How it Works

New to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, or feel the need to refresh your memory? Or are you an undercover time traveller from the 1800s, wondering what this is all about? Here we explain to you how it works. In a nutshell.

20 countries competed in the latest edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest which was held in Minsk, Belarus.

Each participating broadcaster that represents their country has chosen their performer (maximum six people) and a brand new song (maximum three minutes) through a national televised selection, or through an internal selection. They have to do so before early October, the official deadline to send in entries.

Curious about last year's show from Belarus?