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
- Belarus: Arina Pehtereva – “Aliens”
- France: Valentina – “J’imagine”
- Georgia: Sandra Gadelia – “You Are Not Alone”
- Germany: Susan – “Stronger With You”
- Kazakhstan: Karakat Bashanova – “Forever”
- Malta: Chanel Monseigneur – “Chasing Sunsets”
- Poland: Ala Tracz – “I’ll Be Standing”
- Russia: Sofia Feskova – “My New Day”
- Serbia: Petar Aničić – “Heartbeat”
- Spain: Soleá – “Palante”
- The Netherlands: Unity – “Best Friends”
- Ukraine: Oleksandr Balabanov – “Vidkryvai (Open Up)”
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.