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EBU & PBS reveal information about Junior Eurovision 2016 (Live)

Stay tuned to our live report from the Junior Eurovision 2016 press conference being held in Stockholm!

Adrián Valiente (Spain) Adrián Valiente (Spain) May 13, 20166:48 pm

New information about Junior Eurovision 2016 in Valletta is being revealed! Jon Ola Sand is now talking!

Adrián Valiente (Spain) Adrián Valiente (Spain) May 13, 20166:49 pm

Some of the broadcasters are in conversations with EBU to make the format more attractive in regards to a possible participation! EBU has invited a lot of broadcasters to take part in the contest on the 20th of November.

Adrián Valiente (Spain) Adrián Valiente (Spain) May 13, 20166:50 pm

New logo, concept and slogan which is embrace

Adrián Valiente (Spain) Adrián Valiente (Spain) May 13, 20166:51 pm

They want the format more suitable for families, that’s why the put it on Sunday!

Adrián Valiente (Spain) Adrián Valiente (Spain) May 13, 20166:51 pm

Age limit has been put lower from 9 to 14 to take more children involved and showcase more talent.

Adrián Valiente (Spain) Adrián Valiente (Spain) May 13, 20166:52 pm

About the regular voting system, televoting has not been seen as a good thing working for EBU, new features are being introducing: KIDS JURY AND PROFESSIONAL JURIES IN EACH OF THE PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES.

Adrián Valiente (Spain) Adrián Valiente (Spain) May 13, 20166:53 pm

So, no televoting from now onwards.

Adrián Valiente (Spain) Adrián Valiente (Spain) May 13, 20166:53 pm

Next to me I have the pleasure to have Arianna Ulivi who represented San Marino last time the contest was held in Malta. She is also present at the press conference.

Adrián Valiente (Spain) Adrián Valiente (Spain) May 13, 20166:57 pm

Tono Portuguese (chairman of Maltese broadcaster PBS) takes the microphone, he has being explaining what the motto chosen is about!

Adrián Valiente (Spain) Adrián Valiente (Spain) May 13, 20166:59 pm

Multiple locations will be used to host the contest in Valletta, but the main stage will be located in the Mediterranean Conference Centre, where also MESC has been taking place over the past years!

Adrián Valiente (Spain) Adrián Valiente (Spain) May 13, 20167:04 pm
Adrián Valiente (Spain) Adrián Valiente (Spain) May 13, 20167:06 pm

PBS and EBU are also hoping that BIG 5 countries including Spain, Germany and France are coming back.

Adrián Valiente (Spain) Adrián Valiente (Spain) May 13, 20167:07 pm

Destiny goes on stage to perform embrace, the official theme song of this year’s contest! it is written by Elton Zarb, Matt Muxu Mercieca and Gordon Bonello.

About Miguel Pons

Miguel Pons
Hi, I am Miguel from Castellón (Spain), Eurovision follower since I was a child; I became a huge fan when Serio Dalma represented Spain in Italy. I am the owner of the escspain.com web site and editor of the ESC+Plus.com Spanish version. Graphic design is my other favourite hobby so I develop my skills thorough video edition and graphics on both web-sites.

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