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FAQ's on the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Here are the answers to frequently asked questions about the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020.

Where will the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 be held?

The EBU and its Polish Member TVP are planning for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 to take place in Warsaw.

When will it take place?

The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday 29 November 2020.

Where will the Contest be staged?

Preparations are underway for the 2020 Contest to be staged at a large TV studio facility in Warsaw.

Who will be hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2020?

The Contest will be hosted by the EBU’s Polish Member TVP.

How many countries will take part in the Contest?

Young artists from 12 countries will “Move the World” at the 18th Junior Eurovision Song Contest on Sunday 29 November. Returning nations Belarus (BTRC), France (FTV), Georgia (GPB), Kazakhstan (Khabar Agency), Malta (PBS), the Netherlands (AVROTROS), Russia (RTR), Serbia (RTS), Spain (RTVE), Ukraine (UA:PBC) and hosts Poland (TVP) all will take part. They will be joined by Germany (ARD/ZDF/Kika) which is competing for the very first time.

How will COVID-19 affect planning for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020?

The show, hosted for the second year in succession by TVP, will take on a different form this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic: The 18th Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be hosted live from Warsaw in a studio with all presenters and necessary crew socially distancing. Interval acts will also perform live from Warsaw.

To protect the health of all the artists and ensure the competition can still take place in a fair and safe way, all the competing songs will be performed in a studio in each participating country.

Would you host the Contest without an audience?

Regrettably due to the current pandemic we are unable to admit an audience to this year's Contest but are doing all we can to put on an incredible show for viewers across Europe.

Will there be any online press activities or media handbook available for Junior Eurovision 2020?

A media handbook will not be published this year but an official programme will be available online to those covering the event. Due to the current circumstances this should be ready the week of the Contest. There will be 3 virtual press conferences during the event week featuring the artists, producers and the winner. More details about these will be released in due time.

Will there be any changes in the voting procedure at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest?

As usual 50% of the result will be decided by juries in each participating country and 50% by an online vote which will open on Friday 27 November. Audiences will be asked to vote for just their 3 favourite songs online rather than 3 to 5 as in previous years.

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