Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010
|Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010
|Final date||20 November 2010|
|Venue||Minsk Arena, Minsk, Belarus|
|Host broadcaster||Belarusian Television and Radio Company (BTRC)|
|Opening act||Ksenia Sitnik and Alexey Zhigalkovich singing "Hello, Eurovision"|
|Interval act||Alexander Rybak singing Europe's Skies
All participants and Dmitry Koldun singing A Day Without War Winners of Junior Eurovision 2003-2009
|Number of entries||14|
|Returning countries|| Latvia
|Withdrawing countries|| Cyprus
|Winning song|| Armenia
|Junior Eurovision Song Contest|
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010 was the eighth edition of Junior Eurovision Song Contest and took place in Minsk, Belarus. It was held on 20 November 2010. The contest was won by Vladimir Arzumanyan of Armenia with the song Mama. This gave Armenia its first Junior Eurovision victory and its first victory in any Eurovision contest.
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) invited broadcasters to bid for the rights to host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010. Belarus broadcaster National State Television and Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus (BRTC) won the rights to organise the contest over bids from Russia and Malta. Under construction through 2009, the 15,000-spectator Minsk Arena hosted the event. Belarus has twice previously won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which is, according to EBU Executive Supervisor Svante Stockselius, "one of Belarus' most popular television shows."
The theme art for the contest was revealed on 8 April 2010, consisting of multi-coloured circles, symbolising "different people, cultures and countries," that form the shape of wings, that symbolise "freedom, ease of flying, creative inspiration and rising above." On 8 September, the mascots of the show were presented, being a bear and a wisent.
The stage, by Swedish stage designer Ulf Mårtensson, was unveiled on 15 July 2010, featuring five constructions in the shapes of wings. The hosts were also involved with each performance on their own dedicated section of the stage.
Theme art was also incorporated in the promotional billboards and posters featuring 11 "faces of Junior Eurovision" selected through casting procedure. Results of castings were revealed on 20 July 2010 and the 11 chosen ones were Belarus TV personalities Denis Kourian, Olga Barabanschikova, Irina Kazantseva, Andrey Bibikov, former JESC entrants Alexey Zhigalkovich, Ksenia Sitnik, Yuriy Demidovich, Alina Molosh, Daria Nadina as well as non-professionals Yulia Brazhinskaya and Ilya Ilmursky.
On 28 July 2010, the EBU announced the competing countries for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010. A total of 14 countries competed, with Moldova making its début and Latvia and Lithuania returning. Cyprus and Romania withdrew from the contest. Sweden returned to the contest through Sveriges Television (SVT) after TV4 withdrew. The EBU's coordinator of the contest, Svante Stockselius, labelled SVT's return to the contest as a big achievement in terms of negotiations with possible participants and expressed hope that other Scandinavian broadcasters may also return to the show.
The show also featured all winners of Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2003-2009 Dino Jelusić, María Isabel, Ksenia Sitnik, The Tolmachevy Twins, Alexey Zhigalkovich, Bzikebi and Ralf Mackenbach, who performed remix-medley of their winning entries and presented the trophy to the winner of 2010 edition. Also, a special documentary "Kids of Eurovision" was filmed by BTRC about them.
Each country gave their votes through a 50% jury and 50% televoting system, which decided their top ten songs using the points 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1.
|02||Moldova||Romanian, English||Ștefan Roșcovan||"Ali Baba"||—||8||54|
|03||Netherlands||Dutch, English||Anna and Senna||"My Family"||—||9||52|
|04||Serbia||Serbian||Sonja Škorić||"Čarobna noć" (Чаробна ноћ)||Magical night||3||113|
|05||Ukraine||Ukrainian||Yulia Gurska||"Miy litak" (Мій літак)||My plane||14||28|
|06||Sweden||Swedish||Josefine Ridell||"Allt jag vill ha"||All I want||11||48|
|07||Russia||Russian1||Sasha Lazin and Liza Drozd||"Boy and Girl"||—||2||119|
|08||Latvia||Latvian||Šarlote Lēnmane||"Viva la Dance (Dejo tā)"||Long live dance (Dance like that)||10||51|
|09||Belgium||Dutch, English||Jill and Lauren||"Get Up!"||—||7||61|
|10||Armenia||Armenian||Vladimir Arzumanyan||"Mama" (Մամա)||Mother||1||120|
|11||Malta||English, Maltese||Nicole Azzopardi||"Knock Knock! Boom! Boom!"||—||13||35|
|12||Belarus||Russian||Daniil Kozlov||"Muzyki svet" (Музыки свет)||Light of music||5||85|
|13||Georgia||Imaginary||Mariam Kakhelishvili||"Mari Dari"||—||4||109|
|14||Macedonia||Macedonian||Anja Veterova||"Eooo, Eooo" (Еооо, Еооо)||—||12||38|
- 1.^ The song is in Russian, but contains two phrases in English.
- The rules stated that the participants must sing in one of their national languages, however they were permitted to have a few lines in a different language, as seen in some entries.
- This was the first time since 2000 that the Maltese language is used in a Eurovision event since "Desire" by Claudette Pace, the Maltese entry for the 2000 contest.
|Sea Stones (aka C-Stones Junior)||Latvia||2004|
Below is a summary of all 12 points received:
|4||Armenia||Ukraine, Sweden, Russia, Belgium|
|3||Russia||Armenia, Malta, Belarus|
- All countries were given 12 points at the start of voting. This was so no country got nul points.
- As a joke, the Executive Supervisor of the contest, Svante Stockselius, was given 12 points before the voting.
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- Belarus – Pavel Lozovik (BTRC)
- Belgium – Kristien Maes & Tom De Cock (VRT)
- Russia – Olga Shelest (Russia 1)
- Armenia – Gohar Gasparyan (ARMTV)
- Ukraine – Timur Miroshnychenko (Pershiy)
- Latvia – Valters Frīdenbergs (Latvijas Televīzija)
- Sweden - Edward af Sillén and Malin Olsson
- Serbia – Duška Vučinić-Lučić (RTS 2)
- Netherlands – Sipke Jan Bousema
- Malta – Eileen Montesin
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- Lithuania – Bernadras Garbaciauskas
- Moldova – Paula Paraschiv
- Netherlands – Bram
- Serbia – Maja Mazic
- Ukraine – Elizabeth Arfush
- Sweden – Robin Ridell
- Russia – Philip Mazurov
- Latvia – Ralfs Eilands
- Belgium – Laura Omloop
- Armenia – Nadia Sargsyan
- Malta – Francesca Zarb
- Belarus – Anastasiya Butyugina
- Georgia – Giorgi Toradze
- Macedonia – Sara Marakovska
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- Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010 on the Official Website of the Republic of Belarus