How to vote at Junior Eurovision 2020
You can vote for your favourites at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020. How does it work? Let's find out!
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The result of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 is determined by a combination of votes cast by national juries in 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.
The first phase of online voting starts on Friday 27 November. Voters are required to watch a recap of all the performances before they can cast a vote. After this, there is an option to rewatch clips from each participant. This first round of voting closes on Sunday 29 November at 16:59 Central European Time, just before the live show.
Each voter needs to select 3 songs to cast a valid vote. If your country participates you can support your act by voting for your own country.
The second phase of online voting takes place during the live show and starts after the last song has been performed. Then the voting window opens up for approximately 15 minutes. Again, the international audience can vote online for 3 countries. Viewers can also vote for their own country’s song. The votes will be converted into points.
Dividing the points
The amount of points the audience awards is based on the total amount of points from the National Juries. As we have 12 participating countries, the juries will award a total of 696 points. Each National Jury will award 58 points (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, and 12). The audience points are determined by the percentage of votes received per country. For example, if a song gets 20% of the votes, it receives 20% of the available points (20% from 696 points = 139 points).