On Sunday December 19, a grand total of 19 countries will compete for the title of Junior Eurovision 2021 champion. However, unlike its sister contest in May, voting is open before the live show, meaning fans can vote for their favourites in advance. 

Here’s everything you need to know about how to vote at Junior Eurovision 2021. 

Junior Eurovision 2021 online voting

Whether you’re in Brazil, Morocco, London or Ibiza, you can vote in Junior Eurovision 2021. Voting is open to anyone in the world with an internet connection and a device capable of logging on. 

It is not possible to vote via via phone or text. To vote, fans must visit the official Junior Eurovision website — junioreurovision.tv or www.jesc.tv. There, users can watch previews of all 19 entries and subsequently vote for their favourites. 

Viewers can vote for three acts. No geographic restrictions apply, meaning unlike in the main contest, viewers can vote for their own country if they wish to do so. 

But when can you vote? 

Junior Eurovision 2021 online vote: Phase 1 — Friday December 17

The first phase of voting begins at 20:00 CET on Friday December 17. This round of voting will stay open throughout Saturday, closing at 16:59 CET on Sunday December 19 — just before the opening credits roll.

Each voter needs to choose three songs to cast a valid vote. Voting for your own country is allowed. 

Junior Eurovision 2021 Online Vote: Phase 2 — Sunday December 19

The second round of voting takes place during the live broadcast. The window will open after the last country has performed and will last for approximately 15 minutes. 

Again, the international audience can vote for three countries, including their own. 

These votes will be tallied and converted into points and revealed during the results sequence of the show. 

You can vote a total of two times — once during Phase 1 and again during Phase 2.

How is the Junior Eurovision 2021 result calculated?

Just like its sister contest, the Junior Eurovision results are determined by an equal 50/50 split between the public and professional juries.

The JESC 2021 juries will include three music industry professionals and two children aged ten to 15. They’ll dish out a total of 1,102 points (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12 points times 19 participating countries).

The audience will also have 1,102 points to allocate. However, the distribution will be based on the percentage of points received. The official Junior Eurovision 2020 Media Briefing document gives the following example:

If a song gets 20% of the votes, it receives 20% of the available points (20% from 1,102 points = 220 points).

The country with the most points at the end of the night will be crowned the winner of Junior Eurovision 2021 and take home the crystal microphone trophy. 

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Safije
Safije
11 months ago

Ich gebe mein vote für Albaniaaaa

Sofia pili
Sofia pili
11 months ago

Vote for Albania Ana gjebrea

Meri
Meri
11 months ago

Armenia Russia Georgia

Meri
Meri
11 months ago

Armenia

Michu
Michu
11 months ago

Am I the only one who finds it ridiculous that the voting is open before live performance? I wish it was a competition where talent actually matters. I guess most votes are sent before the actual competition, so what’s the point of even singing live? That’s just plain dumb.

Lou
Lou
11 months ago
Reply to  Michu

The online voting before the show is for people who arent in Europe ( like me ) who cant watch the show live cause of the fact that its on at like 1am which some poeple dont wanna wake up to watch ( i do tho ) and its also for if the online voting doesnt work out in the live show , they can still use the votes from before the show

YAY
YAY
11 months ago
  1. Armenia
  2. Russia
  3. Malta

This was my selection

vetrina
vetrina
11 months ago

I voted for France, Armenia and Ukraine!

lasse braun
lasse braun
11 months ago

have voted for ukraine & italia and because it is allowed for germans out germany also for germany.
if staging and voice matters a lot,i would bet my money on the ukraine!
have fun sunday. 🙂

Miralda senka
Miralda senka
11 months ago

Vote for Albania ?? ?

Arthur
Arthur
11 months ago

Voted for: Armenia, France, Georgia !

Alex
Alex
11 months ago

I wish we could have televote back and people voting after the show. Purely on full live performance as it should.
Live is what make these contests special and unpredictable

Last edited 11 months ago by Alex
Pastora Soler
Pastora Soler
11 months ago

I would like to vote more than 3 countries 🙁

kir
kir
11 months ago

Why on Earth does the pre-show voting slot exist?
Are we supposed to assess a snippet of the rehearsal, an official music video, a citizenship, or a personality behind the scene instead of live (or live-on-tape) perfomance like we normally do?

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
11 months ago
Reply to  kir

I assume they want a maximum of votes since people can only vote once per device. This way they can try to double the numbers of vote.
I don’t really know but to be honest I like the way it is (except the fact that we can vote for our own country) because I can devide my votes more precisely between my different favourites.

Last edited 11 months ago by WannaEatMySpaghetti
ArvinRoido Atienza
ArvinRoido Atienza
11 months ago
Reply to  kir

Some people like me who cant watch the show live so this rule helps.
Plus, we have some rehearsal clips to make for it

Daya Sloten
Daya Sloten
11 months ago
Reply to  kir

Well in the last couple of years online voting has crashed often with many voting at once so with the pre-show voting they will always have votes before the show to count on if things go wrong.