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In just a few hours, Junior Eurovision 2023 will be getting underway inside Palais Nikaïa in Nice, France.

Online voting has been open since Friday evening, with fans from across Europe and beyond beginning to choose who they want to see emerge as the winner.

Although the final results won’t be known until the end of the show, we wanted to see if we could get some early insight into where the points might be heading. We asked you to share the three countries that you voted for through the online system.

After tallying up votes from more than 1,100 people, we can now reveal the results…

Netherlands’ Sep & Jasmijn are favourites to win Junior Eurovision 2023

This Dutch duo have been strong favourites ever since they were chosen to represent the Netherlands, even securing second place in our pre-rehearsal poll. But now Sep & Jasmijn have gone one further and emerged as our readers’ favourite act to win Junior Eurovision 2023 with their entry “Holding On To You”.

Sep & Jasmijn secured 439 votes, which means almost 40% of respondents picked them amongst their three choices in the online voting.

The Netherlands are the only country to have competed in every edition of Junior Eurovision. They’ve built up plenty of experience — maybe this is the year it all pays off and results in their second victory.

Also climbing one place compared to their standing in our pre-rehearsal poll are STAND UNIQU3 from the United Kingdom. The trio earned 394 votes in this latest poll, gaining support from 35% of voters.

Hayla, Maisie, and Yazmin will be performing “Back To Life” at the contest. They’ll be hoping to match or better Freya Skye’s fifth-place finish from 2022. Based on these results, it seems y’all think they have a strong chance of doing so.

Taking the bronze medal in this poll is Spain’s Sandra Valero. She’ll be opening the show with her catchy song “Loviu”, which continues to receive a lot of support since the release of the rehearsal clips. Sandra was awarded votes by 381 people.

The top five is rounded out with Germany’s FIA (up from #7 in the pre-rehearsal poll) and France’s Zoé Clauzure (up from #6).

Full results: Who have you voted for in Junior Eurovision 2023?

  1. Netherlands: Sep & Jasmijn — “Holding On To You” | 439 votes
  2. United Kingdom: STAND UNIQU3 — “Back To Life” | 394 votes
  3. Spain: Sandra Valero — “Loviu” | 381 votes
  4. Germany: FIA — “Ohne Worte” | 364 votes
  5. France: Zoé Clauzure — “Cœur” | 280 votes
  6. North Macedonia: Tamara Grujeska — “Kaži Mi, Kaži Mi Koj” | 254 votes
  7. Armenia: Yan Girls — “Do It My Way” | 252 votes
  8. Estonia: ARHANNA — “Hoiame Kokku” | 202 votes
  9. Ukraine: Anastasia Dymyd — “Kvitka” | 179 votes
  10. Ireland: Jessica Mckean — “Aisling” | 123 votes
  11. Portugal: Júlia Machado — “Where I Belong” | 114 votes
  12. Georgia: Anastasia & Ranina — “Over The Sky” | 110 votes
  13. Albania: Viola Gjyzeli — “Bota Ime” | 97 votes
  14. Poland: Maja Krzyżewska — “I Just Need A Friend” | 82 votes
  15. Malta: Yulan — “Stronger” | 56 votes
  16. Italy: Melissa & Ranya — “Un Mondo Giusto” | 50 votes

Total votes: 3,377

Are you hoping to see Sep & Jasmijn emerge as winners at Junior Eurovision 2023? Who else are you supporting? Let us know in the comments below.

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Tylos
Tylos
2 months ago

France came 5th in this poll and won?!
Continuing our long trend of getting it very wrong.

Dennis
Dennis
2 months ago

Netherlands need a better director. They always mess up with the camera angles and LED imo. Only Mattheu in 2019 was well-thought out.

Cerberus
Cerberus
2 months ago

And yet. They got 7th.

You
You
2 months ago

I hope the Netherlands win

Noam600
Noam600
2 months ago

Fantastic! Great song! Goodluck!

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago

Children watching this contest will see a world where only hetero people exist. Sad.

Pandaman
Pandaman
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

???

MartyMcCU
MartyMcCU
2 months ago

I think Armenia will win it, Uk 2 and NL in top 5 . Outside surprise might be Germany . Good luck to them all .

Bettie
Bettie
2 months ago

They are children, the most important thing is to have fun, and show other children how much pleasure it can give to sing and dance, good luck to them all ??