Gohar Gasparyan, the Head of Delegation for Armenia has called for an investigation into the online vote at Junior Eurovision 2017.
Ms Gasparyan, the Head of Delegation for Armenia at Eurovision and Junior Eurovision has aired her views on the failure of the online vote during yesterday’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest final. In a post on social media she stated;
The online voting was incomplete and needs serious investigation
Gohar Gasparyan has been involved in both the Eurovision Song Contest and Junior Eurovision Song Contest for a number of years. In 2011 she was one of two hosts of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and Ian a current member of the Steering Group for the competition.
Armenia was represented by Misha at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Tbilisi. He performed “Boomerang” finishing in sixth place with a total of 148 points.
The results are as follows:
- Russia – Polina Bogusevich – Wings – 188 points
- Georgia – Grigol Kipshidze – Voice of the Heart – 185 points
- Australia – Isabella Clarke – Speak Up – 172 points
- Netherlands – Fource – Love Me – 156 points
- Belarus – Helena Meraai – I Am the One – 149 points
- Armenia – Misha – Boomerang – 148 points
- Ukraine – Anastasiya Baginska – Don’t Stop – 147 points
- Poland – Alicija Rega – Moj Dom – 138 points
- Malta – Gianluca Cilia – Dawra Towd – 107 points
- Serbia – Irina Brodic & Jana Paunovic – Ceo svet je nas – 92 points
- Italy – Maria Iside Fiore – Scelgo (My Choice) – 86 points
- Macedonia – Mina Blazhev – Dancing Through Life – 69 points
- Albania – Ana Kodra – Don’t Touch My Tree – 67 points
- Portugal – Mariana Venancio – Youtuber – 54 points
- Ireland – Muireann McDonnell – Suile Glasa – 54 points
- Cyprus – Nicola Nicolaou – I Wanna Be a Star – 45 points
This is the second time Russia has won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Their first victory comes from the Tolmachevy Sisters and their song “Vesenniy Jazz” back in the 2006 contest in Bucharest.
Source: Gohar Gasparyan
Armenia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Armenia debuted in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2007, and have had 10 entries to date. The country is one of the most successful in the history of the contest, placing in the top 3 on 7 occasions, and winning once in 2010. Their victory came from Vladimir Arzumanyan with his song “Mama”, which received 120 points. Armenia then went on to host the contest on home soil in Yerevan in 2011. Their debut was almost as successful, as Arevik and her song “Erazanq” was just 1 point off the winning score. Their worst result comes from their 2008 entry “Im Ergi Hnchyune”, sung by Monica Manucharova, which placed 8th overall with 59 points. Armenia has been present at every contest since their debut.