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A trio of children’s television presenters will be guiding Australian viewers through the 15th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

As the Junior Eurovision Song Contest moves from SBS to ABC Me for this years contest in Tbilisi, it has been announced that three commentators will guide viewers through the contest. Grace Koh, Pip Rasmussen and Tim Mathews will be the commentary team for this years contest in Georgia.

Coverage of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 on ABC Me will be supplemented by daily updates on rehearsals and the contest in general from Grace Koh. Grace will then join Pip and Tim Mathews for the delayed broadcast of the contest on ABC Me on November 27th at 7:30pm local time. The contest is set to be repeated again on December 3rd at 5:00pm.


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:

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Belarus
  • Cyprus
  • FYR Macedonia
  • Georgia
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Malta
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • The Netherlands
  • Ukraine

Source: ABC, BlinkTV

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