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Poland wins Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Poland's Viki Gabor wins Junior Eurovision 2019 with the song "Superhero"

Viki Gabor from Poland wins Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song "Superhero". It's the second time in a row Poland wins Junior Eurovision.

Poland: Viki Gabor – "Superhero"

Poland first took part in Junior Eurovision 2003 and made their 6th appearance this year. It is the first time that a country wins Junior Eurovision two consecutive years.

12 year old Wiktoria "Viki" Gabor was born in Poland, grew up in United Kingdom, and currently lives in Kraków, Poland. She was a finalist on the second season of The Voice Kids in Poland.

The winning song "Superhero" is written by Małgorzata Uściłowska, Patryk Kumór and Dominic Buczkowski-Wojtaszek.

19 countries competed in Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019. After an exciting voting it was Poland who won the contest, followed closely by debuting country Kazakhstan (2nd), and Spain (3rd). Kazakhstan won the jury voting.

Junior Eurovision 2019 – Results

PlaceCountrySong / ArtistPointsOnlineJuryRunning
Viki Gabor
2KazakhstanKazakhstanArmanyńnan qalma
Yerzhan Maksim
Melani García
4NetherlandsNetherlandsDans met jou
5FranceFranceBim bam toi
6North MacedoniaNorth MacedoniaFire
Mila Moskov
7ItalyItalyLa voce della terra
Marta Viola
8AustraliaAustraliaWe Will Rise
Jordan Anthony
9ArmeniaArmeniaColours of Your Dream
Karina Ignatyan
10SerbiaSerbiaPodigni glas (Raise Your Voice)
Darija Vračević
11BelarusBelarusPepelny (Ashen)
Liza Misnikova
Anna Kearney
13RussiaRussiaA Time for Us
Tatyana Mezhentseva and Denberel Oorzhak
14GeorgiaGeorgiaWe Need Love
Giorgi Rostiashvili
15UkraineUkraineThe Spirit of Music
Sophia Ivanko
16PortugalPortugalVem comigo (Come with Me)
Joana Almeida
17AlbaniaAlbaniaMikja ime fëmijëri
Isea Çili
18WalesWalesCalon yn Curo (Heart Beating)
Erin Mai
19MaltaMaltaWe Are More
Eliana Gomez Blanco

3.77 million votes

Viewers from participating countries and around the world helped decide the winner by voting online.

Juries made up of three industry experts and two children from each participating country provided 50% of the scores.

A record 3.77 million 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, allowing viewers to cast their votes based on what they saw on stage.

The host broadcaster for Junior Eurovision 2020 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 Jelusić: "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")

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