The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 is getting closer; very soon the participants of 19 countries will take to the stage for their first rehearsal on the Junior stage. We are present in Gliwice, reporting from the first rehearsal to the live show on 24 of November. Find out what to expect below!
The delegations from the 19 participating countries all arrived in the Silesia region of Poland this weekend and are gearing up for a week full of Junior Eurovision excitement.
On Monday 18 November, all participants will walk the red carpet at the Silesia Theater in Katowice for the Opening Ceremony. We will stream the Opening Ceremony live on YouTube at 16:00 CET.
Mateusz Szymkowiak will be the host of the Opening Ceremony of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019. He is a Polish journalist and television presenter made popular as co-host of The Voice of Poland, morning show Question for Breakfast, the summer concert tour TVP2 Holiday Route and other events connected to Polish television.
Starting Tuesday, the participants will take to the stage for the first and second rehearsals of their performances. We will be posting throughout the day: expect stories, photo galleries and 1-minute clips of each performance.
Take a look back on the rehearsals last year in Minsk.
The results of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will be determined by a combination of online audience votes and national juries that consist of 3 music industry professionals and 2 children. Each counts for 50% of the final result.
First phase of voting
The first phase of online voting starts at 20:00 CET on Friday 22 November. Voters will be required to watch a recap of all the rehearsal performances before they can cast a vote. After this, there is an option to watch longer, 1-minute clips from each participant’s rehearsals. This first round of voting closes on Sunday 24 November at 15:59 CET, just before the live show.
Each voter needs to select at least 3 songs, and no more than 5, to cast a valid vote. Viewers can also vote for their own country’s song.
On Sunday 24 November, the Live Show will take place at the Arena Gliwice in Silesia, one of the largest and most modern sports and entertainment venues in Poland. It boasts incredible facilities and has hosted a number of different events such as concerts, sports competitions, family shows, fairs, conferences and more.
The show will be presented by Ida Nowakowska, Aleksander Sikora and last year's Junior Eurovision winner Roksana Węgiel.
During the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019, we will see performances from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Belarus, France, Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Malta, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Spain, the Netherlands, Ukraine and Wales.
Second phase of voting
Right after all performances, the second phase of online voting starts. This voting window opens for approximately 15 minutes. Again, the international audience can vote online for a minimum of 3 countries and a maximum of 5. Viewers can also vote for their own country’s song. These votes are then converted into points.
After all points have been counted, the results will be verified and the winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will be announced. Let us know who you think should win, via our Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
How to watch?
You will be able to watch the show live on tv via your local participating public broadcaster or via below link.