Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2012
|Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2012
"Break The Ice"
|Final date||1 December 2012 |
|Venue||Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam |
Kim-Lian van der Meij
|Executive supervisor||Sietse Bakker|
|Host broadcaster||Algemene Vereniging Radio Omroep (AVRO)|
|Opening act||Rachel Traets
Leslie de Koning
|Interval act||All contenders of the JESC
Kim-Lian van der Meij
|Number of entries||12 |
|Debuting countries|| Albania
|Withdrawing countries|| Bulgaria
|Winning song|| Ukraine
|Junior Eurovision Song Contest|
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2012 was the tenth edition of the contest. It took place at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 1 December 2012. Dutch broadcaster AVRO was the host broadcaster for the event. For the second time the Netherlands will host the contest, after hosting the contest in 2007 in Rotterdam. The motto for the contest was "Break The Ice".
The show was hosted by Ewout Genemans and Kim-Lian van der Meij. The show was opened with the song Euphoria from Loreen performed by Rachel. The song Break the Ice by Kim-Lian van der Meij which was specially written for this contest and the 2009 winner Ralf Mackenbach performed also. Twelve countries took part in the contest, making it the smallest number of countries participating in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest history, and equalling the number of countries participated in the 1970 Eurovision Song Contest held at RAI Congrescentrum. Israel, Albania and Azerbaijan made their debuts at the Junior Contest. Whilst nine countries from the previous edition continued their participation in the contest, four countries have withdrew: Lithuania, Bulgaria, Latvia and Macedonia. The contest was won by Anastasiya Petryk for Ukraine with the song "Nebo". This is Ukraine's first Junior Eurovision victory and second Eurovision victory since Ruslana won in the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest in Istanbul.
Amsterdam is the largest city and the capital of the Netherlands. The city's status as the capital of the nation is governed by the constitution. The city is located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country. Amsterdam's name is derived from Amstelredamme, indicative of the city's origin: a dam in the river Amstel. Settled as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age, a result of its innovative developments in trade. During that time, the city was the leading center for finance and diamonds. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the city expanded, and many new neighborhoods and suburbs were formed.
On 27 February 2012 it was announced that the Heineken Music Hall (or commonly abbreviated as HMH) will be the venue for the tenth edition of the contest. The big hall (also called Black Box) is used for concerts, has a capacity of 5500 and is 3000 m². After parties are given in a smaller hall, with a capacity of 700. The Heineken Music Hall was specially designed for music shows, several artists like Madonna and Kylie Minogue made shows at the venue. Furthermore it is often used by the Dutch Entertainment Company Q-dance for the Event-Series X-Qlusive taking place several times a year.
Logo and graphic design
On 1 September 2012, the EBU announced that twelve countries would take part in the 2012 contest. Albania, Azerbaijan, and Israel made their debut at the 10th edition. While Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, and Macedonia withdrew from participation.
One confirmed representative had been announced as returning to the contest for a second time. Lerika who participated for Moldova in 2011 finishing in 6th place with the song "No, No", has represented Russia this time around, and got the 4th place.
|01||Belarus||Russian||Egor Zheshko||"A more-more" (А море-море)||O sea, sea||9||56|
|02||Sweden||Swedish||Lova Sönnerbo||"Mitt mod"||My courage||6||70|
|03||Azerbaijan||Azerbaijani, English||Omar Sultanov and Suada Alekberova||"Girls and Boys (Dünya Sənindir)"||The world is yours||11||49|
|Kids.il||"Let the Music Win"||—||8||68|
|07||Albania||Albanian||Igzidora Gjeta||"Kam një këngë vetëm për ju"||I have a song just for you||12||35|
|08||Armenia||Armenian, English||Compass Band||"Sweetie Baby"||—||3||98|
|09||Ukraine||Ukrainian, English||Anastasiya Petryk||"Nebo" (Небо)||Sky||1||138|
|10||Georgia||Georgian, English||Funkids||"Funky Lemonade"||—||2||103|
|11||Moldova||Romanian, English||Denis Midone||"Toate vor fi"||All will be fine||10||52|
|12||Netherlands||Dutch||Femke Meines||"Tik Tak Tik"||Tick Tock Tick||7||69|
|8||Ukraine||Armenia, Belarus, Belgium, Israel, Moldova, the Netherlands, Russia, Sweden|
- All countries were given 12 points at the start of voting. This was so no country got nul points.
- Bulgaria – On 11 June 2012, Bulgarian National Television (BNT) confirmed that Bulgaria would not be taking part in the 2012 contest. Since the announcement from BNT, an alleged participant announced that a song was been written for Bulgaria, although there was no official confirmation from BNT to clarify if this was fact or fiction.
- Cyprus – The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC) confirmed to esckaz.com in Baku that Cyprus would not be returning to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2012.
- Finland – In mid June 2012, Yleisradio (Yle) confirmed to esckaz.com that they would not be debuting at the 2012 Contest. They did however say they were open to taking part in the future.
- Italy – In July 2011, the EBU confirmed that Italian broadcaster Radiotelevisione italiana (RAI) were interested in making a debut at the 2011 contest. But a delay in negotiations meant that this would not be the case, and that Italy would certainly secure a place in 2012, if their desire to participate was still on the agenda.
- Latvia – On 27 June 2012, Latvijas Televīzija (LTV) confirmed to esckaz.com that Latvia would not be taking part in the 2012 contest. The reason for withdrawal was not given, however it's believed that financial issues caused the withdrawal.
- Lithuania – On 27 June 2012, Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT) confirmed to esckaz.com that Lithuania would not be taking part in 2012 contest. The Lithuanian Head of Delegation said, the withdrawal was due to the expense of broadcasting the 2012 Summer Olympics and 2012 UEFA European Football Championship leaving no budget for participation in 2012.
- Macedonia – On 13 July 2012, Macedonian Radio-Television (MKRTV) confirmed to esckaz.com that they would not be taking part in the 2012 contest. They said this was due to issues with the way voting is held and the lack of budget for the contest.
- Malta – Malta withdrew from the competition after a series of bad results including 2010.
- Norway – In early June 2012, Norsk rikskringkasting (NRK) confirmed that Norway would not return to the contest, this is due to a rule change that the EBU made in 2006, that allowed professional singers to take part.
- Portugal – In early June 2012, Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP) were approached by the EBU to take part in the 2012 contest. RTP declined due to financial difficulties.
- San Marino – San Marino RTV had originally planned to debut in the 2011 contest, but later withdrew their application in order to concentrate on their preparation for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 instead. San Marino RTV has announced on 22 August 2012 that they will not take part in 2012 contest.
- Serbia – When Serbia withdrew from the 2011 contest, the head of delegation said that a one-year break will be okay, for financial reasons and that hopefully they will return in 2012, in order to "not disappoint the Serbian kids". However, the country didn't participate.
- Spain – Website esckaz.com asked Spanish broadcaster Televisión Española (TVE) about their participation in future editions. TVE was not able to give an affirmative or negative response on their participation in 2012.
International broadcasts and voting
The order in which votes were cast during the 2012 contest along with the spokesperson who was responsible for announcing the votes for their respective country. Each national broadcaster also sent a commentator to the contest, in order to provide coverage of the contest in their own native language. Details of the commentators and the broadcasting station for which they represented are also included in the table below.
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- Kids Jury - Ralf Mackenbach
- Belarus - Maria Drozdova
- Sweden - Leya Gullström
- Azerbaijan - Leila Hajili
- Belgium - Femke Verschueren
- Russia - Valentin Sadiki
- Israel - Maayan Aloni
- Albania - Keida Dervishi
- Armenia - Mikael Varosyan
- Ukraine - Kristall
- Georgia - Candy
- Moldova - Felcia Genunchi
- Netherlands - Lidewei Loot
- ABU Radio Song Festival 2012
- ABU TV Song Festival 2012
- European Broadcasting Union
- Eurovision Song Contest 2012
- Junior Eurovision Song Contest
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