It has been known for a while that this year the voting in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will not involve televoting, but it has been unclear for quite a while as to what the voting procedure would actually look like on the final night.
We had been informed that there would be adult juries and kids juries for every country and 3 expert judges (Mads Grimstad, Christer Björkman and Jedward).
What will happen tomorrow is:
First the points from the adult juries are revealed per country, with the 12 points being announced by child acting as spokesperson.
After that the 3 expert judges will reveal their votes.
And finally the results from the kids juries will be announced the way the televoting results were announced during the Eurovision Song Contest 2016: all countries’ results mashed together, resulting in high sums of points.
It has also been revealed that the automatic 12 points that every country received at the start of the results show since 2005 is gone.
These will be tomorrow’s spokespersons with, in case known, their age and additional info in brackets:
- Albania – Juna Dizdari
- Armenia – Mika (13) (Armenia 2015)
- Italy – Jade Scicluna (14) (from Malta)
- Ireland – Andrea Leddy (15)
- Cyprus – Loucas Demetriou (11)
- The Netherlands – Anneloes (10)
- Israel – Italy Limor (15)
- Macedonia – Antonija Dimitrievska (14)
- Malta – Gaia Cauchi (14) (Malta 2013)
- Poland – Nicoletta Wlodarczyk (10)
- Russia – Misha Smirnov (13) (Russia 2015)
- Ukraine – Anna Trincher (15) (Ukraine 2015)
- Belarus – Ruslan Aslanov (14) (Belarus 2015)
- Bulgaria – Milen Pavlov (11) (Maltese resident)
- Georgia – Elene Sturua (12)
- Serbia – Tomislav Radojevic (11)
- Australia – Sebastian Hill (11)
Several past Junior Eurovision entrants can be spotted among the spokesperson: last year’s representatives from Armenia, Belarus, Russia and Ukraine and 2013’s Maltese winner Gaia Cauchi.
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 starts tomorrow at 16:00 CET in Valletta, Malta.