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Junior Eurovision Song Contest

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The 17th annual Junior Eurovision Song Contest, will be organized by TVP in Gliwice-Silesia on Sunday 24 November, following Poland's win in 2018.

In a spectacular show that saw a very tight race to the finish, Poland won their first JESC with Roksana Węgiel’s song Anyone I Want to Be. It finished the Contest with 215 points.

18 EBU Members and 1 Associate will take part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Spain will return to the competition after an absence of 13 years.

The slogan for the 2019 event is #ShareTheJoy. The winner will be determined by points decided by national juries in each of the participating nations and an online vote across the world.

ABOUT THE JESC

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest is one of the world’s highest profile talent events for children between the ages of 9 and 14.

Since its inception, the Junior Eurovision Song Contest has allied itself with the Eurovision Song Contest as a training ground for nurturing emerging talent. The Junior Eurovision Song Contest sets the standard for entertainment TV and embodies diversity, creativity and respect.

Launched in 2003 and first hosted by Denmark, the annual contest promotes outstanding young singers in the field of popular music. 

History of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

The first Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) was held in Copenhagen on 15 November 2003 and was an instant international hit. Since then it has been held in Lillehammer (Norway), Hasselt (Belgium), Bucharest (Romania), Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Lemesos (Cyprus), Minsk (Belarus), Yerevan (Armenia), Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Kiev (Ukraine), Valletta (Malta), Sofia (Bulgaria) and Tbilisi (Georgia).

Official website: www.junioreurovision.tv

Details

Format

Genre

Production status

Duration
150 minutes

Target age
Youth, Family

Language
English

Delivery
November 2019

Participating Broadcasters
2019: Albania (RTSH), Armenia (AMPTV), Australia (ABC), Belarus (BTRC), France (France TV), Georgia (GPB), Ireland (TG4), Italy (RAI), Kazakhstan (Khabar Agency), Malta (PBS), Netherlands (AVROTROS), North Macedonia (MKRTV), Poland (TVP), Portugal (RTP), Russia (RTR), Serbia (RTS), Spain (RTVE), Ukraine (UA:PBC), Wales (S4C)

More Information
Official website http://www.junioreurovision.tv

Contact detail

Gert Kark
Eurovision TV Project Manager
TV
+41 22 717 2426
kark@ebu.ch
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