Start voting now! Are you ready to help to choose the Junior Eurovision 2021 winner? The first round of the online audience vote for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 has just been opened by the European Broadcasting Union!
From now until next Sunday, people from across the globe can vote for their 3 favourite songs after watching Thirty-seconds preview of each country’s rehearsal. This phase will close on Sunday at 15:59 CET, when the contest will officially start at the stage of La Seine Musicale in Paris.
HOW to cast your vote?
After watching a recap video of all 19 performances, the site will redirect you to the voting panel where you will find the participating countries and the official photos of each representative. Select 3 participants and finally send your votes by clicking “Vote”. Then, a human verification will be required by solving a mathematical operation and click “Submit”. If it is correct, your votes will be counted and you will have to wait until Sunday to vote again during the show.
How IT WORKS
The online voting method will have two different rounds:
- First phase (open now): The voting window will remain open until Sunday 19th when the show starts, at 15.59 CET. You will be able to watch a recap of all 19 rehearsal performances and Thirty-seconds clips of each entry. Then, you will be able to vote for 3 countries, including yours.
- Second phase: When all the songs have been performed at the live show on Sunday, the voting will be open again, as usual in Eurovision events, for around 15 min and you will be able to cast your vote again supporting the best 3 countries acording to your judgement.
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.