This is ESC Bubble calling – the Malta edition!
While part of our team has safely landed in Malta, we had some fun reviewing this year’s participants in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The song had been chosen, the country are getting to the Marsa Shipyard and the magic is going to begin soon. And while you’d still be able to vote in our official poll, we decided to hold a staff voting to sense how Europe could react to this year’s Junior Contest.
Our chief editor has acted as our own Jon Ola Sand and has confirmed that the voting went on with no glitches and that these are the official results of the first ever Bubble voting. We will present our top3 and the full results of the voting. We want to wish good luck to all the participants in this year’s contest: maybe we will see you one day on the Eurovision stage?
3. Bulgaria – Krisia, Hasan & Ibrahim – Planet of the Children
The ten year old and her accompanying piano player left us speechless with their majestic orchestral ballad. Bulgaria is back after two years out of the competition and decided to choose internally the artist and song. Krisia is the winner of a bulgarian kids talent show and is set to grace the stage with her former show colleagues and brother piano players Hasan&Ibrahim.
2. Belarus – Nadezhda Misyakova – Sokal
Belarus hold a national final, where Nadezhda came first in a tie with two other songs. Being the one who got the major points from the jury, she was then selected as the artist for Belarus in Malta. Belarus has participated in all 12 Junior Eurovision and has won two times.
1. Slovenia – Ula Ložar – Nisi sam (Your Light)
One of the debuting country alongside Montenegro and Italy, Slovenia has taken us by surprise! Ula is quite something and has participated in many international contests in the last few years. She was internally selected with the song “Nisi Sam”, a lovely ballad. We wish everyone in the contest a good luck!
You can find our full results here: let’s start this week #together!