After the official list of countries taking part has been published, EBU has announced a new voting method for the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
The new voting method will have two different rounds. In the first one, the audience will be able to vote from Friday (24/11) until Sunday (26/11) at 15.59 CET. They will be required to watch a recap of the songs taking part before entering the voting platform that will be available on the JESC official website. After watching the recap, voters will also have the option to watch 1-minute clips from each participant’s rehearsal.
This first round of voting will be closed when the show starts, at 18.00 CET on November 26. After the last performance, the voting will be open again for 15 min. 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.
Jon Ola Sand, head of EBU Live Events and Executive Supervisor of the contest has stated:”We are thrilled to be celebrating 15 editions of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Throughout the Contest’s history we have seen some incredibly talented children perform, some of whom are now successful artists in their own right. The new voting system is an exciting new addition that will allow millions of viewers to take part in the show once again”
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