Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018

16th annual Junior Eurovision Song Contest

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 was the sixteenth edition of the contest. It took place at the Minsk-Arena, Minsk, Belarus on 25 November 2018, Belarusian broadcaster Belarusian Television and Radio Company (BTRC) was the host broadcaster for the event.[1] The motto for the contest was "#LightUp".[2]

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018
#LightUp
Dates
Final date 25 November 2018
Host
Venue Minsk-Arena, Minsk, Belarus
Presenter(s) Evgeny Perlin
Zinaida Kupriyanovich
Helena Meraai
Director Gordon Bonello
Daniel Jelinek
Executive supervisor Jon Ola Sand
Host broadcaster Belarusian Television and Radio Company (BTRC)
Opening act Flag parade introducing the 20 participating countries
Interval act Polina Bogusevich with "Wings"
All participants with "Light Up"
Participants
Number of entries 20
Debuting countries  Kazakhstan
 Wales
Returning countries  Azerbaijan
 France
 Israel
Vote
Voting system Each country's professional jury award 12, 10, 8–1 points to their top 10 songs. International viewers vote for 3–5 songs, and votes are converted to points by proportional representation.
Winning song  Poland
"Anyone I Want to Be"
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ResultsEdit

 
Roksana Węgiel and her dance troupe with trophy

On 9 August 2017, it was confirmed that sixteen countries would take part in the contest. Israel was given permission to participate as they had won the adult contest earlier that year.[3]

Despite withdrawing from the contest on 2 July 2018 due to financial difficulties,[4] Ukraine were added to the list of participating countries on 2 August 2018, setting a record of 20 participating countries.[5]

Draw[6] Country[6] Artist[6] Song[6] Language(s) Place[7] Points[7]
01   Ukraine Darina Krasnovetska "Say Love" Ukrainian, English 4 182
02   Portugal Rita Laranjeira "Gosto de tudo (já não gosto de nada)" Portuguese 18 42
03   Kazakhstan Daneliya Tuleshova "Ózińe sen" (Өзіңе сен) Kazakh, English 6 171
04   Albania Efi Gjika "Barbie" Albanian, English 17 44
05   Russia Anna Filipchuk "Unbreakable" Russian, English 10 122
06   Netherlands Max and Anne "Samen" Dutch, English 13 91
07   Azerbaijan Fidan Huseynova "I Wanna Be Like You" Azerbaijani, English 16 47
08   Belarus Daniel Yastremski "Time" Russian, English 11 114
09   Ireland Taylor Hynes "IOU" Irish 15 48
10   Serbia Bojana Radovanović "Svet" (Свет) Serbian 19 30
11   Italy Melissa and Marco "What Is Love" Italian, English 7 151
12   Australia Jael "Champion" English 3 201
13   Georgia Tamar Edilashvili "Your Voice" Georgian, English 8 144
14   Israel Noam Dadon "Children Like These" Hebrew 14 81
15   France Angélina "Jamais sans toi" French, English 2 203
16   Macedonia Marija Spasovska "Doma" (Дома) Macedonian 12 99
17   Armenia L.E.V.O.N "L.E.V.O.N" Armenian 9 125
18   Wales Manw "Perta" Welsh 20 29
19   Malta Ela "Marchin' On" English 5 181
20   Poland Roksana Węgiel "Anyone I Want to Be" Polish, English 1 215

Score sheetEdit

Voting results[8]
Voting procedure used:
  100% jury vote
  100% online voting
Total score
Online voting
Ukraine
Portugal
Kazakhstan
Albania
Russia
Netherlands
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Ireland
Serbia
Italy
Australia
Georgia
Israel
France
Macedonia
Armenia
Wales
Malta
Poland
Contestants
Ukraine 182 78 7 6 2 3 4 3 3 5 8 7 10 8 5 10 2 5 4 12
Portugal 42 42
Kazakhstan 171 103 5 4 7 5 8 6 4 5 6 8 4 6
Albania 44 34 1 1 1 2 5
Russia 122 62 1 4 3 12 2 8 5 10 7 2 6
Netherlands 91 68 1 2 1 3 2 3 4 6 1
Azerbaijan 47 30 6 3 4 3 1
Belarus 114 53 10 2 8 10 2 5 1 1 12 10
Ireland 48 36 3 1 8
Serbia 30 28 2
Italy 151 57 6 4 10 4 7 10 6 7 7 7 3 12 8 3
Australia 201 53 12 12 3 7 10 12 6 12 7 3 12 8 2 6 7 7 12 10
Georgia 144 39 7 2 5 12 2 2 12 2 10 5 12 10 5 8 10 1
Israel 81 47 4 3 7 1 5 1 6 2 3 2
France 203 117 5 12 6 7 7 8 6 7 4 4 1 6 1 12
Macedonia 99 35 2 12 10 1 1 12 1 2 7 5 4 7
Armenia 125 70 3 6 3 6 5 3 6 4 8 7 4
Wales 29 29
Malta 181 43 10 8 8 5 8 10 5 10 8 4 8 12 12 10 4 3 8 5
Poland 215 136 8 1 8 4 4 10 2 10 5 6 12 3 6

12 pointsEdit

Below is a summary of all 12 points received from each country's professional juries.

N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
6   Australia   Belarus,   Italy,   Netherlands,   Portugal,   Ukraine,   Wales
3   Georgia   Ireland,   Israel,   Russia
2   France   Albania,   Malta
  Macedonia   Kazakhstan,   Serbia
  Malta   Australia,   Georgia
1   Belarus   Armenia
  Italy   Macedonia
  Poland   France
  Russia   Azerbaijan
  Ukraine   Poland

SpokespersonsEdit

  1.   Ukraine – Anastasiya Baginska[9]
  2.   Portugal – Nadezhda Sidorova[10]
  3.   Kazakhstan – Aruzhan Khafiz[11]
  4.   Albania – Daniil Lazuko[10]
  5.   Russia – Dina Baru and Khryusha
  6.   Netherlands – Vincent Miranovich[10]
  7.   Azerbaijan – Valeh Huseynbeyli[12]
  8.   Belarus – Arina Rovba
  9.   Ireland – Alex Hynes[13]
  10.   Serbia – Lana Karić
  11.   Italy – Yan Musvidas[10]
  12.   Australia – Ksenia Galetskaya[10]
  13.   Georgia – Nikoloz Vasadze[14]
  14.   Israel – Adi
  15.   France – Daniil Rotenko and Lubava Marchuk[10]
  16.   Macedonia – Arina Pekhtereva[10]
  17.   Armenia – Vardan Margaryan
  18.   Wales – Gwen Rowley
  19.   Malta – Milana Borodko[10]
  20.   Poland – Grace


ReferencesEdit

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  3. Granger, Anthony (25 July 2018). "Israel: Was the 19th Country Allowed to Participate in Junior Eurovision 2018". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  4. "Ukraine won't compete at Junior Eurovision 2018". EscPlus. 2 July 2018.
  5. "Surprise! Ukraine joins as 20th country for Minsk 2018". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. 2 August 2018.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "Junior Eurovision Song Contest Minsk 2018 – Final". junioreurovision.tv. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Final of Minsk 2018". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 1 June 2021. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  8. "Results of the Final of Minsk 2018". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 1 June 2021. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  9. "Ukraine: Anastasiya Baginska Revealed as Junior Eurovision Spokesperson". Eurovoix. 23 November 2018.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 Granger, Anthony (24 November 2018). "Junior Eurovision'18: Schoolchildren Revealed as Spokespersons For Nine Nations". Eurovoix. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  11. "Kazakhstan: Aruzhan Khafiz Revealed as Spokesperson". Eurovoix. 22 November 2018.
  12. "Azerbaijan: Junior Eurovision 2018 Commentator & Spokesperson Revealed". Eurovoix. 24 November 2018.
  13. Herbert, Emily (24 November 2018). "Ireland: Alex Hynes Revealed as Junior Eurovision Spokesperson". Eurovoix. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  14. "Georgia: Ranina Runner Up Nikoloz Vasadze To Announce Jury Points". Eurovoix. 24 November 2018.

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