The wait is almost over. This Sunday 29 November, the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 will take place. All the performances from each of the 12 competing countries have already been pre-recorded, but we won’t get to see the full product until the weekend.
Earlier this month, we asked who you think should win this year’s contest based on the studio cut of all 12 competing songs.
After counting a total of 7,691 votes, we can now reveal that Georgia, Spain and Belarus are your current favourites to win.
Georgia’s Sandra Gadelia a favourite to win Junior Eurovision 2020
Georgia may have been the last country to confirm their Junior Eurovision entry, but it seems Sandra Gadelia has quickly won over a lot of fans. She came out on top of this poll with 2,120 votes for her song “You Are Not Alone” – that’s 27.56% of all votes cast.
With three victories under their belt, Georgia have won Junior Eurovision the most out of any country. If they get similar support on Sunday as they did in this poll, then perhaps Georgia could be onto a fourth.
Coming in second place is Soleá from Spain. Her flamenco-inspired number “Palante” picked up 1,330 votes, which is 17.29% of the total. Spain previously won Junior Eurovision in 2004 with another fiery Latin-pop track. With a strong showing in this poll, it seems like y’all think there’s a good chance that Soleá could also take home the trophy.
The last act to finish on the podium in this poll is Belarus’ Arina Pehtereva. She earned 876 votes for her song “Aliens” (11.39% of the total). Despite the out of this world theme, Arina is still ready to #MoveTheWorld and could give Belarus another strong finish at Junior Eurovision.
The top five was rounded off by France and Poland. France’s Valentina was awarded 691 votes (8.98%) for her entry “J’imagine”. France have consistently performed well since their return to the contest in 2018. It looks like Valentina might also be able to do her country proud on Sunday.
Host entry Ala Tracz is aiming to bring Poland a third consecutive win at Junior Eurovision. Our readers awarded “I’ll Be Standing” 657 votes (8.54%). Viki Gabor only finished fourth in our preview poll last year before going on to win the competition, so there’s still a chance Ala could pull off a similar result.
Full results: Who should win Junior Eurovision 2020?
- Georgia: Sandra Gadelia – “You Are Not Alone” – 27.56% (2,120 votes)
- Spain: Soleá – “Palante” – 17.29% (1,330 votes)
- Belarus: Arina Pehtereva – “Aliens” – 11.39% (876 votes)
- France: Valentina – “J’imagine” – 8.98% (691 votes)
- Poland: Ala Tracz – “I’ll Be Standing” – 8.54% (657 votes)
- The Netherlands: Unity – “Best Friends” – 6.66% (512 votes)
- Kazakhstan: Karakat Bashanova – “Forever” – 5.72% (440 votes)
- Malta: Chanel Monseigneur – “Chasing Sunsets” – 3.3% (254 votes)
- Ukraine: Oleksandr Balabanov – “Vidkryvai (Open Up)” – 3.24% (249 votes)
- Germany: Susan – “Stronger With You” – 2.89% (222 votes)
- Serbia: Petar Aničić – “Heartbeat” – 2.57% (198 votes)
- Russia: Sofia Feskova – “My New Day” – 1.85% (142 votes)
Total Votes: 7,691
However, these results only tell half the story. Things could all change once we see the final performances and how each country presents their song on stage.
Online voting is set to open on Friday 27 November. When it does so, we’ll also open a flash poll and ask you to choose who you’ve officially voted for. This might be able to give us an insight into where the votes will be heading come Sunday afternoon.
Do you agree with the poll results? Who are you routing for in this year’s Junior Eurovision? Let us know in the comments below!