New details have been revealed about how the 14th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be staged and how it will work.
As previously announced multiple venues are to be used as part of this years contest in Malta. The countries who are competing in the contest will be performing at the Mediterranean Conference Centre which acts as the main hub for the contest. The other venues across Malta including the Manoel Theatre, St. George’s Square and the Valletta Waterfront will be used to stage interval acts. These venues will also be used for shots that include children supporting certain countries, guest performances in the show as well as other as yet unknown performances.
Alongside the news regarding the multiple venues the EBU have confirmed two more major details. The first being that the competitors will now also have classes with mentors to help them develop. During the Junior Eurovision week the singers will be mentored by past and present singers from the Eurovision Song Contest.
The way that the voting will be presented has also been clarified. As previously announced the televote has been dropped in favour of having an adult jury and a childrens jury. The points from the adult jury of all of the countries will be shown on-screen, the childrens jury will then be invited to present their points. These points will be read by a representative of the childrens jury from each country.
Watch the official trailer released today below:
Source: Junior Eurovision