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Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 takes place 29 November live from Warsaw, Poland. Find all the information about JESC 2020: Artists, songs, videos... Vote in our poll: Who wins Junior Eurovision 2020?

Move The World! Now it's time for the kids to share the joy: Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 takes place on Sunday 29 November 2020, 17:00 CET, live from TVP's Studio 5 in Warsaw, Poland.

12 countries will take part in this year's Junior Eurovision, the 19th edition of the contest, which holds the theme "Move The World".

Junior Eurovision 2020 takes place at Studio 5 of TVP's headquarters in Warsaw, Poland. All performances will be broadcast from a TV studio in their own countries. The opening acts, interval acts and voting will be broadcast live from Warsaw.

The show will be hosted by the TV hosts Ida Nowakowska, Rafał Brzozowski and Małgorzata Tomaszewska.

For the third time all viewers around the world can vote on their favourite songs. The online voting starts two days before the show (27 November), and yes: You can even vote for your own country!

Part of the result will be based on short snippets of the songs.

COVID-19: Studio performances from home countries

Because of travel restrictions and the ongoing issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic there will be some drastic changes to Junior Eurovision 2020.

The show will be hosted live from Warsaw in a studio with all presenters and necessary crew socially distancing. Interval acts will also perform live from Warsaw.

All the competing songs will be recorded on tape from a studio in each participating country.

Songs & Videos

Watch all the performances from Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020:

Karakat Bashanova
Petar Aničić
Arina Pehtereva
Sandra Gadelia
Chanel Monseigneur
Sofia Feskova
Oleksandr Balabanov

Voting: National juries & online

The results and winner of Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 will be decided by national juries and, for the fourth time, viewers from around the world through online voting.

Each participating country has a national jury consisting of music industry professionals and kids. The national juries determine 50% of the result.

The online voting takes place in two phases:

  1. Online voting before the show (snippets of rehearsal)
    • Vote online: Friday 27 Nov. Sunday 29 Nov. 16:59
    • You have to watch a recap of all the songs, before you can cast your vote
    • You can vote for 3 countries, including your own country's song
    • After this, you can watch longer clips from each participant's rehearsal
  2. Online voting during the show
    • Vote online after the last performance at the live show, and the next 15 minutes
    • You can vote for 3 countries, including your own country's song
    • The votes will be turned into points. The amount of points will be determined by the percentage of votes received.

How to watch Junior Eurovision 2020

29 November 2020, 17:00 CET



History of Junior Eurovision

Junior Eurovision 2020 stage
Stage of Junior Eurovision 2020 (Photo: TVP)

Back in 2000 the Danish broadcaster Denmark's Radio (DR) held a song contest for children, and in 2002 the "MGP Nordic" was held together with Sweden and Norway. EBU picked up the idea for a song contest featuring children, and the first Junior Eurovision Song Contest was held in 2003 in Copenhagen, with 16 participating countries.

Back then the Junior Eurovision was based on entertainment for kids around Europe. On their level. It has later transformed itself to a copy of the "adult's Eurovision", lacking the soul and unique atmosphere it once had.

Junior Eurovision is only open for children aged 9 to 14.

Junior Eurovision 2020 stage
Stage of Junior Eurovision 2020 (Photo: TVP)

Winners of Junior Eurovision

  • 2003: Croatia (Dino Jelušić: "Ti si moja prva ljubav")
  • 2004: Spain (María Isabel: "Antes muerta que sencilla")
  • 2005: Belarus (Ksenia Sitnik: "My vmeste" / "Мы вместе")
  • 2006: Russia (Tolmachevy Sisters: "Vesenniy Jazz" / "Весенний джаз")
  • 2007: Belarus (Alexey Zhigalkovich: "S druz'yami" / "С друзьями")
  • 2008: Georgia (Bzikebi: "Bzz..")
  • 2009: Netherlands (Ralf Mackenbach: "Click Clack")
  • 2010: Armenia (Vladimir Arzumanyan: "Mama" / "Մամա")
  • 2011: Georgia (CANDY: "Candy Music")
  • 2012: Ukraine (Anastasiya Petryk: "Nebo" / "Небо")
  • 2013: Malta (Gaia Cauchi: "The Start")
  • 2014: Italy (Vincenzo Cantiello: "Tu primo grande amore")
  • 2015: Malta (Destiny Chukunyere: "Not My Soul")
  • 2016: Georgia (Mariam Mamadashvili: "Mzeo")
  • 2017: Russia (Polina Bogusevich: "Wings")
  • 2018: Poland (Roksana Węgiel: "Anyone I Want to Be")
  • 2019: Poland (Viki Gabor: "Superhero")
  • 2020: France (Valentina: "J'imagine")

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