The Junior Eurovision 2020 stage
The Junior Eurovision 2020 stage Photo: EBU / Stijn Smulders

Here's your guide to the show!

The 18th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be quite a bit different to what we're used to. However, the team has put in a lot of hard work, creativity, and even included new technology to provide audiences with an unforgettable experience. The time has finally arrived for the 2020 competition to take place, so get ready for an exciting evening! To find out what to expect from this year's Contest, keep reading!

Let's start with the basics!

When and how can I watch the show?

The show starts on Sunday 29 November at 17:00 CET. You can watch the show live on TV via your local participating public broadcaster or via the link below:

12 amazing acts, 1 winner

This year, 12 amazing performers are waiting for you to enjoy their music and fall in love with their performances.

The 2020 Contest comprises 9 girls, 2 boys and 1 girl group. The participants are all between the ages of 9 and 14 years old and we can’t wait to see what they’ll bring to the show this year!

Out of the 12 acts, only one will be voted the winner. Just like previous years, the result will be determined by a combination of votes cast by national juries from the participating countries and international viewers online. Each national jury is made up of 3 music industry professionals and 2 children. The online vote and national jury vote both account for 50% of the final result. More on the voting later on!

11 of the 13 Junior Eurovision Song Contest participantsVarious

Spectacular interval acts

Next to our 12 representatives, we'll also see some dazzling interval acts performing at the Contest. Viki Gabor will take her JESC 2019 winning song Superhero back to the Junior Eurovision stage, but don't expect this to be her only performance for the night!

Duncan Laurence will also share his music! Duncan won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019 with his song Arcade. He will perform together with Polish Junior Eurovision winners Viki Gabor and Roksana Węgiel!

But wait! There's more! Alicja Szemplińska was set to represent Poland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with her song Empires. Unfortunately, Eurovision 2020 was cancelled, but today she will also get to perform her song on the Junior Eurovision stage!

Traditionally at the Junior Eurovision event, the 12 participants perform a Common Song song in the final and this year will be no exception! Viki Gabor wowed us with her performance of this year's Common Song, Move The World, during the Opening Ceremony earlier this week.

Last but not least, we'll also get to see this year's theme presented in a dance act too! Teenage dancers will perform a modern jazz routine that gives special thanks to all the people and professions that help change the world every day.

Viki Gabor, Roksana Węgiel and Duncan Laurence will perform Arcade together at Junior Eurovision 2020EBU

The Voting

As previously mentioned, the result of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 is determined by a combination of national juries from the participating countries and international viewers online. This is how online voting works:

Phase 1

The first phase of online voting started on Friday 27 November. This first round of voting closes on Sunday 29 November at 16:59 CET, right before the live show.

Phase 2

The second phase of online voting takes place during the live show on Sunday 29 November after all the artists have performed. Then, the voting window opens up for another 15 minutes.

Watch the video below or check out this page to find out more about the voting process:

The Hosts

Ida Nowakowska-Herndon, Rafał Brzozowski and Małgorzata Tomaszewska will present the Contest.

Ida is a Polish-American dancer, actress and TV personality. In 2019, she was the co-host of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Gliwice-Silesia next to Aleksander Sikora and Junior Eurovision winner Roksana Węgiel.

Rafał is a Polish singer and TV presenter. In 2017, he was a finalist in the Polish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Sky Over Europe and co-hosted the national selection for the 15th Junior Eurovision Song Contest back in 2017. In 2019, he was a juror for the 64th Eurovision Song Contest.

Małgorzata is a psychology graduate but started her career in the TV business as a sports presenter. She took part in the 4th edition of 'Dancing with the Stars'. In May 2019, she became the co-host of TVP's 'Question for Breakfast' and currently hosts 'The Voice Of Poland'.

The presenters of Junior Eurovision 2020TVP

An exciting evening is ahead of us so grab your snacks and get ready for a wonderful show!

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