The EBU has released the names of the members of the adult juries from each of the 17 competing countries in Junior Eurovision 2016.
Ahead of the final of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest the names of the five adult jury members from each of the 17 countries have been announced. The adult juries have a 45.95% say in the results of the contest today, with the kids jury having another 45.95% say in the results while the expert panel will have an 8.1% say in the results. This year there is no televote from the public instead being replaced by an enhanced jury system/
Familiar names to fans on the juries are:
- Armenia – Hayk Hakobyan – Eurovision 2007
- Armenia – Inga Arshakyan – Eurovision 2009
- Belarus – Yuriy Vashchuk (Teo) – Eurovision 2014
- Georgia – Nika Kocharov – Eurovision 2016
- Georgia – Mariam Gvaladze – Junior Eurovision 2011
- Israel – Moran Mazor – Eurovision 2013
- Poland – Weronika Bochat – Junior Eurovision 2004 and backing singer at Eurovision 2010
- Russia – Elena Temnikova – Eurovision 2007
- Serbia – Sanja Vučić – Eurovision 2016
- The Netherlands – Shalisa – Junior Eurovision 2015
The adult juries and the kid juries vote is based on the performances that all of the 17 countries gave at the jury rehearsal last night in Valletta. This morning they will watch the performances from the jury rehearsal and the points will then be calculated ahead of the show this afternoon in Malta.
The names of the children on the kids jury are not being released, this is to protect the privacy of the children that are sitting on the kids jury.
The 14th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest takes place from 16:00 CET / 15:00 GMT tonight in the Maltese Capital, Valletta. The show is taking place in at the Mediterranean Conference Centre with a total of 17 countries competing. This year’s show sees Cyprus, Poland and Israel return to the stage while the contest is undergoing a number of changes.
You can see the full list of the adult jury members here.