Start voting now! The first round of the online audience vote for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 has just been opened. People from across the globe can vote for their favourite songs after watching one-minute clips of each country’s rehearsal. This phase will close on Sunday at 15:59 CET.
How it works
The online voting method will have two different rounds:
- First phase (open now): The voting window will be open until Sunday 25th when the show starts, at 15.59 CET. You will be able to watch a recap of all 20 rehearsal performances and 1-minute clips of each performance. Then, you will be able to vote for a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 of the competing countries, including yours.
- Second phase: When all the songs have been performed at the live final, the voting will be open again for 15 min and you will be able to vote for a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 countries. Last year, the voting website crashed during this stage of the voting, so some people couldn’t cast their votes after watching the full final performances. Hopefully, it won’t happen again!
A combination of both rounds of voting will decide 50% of the final outcome, while the other half will be decided by a professional jury panel in each country made up of adults and kids:
The amount of points the audience can award is based on the number of points given by national juries. This year, the juries will award a total of 1.160 Points (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12 Points x 20 participating countries). The audience points are determined by the percentage of votes received. For example, if a song receives 20% of the votes, then it receives 20% of the available points (20% from 1.160 points = 232 points)., explained the EBU.
Who are you going to vote for? Let us know in comments!