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Junior Eurovision 2018: Poland - Roksana Węgiel
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JUNIOR EUROVISION

Poland wins Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Poland's Roksana Węgiel wins Junior Eurovision 2018 with the song "Anyone I Want to Be"

13 year old Roksana Węgiel from Poland wins Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with the song "Anyone I Want to Be". It's the first time Poland wins Junior Eurovision.

Poland first took part in Junior Eurovision 2003 and made their 5th appearance this year. Their previous best result was in 2017 where they came 8th.

The winning song "Anyone I Want to Be" is written by Maegan Cottone, Nathan Duvall, Cutfather, Peter Wallevik, Daniel Davidsen, Małgorzata Uściłowska, and Patryk Kumór.

Australia won the juries, but it was Poland who won both the online voting and Junior Eurovision 2018.

A record number of 20 countries competed in this year's Junior Eurovision Song Contest. After an exciting voting it was Poland who won the contest, followed closely by France (2nd) and Australia (3rd).

1,283,921 votes were received in the online poll which was split into two rounds; one before the show based on preview clips and a second that opened after the last live performance.

Junior Eurovision 2018 – Results

PlaceCountrySong / ArtistPointsOnlineJuryRunning
1PolandPolandAnyone I Want To Be
Roksana Węgiel
2151367920
2FranceFranceJamais Sans Toi
Angélina
2031178615
3AustraliaAustraliaChampion
Jael
2015314812
4UkraineUkraineSay Love
Darina Krasnovetska
182781041
5MaltaMaltaMarchin'On
Ela
1814313819
6KazakhstanKazakhstanÓzińe sen
Daneliya Tuleshova
171103683
7ItalyItalyWhat Is Love
Melissa & Marco
151579411
8GeorgiaGeorgiaYour Voice
Tamar Edilashvili
1443910513
9ArmeniaArmeniaL.E.V.O.N
L.E.V.O.N
125705517
10RussiaRussiaUnbreakable
Anna Filipchuk
12262605
11BelarusBelarusTime
Daniel Yastremski
11453618
12FYR MacedoniaFYR MacedoniaDoma
Marija Spasovska
99356416
13NetherlandsNetherlandsSamen
Max & Anne
9168236
14IsraelIsraelChildren Like These
Noam Dadon
81473414
15IrelandIrelandI.O.U
Taylor Hynes
4836129
16AzerbaijanAzerbaijanI Wanna Be Like You
Fidan Huseynova
4730177
17AlbaniaAlbaniaBarbie
Efi Gjika
4434104
18PortugalPortugalGosto de Tudo (Já Não Gosto de Nada)
Rita Laranjeira
424202
19SerbiaSerbiaSvet
Bojana Radovanović
3028210
20WalesWalesPerta
Manw
2929018

The host broadcaster for Junior Eurovision 2019 will be announced in the coming months.

History of Junior Eurovision

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.

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")



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