Start voting now! The first round of the online audience vote for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 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 awards is based on the total amount of points from the National Juries. As we have 19 participating countries, the juries will award a total of 1102 points. Each National Jury will award 58 points (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, and 12). The audience points are determined by the percentage of votes received per country. For example, if a song gets 20% of the votes, it receives 20% of the available points (20% from 1.102 points = 220 points), said EBU.
19 countries will compete at this year’s Junior Eurovision, which sees the return of Spain after 13 years, and the withdrawal of Azerbaijan and Israel. The 2019 contest will take place on November 24 in Gliwice-Silesia under the motto #shareTheJOY. Poland will host Junior Eurovision for the first time after the victory of Roksana Węgiel in 2018. Roksana herself, Ida Nowakowska and Aleksander Sikora will present the show live from Gliwice Arena.
Who are you going to vote for? Let us know in comments!