With one week to go until the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, we take a look at how this years contest will be a little different.
It’s one week to go until the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest and this contest is going to be very different to what we’ve seen before. Due to COVID-19 all of the performances have been recorded and we won’t be seeing any audience during the show. So what can we expect from the week ahead?
November 23 – Opening Ceremony – 16:00 CET
The Opening Ceremony for the contest will mark the official start of Junior Eurovision week. The event is being held remotely and is hosted by Mateusz Szymkowiak.
All of the twelve competing delegations will be welcomed by the Polish organisers to the contest with some guest performers. The draw to determine the position of the host nation of Poland will take place, plus the draw to determine the opening and closing acts.
November 23 to 27 – Rehearsal Snippets
There may be no rehearsals actually taking place for the acts but we will still see how the rehearsals took place in their own countries and Warsaw. JuniorEurovision.tv will release images of how each performance will look plus some behind the scenes content.
November 27 – Voting Opens – 20:00 CET
The online vote for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will commence at exactly 20:00 CET, two days before the show starts. One minute clips of each of the twelve performances will be released and you can vote for up to three acts up until 16:59 CET on November 29.
November 28 – Jury Final – 17:00 CET
The five jury members from each of the twelve participating countries will watch the jury show for the contest. They will vote on the performances and 50% of the results will be determined. Each jury is formed of three adults and two children.
November 29 – Final – 17:00 CET
The final of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 will come live from Warsaw at 17:00 CET. Ida Nowakowska-Herndon, Rafał Brzozowski and Małgorzata Tomaszewska will host the show live from Warsaw at the TVP Headquarters.
The show will be a mix of live and pre-recorded clips. The voting, hosting and interval acts for the show will be live, while all of the performances are pre-recorded.
Source: Dziennik Eurowizjny