With only 25 days left until this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, we take a look back at the artists who went on to participate in the adult version of the contest.
Weronika Bochat is the first artist to have participated in both the Eurovision Song Contest and its Junior counterpart. In 2004, she took part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest as part of KWADro with their song “Łap życie”. Unfortunately, the group finished in joint last place with Latvia that year and went on to withdraw from the contest. It would be 12 years until they would return.
Six years later, she appeared at the Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo as a backing singer for Poland’s Marcin Mroziński. They narrowly missed out on qualifying to the final, finishing in 13th place in semi-final one.
Nevena Božović is Serbia’s most successful Junior Eurovision entrant to date, having finished in 3rd place in the 2007 contest with her song “Piši mi”.
She made her first appearance at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013 as part of Moje 3 with Mirna Radulović and Sara Jovanović. The trio finished in 11th place in semi-final one with their song “Ljubav je svuda”.
Seven years later, she returned to the contest as a soloist. With her song “Kruna”, she finished in 18th place in the final.
Anastasiya and Maria Tolmachevy won the 2006 Junior Eurovision Song Contest for Russia. With their song “Vesenniy Jazz”, they received a total of 154 points, including seven sets of 12 points.
They went on to represent Russia at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen. With their song “Shine”, they finished in 7th place in the final.
Michele Perniola and Anita Simoncini
Michele Perniola represented San Marino on their Junior Eurovision debut in 2013. With his song “O-o-O Sole intorno a me”, he finished in 10th place with 42 points.
A year later, Anita Simoncini took to the Junior Eurovision stage as part of The Peppermints. They finished in 15th place with their song “Breaking My Heart”.
In 2015, the pair joined up and represented their country at the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. Unfortunately, they failed to reach the final, having finished in 16th place.
Masha Mnjovan and Monica
Masha Mnjovan appeared in the 2008 Junior Eurovision Song Contest as a backing vocalist for Armenia. Monica was the lead singer that year, and with the song “Im Ergi Hnchyune”, she finished in 8th place.
Masha went on to once again provide backing vocals for Armenia at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. Iveta Mukuchyan finished in 7th place in the final with “LoveWave”.
Monica also provided backing vocals for Armenia at the 2018 contest. Sevak Khanagyan failed to qualify for the final, finishing in 15th place in semi-final one.
Sisters Lisa, Amy and Shelley represented the host country of the 2007 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, The Netherlands. With their song “Adem in, adem uit”, they placed 11th with 39 points.
Ten years later, the trio went on to compete at the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm. Once again, they finished in 11th place in the final with “Lights and Shadows”.
Ieva appeared at the 2007 Junior Eurovision Song Contest as a backing singer for Lithuania’s Lina Joy. She finished in 13th place with “Kai miestas snaudžia”.
In 2018, she participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon with her song “When We’re Old”. She finished in 12th place in the final.
Destiny Chukunyere won the 2015 Junior Eurovision Song Contest for Malta. With her song “Not My Soul”, she received 185 points in total, including eight sets of 12 points. This was the second time Malta won the contest in three years.
Destiny was selected to represent Malta at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest before its cancellation. She was due to sing “All of My Love”. However, the broadcaster has decided that she will represent the country at next year’s contest instead, with a different song.
Stefania represented The Netherlands at the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest as part of the girl group “Kisses”. Alongside Kymora and Sterre, the trio finished in 8th place with their song “Kisses and Dancin'”.
Like Destiny, Stefania was due to participate in the 2020 contest, representing Greece. She was due to sing “Superg!rl”. The singer has also been selected to compete in the 2021 contest.
Junior Eurovision 2020
The 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Warsaw, Poland, following the country’s victory at the 2019 contest on home soil. This is the first time that the contest will be held in the same country for two consecutive years.
Find out more about the 2020 contest here.