The design for the stage of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia has been revealed by the European Broadcasting Union.
The European Broadcasting Union and host broadcaster GPB have today revealed the first images of the stage design for this years Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The exact dimensions and details regarding the stage have not been announced. The reveal took place following a meeting of the Heads of Delegations in the Georgian Capital earlier this week.
Sixteen countries will take part in the 15th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this year, including returning country Portugal, who haven’t participated since 2007. The contest will take place in the Olympic Palace in Tbilisi, Georgia on Sunday 26th November 2017 at 16:00 – 18:00 CET. This is the first time Georgia has hosted any Eurovision event. The sixteen countries taking part are:
- Armenia – Misha
- Australia – Isabella Clarke
- Belarus – Helena Meraai
- Cyprus – Nicole Nicolaou
- FYR Macedonia – Mina Blazev
- Georgia – Grigol Kipshidze
- Italy – Maria Iside Fiore
- Malta – Gianluca Cilia
- Poland – Alicja Rega
- Russia – Polina Bogusevich
- Serbia – Irina Brodic & Jana Paunovic
- The Netherlands – Fource
- Ukraine – Anastasiya Baginska
There has been a change in the voting rules again this year. The audience will be able to vote online, which opens on Friday 24th November, and will close on Sunday 26th November. Viewers will have to watch the recap of all the songs before they place their vote on the JESC website. The first round of voting will close at 15:59 CET on Sunday 26th November. Then, during the live show, the online voting will open again once the last performance has taken place, and will be open for 15 minutes. The final audience result will be a combination of both the pre-show and live voting results. This will then make up 50% of the final vote, with the jury voting being the other 50%.
Source: Junior Eurovision Song Contest