The results of the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest have been determined by an online audience vote and by national juries that consisted of 3 music industry professionals and 2 children.
The public vote counted for 50% of the final result, the other 50% came from the national juries.
The first phase of online voting started at 20:00 CET on Friday 23 November.
Voters were required to watch a recap of all the rehearsal performances. After this, there was also the option to watch longer one-minute clips from each participant’s rehearsals. This first round of voting closed on Sunday, 25 November, at 15:59 CET just before the live show.
Each voter had to select at least 3 songs, but no more than 5 to cast a valid vote. Viewers could also vote for their own country’s song.
The second phase of online voting took place during the live show and started after the last performance. This voting window opened up for approximately 15 minutes. Again, the international audience could vote for a minimum of 3 countries and a maximum of 5. Viewers could also vote for their own country’s song. These votes were then turned into points.
The amount of points the audience could award was based on the amount of points given by national juries. This year, the juries awarded a total of 1.160 points (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12 points x 20 participating countries). The audience points were determined by the percentage of votes received. For example, if a song received 20% of the votes, then it received 20% of the available points (20% from 1.160 points = 232 points).