus is right. 2 or 3 million Polish votes only for Poland could swamp the contest as they did in 2018-2019. That is not to say that Ala is not a great little singer with a great little song and I applaud her courage in singing the whole song in English, even though she does not really speak the language like Viki does (JESC made her put 60% of it into Polish). Still I think Belarus has the best song with the best music, the best… Read more »

beccaboo1212
16 days ago
Reply to  Dr J

It depends on the performance quality.

beccaboo1212
16 days ago
Reply to  Linus

JESC 2021 is scheduled regardless of host country.

Carlos Rubilar
Carlos Rubilar
18 days ago

This should be won by France but my another favourite is Kazakhstan.

Una
Una
18 days ago

L’Ukraine.

Pekebyte
Pekebyte
18 days ago

Hopefully this will Spain’s year. In a year full of ballads, this stands out.

Nur Fatina Risinda
Nur Fatina Risinda
18 days ago

my number 1 is kazakhstan!!!

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
18 days ago

France should win

Jordan
Jordan
18 days ago

Massive congrats to all the kids they’re all talented! Is it really worth having a poll tho? We all know it’s just gonna get flooded by Spanirds voting for themselves…

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
18 days ago

It doesn’t matter. Everyone is a winner. Remember the children please. (No I didn’t vote.)
And if anyone’s actually interested, the winner is sadly very obvious this year. (Ooo, I just wrote that! Naughty.)

GIOLO
GIOLO
18 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Who do you think is gonna win?

Linus
Linus
18 days ago
Reply to  GIOLO

No one watches anymore so poland only votes so Poland wins again…. they are FAMOUS for voting for themselfes

beccaboo1212
16 days ago
Reply to  Linus

No one? Come on! Junior Eurovision is popular in other countries in addition to Poland. For example, Belarus and the Netherlands participate every year, a tradition ever since the contest was inaugurated in 2003.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
17 days ago
Reply to  GIOLO

I fold my arms in resistance to this question. 🙂

beccaboo1212
16 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

You may be wrong. In fact, the winner depends on the performance quality.

#LeaveAlaTraczAlone

beccaboo1212
16 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

You never know. Think 2017.

Colin
Colin
18 days ago

A lot of good songs here. I voted for France (the most adorable one), Ukraine (the coolest one) and Kazakhstan (the most emotional one). Good luck to everyone!

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
17 days ago
Reply to  Colin

Like your choices. Glad that we both appreciate Ukraine again when a lot of people have it at the bottom.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
18 days ago

I think it’ll be interesting. Who *will* win it? I mean, at the moment, I think Belarus should win. They have the best song. It should win the juries. With the online voting, however, who knows? If Poland win again, with the song they have, the system is well and truly broken.

Whisker
Whisker
18 days ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Why don’t they reform the system then?

Heyey
Heyey
18 days ago
Reply to  Whisker

My guess is that the online voting brings more audience for JESC.

Linus
Linus
18 days ago

you guys know that Belarus song writer is in prison by the dictator? so i cant vote for it because its the regimes song. I dont support killer regimes.

Lebanese esc fan
Lebanese esc fan
18 days ago
Reply to  Linus

But doesn’t that mean that the song is written by an anti-Lukashenko individual and thus not endorsed by the government? But then again, the broadcaster did select this song, and the latter are affiliated with the regime.

Lauren
Editor
18 days ago
Reply to  Linus

That is incorrect.
Here’s a picture of him on his Instagram from yesterday: https://www.instagram.com/p/CHcBZIkBXwY/?igshid=1q6xpp4cdgu80

Linus
Linus
18 days ago
Reply to  Lauren

thats not even new pictures, sorry im not into Belarus propaganda like the regime have succeeded on you

Jonas
Jonas
18 days ago
Reply to  Linus

Why would they have locked him up if he’s on their side? Please think before posting.

Linus
Linus
18 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

he was locked up before. ps i know people in Belarus and they say they would NEVER vote for Belarus, a country where their own police beats women and teens with batongs. so think before posting

Joseph Mendy
Joseph Mendy
18 days ago
Reply to  Linus

You do know that this is the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and the participants who compete are children??? And as far as I’m concerned, politics & JESC Don’t mix.

Linus
Linus
18 days ago
Reply to  Joseph Mendy

i know people in Belarus and they say they would NEVER vote for a country where their own police beats women and teens with batongs for the dictator. so no one in Belarus will vote for the regime. they can but they wont. So you are wrong. In this case this is the brutal regimes song.

beccaboo1212
16 days ago
Reply to  Linus

Such an insult! 🙁

sam
sam
18 days ago

kazakhstan, france, and malta are my top 3!

Sabrina
Sabrina
19 days ago

I’m with Spain, France and Ukraine on this one. Coincidentally, 3 of my favorites from last year too.

Neil
Neil
19 days ago

I know my taste sucks real bad but I love Maltas song sooooo much close to germany and belarus. Like I said bad taste …

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
19 days ago

The only song I don’t like is the song from Germany. I like all the other songs very much but my favorites are Kazakhstan and Belarus. I will vote for them. May the best one win.

Héctor
Héctor
19 days ago

I’m thinking about Spain and Ukraine personally. Both France and Spain outstand in a sea of dull ballads (maybe The Netherlands but I find it too cheesy) . Belarus and Poland have the best ballads though. Well, that looks like my top 5 prediction.

Joe
Joe
19 days ago

Spain, France, or Kazakhstan for me. Malta might be gunning for two last places in a row, sadly.

Last edited 19 days ago by Joe
Fan eurovision
Fan eurovision
19 days ago

Palante fera un flop jury trop surfaite

FanESC
FanESC
19 days ago
Reply to  Fan eurovision

Ça dépend ce que tu veux dire par flop jury. C’est possible qu’ils trouvent le côté reggaeton trop adulte (bien que les paroles ne soient pas vulgaires pour un sous), mais je vois mal le titre finir hors du top 7 des jurys en tout cas. Puis le titre finira sûrement top 2 au télévote donc cela ne veut rien dire. Pologne 2018 a bien gagné en étant seulement 7ème des jurys, donc bon.

Last edited 19 days ago by FanESC
Fan eurovision
Fan eurovision
19 days ago
Reply to  FanESC

Top 5 jury Espagne je pense mais oui top 3 globale. Cela va ce jouer entre Espagne Pologne France et Bélarus outsider

Lucie Zapotocna
Lucie Zapotocna
19 days ago

Ukraine is my winner!!!

FanESC
FanESC
19 days ago

I really hope that my country (France) will win but I think Spain or Belarus will win instead.

Nudiecrudi
Nudiecrudi
19 days ago

I really find terrible that even for Junior ESC some countries send songs in English.

Joseph Mendy
Joseph Mendy
18 days ago
Reply to  Nudiecrudi

Actually all songs must contain at least 60% of their national language. They can include a maximum of 40% English lyrics, but nothing more than that.

Nudiecrudi
Nudiecrudi
18 days ago
Reply to  Joseph Mendy

Could you imagine children of 10 12 years old singing half of a song in English while they still have to improve their native language?
Do they know exactly what they are singing about?
Or some of them are just imitating adults losing the freshness and innocence of their age.
I

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
17 days ago
Reply to  Nudiecrudi

It’s not like they have to sing the most comprehensive lyrics from a shakespear novel. Kids aren’t stupid. They know what ‘you are my best friend’ means. Besides that it’s not like they consider it a bother since english is perceived as hip and modern and we are all acquired to the language since we hear it everywhere everyday from the radio,netflix, games, social media etc. And i mean they are 12 so yeah they are losing their childishness because they are in the start of their adolescent phase. When i was 10 years old 90% of all music i… Read more »

Bryn
Bryn
15 days ago
Reply to  Nudiecrudi

That’s a bit harsh it’s just a children’s song contest

Azaad
Azaad
17 days ago
Reply to  Nudiecrudi

Since a lot of Europeans born this century have an excellent command of English, I don’t oppose it. For me, you can sing in any language you are personally fluent in.

Dr J
Dr J
16 days ago
Reply to  Nudiecrudi

Such nationalist thinking has no place in a united Europe and the 60% national language requirement is equally bad. Anyone can sing in their national language on their local radio or TV station or release a song in their country of nationality. Chantal is lucky that Malta kept English one of their official languages. The idea of Eurovision is to SHARE the songs with other Europeans. Your idea that 9-year-old Belgians should be bobbing their heads and shaking their hips to “I’ll Be Standing” in Polish when they have no idea of what the song means is not appealing. It… Read more »

Nudiecrudi
Nudiecrudi
16 days ago
Reply to  Dr J

What about the slogan UNITED IN DIVERSITY??? Mine’s not a patriotic thinking at all. It’s not an antiquated idea. In the middle of this homologation we all know what kind of direction ESC has taken. Songs written and composed by Swedish songwriters sang by Azeri singers, or from Bulgaria passed through Albania and gone to Malta. What a mess!!! Do you think this is the right way? I think another that the right way is the one head by Italy, and the results has shown that this direction is worthy to consider. Italy has the oldest and most famous song… Read more »

Dr J
Dr J
16 days ago
Reply to  Nudiecrudi

If most Europeans start learning Chinese, weisheme bu? Italy has the right to have an Italian song contest for Italians in Italian: but if it calls that contest “European” it’s more like “Creepypasta”! If Ala sings in English, she is cancelling Polish history and heritage? Wow, what a superhero little girl! Ask a Pole: he/she may surprise you. If Europeans sing other Europeans’ songs, you call it a “mess” but I call it quintessentially European. But if you mean we should go back to the days of Dino, Maria Isabel, Ksenia, the Tolmachevys, Alexey and Bzikebi, when the children sang… Read more »

Nudiecrudi
Nudiecrudi
16 days ago
Reply to  Dr J

That is your point of view. I find it completely wrong. I want to hear Ala, Beta or Gamma singing in a language she uses in her school with her friends or with her sister or brother. Don’t think at all that Ala Beta or Gamma speaks fluently English with her mommy. Don’t think Ala Beta or Gamma from Poland says I adore you to her father in English. I’m not saying that the girl from Poland is going to damage the cultural haritage but I’m saying that maybe her grandfather isnt going to understand what she s singing about.… Read more »

Dr J
Dr J
15 days ago
Reply to  Nudiecrudi

You find my point of view completely wrong. I find your point of view completely wrong. That is why we have this board, to set out our points of view for the edification of readers. So, let us leave it at that, in mutual respect, and hope that others will contribute their points of view too, as some have done. (By the way, “Ala” is not short for “Alpha” but for “Alicja”. It is Signorina Tracz’s nickname, the representative from Poland, who was selected with a song in English and required by JESC to sing 60% of it in Polish.… Read more »

Olivia
Olivia
19 days ago

People will complain to exahustion, but the truth is that Spain, Poland and France are sending great songs yet another year, the three of them deserving of a Top 3/5 position. Go complain to the EBU for the nonsensical “you can vote for your own country”, but please don’t throw hate at these three countries for sending such great songs three years in a row. Some time ago Georgia and Belarus were winning every other year (who knows why) and nobody complained. Thanks

Last edited 19 days ago by Olivia
SerHat
SerHat
19 days ago
Reply to  Olivia

I’m sorry, but Poland’s song this year is very weak compared to their last year’s song. This year has much better songs like: Palante, Aliens, Forever, J’imagine, Best Friends, Vidkryvai and even Stronger With You… I don’t understand the hype around ”I’ll Be Standing”, I think it’s very overrated.

Anna
Anna
19 days ago

Its surely got to be Spain’s year

Nobody Important
Nobody Important
19 days ago

How much do you want to bet that Top 3 in the online voting are going to be Poland, Spain and France… If not by that exact order?

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
19 days ago

I voted for Belarus, Kazakhstan, Spain and France
I would really like Belarus to win, and then Kazakhstan
Both entries are either super unique (Belarus) or very touching and emotional (Kazakhstan)

Freaky!
Freaky!
19 days ago

Am i the only who thinks that palante is overrated?

cats and dogs eurovision
cats and dogs eurovision
19 days ago
Reply to  Freaky!

you’re not

Dr J
Dr J
17 days ago
Reply to  Freaky!

Yo tambien!

MariAkki
MariAkki
19 days ago

Unpopular opinion, but the song of Ukraine is one of my favourite jesc songs ever. It just touches me.

Azaad
Azaad
19 days ago
Reply to  MariAkki

It has a really cool, almost jazzy ambience.

cats and dogs eurovision
cats and dogs eurovision
19 days ago

even though I don’t want Poland to win again, I’ll be there is by far the best song this year..

beccaboo1212
16 days ago

It all depends on the performance. The amount of sparkle and magic. Every participating song’s quality. It’s gonna be a great show with outstanding performances and a winner that everyone has to be okay with.

Dr J
Dr J
14 days ago

Do you mean “I’ll Be Standing”?