The Junior Eurovision 2021 winner has been crowned. A total of 19 countries competed in the JESC grand final at La Seine Musicale in Paris. Kazakhstan delivered killer vocals, Portugal served authentic fado and The Netherlands brought us a piece of Japanese culture. But in the end it was Armenia’s Malena who charmed the juries and audience with “Qami Qami” to win the day.
Junior Eurovision 2021 Winner — Armenia’s Malena
Armenia came third with the professional juries behind France and Poland, but managed to finish first overall by topping the online vote. The public ranked Poland and Portugal second and third.
“Qami Qami” is a space-pop number composed by Maléna herself, as well as David Tserunyan, the Head of the Armenian delegation at Eurovision; Tokionine, head of the record label TKN and former national final representative in 2020; and Vahram Petrosyan, composer of “Boomerang”, the Armenian entry for Junior Eurovision in 2017.
The song’s pulsating, other-wordly beats are complemented by their lyrics, talking about going to far away places to be who she truly is and how the winds can take her to this ideal state of being. When you reach that peace of mind, don’t let it go for anything in the world. Anyone can reach this ideal, anyone can strive to go to that place and be free of mind and spirit.
Ahead of JESC, Malena topped both the Wiwi Jury and our readers’ poll.
Wiwiblogger Natalie wrote: “This is probably the most professional song we’ve ever had in Junior Eurovision. The juicy space-pop beats carry the stunning message of self-discovery and trauma recovery so beautifully. Maléna is such a talented singer who I’m sure we’ll see killing it on the adult stage as well. It’s scintillating and powerful without being remotely male-gazey. This is an empowered fourteen-year-old girl singing a superbly mature song. I love it so much.”
A student from Sayat Nova Music School, Armenia, Maléna loves playing the cello, singing covers, and cites mostly R’n’B artists as her main influences, such as Jaden Smith, girl in red, Eazy-E, and more. She has been collaborating with the Armenian label TKN since 2020, who have also produced her intended entry for Junior Eurovision 2020, “Why”. Last year, she performed under the name Maléna Fox.
Junior Eurovision 2021 Results
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Junior Eurovision 2021 Jury Results
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Junior Eurovision 2020: All the top scores (12 points)
Below you can see the list of all the countries that received 12 points from a national jury.
Armenia: 12 points from Poland and Portugal
Azerbaijan: 12 points from Italy and Ukraine
France: 12 points from Georgia, The Netherlands, and Serbia
Georgia: 12 points from Malta, Armenia, and France
Kazakhstan: 12 points from Russia
North Macedonia: 12 points from Albania
Poland: 12 points from Germany and Ireland
Russia: 12 points from Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and North Macedonia
Ukraine: 12 points from Bulgaria and Spain
Junior Eurovision 2020 Online Vote Results
The points were announced starting with the country that received the least amount of jury points, as follows:
Armenia – 109 points
Poland – 102 points
Portugal – 92 points
France – 67 points
Ukraine – 63 points
Serbia – 62 points
Georgia – 59 points
North Macedonia – 59 points
Kazakhstan – 57 points
Russia – 50 points
Malta – 50 points
Italy – 47 points
Spain – 47 points
Germany – 46 points
Azerbaijan – 42 points
Albania – 39 points
Ireland – 39 points
Bulgaria – 38 points
The Netherlands – 34 points
Junior Eurovision 2020 Voting Method
Keeping with the voting mechanism introduced in 2017, JESC 2020 officials opened the voting a few days before the show began. On Friday, after all countries had completed their second rehearsals, fans all over the world were invited to cast their votes. After sitting through a short recap of all the performances, fans were able to vote for 3 entries of their choice. If they needed more convincing, snippets of each participants stage-show were available.
The first wave of voting lasted up until the live show began, during which fans could vote once per device for their favourite acts. As soon as all countries had had their performance, the voting was open for a second round for 15 minutes, giving fans another opportunity to voice their opinion on the contest.
All of the results were announced during the show with the jury results revealed first followed by the online votes.
What do you think of the results? Were you surprised by the jury or the televote? Let us know down below.
Worthy winner, however, the fact that the Italian song was voted down to 10th place speaks volume about the highly questionable voting and juries, easily one of the best songs in all of the junior eurovisions and to place such a good song in 10th place is embarrassing voting!
Portugal’s performance on YouTube has more views than Italy’s though.
I guess performing last helped them with the online voting (aside from the possible “tactical voting”).
It’s also a unique entry that stood out from the rest.
So, 92 points from the online voting seems justifiable for Portugal.
she really deserve it last year her song was great and probably would’ve win.
Guys, don’t think negatively about the fate of losing countries in future Junior Eurovision years. Spain’s Head of Delegation is proud of Levi Díaz for representing Spain, and RTVE looks forward to competing at Junior Eurovision next year. Meanwhile, whoever Iceland sent to watch the show in Paris seemingly enjoy it. Then Norway’s broadcaster NRK, who hasn’t competed at Junior Eurovision in 16 years, sent technical support. Here’s the links I got as the sources. I’m not Spanish, but I love languages and my surname comes from a European masculine given name. Once you click on the links but don’t… Read more »
Looking at the jury voting for both Azerbaijan and Armenia…
All the Armenian jurors ranked Azerbaijan last.
Two of the five Azeri jurors ranked Armenia last. The other three ranked them second to last.
This has gone beyond a joke and the EBU need to step in and do something.
Other countries should complain about this. It ruins the spirit of the show.
Did you also look and see how the Azeri spokespeople were talking nonstop for 3 minutes straight while Malena was singing?
Don’t put your hatred into this kids’ competition, it is meaningless, you will only spoil others’ feelings and sense of justice.
So the best is to let the commentators being disrespectful towards those kids and the work they have done?
Seriously, it’s time to stop this now.
If this was the other way around, Azerbaijan’s screams would be heard in Melbourne. But somehow we have to overlook it. Talking over a 14 year old kid performing is the real hatred here.
Sweetheart read these words very carefully: disrespecting a young girl during a TV broadcast because of your selfish everlasting “I’m right and everybody else is wrong” hatred between the two of you is never ever going to make things turn right for your fundamentalist conviction that “only we are on the right side of the story”, This is a children’s music contest and the fact that YOU come here using your hatred to ruin it … no sweetheart … right now NO ONE is right about anything … and you should be ashamed of yourself for what happened last night:… Read more »
Stop adding toxicity to the contest, do something else please
Please move on. No one needs your toxicity.
Spain as usual criminaly underrated. position 15? it is bad joke
said no one ever outside of spain
Thankfully, the Head of Delegation is proud of Levi for representing Spain yesterday. 🙂 What’s better is that Spain looks forward to competing at Junior Eurovision 2022 and years after. 😀
I agree , Spain was robbed , should of atleast been top 10 and no dont say im spainish cause im not even close to being spainish like im australian?
You should be happy that the Head of Delegation was proud of Levi.
I was so stressed for my country and France Television.
The fact that we never organized the show, that we really are bad to speak in english.
And that France just recently discovered again the magic of Eurovision spirit. (The last 5 years).
But finally it was an amazing show !!!! And the fact that we spoke a lot in french was finally not so problematic. But that the point of vew of a french.
What are you thinking ?
It was a great show! The weakest link for me were the hosts. Elodie was the most charismatic but most of us couldn’t understand her. Olivier was fine and his English was totally acceptable but he felt out of place at a junior competition. For me at least. Having Carla present and interview contestants in English felt the same was as her styling looked – forced. I had no problems with the amount of French even though I couldn’t understand it. It’s the second official language! If it was up to me I’d keep Elodie and try to have her… Read more »
Performances wise it was the best, the production, the logo, the designs, was very good, ALL the kids have shined on this stage. Nothing can be perfect but this jesc will stay one of the most memorable for many people and it’s the most important thing.
Of course! We all have our favorites but I’m sure we can all agree that this year’s show was impressive. I really think all the delegations tried really hard to elevate their performances but I’m also certain the French team played a sizeable part in that. So many great stagings! I only fast forwarded 2 songs because I really didn’t like them but even those ones looked great on the screen. The only performance that was iffy for me was Italy because of that nauseatingly shaky camera work and the outfits but that’s all on their delegation. Anxious to see… Read more »
It was an amazing show! I was blown away by the backgrounds, the colours, the lights.
It’s nice to see a new winner!
Congratulations to Armenia and Malena! Qami Qami was my favourite entry this year, and now one of my favourite JESC winners ever! Happily surprised by Portugal’s third place in the televoting and shocked by the low positions of Spain (where was the televote from the Spanish people?) and The Netherlands. Both deserved better. Now: It makes me literally sick that the EBU allows Azerbaijan and Armenia boycott each other every, single year. It is disrespectful to the spirit of the contest and to the other countries. And they do it with KIDS as well???? The AZ commentator speaking over Malena’s… Read more »
So you still had respect for EBU after 3 playbacks last year and then telling us there was no playback? Now, THAT was disrespectful.
And to accuse countries doing playback when it’s your country who made the show it’s disrespectful towards the countries you accuse and towards Poland and the polish producers who made the show. You ask for respect, be respectful too.
It’s not disrespectful stating the fact. France, Russia and Belarus didn’t sing live. Which made no sense because all of them can sing incredibly well. And before anyone says it – yes, I can be certain because I’m a professional musician. There isn’t a single person on the planet that has such impeccable breath control, perfect pitch and could sing a song twice with every single detail being identical let alone 3 children in the same competition. Valentina was my favorite since day one and I was so happy for her but I also wouldn’t be mad if those 3… Read more »
He just stated a fact. Just compare the studio versions and “live” performances of France, Belarus and Russia last year, and there’s no difference. I’m sure their participants sang live on the studio but their broadcasters later on decided to remove the live audio and put the studio audio, and that’s the video they sent to the EBU and the performances we got to watch. If you watch the russian entry, you can even see how the singer is turning the mic away from her when finishing her performance but you can still hear the perfect identical note you can… Read more »
“Their broadcasters later on deciding to remove” ….. and why not the producers? Weirdly it has been done on 3 favourites of that year, sabotage from the polish producers to make shine more their representant….. I wouldn’t be surprised at all.
I assume it was their broadcasters, taking advantage of last year’s exceptional situation, maybe because maybe they weren’t confident enough about the live performances of their singers, or maybe because they simply preferred the studio version. TVP wanting to sabotage Russia, Poland and France doesn’t seem logical to me. And even if it were like that, it didn’t make her representant shine more, since she came 9th (much worse than France and Belarus) and her live performance wasn’t perfect. Btw, Russia was not even a favourite last year. However, Spain was (and we could hear the live performance and not… Read more »
The question is why you still had respect. They act as if they dont see any problem, let alone Jon Ola Sand who said in an interview he has done no big mistakes. I can make a list of them..
Disgusting behaviour, Azerbaijan has to get some sanctions. This isn’t the first, this isn’t the second nor the third time this has happened.
Fake Junior thing where everything is decided by the adults : from the choices of the songs to the voting… nonsense competition
Finally, someone said IT ALL!!! Way to go, KarmaLeon! Do Kids actually ‘enjoy’ Junior Eurovision?
Oh, shut up! What you said is pure child abuse!
I think Azerbaijan has to withdraw for next year, mostly because of safety issues.
More than likely. Unless serious changes happen within the next 6 months I doubt we’ll see Azerbaijan next year. But honestly, I doubt Yerevan will host next year, it’s too messy with the current situation in the region. Germany will probably step in and offer to host instead.
To be fair, it wouldn’t be the first time that the winning contest didn’t host junior eurovision. In fact, it used to be more common for countries to bid on hosting the contest, like how countries would bid to host the Olympics. It’s only in the last several contests since the mid-2010s that the winning country has hosted Eurovision the next year, unless they activate their first refusal rights. I’m sure out of a sense of pride that Armenia will try their best to host, but if they realize they can’t, there is no shame in asking for help or… Read more »
Yes, if they ask Germany to co-host it, Germany will help. The hosts on stage could still be from Armenia ….because they are the winners ….and then Azerbaijan would have no problem to come and take part in the JESC 2022.
Armenia is fully capable of producing an amazing contest. We don’t need Germany’s help. Maybe Germany should ask Armenia on how to prepare a song and staging for JESC.
haha nice one. gotta give credit where credit’s due
Ron, how dare you are – sure, Armenia can do it alone. Just wanted to be nice ….but you are so harsh. Are all Armenians like you? If they are then it is no wonder that people make war against Armenia ….but I guess you are the only bad ass there.
I guess I’m the bad guy for speaking the truth. You didn’t say Germany should help Armenia host the show, you said Germany should host it in Germany. How dare anyone say Armenia’s right to host the contest should be taken away from them. They worked so hard for it. And, yes, Armenia can host the show on its own. They did so in 2011.
I’m not even going to respond to your comment about the war – because if I do, you will feel very very bad. Also, I’m not from Armenia – I’m from NYC.
Nobody doubts Armenia’s capabilities for hosting Junior Eurovision. However, this is a children’s singing contest and I’m not sure if the EBU would allow Junior Eurovision to be held in such a hazardous region. Children’s safety is the utmost importance. If the situation escalates between Armenia and Azerbaijan, I’m sure the EBU will be forced to make a decision to host the competition in another country – which would most likely be Germany.
Well, I have bad news for you, as I had told you earlier, Armenia will be hosting the contest next year and this morning it was confirmed. Have fun watching the contest for your living room.
Like it or not, the Armenian broadcaster is eager to be the host country next year!
Of course, I’m sure Armenia is more than eager to host after the troubles they’ve endured. However, safety precautions are of utmost importance for the EBU. If tensions escalate in the region, the EBU will immediately relocate the competition.
Azerbaijan should be kicked out of the contest for having its spokespeople talk 3 minutes nonstop while Malena was singing. Don’t you worry, we are already addressing this issue with the EBU. And, Armenian broadcaster has already confirmed that they will exercise their right to host the contest. The only way other countries can host it is if Armenia decides not to host it (like Italy in 2015).
Just shut up. Don’t put your hate into this competition. Junior Eurovision should be childlike innocence, do not involve the hatred of adults.
Don’t tell me what to do. Maybe you should tell your toxic presenters to shut up when Malena was performing. We all saw the video. What a joke your country is – just full of hatred towards Armenians.
Speaks the b*** who is proud of the disrespect spewed by his own compatriotic commentators over a young girl from … guess where … Armenia, that one forbidden word … the one-word children in Azerbaijan are taught to hate for the rest of their lives …
Gurl please … take several seats …
The stage and production looked 10/10, congrats France I cant wait for you to host the adult contest
i remember saying after hearing all of the songs the first time that the caucasus countries really brought their A game this year, and all of them ended in the top 5!
This year was definitely a triumphs for those three countries. First, fourth, and fifth, the latter being the best result ever for Azerbaijan at Junior Eurovision .
Best song, best voice, best staging
Armenia first, Poland second, France third. Couldn’t wish for better result, really.
Still, that 1 point from Armenia for Poland after they got 12 is pretty ouch. Especially that they won by like 6 points or something xd I mean, it ended up as I wished so I shouldn’t complaining
dont forget that poland has done the same thing to france every year
I didn’t forget anything. It’s not like it’s any better because others did it.
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. You’re not supposed to give points to a certain country automatically only because they are a favourite to win.
That’s not the point. Now we’ll never know if they simply didn’t like the performance that much or there’s something shady going on. I’d rather have it that way: Poland gets idk, 10 points from Armenia, less from other countries, ending up with same amount. And there wouldn’t be anything to discuss
I know this was posted months ago, but I couldn’t make myself not to answer, because I read the same thing over and over again. It’s not fair to tell about the points not even knowing what people actually prefer in Armenia. I personally didn’t like song from Poland (couldn’t even remember it after I heard it). It was just well promoted song and the girl looked very nice, but that’s it for me, nothing special in the song. I personally voted for Italy and Armenia of course. By the way, if Armenian Jury would be thinking that way, they… Read more »
Congrats to Armenia and Poland. They were my top 2.
As for the voting system, I think it needs to change. Portugal finishing 3rd and Serbia 6th in the televote are the biggest jokes of the year. I’m sorry, but strategic voting is getting worse and making results more unfair
Portugal was closer to Armenia than 4th place France with online. It was only 17 points behind.
Many people had to agree and think the same to do that with strategy. Too complicated. Unless there was an amazing hacker behind.
EBU needs to change the voting system and be a lot of more transperent and show more details. That’s for sure.
And Portugal and Serbia were very good today and very different from anything else. They stood out
Hmm, I’m not saying everyone who voted for Portugal did it tactically. Some people may have liked it. But I’m sure a good amount of those points came from strategic voters. The same applies for Serbia. It’s not secret that many people vote strategically (for their favourite and then for 2 “non-competitive acts”). And I’m mentioning Portugal and Serbia because they were basically one of the most overlooked and worst placed entries by the fandom overall (various tops, forums, etc.). And consequently many people have been shocked by that. Yes, the EBU certainly needs to be more transparent and come… Read more »
“worst placed entries by the fandom overall (various tops, forums, etc.)”
But these are only the noisiest people. You forget those who watch but don’t make videos of their tops or who aren’t members of the forums yet will still vote. Serbia and Portugal sang better than several acts the juries gave many more points too, and they had more interesting or unique staging and choreography than some of the bland ones the juries ranked highly.
There were many people who were very surprised and delighted with Serbia and Portugal compared to how they felt about their songs initially.
I didn’t only refer to tops and forums, but also to all the messages and opinions from eurofans I read on different social networks, youtube, etc. (a lot). And you could clearly see Portugal and Serbia were viewed as some of the weakest entries this year. So all the people who liked Serbia and Portugal showed up on Sunday, and coincidentally none of them uses Internet? I’m not saying their entries were bad (in fact, I also think their live performances were better than those of other countries which came higher, and I liked Serbia’s entry). But, objectively speaking, and… Read more »
Well I noticed in the weeks before the show that on youtube many Armenians were liking Serbia’s entry, and it surprised me being that it was on the opposite spectrum as far as being mature vs. child-like, and that their country was a front-runner while many people claimed they didn’t like Serbia’s song. Yet there they were complementing it and it had NOTHING to do with strategy. Further I noticed Turkish people in the youtube comments saying from the start it was their #1, and then after the show they complain about the jury giving it low mark and they… Read more »
Well, Portugal and Serbia were clearly liked more than other entries which were not considered “competitive”, because, otherwise, they would have scored the same as Malta did, for instance. But I do still think there were lots of strategic votes going on (not talking exclusively about Portugal and Serbia). On the contrary, I’ve seen the comments of a few people admitting they voted for Portugal tactically (one of them even said he voted for it because he thought “it would come last”). And this was in the cannel of a youtuber I’m subscribed to (which is not a big channel… Read more »
Ooh, I love me some conspiracy theories. Hehe
i don’t understand why they don’t do the online voting like a televoting. so each participating country will have their public vote 1-12 points. plus an extra vote combining all non-participating countries as “rest of the world” if they really want that represented. vpns are easy to detect anyway, votes coming from those ips will be automatically discarded.
Exactly. That would be a great idea!
I love how Serbia presented a real Junior esc song and got 6th in online voting, well done Jovana & Dunja! Amazing performance!
It was very cute and pure.
And their voices incredible
Yet people here keep with a theory that Serbia only got points as some strategy to keep Armenia #1. But how will they explain the Turkish people liking Serbia’s song and performance? I’ve seen Turkish people upset at the juries for barely giving the Serbian girls any points.
Portugal were only seventeen points behind Armenia in the public vote – if the juries had been in any way fair to them, they would have won.
Oh come on, don’t you know how JESC online voting works? Getting high score from televote alongside low score from Juries is basically an insult. People vote for their favourite and someone who in their opinion have the lowest chance to win. That’s how Portugal got all these votes. Not sure if they’re happy about it
And how exactly do you know this? Have you asked every voter who participated in JESC or is it just your assumption?
Only because you didn’t resonate with the song doesn’t mean others didn’t as well.
Hmm, because I’ve seen people staying that and asking others to do the same thing? Or because IT happens every single year?
All my friends and even I voted for Portugal just because it wasn’t a threat
And how do you know of that? People are allowed to have more than one favorite.
I despise Qami Qami but the fandom has spoken I guess. Congrats to her.
I feel like it was adults who decided this result. Not children, the people who the contest is actually for.
not to be annoying, but as a teenager, this is the kind of music a lot of kids my age listen to. so idk maybe they should make a separate esc for teens?
He is right. Jesc should be more for children
With Azerbaijan and Armenia bringing their hatred to a children’s contest cause it’s not enough that they shove it our adults faces since May 2008, this can never be a children’s contest … cause after all it is managed by adults with hidden agendas …
What kind of music do you think children hear? Children of 12, 13, 14 years old, not 5 years. They like songs like Armenia or Poland.
I remind you that there are 2 children in every national jury voting along with 3 adults. And they put 1st France, Poland, Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Accept the results and choose a better song next year.
Que si hijo que si, que sois todos los españolitos reventados porque no han votado reír Lol
La canción de Melani tampoco lo era infantil, a ver qué niño se pone opera en casa, y bien que os gustaba el top3.
Reventados y malos perdedores.
Well, certainly not Cocomelon songs.
France should have won. I hated seeing Enzo’s face during the voting, especially at the end. I’m not sure about this voting for a children’s contest, it just makes me uncomfortable to see their disappointment. I really hope a James Newman situation is not possible.
Also, the adult men roaring at Barbara Pravi was just weird – this is for children.
omd that was VERY weird…
The thing is, similar thing happened to France in 2018 (?), when they finished second. After getting points, they already knew they hadn’t won – but they kept on smiling and being positive. I don’t think it’s about the contest, it’s about teaching a child how to take in this kind of information… which isn’t easy, but, as we saw back then, doable.
That’s life. You are not going to win always and life is not unicorns. If you are in a contest someone is going to win and the others lose.
That happens in JESC and in whaterever sport that you play.
Life doesn’t usually include a camera in your face broadcasting to 199 countries.
His song and voice weren’t the best.
Everything is subjective, the jury thought that yes he was the best, period.
One reflective thought after tonight’s show. I would love to see Sara James at the adult ESC in the near future.
Yes ….Sara should represent Poland ….but first I want Roxie Wegiel ….she has this special thing what is needed to do good in the adult contest.
Congratulations to Armenia! They deserved joy after some tough years and “Qami Qami” is a very good song. I’m sure we’ll see Maléna in the adult Eurovision in a few years. Glad that my boy Niko did very well too ! All things considered, a very solid top 5. I could complain about some countries getting lower positions that I wanted, but the truth is that we had an excellent year. I thought about casting a vote for more than half of the acts (Serbia was my surprise today, absolutely loved those cute girls). And of course, congratulations to France… Read more »
Congratulations Armenia! I’m so sad for Spain and The Netherlands though, they were two of my favorite songs 🙁 Also, I believe the entire voting system needs some real fixing ASAP, and I am not only talking about strategic online voting (which there is, a lot, every single year), but those professional juries that keep year after year voting for the same countries regardless of the act? Or those that “unexpectedly” coincide on their scores although they should be secret. Not to mention those that, being part of a favorite country do not even vote for the competition, or give… Read more »
I knew as soon as I first heard her song for the first time that it had a good shot at winning. I would not be surprised to see Maléna eventually representing Armenia at Eurovision someday.
Portugal was completely robbed from the juries!!!! 3rd in the televoting second from the last from juries which really beneficial neighbour voting!!! It’s rigged rigged to the bone
Can we just talk about how the online voting gave every country justice? I do not mean that every country got the points (in my opinion) they deserve but all in all every country got a lot of points. I was afraid that the jury vote (for example Portugal with 9 points) would be somehow programmatic for the televote, but seeing that between place 4 and 19 is only a gap of 33 points is absolutely awesome, especially when you take in consideration that the last place still got 34 points, which is a lot. Every participating country can be… Read more »
Congratulations Malena!!! I’m a bit sad for North Macedonia, I was sure they would be top5. I think they deserved more…
Malena wasn’t my favourite but still congrats. Sara’s performance was almost a perfection for me and I am really proud of her. I hope we will see both of them on the actual ESC one day.
Well deserved. The Armenian song would do well even in ESC!
I knew Spain wasn’t going to do great but man, a 15th position seems way too low for me, and Portugal getting an unexpected results seems to prove that voting for the least likely winner doesn’t really work. Also, I’m kinda starting to dislike seeing way “mature” songs in the Junior
Not at all surprised. I think everyone knew Armenia was going to take the crown, it was very well polished, looked expensive and very professional. My only criticism is that it’s not very “junior” like this is JESC after all not the main show and I feel strange about the pressure these young people are facing. It’s too grown up, like she’s only 15 Ireland was an undeserving 2nd last (last with the jury too) but hey what’s new? I suspect Yerevan will bid to host JESC next year, it will be interesting to see how many countries deliver something… Read more »
This top 5 is interesting because he is made by mature songs and very kid friendly songs too, this means every kind of songs and very different songs can have the same success in the jesc , there’s a place for everybody it’s the proof.
And other thing ya all have to stop with this running order thing each time, the 2nd and the 3rd to perform end in the top 5. This time to be in the last to perform didn’t help that much.
Portugal performed last and got the third place at televotes.
Did he won? Is he in the top 5? So no it didn’t help.
Congratulations Armenia! It was a really strong year and France gave us a great show. I have to say though I’m personally not a fan of this online voting system and wish it went back to having the televote instead, as that way more people are just voting on how people actually perform on the night, rather than casting their vote in advance based on rehearsals and music videos.
But people like me who live overseas wouldn’t be able to vote.
I think he rather means to only open the online voting during the show after all the performances rather than 2 days before, like that people would vote only for the best of the night based on the live performances and not based on rehearsals snippets or music videos, it’s not a bad idea imo and yes you could still vote in that case like everybody but only during 15 min 😉
That’s hard though considering the tendency of the JESC website to break down due to heavy traffic. I find that the voting period before the live show very convenient as that we can vote at our own time within the given period.
And of course, it’s free. Calling long-distance is anything but.
Armenian and French juries gave additionnnaly : 3 points To poland…. Everything is clear.. ban juries forever !
How many points Poland gave to Valentina, Carla and Angelina? Just to know?
Oh oh I know, I know 😀 respectively 1, 1 and 0. Wait… it means polish juries only gave 2 points to France the past 3 years. Good to know I guess
but they gave also 12p to armenia…
When France gave them the 12 pts giving them the victory in 2018…
It’s not like it mattered. Both top 2 with the online vote finished top 2 in the final results. The juries hardly change a thing.
Azarbaijani commentator speaking during Malena performance. EBU needs to do something against this behaviour
Does it matter, there seems to be a mutual understanding between Armenia and Azerbaijan that they don’t expect points of each other. They aren’t hurting any other countries.
Yes it does matter. The rules are the rules and individual countries can’t agree with one another formally or informally, not to follow them.
They may despite each other, but when Armenia is performing, Azerbaijan has to let people watch it, that’s how it works. Same thing for Azeri’s performance in Armenia. It’s as if they put commercials over it.
Armenian spokespeople didn’t speak during Azeri performance.
I’m saying in general. Armenia and Azerbaijan, Russia and Ukraine, you name it. Let artist that’s allowed to be there perform or withdraw if you have problem with it.
Do you have a video of that? Would love to see that. Azeris never stop scooping to a lower level.
It’s on Reddit, you can search for it on the Eurovision subreddit.
Watching the set design and production of Jesc this year I realized how uninspired and basic are the designs of Wieber. Thank god Italy will bring something new
I hope you also realize JESC budget is at least 8 times smaller than ESC budget.
Which proves the point.
Why spending tons of milions on unspiring designs when you can do it for cheaper but more imaginative.
Apples and oranges.
Thanks for agreeing with i said. Its not about the budget, its about having good ideas. The stages of the adult contest by Wieber are expensive and basic.
I did not agree with what you said at all. France put on an incredible show! Together with JESC 2019, this was the best edition of the contest.
But i said the same thing lol! France did it great! it wasnt designed by Wieber, maybe i should have phrase it better
Italy only cares ABT sanremo I’m afraid they will not even try
Strange, if they didn’t even try why to assign this to one of the stage designers of Sanremo?
well they said they would announce the hosts after sanremo ( which means sanremo is theri priority) they havent even revealed a logo yet and i think the one used in the yt channel is a placeholder. They also announced the host city really late
btw im the same person
For me, the biggest highlight of tonight is when Sona from Azerbaijan went to congratulate Malena, and they hugged each other. This is very sweet and makes me hopeful for a better future for our region. Here’s the footage: https://twitter.com/Eurovisn_Turkey/status/1472644330745647106?s=20
That’s sooo wholesome ?. It only proofs that adults are infected with hate ?. Hope to see children and teens like Sona and Malena taking power in theirs countries soon, so the stupid and senseless conflicts could come to an end.
Do you have a footage of when the Azeris spokespeople talked throughout Armenia’s performance?
That is Malena who went to hug Sona, not the other way around?
I’m pleasantly surprised that Portugal and Georgia did better than people gave them credit for.
Anyways, congrats to Malena.
Armenia, Poland , France, Georgia confirming they are jesc powerhouses. Poland has won 2 years in a row, France has won the jury vote 2 years in a row.
As a person from Poland, I must say that it fixed the ESC inferiority complex for me. Poland is almost always mediocre (sometimes awful like this year) in adult ESC, so it was super nice to get this feeling of winning. And to get it twice in row was so amazing!
Georgia confirmed it long time ago winning three times and having good result record. Sad that their quality in Jesc is not the same in ESC.
True Georgia has won 3 times and has won the jury vote 2 years in a row too in 2016 and 2017 while France since their come back has never been out of the top 5, and their worst result is a 6th place in 2004. Let’s see if these countries keep this trend the next year and if Spain one of the most successful country too comes back in the top 5.
Can we also say a big BRAVO to France for producing an amazing show? Great stage, visuals, hosts. They are ready for the adult Eurovision and i hope they win soon soon!!
There are a lot of words possible to describe a show. Yes, some of them stand out in the crowd. If you ever seen an edition of esc you’re probably not amazed that they succeeded doing a show the year after as well…. The word means absolutely 0 in Eurovision. It’s like saying you’re fine when someone asks how you are. Young presenters knew like fifty words of English and everyone, including Ireland had to say it was amazing. I woke up this morning and it was amazing, I was still in my house. I drank coffee and it was… Read more »
Erik, stop drink coffee and take holidays. Come to France, you’ll see, it’s nice.
Congrats ARMENIA. So happy for our Armenian friends after taking a break they came back and smashed it. I am not a fan of the Armenian entry (i felt her performance was more suited for adult ESC) but it was good of course. I wanted France to win, spectacular staging, they really did the best they could! I also wanted Italy to do better, same for Netherlands and Ireland. Russia had a very strong entry and performance, i really thought they could do much better in the online voting. Poland coming 2nd in the online voting was awkward, the song… Read more »
Portugal coming 3rd was clearly a result of a random choice in the online voting. Maybe the diaspora in France helped a bit but it certainly wasn’t enough. I hope EBU reconsiders this online voting.
It wasn’t “clearly a result of a random choice in the online voting”. It’s just an assumption that people didn’t respond to the song based on your own preferences.
She wasn’t the best tonight, but congrats to you little queen. I’m a bit disappointed Enzo didn’t get the victory. He’d deserve it. Anyways, France is still a threat at JESC and that still make me proud to be half French. Bravo la France!
It’s been so long that we waited for the Eurovision Song Contest in France that we dropped everything, as if it was the adults’ edition. It was wonderful.
End of Spain’s golden record 🙁 Congrats to Armenia! France was my personal winner tonight!
Well, at least Spain confirmed participation for future JESC editions, so maybe they’ll do better in 2022 and beyond. Either way, I’m also happy Armenia won.
Congrets for the winner Maléna and Armenia …..but let us talk about the fail of the juries ….they are installed to compensate the public vote and have other messures than the public. Why the heck does that “block-voting” starts again and this time in JESC? Portugal, The Netherlands and Germany deserved more or even points by the juries. Something was so wrong – the public vote made that way better! The juries failed!
yeah, juries (both at esc and jesc) have been culprits of bloc/pattern voting much more so than viewers in the past few years. they’re no longer serving their purpose.
Hi can you explain what block voting is ?
Wow! Portugal 3rd with the televote. Who could expect that?!
But I’m afraid it’s just because Poles and Armenians were choosing it as a 3rd option, as they did not want to vote for the real rivals. Online voting needs to be changed. At least to a traditional voting.
Portugal got a huge applause…so Its not that strange the good result on televote/online
To be honest I’m from Portugal and I did not expect it to go above the last 5 and it didn’t even do that in my own scale. I also think Malta should have been higher
Malta was IMHO the worst and Portugal was brillant for me
If these “Poles” you’re talking about cared as much as you think, Poland would end up with 160 points or so. I’m tired of reading these comments tbh. What about jury vote? “Poles” had inside guys within each country juries or maaaaaybe they just had good song?
What a show. I can’t believe my winner was Europe’s winner as well so I’m very happy and was shaking towards the end. The only thing that upsets me is that Azerbaijan will be missing next year especially after getting a top 5 result with a great song. The results were quite shocking tho. First off I’m suprised The Netherlands came last because after that performance Ayana got a vote from me. It was vocally exceptional and the staging also was very great but coming after a ballad as strong as Sona’s could be a reason for this very poor… Read more »
MACEDONIA HAVE TO WITHDRAW. EVERRY YEAR TOP 5 SONG AND EVERY YEAR BAD RESULT. THIS IS THE END FROM N.M
If they withdraw they won’t get a top 5 result for sure.
This Year performance was a mess
jahahaahhaha you are so stupid
No it wasn’t, you bitch! *flips the double bird*
well we won;t miss them
hhahahahhahaha what a stupid comment
How f***ing dare you say that about North Macedonia, you cheap pussy! 🙁
whilst no one wants to see any country withdrawing, talking in the manner that you have talked is unacceptable. Please be respectful of others’ opinions and if you disagree, disagree in a respectful manner.
You see now what we Greeks and Bulgarians have to go through on almost every forum haha?
DO NOT wish NorMac or any other country withdrawal next year. Let the broadcasters themselves decide on future participation.
So happy for armenia.. Tonight was my first time hearing all the songs and it was cool to see them win after all the mess of the last year with their withdrawal from esc. Even if I thought Poland and france were stronger performances and more jesc friendly, It was such a good year I was happy with anyone winning. And its good to see another country step up. Overall a ton of fun and I had a smile on my face the whole show. Hats off to portugal my favourite of the night, I was worried people wouldnt like… Read more »
Damn, what’s going on with the block voting? Seriously? In a Junior contest?? Kazakhstan exchanging the 12 points with Russia, Azerbaijan to Russia, Armenia to Georgia, Bulgaria to Ukraine and so on. C’mon, the EBU won’t do nothing as in the adult contest, but those Eastern juries should be ashamed. I’m sure now I don’t want Kazakhstan in the Eurovision Song Contest. On the other hand, I’m blown away by the results. Let’s talk about: Armenia winning was expected, okey. I may would’ve given it to France, Georgia or Poland though. Portugal 3rd with the televote??? Is this strategic voting?… Read more »
Why are you attacking Malena over how she speaks? Like you said, you don’t know her so why would you make a comment like that?
Because that’s how I saw her and I really felt it, I may be wrong thats why I said “I don’t know her” before. She sounded forced as trying to sell a Loreen alike character. Armenians and people who liked her may think I’m wrong, while others may saw her my way. She’s the winner anyway, faking or not, her performance was good, I just wanted to point that out.
She wasn’t trying to be cool or Loreen-like (whatever that means). She’s super shy. I saw an interview she gave on Armenian TV when she was confirmed as the participant and the head of delegation said she is very shy and reserved.
It means she’s trying to mimic Loreen. As Loreen is super calm and nice.
I didn’t know Loreen invented being shy and reserved. I guess billions of people are copying Loreen then.
I don’t think the mother of one contestant can sway an entire continent of tv viewers to do something–that is clearly ‘inside the bubble’ talk…it’s much easier to sway 5 people on a juri through broadcaster relationships…I think European tastes in recent Song Contests have shown that doing something different, that makes you stand out gives you televote support, which juris are still stuck in what they think is ‘traditionally good’ as we saw with the discrepancies with Finland and Ukraine this year in the adult contest…I can see lots of grandmas watching at home voting for the old-man stylings… Read more »
No, I don’t think it either but the fact that she is proposing that is still despicable.
Portugal and Serbia final results may be more connected with the 3 votes rule. Taking them as an option to avoid voting other potential winners. Not because Malena’s mother told it but because other fans around Europe thought the same.
Serbia had good staging (for once) and clean singing and many people decided to vote for it. It was juries which greatly undermined Serbia, as they usually do, so it only ended up 13th. It was one of the most robbed acts.
“International songs” are a problem I believe. Both the Polish winners were factory made, even meant to some superstars. I don’t think they will do anything but it will depend on the country. Poland works that way, Azerbaijan and Armenia tend to do that on the senior too.
Sour grapes. The results were in, and were rightful. If you don’t like what happens in the contest, then don’t watch it. We all know tactical voting occurs. The online correcting formula is necessary, otherwise, only big pop. countries would win, for instance, between 2017-2021, only Armenia has less than 40 M pop, and this is the first year the correcting occurs.
Sure, there are some surprises, but overall it was a rightful voting.
I’m not a fan of Junior Eurovision, but the this year’s stage and production is pretty awesome. This performance looked really polished as it was ready for adult Eurovision.