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Rehearsals are done and now it’s time for you to decide who should win Junior Eurovision 2023. The online voting platform is now live ahead of the contest on Sunday 26 November.

Anyone can vote online at vote.junioreurovision.tv. After watching a clip of the rehearsals from each act, you can choose three countries to cast a vote for (including your own country should you wish to).

However, since the result of the Junior Eurovision 2023 voting is kept behind closed doors until the actual event, we thought we’d run our own poll to see who you’ve voted for. This could give us some insight into where the points may be going at the end of Sunday’s show.

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Spain came out on top of our pre-rehearsal poll. The Netherlands and United Kingdom followed in second and third respectively. But have you had a change of heart after watching the rehearsal footage of each act?

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. This is a flash poll and it will only stay open until 10:00 CET on Sunday 26 November (although you have until 15:59 CET on Sunday to vote in the actual contest).

Poll: Who have you voted for in Junior Eurovision 2023?

Who are you voting for in Junior Eurovision 2023? How have your thoughts changed since seeing the rehearsal footage? Let us know in the comments below!

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Dominic
Dominic
2 months ago

3 minutes before the voting closed, I voted for Germany, Georgia, North Macedonia. Honorable mentions have to go to Netherlands, Ukraine, Portugal.
Good luck, everyone! Have a *nice* JESC 2023. 🙂

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 months ago

For those in the UK: Apparently, JESC will be broadcast on BBC2 (not BBC1) today.

ESC Commentator
ESC Commentator
2 months ago

I really hope for Spain! Sandra did amazing job, great, catchy and children-friendly song, powerful voice and nice choreography. However, I am affraid viewers might forget it, as it opens the show. I hope people voting online will push it! France is great too, probably wins jury vote again (for the 4th time in a row?). However, I remember after Roxie and Vicki’s victories juries were doing everything to block Poland’s third victory with Sara in 2021 (I don’t think it will be the case of France, juries love that country). The Netherlands have great spot at the end but… Read more »

Irene Cajera
Irene Cajera
2 months ago

Ukraine, Spain and Germany

Lera
Lera
3 months ago

I voted for Spain, North Macedonia and Albania, but I think many of this year’s entries would make great winners regardless. Looking forward to see everyone perform tomorrow!

Gohar
3 months ago

Armenia, France and Georgia is my top 3

Pauly
Pauly
3 months ago

France, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany and Spaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin!

yaremturkiye
yaremturkiye
3 months ago

I voted for France, UK and Spain and I will do the same on Sunday

Sam
Sam
3 months ago

Even if as far as the songs and melodies are concerned I like the Netherlands and France, I voted for Germany because of the powerful message. There are lots of children who would love to enjoy music just like the rest, but who can’t because of disabilities and other obstacles in life. The JESC is not only about music, but about bringing children together from all across Europe, celebrate the young years of life and promoting inclusiveness. Thank you for such powerful message, Germany.

Sam
Sam
3 months ago
Reply to  Sam

I can understand people may not like a comment, but is it worth to downvote an opinion about inclusiveness? really? Please, respect 🙂

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Sam

The Netherlands does not promote inclusiveness. In fact, the opposite is true. It promotes heteronormativity.

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

P.S. I did not downvote your comment, just to say…

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Downvoters, please explain yourself. If this was two boys, singing a gay song of love to each other… would that be okay? Written by an adult, and then a video of them on a date.

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I’d love if just one person could understand the point I’m making. Heavy sigh.

Sam
Sam
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Jonas, with all due respect, I’m talking about Germany, not The Netherlands. And I’m talking about inclusiveness for people with disabilities, particularly those who cannot enjoy music the common way. Fia’s sister is one of those children and I find it great that she takes this into account to promote inclusiveness in her song with other ways to convey music and the story behind. More children (and adults) with disabilities should take part in these events. Why do you link everything to sexual orientation? Please, think about all the obstacles people face in life, not just those related to who… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Sam

Germany would be a very deserving winner. It is a strong song with an important message. I agree with all you have said.

As for The Netherlands, gay children are also facing the obstacle of not being included. The contest has an heteronormative mindset, with adults writing hetero songs for children. This is wrong.

Dominic
Dominic
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

90% of these kids will grow up to be straight. There’s nothing shameful, wrong, or in any way problematic about a song featuring a straight crush among the kids. It wouldn’t be anything shaemful, wrong, or in any way problematic featuring a gay crush either. The society moves slowly, so it takes time for people to be more free to do that. But the solution is not to censor everyone else too. It’s to let people create and make a free judgment-free environment. I am never for ”if I can’t have it, nobody should have it” solutions.

Dominic
Dominic
2 months ago
Reply to  Dominic

Okay, maybe 70-90%, depending on just how much bi-flexible people are there, but that’s a topic for another time. But in any case, many of the could relate to the crush featured in that song.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Dominic

My whole point has only ever been about ADULTS giving these songs to children. If Seb and Jasmijn had written this song themselves, I would have no problem with it. If they had directed the video themselves, I would have no problem with that either. Adults should not be assuming or deciding who children like.

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I understand. I’d like to believe that even if someone else composed the song, that Seb and Jasmijn pitched their own input as well. Hope so.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Their own input depends on them having the confidence to say what they think. If I was Sep, my input would be “Why do I have to wear this stupid Red Sox sports jacket, where are MY sparkles?” Could I have been able to say that at age 13? Probably not. I would have just conformed.

Listen to another Dutch song to see how it SHOULD be done. “Skyboy” by Duncan Laurence. Now that is a good example to show children.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago

i voted for
Georgia: wow i mean a literal wow, these sheni’s again blew me away
Ireland: looking fab even just that one bit, am looking forward seeing the whole performance and hearing the full song now
Netherlands: am a proud dutchie and i am hoping we can bring it home tomorrow

honourable mention for Germany i guess, also a very decent pop song with a very inspirational message

laampa
laampa
3 months ago

Ukraine, Ireland and the Netherlands have the VERY best songs, and I LOVE the anime girls in the background of the Ukrainian live performance!! <3 I hope these three countries reach top 3 this year!! <3

Andy
Andy
3 months ago

I have voted France , Georgia , Poland and i’ll be revoting the same countries tomorrow night

PP77
PP77
3 months ago

MY TOP 10 from rehearsals
1.United Kingdom
2.Spain
3.Germany
4.France
5.The Netherlands
6.Italy
7.Georgia
8.Armenia
9.Ukraine
10.Albania
then Estonia,N.Macedonia

Mynickfan
Mynickfan
3 months ago

I voted for France, Spain & The Netherlands. I think the winner is one of them and it’ll be the top 3. Armenia also in top 5.

Alex
Alex
3 months ago

I think the results are going to be like this:

Top 10 jurys:

  1. Georgia
  2. France
  3. UK
  4. Macedonia
  5. Netherlands
  6. Spain
  7. Estonia
  8. Armenia
  9. Ukraine
  10. Albania/Portugal

Top 10 Televote:

  1. Netherlands
  2. Spain
  3. France
  4. UK
  5. Germany
  6. Armenia
  7. Ukraine
  8. Macedonia
  9. Portugal
  10. Estonia

Winner= France or Netherlands

Ressay
3 months ago

Spain, Ukraine and Germany (it’s time to be out of the bottom)

esc_fl
esc_fl
3 months ago

France, Spain, and Germany.

Steven
Steven
3 months ago

This is jesc not esc how kids supposed to have a bbc account ? This is a joke

Lera
Lera
3 months ago
Reply to  Steven

Why would they need a BBC account? (Just asking out of curiosity; I haven’t been following Junior ESC news that much).

Bry
Bry
3 months ago

when I look at extracts 1 and 2 of the rehearsals I see France which stands out enormously. plus she holds the high notes all the way. I think she can win again. I vote for France, Georgia and Malta

DonutLover
DonutLover
3 months ago

Voted for North Macedonia, Georgia and Germany.. I feel the rest are quite popular and will get high televote regardles (France, Netherlands, Spain, Armenia)…
Overall high quality performances

vetrina
vetrina
3 months ago

Spain, Armenia and France

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago

Ireland. Why is Sophie from last year back again? I know she is a songwriter on this song, and that’s great, but maybe it is better to let Jessica have HER turn in the spotlight. Sophie had hers last year.

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3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Sophie will appear only at the end of the performance so Jessica will have her moment alone to shine on stage.

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

100%

CatcoolH
CatcoolH
3 months ago

I voted for the UK, North Macedonia and the Netherlands, and I will probably vote for Germany during the live show

Vigo
Vigo
3 months ago

I voted for UK, Armenia and France.

My two personal favourites are UK and Armenia but Zoe is just such a polished performer and has an incredible vocal range. France know how to stage a performance and from the preview clip we’ve seen it already gives me winner vibes. I think we will be visiting France once more next year.

Frisian esc
3 months ago

I voted for germany and Ukraine as my previous favorites and then I added Estonia based on the rehearsal clips. Voting for the netherlands kinda feels like cheating.

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3 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

You’ve the right to support your country so why not, and objectively The Netherlands are among the best this year so you shouldn’t have scruples I think.
Every participants make call for votes and support in their respective countries.

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

“Holding on to you…baby…”

Do children call each other “baby”? This is clearly a heteronormative love song foisted on two 13 year olds. Michael Jackson went insane when this was done to him. Just sayin’.

Luke A
Luke A
3 months ago

Voted for Ireland, Germany and UK could see Germany been the biggest dark horse this year and getting top 3

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago

Armenia.

“I’mma do it my way, and I’m breaking down the rules, no matter what they say, ain’t nothing I can’t do”

Seriously? This is what we want to teach children? I’m sure schoolteachers will LOVE this song…

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Also why to they speak in American urban street lingo? It’s the total opposite of “doing it their way”.

Bejba
Bejba
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Its A Better Massege Then To Have Gay Propganda Given To This Children Like You Always Talk About

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3 months ago
Reply to  Bejba

To break the rules is not a great message for children when they are learning that there are rightfully rules to follow in life to be civilized in order to not live in anarchy, so the respect of the rules would be a better message no? Education is it a word you know? I can guess not seeing your comments…
And which propaganda? We’re in 2023 and you’re again at this so low level oh dear I really wouldn’t want to live in your world of arrears.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Honestly say, it’s a bit too much for JESC entry

Bejba
Bejba
3 months ago

Poland Germany Ukraine Are The Best , Its Who I Wote For

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago

I will say something nice. The colourful Diwali-style theme of this year’s contest is lovely.

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3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Jonas has found something positive to say about the JESC this year omg! We won! 🙂

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago

I promise to let you all enjoy the show on Sunday. I will stop complaining for that one day.

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3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

No do it, if not the comment section would be boring in fact, at least for me. 😉

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago

Well… if you insist.

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago

I have not voted for anyone.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

let the power of Sheniism heal you

#VoteGeorgia

Tino
Tino
3 months ago

Netherlands, Spain, UK, Armenia and Germany are the ones for which I’m going to vote.

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3 months ago
Reply to  Tino

Arrf we have not the support of our neighbour this time, next time maybe but really nice choices in any case and we share some of it 😉 good luck to your favs!

Tino
Tino
3 months ago

Well I could vote for France too because the song is great and Zoé obviously nailed the rehearsals but I do a selfish choice here. France already won twice in the past 3 years. I want another country to win. The only reason I vote for Armenia is because it’s my ultimate favorite this year but to be honest I’d prefer seeing Germany or UK for the win. Anyway, I have the feeling France is about to win one more time. We’ll have to wait but the performance seems very on point and the song easily stay in mind. It… Read more »

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3 months ago
Reply to  Tino

Uk would be very cool but of course I wouldn’t spit on another victory for my country too, who would do that seriously… but I would be largely happy and satisfied by a great result only and so to see somebody else winning too.

BimBamBoum
BimBamBoum
3 months ago

Voted for Spain, France and Georgia, my 3 initial favorites. I look forward to Sunday afternoon : all the countries seem to bring their top level and the stage design shines. It will be a great show for sure. May the best song win !

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NoMoreEscAddicted
3 months ago

UK/ FR/ THE NL for me.

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3 months ago

And probably Germany this Sunday.

Grft
Grft
3 months ago

As painful as it is to admit it, based on the snippets I don’t see how France cannot win this year

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3 months ago
Reply to  Grft

Personally I think nothing is done and there are some others who have big chances too Zoé included, will see but she must do well, the win is not the ultimate aim here.

CatcoolH
CatcoolH
3 months ago
Reply to  Grft

I think it’s between France and the Netherlands

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
3 months ago
Reply to  Grft

Cause the song is not there. It’s just fine, but lacks that winner factor.

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3 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

You’re so funny….or not.

Edgar
Edgar
3 months ago

Ukraine gave me winner vibes, really stands out

Hermès
Hermès
3 months ago
Reply to  Edgar

I completely agree. It has a very distinctive childish happy vibe that junior Eurovision voters often go for « against all odds ». I wouldn’t be surprised if it won it has a major junior and cuteness factor. Too many entries are way too adult for this contest.

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago

I can’t and I won’t!

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
3 months ago

I voted for Netherlands, Spain and Germany.

Ema
Ema
3 months ago

GO NORTH MACEDONIA FOR THE WIN

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3 months ago
Reply to  Ema

Why people downvote this seriously…. when it comes to jesc and the children this upvote/downvote function shouldn’t be used…

Antonio
Antonio
3 months ago

Voted for: Macedonia, Armenia and Spain

Stephanie
3 months ago

I voted for France, Netherlands and United Kingdom

Alex
Alex
3 months ago
Reply to  Stephanie

I think a lot of people we are voting for that trio!. So sad for Spain, Macedonia and Armenia, but those 3 stand out!

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
3 months ago

After watching those snippets Netherlands is definitely taking it. France 2nd place and third place is gonna be some dark horse probably or Spain eventually, but that live performance lacks energy and actual joy that Netherlands as their biggest competitor delivered.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

ZAPP deffo know what they’re doing in this contest, unlike AVROTROS who seemingly cannot bring bangers to the adult contest

we are entry wise on a good streak for me personally, i however still feel sad Ayana was underappreciated with her japanese culture and roots

last year we were an excellent show opener with the brilliant Luna and now i reckon we make an terrific showstopper