The second wave of tickets for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 have gone on sale.
On October 29th, the first wave of tickets for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 had gone on sale. These only included standing tickets, which were available for both the evening dress rehearsal and the Grand Final show. The second wave of tickets have gone on sale today, which include seated tickets. Overall there will be 1,200 tickets available across the two shows, which is 600 for each show. The tickets are available to buy from here.
Jon Ola Sand, the EBU’s Head of Live Events said:
We are excited for people from all over the world to enjoy this year’s show, that is shaping up brilliantly. 16 remarkable acts, a spectacular stage, wonderful hosts and a brand-new voting system will make this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest the most memorable yet. For some of these young artists, this competition keeps proving to be a great platform to start their career in the music industry, as Destiny’s participation in Britain’s Got Talent 2017 showed.”
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 at 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:
- FYR Macedonia
- The Netherlands
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%.
Other changes have been made to the rules of this years contest. The amount of a song that can be performed in English has been increased to 40% of the lyrics. While the number of voices on the backing track has been increased from five to six singers.