Eurovoix can exclusively reveal details about the national juries who will make up 50% of the total vote in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
In an email to the site, Gert Kark, Eurovision TV Project Manager , explained how each national jury will be composed. All juries will have five members. Two members will be children aged between 10 and 15. The remaining three members will be adults who are professionals in the music industry.
The juries will cast their vote during the final dress rehearsal on Saturday. The results of their votes will be revealed by a spokesperson from each country, who will announce who received 12 points. The other 50% of the overall results will come from online voting, which will take place from Friday November 24 to just before the live final starts on November 26. The vote will then open once more for 15 minutes after all 16 songs have been performed. The public vote will return to the contest after an absence from last year’s contest.
This year marks a return to juries with both adult and children members. Last year, adults and children had separate juries. The adult jury results were announced by a spokesperson from each participating country. The children’s jury results were all combined into one score per country and were announced by the hosts in reverse order. Mixed adult and children juries had previously been used since the 2008 contest, with a 50% say in the final outcome.
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:
- FYR Macedonia
Eurovoix will bring you the latest news from the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 throughout this week.