The day is finally upon us. In just a few hours, all eyes will be on Warsaw, Poland, where the entries of 12 competing countries will be presented for Junior Eurovision 2020. Only one act will walk away with the trophy and our readers think this should be Spain’s Soleá.
On Friday, we asked you to tell us who you’d voted for through the online voting system of this year’s contest. We counted a total of 3,222 votes and it was a closely fought result.
In the end, it was Soleá from Spain who inched ahead of the competition with her song “Palante” and is your favourite to win Junior Eurovision 2020.
Spain’s Soleá a favourite to win Junior Eurovision 2020 with “Palante”
Soleá picked up 571 votes for her entry “Palante”, which is 17.72% of the total. The Spanish star was also a favourite amongst the Wiwi Jury. There’s definitely momentum behind Soleá and many will be wondering if she can bring Spain their second win at Junior Eurovision following their last victory in 2004.
While this poll is perhaps a small sample compared to the number of people who will vote in the actual contest, it may suggest that Spain will be a favourite of the public vote. We only have to wait a few hours to find out.
Finishing in second place is Valentina from France. Her song “J’imagine” received 498 votes – that’s 15.18% of the total. Valentina was fourth in our preview poll, but since the reveal of her bright and colourful staging snippet, the French singer has increasingly gained extra support. No doubt she’ll be hoping this support will continue to build and help her lift the trophy this afternoon.
Staying steady in third position in both our preview poll and current poll is Belarus’ Arina Pehtereva. You awarded her song “Aliens” 371 votes (11.51% of the total). Arina has been a consistent favourite amongst fans since the release of her entry and could be on track to give Belarus another strong finish at Junior Eurovision.
The rest of the top five was rounded off by two countries that have risen up the rankings compared to our preview poll following the release of rehearsal videos.
In fourth place is Karakat Bashanova from Kazakhstan. She’s serving angelic white in her performance and this seems to have resonated with voters, who gave her 348 votes (10.8%). Perhaps Karakat could be the dark horse of the competition to snatch the victory.
Fifth position goes to Dutch girl-group Unity, with “Best Friends” earning 258 votes (8.01%). The girls from the Netherlands are bringing fun and positivity to the Junior Eurovision stage and this is something that everyone can get behind.
Full results: Who have you voted for in Junior Eurovision 2020?
- Spain: Soleá – “Palante” – 17.72% (571 votes)
- France: Valentina – “J’imagine” – 15.18% (489 votes)
- Belarus: Arina Pehtereva – “Aliens” – 11.51% (371 votes)
- Kazakhstan: Karakat Bashanova – “Forever” – 10.8% (348 votes)
- Netherlands: Unity – “Best Friends” – 8.01% (258 votes)
- Georgia: Sandra Gadelia – “You Are Not Alone” – 7.2% (232 votes)
- Poland: Ala Tracz – “I’ll Be Standing” – 6.7% (216 votes)
- Germany: Susan – “Stronger With You” – 6.3% (203 votes)
- Ukraine: Oleksandr Balabanov – “Vidkryvai (Open Up)” – 5.59% (180 votes)
- Serbia: Petar Aničić – “Heartbeat” – 4.93% (159 votes)
- Malta: Chanel Monseigneur – “Chasing Sunsets” – 4% (129 votes)
- Russia: Sofia Feskova – “My New Day” – 2.05% (66 votes)
Total Votes: 3,222
Of course, the official voting hasn’t actually closed yet. You have until just before the live show, 16:59 CET to be precise, to cast your vote in the first phase. The second round of voting takes place during the live broadcast and will be open for 15 minutes once all countries have performed.
Additionally, the public vote only makes up half of the total score. The professional juries, comprised of children and adults, will also have their say. The jury vote and public vote will then be combined together, counting for 50% of the total each.
What do you make of the poll results? Do you think Soleá will be crowned the winner this afternoon? Where will you be watching the show? Sound off in the comments!