Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010 was the eighth edition of Junior Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Minsk, Belarus on 20 November 2010. The contest was won by Vladimir Arzumanyan of Armenia with the song "Mama". This gave Armenia its first win at Junior Eurovision and its first win in any Eurovision contest, even though Sweden had been the betting favourite.
|Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010|
|Final date||20 November 2010|
|Venue||Minsk Arena, Minsk, Belarus|
|Executive supervisor||Svante Stockselius|
|Host broadcaster||Belarusian Television and Radio Company (BTRC)|
|Opening act||Ksenia Sitnik and Alexey Zhigalkovich singing "Hello, Eurovision"|
|Interval act||Alexander Rybak singing Europe's Skies |
All participants and Dmitry Koldun singing A Day Without War Winners of Junior Eurovision 2003-2009
|Number of entries||14|
|Returning countries|| Latvia |
|Withdrawing countries|| Cyprus|
|Voting system||Citizens of each participating country vote by telephone and SMS message, which counts for 50%. Each country's 10 favourites are awarded 1 to 8, 10 and 12 points based on the number of votes. Results 1-5 are automatically displayed on-screen, then each country announces 6-8, 10 and 12 points. A jury in each country also has a 50% say in the outcome.|
|Nul points||All countries get 12 points from start|
|Winning song|| Armenia|
|Junior Eurovision Song Contest|
Each country gave votes. Half of the votes were cast by a jury, while the other half came from the public who voted via telephone and text messages. The voters decided their top ten songs using the points 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1.
|02||Moldova||Romanian, English||Ștefan Roșcovan||"Ali Baba"||—||8||54|
|03||The Netherlands||Dutch, English||Anna & Senna||"My Family"||—||9||52|
|04||Serbia||Serbian||Sonja Škorić||"Čarobna noć" (Чаробна ноћ)||Magical night||3||113|
|05||Ukraine||Ukrainian||Yulia Gurska||"Miy litak" (Мій літак)||My plane||14||28|
|06||Sweden||Swedish||Josefine Ridell||"Allt jag vill ha"||All I want ||11||48|
|07||Russia||Russian, English||Sasha Lazin & Liza Drozd||"Boy and Girl"||—||2||119|
|08||Latvia||Latvian||Šarlote Lēnmane & Sea Stones||"Viva la Dance" (Dejo tā)||Long live dance (Dance like that)||10||51|
|09||Belgium||Dutch, English||Jill & Lauren||"Get Up!"||—||7||61|
|10||Armenia||Armenian||Vladimir Arzumanyan||"Mama" (Մամա)||Mother||1||120|
|11||Malta||English, Maltese||Nicole Azzopardi||"Knock Knock!….Boom! Boom!"||—||13||35|
|12||Belarus||Russian||Daniil Kozlov||"Muzyki svet" (Музыки свет)||Light of music||5||85|
|13||Georgia||Imaginary||Mariam Kakhelishvili||"Mari Dari"||—||4||109|
|14||Macedonia||Macedonian||Anja Veterova||"Eooo, Eooo"||—||12||38|
- The rules stated that the participants must sing in one of their national languages, however they were permitted to have a few lines in a different language, as seen in some entries.
- This was the first time since 2000 that the Maltese language is used in a Eurovision event since "Desire" by Claudette Pace, the Maltese entry for the 2000 contest.
|Sea Stones (aka C-Stones Junior)||Latvia||2004|
Below is a summary of all 12 points received:
|N.||Recipient nation||Voting nation|
|4||Armenia||Ukraine, Sweden, Russia, Belgium|
|3||Russia||Armenia, Malta, Belarus|
- All countries were given 12 points at the start of voting. This is so no country gets zero points.
- As a joke, the Executive Supervisor of the contest, Svante Stockselius, was given 12 points before the voting. This probably because he was scheduled to resign at the end of the year.
- Lithuania - Bernadras Garbaciauskas
- Moldova - Paula Paraschiv
- Netherlands - Bram
- Serbia - Maja Mazic
- Ukraine - Elizabeth Arfush
- Sweden - Robin Ridell
- Russia - Philip Mazurov
- Latvia - Ralfs Eliands
- Belgium - Laura Omloop
- Armenia - Nadia Sargsyan
- Malta - Francesca Zarb
- Belarus - Anastasiya Butyugina
- Georgia - Giorgi Toradze
- Macedonia - Sara Marakovska
- "Meet them: the hosts of Junior 2010!". JuniorEurovision.tv. 6 September 2010. Retrieved 6 September 2010.
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- "Daniel Elenek, the Swedish multicamera director, visited Minsk for the first time". ESCKAZ.com. 2010-08-25. Retrieved 2010-08-25. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "UNICEF partnership details". ESCKAZ.com. 2010-09-03. Retrieved 2010-09-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Three winners on stage in Minsk!". JuniorEurovision.tv. 2010-11-14. Retrieved 2010-11-14. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Exclusive Belarus to host Junior 2010". JuniorEurovision.tv. 2009-06-08. Retrieved 2009-06-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Official English title: 'Reaching For The Stars'.
- "Nicole - Knock Knock! ... Boom Boom!". JuniorEurovision.tv. 8 October 2010. Retrieved 8 October 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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