Sara James Poland First Rehearsal
Sara James performs Somebody at day one of rehearsals at Junior Eurovision 2021. Photo: Andres Putting/EBU

Nine countries took the stage for their first rehearsal on December 14, but Poland’s Sara James was the one who impressed our readers the most.

Yesterday we asked you to take part in our poll, and 2,227 of you casted your vote. Sara emerged as the winner with 535 votes (24.02%).

Poland’s Sara James had the best first rehearsal on day one

The “Somebody” songstress gave the full fairytale fantasy. She’s in a magenta tulle dress, surrounded by dancers in iridescent pink and blue bodysuits performing a ballet routine while holding glistening silver tree branch props. It’s like the spring equinox brought to life through a magical lens — not too dissimilar to Go_A’s “SHUM” at Eurovision 2021, but with more pastel tones rather than the intense gothic energy. 

 

Second place in our poll went to Georgia‘s Niko Kajaia. He got 20.43% of the vote and won the hearts of 455 of our readers.

Georgia took us on a nostalgia trip back to the 70s. Niko’s performance of “Let’s Count The Smiles” channels Andy Warhol and Keith Haring pop art — pure entertainment with a just a dash of camp.

Third place in our poll went to Italy’s Elisabetta Lizza. Her “Specchio (Mirror on the wall)” performance gathered 283 votes (12.71%).

Two other countries picked up more than 200 votes. Fourth place went to Spain’s Levi Díaz. He made 256 of you laugh and dance with his entry “Reír” (11.50%). Rounding the top five, it’s Netherlands’ Ayana. Her performance of “Mata Sugu Ao Ne” impressed 230 of you (10.33%). 

Full results: Who had the best Junior Eurovision 2021 first rehearsal on December 14?

  1. Poland: Sara James – “Somebody” – 535 votes (24.02%)
  2. Georgia: Niko Kajaia – “Let’s Count The Smiles” – 455 votes (20.43%)
  3. Italy: Elisabetta Lizza – “Specchio (Mirror On The Wall)” – 283 votes (12.71%)
  4. Spain: Levi Díaz – “Reír” – 256 votes (11.50%)
  5. The Netherlands: Ayana – “Mata Sugu Ao Ne” –  230 votes (10.33%)
  6. Portugal: Simão Oliveira – “O Rapaz” – 151 votes (6.78%)
  7. Germany: Pauline – “Imagine Us” – 128 votes (12.71%)
  8. Ireland: Maiú Levi Lawlor – “Saor” – 114 votes (5.12%)
  9. Malta: Ike & Kaya – “My Home” – 75 votes (3.37%)

Total votes: 2,227

Do you agree with the poll results? Is Poland closer to the trophy after the first rehearsal? Let us know in the comment section below!

 

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Kinga
Kinga
11 months ago

I agree. And I like that the pool results are showed after the pool is over.

impressiveinstants
impressiveinstants
11 months ago

Poland, Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan seem to lead. Can’t wait for the other rehearsals.

Last edited 11 months ago by impressiveinstants
Ukraine stan
Ukraine stan
11 months ago

I like how colourful JESC is, It’s really all about the fun. The colours on Germany, the Netherlands, and Geogia Especially give me great happy vibes

Im so fab
Im so fab
11 months ago

I’m just waiting for JESC to be over so we can focus again on true Eurovision.

just an esc fan
just an esc fan
11 months ago
Reply to  Im so fab

16/12 winner of ESCZ is announced
17/12 Dora participants are revealed
27-29/12 FiK
EMA Fres also exists (haven’t really followed it)

There are plenty of ESC related events so go and comment on those since you’re not interested! Your negativity is unnecessary!

ales
ales
11 months ago
Reply to  Im so fab

don’t you get tired of constant negativity lol?

Lollipopmonster
Lollipopmonster
11 months ago
Reply to  Im so fab

Im so fab (no, you are not) …..how dare you are !

Dawid
Dawid
11 months ago
Reply to  Im so fab

What else do you want to know about ESC when there’re no news? Another dozen posts titled “Could xyz represent zyx next year???”