Despite all the challenges of putting together an international television show in the current climate, artists and producers from across Europe have pulled out all the stops to ensure that Junior Eurovision 2020 is all ready to air this Sunday. The online voting platform is now live ahead of the contest and you can finally have your say about who you think should win this year’s contest.

There are 12 countries taking part in this year’s competition. Reigning champions Poland are hoping to be the first country to win the contest in three consecutive years. However, there are many others who are itching to take the crown off them.

Like in recent years, the public vote for the 2020 contest is being done online. After watching a clip of the performances from each act you can vote for three countries (including your own country should you wish to).

But, since the result of the Junior Eurovision 2020 voting is kept behind closed doors until the contest, we thought we’d run our own poll to see who you’ve voted for. Hopefully, this should give us some insight into where the points may be going at the end of Sunday’s show.

Georgia came out on top of our preview poll. Spain and Belarus followed closely behind in second and third respectively. Meanwhile, France and Poland rounded out the top five. But, have you had a change of heart after watching the rehearsal footage of each act released in the past week?

If you haven’t already, be sure to go and vote over at vote.junioreurovision.tv. Then, come back here and vote in our poll for the exact same countries.

As with the official voting, you’ll be limited to a maximum of three countries and will only be able to vote once. The poll will stay open until Sunday morning (although you have until 16:59 CET on Sunday to vote in the actual contest).

Poll: Who have you voted for in Junior Eurovision 2020?

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

Who are you voting for in Junior Eurovision 2020? How have your thoughts changed since seeing the rehearsal footage? Let us know in the comments below!

Read the lyrics of the Junior Eurovision 2020 songs here

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Robert
Robert
8 months ago

Go France!!!!
I voted for Kazakhstan, Georgia, and of course France.

Alex
Alex
8 months ago

Voted for Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus! I also voted for Spain instead of Georgia once. Good luck to all the kids though this year is wide open!!!

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
8 months ago

I voted several times for Kazakhstan, Belarus and France

Good Luck to all the participants !!

LEnx
LEnx
8 months ago

Voted for Malta, France and Kazhakstan. It’s a pity that Malta will end up bottom again because of this unfair system.

Linus
Linus
8 months ago

I voted for Georgia, Kazakstan and Spain. last place is going to Germany i feel.

Veta
Veta
8 months ago
Reply to  Linus

You were right about Germany

Life is brutal
Life is brutal
8 months ago

I voted for Kazakhstan, Poland and Belarus

Veta
Veta
8 months ago

My winner (by very far) is Serbia, but I also kinda liked Germany and Russia, so I voted for them too.

Ludvig
Ludvig
8 months ago

France is second place and Belarus, third when they aren’t singing actually. If one of them win tomorrow, there will we a big controversy. I love both but them don’t deserve win, sorry.

Grft
Grft
8 months ago
Reply to  Ludvig

Girl you’ve heard less than 15sec of the performances wtf are you talking about…

Ludvig
Ludvig
8 months ago
Reply to  Grft

With the 15 second much people decide their votes. Even Valentina was surprised with her not live snippet. It’s unfair to the other participants.

Linus
Linus
8 months ago
Reply to  Ludvig

if we are honest: Russia and Belarus are really corrupt countries who cheat in everything they can. So im not suprised if they sing 0% live.

Ludvig
Ludvig
8 months ago
Reply to  Linus

From Russia or Belarus is not a big surprise, you’re right. But Valentina’s voice is good, she doesn’t need the recorded version in the snippet.

Rasmus Bording Irlind
Rasmus Bording Irlind
8 months ago

voted for kazahkstan because i want them to win regardless of how their song sounds like. also voted for spain and france

Giolo
Giolo
8 months ago

I will vote from multiple devices and here is my votes:

Kazakhstan: 4 votes
Poland: 1 vote
Georgia: 1 vote
Ukraine: 1 vote
Spain: 1 vote
The Netherlands: 1 vote
Serbia: 1 vote
Malta: 1 vote
Germany: 1 vote

I really would have loved to vote the other three too, but they let me down because of the playback thing!

James
James
8 months ago

Through multiple devices, I have so far voted for the following:
Germany-1
Spain-3
France-2
The Netherlands-1
Malta-1
Ukraine-1

James
James
8 months ago
Reply to  James

Updating my stats, I’ve voted again for Spain and France, wirh one new vote going to Serbia.

RIta
RIta
8 months ago

I just now voted for in the actual JESC format and this poll here for my top three which is Spain, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine. The recap video made it hard though. Vocals and staging looked real good for each act so…will be interesting to see where everyone lands.

SpirK
SpirK
8 months ago

It was very hard cause my top three was Georgia, Poland and Kazakhstan closely followed by France, but then France had this incredible staging and something threw me slightly off about Kazakhstan (feel like it’s not the new versions of the song). So I went for Georgia, Poland and France and I’m holding my horses to see what I will vote for tomorrow. I didn’t love Poland’s staging btw but I really love their song and Ala is a fantastic performer. I see it hard for anyone to knock Georgia off my first. It’s a class act and didn’t dissappoint… Read more »

Giolo
Giolo
8 months ago
Reply to  SpirK

France, Belarus and Russia are clearly playbacks unfortunately, you just have to hear carefully.
I’m sorry you didn’t vote for Kazakhstan, it felt like the most sincere one and amazing stage. Glad you voted for Ala and Sandra though

Michu
Michu
8 months ago

So live performance doesn’t matter anymore? Why are we asked to vote before the show? Even terrible performance can win that way…

Una
Una
8 months ago
Reply to  Michu

Great point.

James
James
8 months ago
Reply to  Michu

The performances were taped as live (with some countries going to Warsaw themselves last month to record their performances). Obviously the kid performers cannot perform their songs live in person on the day of the contest itself because of circumstances so this is the better alternative. Producers have certainly made sure it’s a level playing field for everyone.

Michu
Michu
8 months ago
Reply to  James

That’s not my point. I’m talking about voting before you even see that taped performance.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
8 months ago
Reply to  Michu

I got downvoted to hell for even mentioning it lmao.

First row at ESC and JESC
First row at ESC and JESC
8 months ago

Just a question to the EBU ….why can we vote over and over again? If you type the jesc .tv adress again you can start the voting again. I did that now around 100 times with the same device. To make it faster I opened up 10 windows and started the video (on mute) and then I could vote 10 times. What is going on. The online vote is not very fair.

Michu
Michu
8 months ago

Thanks for the tip. I’m gonna write a voting bot now haha. Is there a country you want me to send mi million votes for?

Colin
Colin
8 months ago

Really? This page doesn”t remember your IP address and block you from voting again? Didn’t even occur to me to try.

I mean, sure, you can vote many times in ESC too, but you have about 15 minutes, not 2 days. This way, a handful of biggest fans will decide for countless more. If it costed some fee, I’d get it (you invest, you get the bigger influence), but this is just pointless.

Last edited 8 months ago by Colin
Michu
Michu
8 months ago
Reply to  Colin

What are you talking about? What 15 minutes?

Colin
Colin
8 months ago
Reply to  Michu

The only time you get to vote in ESC is about 15 minutes after all the performances have ended and before the lines close. There’s just not enough time to give hundreds of votes for your favorite, making it somewhat more even.

Michu
Michu
8 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Oh, okay. I thought you’re talking about Junior Eurovision too. Yes, I agree and I hate this idea of opening the voting before the show. I mean, it makes live performance completely irrelevant and Eurovision has always been about the live performance.

James
James
8 months ago
Reply to  Michu

It’s one way to allow a majority of votes to count in the event that votes cast during the live show becomes near to impossible once the JESC website can no longer handle internet traffic, which has happened.

Also it does help that a good number of votes will come from the rest of the world, so I’ve been able to vote myself despite living in Asia. The show itself airs at 12 midnight Monday so it’d be hard to stay awake in time for the live vote during the show.

Last edited 8 months ago by James
Michu
Michu
8 months ago
Reply to  James

Yeah, but this way you’re voting for kids who potentially can give awful performance and they still got your vote. That’s either dumb or I’m trippin’.

Colin
Colin
8 months ago
Reply to  Michu

For casual viewers, performance is indeed what can make it or break it on the night. Avid ESC followers usually already have their minds set on some songs based on the previously established connection to the melody and lyrics and some previous performances. Sure, a particularly great / weak performance can change one’s mind on the night, but the chances are slim in most cases.

Last edited 8 months ago by Colin
Kirby
Kirby
8 months ago

Spain (my winner), Belarus and Kazakhstan.

Savvas
Savvas
8 months ago

Germany, Kazakhstan and France. If I had a 4th vote I’d go with Serbia. Hope France wins this year after being robbed last year.

Idksmth
Idksmth
8 months ago

I just hope Poland doesn’t win. Like the staging looks really busy and atrocious and it makes me disconnected from the song and from her so I really hope that they won’t win. The song is quite good. But if Poland wins for the 3rd time in a row they really need to change the voting. And if they don’t I think many people will be unhappy including myself and I’ll probably stop watching because Poland taking wins every year from now on no matter what they send will be really undeserved to countries who actually put in the effort… Read more »

Kirby
Kirby
8 months ago
Reply to  Idksmth

So do I. If Poland wins again and just because of Polish hype, I guess JESC voting system will have to be reformulated.

Colin
Colin
8 months ago
Reply to  Kirby

With over 2000 votes in this poll, Poland is only 7th. If this is even somewhat indicative of the actual APP voting, the online vote is between Spain and France. Meaning, if Poland wins, it will be the juries to push it forward in pretty unanimous voting.

Giolo
Giolo
8 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Juries will push Kazakhstan, and they will like Poland, Russia, Georgia more than Spain and France, so if the poll is reflcetive enough, it is between Kazakhstan and France for the win overall (Spain will have more troubles with juries).
Also I think Carla had a mor ejury friendly song and she didn’t even rank top 5, same with Angelina. I won’t even be surprised at this point if Poland wins anyay being the only one to rank top 5 with both juries and online voting.

sam
sam
8 months ago

i voted for kazakhstan, georgia, and malta

1998
1998
8 months ago

I already see Poland winning this vote. If they win for the 3rd time in a row, then I see lot of countries withdrawing from the contest…

Film
Film
8 months ago

Belarus, Ukraine, Russia. However im interested to see the full performances from Germany, Poland, Kazahstan, The Netherlands and Georgia.

Gurl
Gurl
8 months ago

Spain
Ukraine
France

Mikey
Mikey
8 months ago
Reply to  Gurl

Sameee

Nicky
Nicky
8 months ago

France, Germany, Georgia

First row at ESC and JESC
First row at ESC and JESC
8 months ago
Reply to  Nicky

That is what I have voted for …..great ?

Lucie Zapotocna
Lucie Zapotocna
8 months ago

UKRAINE SPAIN BELARUS

MariAkki
MariAkki
8 months ago

Are we sure France and Belarus are not live? For France I feel like it’s the backing vocal track that’s very overpowering, but I think you can hear her at the beginning and the end?
For Belarus, I wasn’t sure but I listened to her covers on instagram and especially her national junior eurovision song from last year and her vocals are just insanely good, so I’m doubting…

I started watching JESC before ESC
I started watching JESC before ESC
8 months ago
Reply to  MariAkki

Valentina live (1st snippet not the voting one) sounds very close to the studio, so I’m doubting too.

With Belarus’, I haven’t heard her live but the voting snippet sounds INSANELY SIMILAR (even more than France’s imo)

Plus how would the ebu allow lip syncing?

Giolo
Giolo
8 months ago

They do for sinppets, not for the actual show

Jacob S
Jacob S
8 months ago

Can y’all stop with the slander regarding the countries that had playback? Just vote for your favorites and then actually SEE ON SUNDAY if they use the full studio cut for the live. If they do, then that’s when you don’t vote for them! Period, end of discussion.

I started watching JESC before ESC
I started watching JESC before ESC
8 months ago

Since JESC is literally at 2.30 in the morning for me, I have to vote before the show (cuz i dont wanna wake up that early) This makes it hard because now I don’t know if they’re live or not.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
8 months ago

It’s 0.30 for me so you must be in New Zealand or something!

I started watching JESC before ESC
I started watching JESC before ESC
8 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

I’m from Australia, Interesting…

Dimos
Dimos
8 months ago

I haven’t voted yet because my winner is Belarus but I decline to vote for a playback performance so I’m waiting until Sunday and if her vocals are live then maybe I will vote for her (I know I have to vote for two more countries)

Last edited 8 months ago by Dimos
Evelyn
Evelyn
8 months ago

Soleas singing was terrible,she has the weakest voice of all

Michu
Michu
8 months ago
Reply to  Evelyn

The weakest voice is Malta. Solea is dancing her bun off, so we can’t expect her singing like someone who stands still.

Oli
Oli
8 months ago
Reply to  Evelyn

I agree

Veta
Veta
8 months ago
Reply to  Evelyn

I find Ukrainian boy’s voice the weakest

Evelyn
Evelyn
8 months ago
  1. Poland
  2. Belarus
  3. Ukraine
Sabrina
Sabrina
8 months ago

I’ve voted for Spain, Kazakhstan and France. But I can see Ukraine and the Netherlands squeezing into my top 3 on the next round of voting.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
8 months ago
  1. Russia
  2. Belarus
  3. Kazakhstan

Those were my votes. However, from seeing the live performance clips, I have to admit, France are now right up there in terms of potential winner. That could be absolutely amazing.

Gurlblossum
Gurlblossum
8 months ago

Sorry but the staging of spain imo is really lazy.

EProduc
EProduc
8 months ago

God it was REALLY hard to choose three. Poland, Spain, France, Belarus, Georgia, The Netherlands and Kazakhstan are all so strong. I voted for Spain France, and The Netherlands though, they feel the most like JESC. We need a happy song during these times. France is probably my winner.

Maxim
Maxim
8 months ago

I voted (after listening to every entry) for Belarus, Kazakhstan and Malta, but I’m worried about Kazakhstan. Did they cut out the instrumental part?

Last edited 8 months ago by Maxim
Nancy G
Nancy G
8 months ago

Spain, France and The Netherlands. I want happy songs at the moment 🙂

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
8 months ago

They are all so talented… So hard!
But I voted for Belarus, Georgia and Kazakhstan
I might change Georgia with either Poland, France, Spain, or even The Netherlands or Malta on Sunday

Nicola
Nicola
8 months ago

I voted for Spain, France and Kazakhstan. Spain and France were and still are my Top 2 going into the contest (and the stagings I feel lived up to my expectations), whilst Kazakhstan just blew me away with the staging and looks absolutely magnificent. Good luck to everyone on Sunday!! Can’t wait to see the full performances!!

Last edited 8 months ago by Nicola
Sven
Sven
8 months ago

Ukraine, France and Georgia, though there is not a single bad song this year, amazing voices,well done guys and girls!

Neil
Neil
8 months ago

My top from the United States :
1: Malta potentially jury winner
2. Belarus I know Malta isn’t gonna win so this is my hope
3: Germany poor Susan had to get first in running order…
4-12 idk so hard I love all of them!

Navi
Navi
8 months ago

Belarus was one of my favourites, they had my vote but she don’t really sing. I’ll vote for Georgia instead.

Aplk
Aplk
8 months ago

Spain,Russia and Belarus

Sale
Sale
8 months ago

Belarus and Kazakhstan are the clear stand outs

James the Conquerer
James the Conquerer
8 months ago

Very poorly chosen section of the Kazakh entry in the recap video 🙁 why do they show the end of the chorus rather than the beginning? It does not project the quality of the act, unfortunately.
And why is voting still open after the three votes have already been submitted? Anyway, gonna vote for Kazakhstan several times in this case ^^

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
8 months ago

Why are there like 4 countries using full playback in the recap of their stage performance.. is this the future of eurovision?

Anyway my votes go to Georgia, Kazakhstan and the netherlands.

Grft
Grft
8 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

What are you talking about? Most of them used backing vocals but we can clearly hear all of them live

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
8 months ago
Reply to  Grft

France, belarus, Russia

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
8 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Especially the first 2 it was extremely hard to hear a note in there that was actually live. We know 2021 will have a rule that all backing vocals are allowed to be audio and it would be lame if we have like 30 performances with overpowering audio vocals with some soft live vocals here and there. It’s almost like those k pop fan cam shows where they have an amazing choreography but you totally see them lip sync the performance through. Then another point it is absolutely misleading. You can clearly hear most of france’s performance is audio playback… Read more »

Last edited 8 months ago by Frisian esc
Grft
Grft
8 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

It’s just a 16sec snippet and ofc it comes from the chorus (=where the backing vocals are needed). Wait until sunday to talk about a full playback for these countries lol 🙂

Nicky
Nicky
8 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Georgia have really upped their game again compared to last years one off lesser entry

First row at ESC and JESC
First row at ESC and JESC
8 months ago
Reply to  Nicky

Nicky – Georgia is 100 % stronger than in 2019 …..but 2018 was amazing too (but not the staging).

Erasmus
Erasmus
8 months ago

my votes are: Kazakhstan, the Netherlands and France. I also love basically every country, they all did good. Kinda hoped they would use augmented reality in all of them, since the stage is SMALL.

Nobody Important
Nobody Important
8 months ago

Spain, France and Kazakhstan have my votes! <3

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
8 months ago

France, Poland and Kazakhstan

Colin
Colin
8 months ago

It was not an easy choice. All of these kids are talented and whoever wins, I’ll be glad for them. I voted for France, Kazakhstan and Ukraine.

Last two years I haven’t watched JESC, but since this is the only Eurovision of 2020 that is actually proceeding, I am happy it’s here. Good luck to all participants. 🙂

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
8 months ago
Reply to  Colin

You’ve gone back and watched them since though, right?

Colin
Colin
8 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

No, I haven’t seen JESC 2018 and 2019 just yet. I might do that at some point later on.

Last edited 8 months ago by Colin
Alex
Alex
8 months ago

Belarus lip sync was nice btw