25 November 2018

#LightUp at 16:00 CET



On this page, we explain more details about voting in the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The voting system was updated in 2016 to increase engagement with the target audience of the show. Online voting is universally available and provides a greater opportunity for children and their families to get involved in the Contest.

The results of the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest were determined by national juries and an online audience vote! National juries consisted of music industry professionals and kids. Your vote counts as well, for the first time ever through online voting!

Phase one

The first phase of online voting started at 18:00 CET on Friday 24 November.
Voters were able to watch a recap of all the rehearsal performances. After this, there was also be the option to watch longer one-minute clips from each participant’s rehearsals. This first round of voting closed on Sunday, 26 November, at 15:59 CET just before the live show.
The second phase of online voting took place during the live show and started after the last song has been performed. Voting was open for 15 minutes. International viewers could vote for a minimum of three countries and a maximum of five. Viewers could also vote for their own country’s song. These votes were then be turned into points.
The amount of points was determined by the percentage of votes received. For example if a song received 20% of the votes, then received 20% of the available points. The public vote counted for 50% of the final result. The other 50% came from the professional juries.