Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013

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Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013
"#BeCreative"
JESC 2013 logo.png
Dates
Final date 30 November 2013[1]
Host
Venue Palace "Ukraine", Kiev
Presenter(s) Timur Miroshnychenko,
Zlata Ognevich[2][3]
Director Sven Stojanovic
Executive supervisor Vladislav Yakovlev
Executive producer Victoria Romanova[6]
Host broadcaster National Television Company of Ukraine (NTU)
Interval act
[4][5]
Participants
Number of entries 12
Debuting countries  San Marino
Returning countries
Withdrawing countries
Vote
Winning song  Malta
"The Start"[7]
Junior Eurovision Song Contest
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The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013 was the 11th annual Junior Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Kiev, Ukraine on 30 November 2013.[1][8] The venue for the contest was announced on 10 April 2013, as the Palace "Ukraine".[9] Ukrainian broadcaster NTU was the host broadcaster for the event.[8] It was the second time the contest was held in Kiev, the first being the 2009 Contest. It was also the second time in the history of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest that the event took place in last year's winning country, as well as the first time that the event was held in the same city twice. A total of twelve countries participated, with Macedonia and Malta making a return,[10][11] and Albania,[12] Belgium[13] and Israel choosing to withdraw.[14] San Marino made their debut in the contest.[15] Cyprus was originally the thirteenth country to take part but pulled out the last minute.[16]

On the evening of the contest Ruslana withdrew from appearing in the contest because of sickness.[17] Gaia Cauchi representing Malta won the contest with the song "The Start". This was Malta's first Junior Eurovision victory as well as their first victory in any Eurovision Contest.[7] It also marked the first time in the history of the contest that a winning entry was sung entirely in English. This was also the first contest to introduce a new awards system: The Winning Country along with the Second and Third place countries each get a trophy.

Location[edit]

For more details on the host city, see Kiev.

On 17 April 2013, the Ukrainian national broadcaster National Television Company of Ukraine (NTU) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) announced that the venue for the 2013 contest will take place in the Palace "Ukraine", in Kiev.[9] The venue which is also known as the National Palace of Arts "Ukraine", which is a state company administered by the State Directory of Affairs, is one of the main venues for official events along with Palace of Sports in Kiev, Ukraine.[18]

Format[edit]

Victoria Romanova (executive producer), Vladislav Yakovlev (EBU Executive Supervisor)
Presenters: Zlata Ognevich and Timur Miroshnychenko

The executive supervisor of the Junior Eurovision steering group, Vladislav Yakovlev, announced on 17 July 2013 that there would be some changes being introduced to the contest from 2013 onwards. The contest would no longer focus on just the winning entry, but will also reward prizes to the top three entries in acknowledgement of the talents of the young performers.[19] It was also announced that the winner of Junior Eurovision 2013 would be at the grown-ups' Eurovision in 2014, however the role that they will play has not been revealed.[20] On 7 October 2013, it was announced that the executive supervisor managed to maintain the participation of thirteen countries for the contest in Kiev, Ukraine.[21] The name of the thirteenth country was expected to be announced by the European Broadcasting Union on 29 October 2013.[21] It was later confirmed on 1 November 2013 that Cyprus were going to be the thirteenth country but withdrew at the last minute.[16] The running order draw took place on 25 November 2013 during the contest's opening party[22][23]

Graphic design[edit]

Designer Elias Ledakis, who was responsible for the stage design of the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens, Greece, was announced on 7 October 2013 as also being the designer for the 2013 Junior Eurovision stage.[21]

Radio Broadcast[edit]

The official Junior Eurovision Twitter account revealed on the 9 October that the contest was planned to be broadcast online and by national broadcasters, however the details were still being worked on.[24] On 21 November 2013, it was revealed that 98.8 Castle FM would be broadcasting the contest live in Scotland.[25] Radio Ukraine International would also be broadcasting the contest live.

Participating countries[edit]

Awards were given to the top three countries, after all the votes were cast. The table below highlights these using gold, silver, and bronze.[19]

Draw[22] Country[26] Language Artist[26] Song[26] English translation Place[7] Points[7]
01  Sweden Swedish Eliias "Det är dit vi ska" That's where we're going 9 46
02  Azerbaijan Azerbaijani, English Rustam Karimov "Me and My Guitar" 7 66
03  Armenia Armenian, English Monica Avanesyan "Choco Factory" 6 69
04  San Marino Italian Michele Perniola "O-o-O Sole intorno a me" O-o-O Sunlight all around me 10 42
05  Macedonia Macedonian Barbara Popović "Ohrid i muzika" (Охрид и музика) Ohrid and music 12 19
06  Ukraine Ukrainian, English Sofia Tarasova "We Are One" 2 121
07  Belarus Russian Ilya Volkov "Poy so mnoy" (Пой со мной) Sing with me 3 108
08  Moldova Romanian, English Rafael Bobeica "Cum să fim" How to be 11 41
09  Georgia Georgian, English The Smile Shop "Give Me Your Smile" 5 91
10  Netherlands Dutch, English Mylène and Rosanne "Double Me" 8 59
11  Malta English Gaia Cauchi "The Start" 1 130
12  Russia Russian Dayana Kirillova "Mechtay" (Мечтай) Dream on 4 106

Scoreboard[edit]

Winners: Ukraine, Malta, Belarus
3 trophies: «puzzle-men»
Results[7]
Total Score Kids Jury Sweden Azerbaijan Armenia San Marino Macedonia Ukraine Belarus Moldova Georgia Netherlands Malta Russia
Contestants Sweden 46 1 4 3 5 1 2 5 6 1 4 2
Azerbaijan 66 4 7 2 2 10 3 10 3 6 7
Armenia 69 3 4 4 4 5 2 4 12 6 8 5
San Marino 42 5 2 2 4 1 3 2 3 2 2 4
Macedonia 19 1 1 2 1 1 1
Ukraine 121 8 10 10 8 12 8 12 7 7 7 12 8
Belarus 108 10 5 6 6 6 7 8 10 8 8 10 12
Moldova 41 3 3 1 3 3 3 4 4 4 1
Georgia 91 7 8 7 10 10 6 7 8 5 5 6
Netherlands 59 2 6 5 5 1 5 4 6 1 2 7 3
Malta 130 12 8 7 10 7 12 12 10 12 6 12 10
Russia 106 6 12 12 12 8 6 7 8 5 5 10 3
All countries automatically receive 12 points

12 points[edit]

N. Contestant Voting nation
5 Malta Kids' jury, Macedonia, Moldova, Netherlands, Ukraine
3 Russia Armenia, Azerbaijan, Sweden
Ukraine Belarus, Malta, San Marino
1 Armenia Georgia
Belarus Russia
  • All countries were given 12 points at the start of voting. This was so no country got nul points.

Other countries[edit]

  •  Albania – On 27 September 2013 the head of the Albanian delegation, Kleart Duraj informed ESCkaz.com that Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH) had withdrawn after making the début in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2012 due to not finding a suitable act to represent the nation.[12]
  •  Belgium – Flemish broadcaster Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie (VRT) owner of children's channel Ketnet, announced it would not participate in the 2013 contest, and instead focusing on creating a new talent show for young performers in Belgium.[13]
  •  Bulgaria – Bulgarian broadcaster Bulgarian National Television (BNT) announced that they would not return to the contest in 2013. However, they are currently planning to return in the future.[27]
  •  Cyprus – Cypriot broadcaster Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC) were in discussions with the EBU as to being the thirteenth country in Junior Eurovision, however after a board meeting an invitation to take part was declined.
  •  Israel – On 21 October 2013 it was announced by EscPlus that Israel would not be taking part in the 2013 contest.[14]
  •  Latvia – An announcement was made by Latvian broadcaster Latvijas Televīzija (LTV) that they would not return to the 2013 contest.[27]
  •  Norway – Norwegian broadcaster NRK confirmed on Junior Eurovision Twitter account that they won't return in the contest.
  •  Portugal – Portuguese broadcaster Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP) announced that they will not return to contest in 2013, due to the realisation of the Little Singers Gala in Figueira da Foz.[28]
  •  Spain – Yago Fandiño, director of children's programs of TVE stated on 7 September 2013 that TVE and the EBU were negotiating its return. Fandiño explained that since the EBU has redesigned the format of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, TVE would check if the initiatives make into a format more suitable for the younger audience. If so, the country would have probably returned to the competition.

International broadcasts and voting[edit]

Voting and spokespersons[edit]

David Vardanyan (Armenia), Mariya Bakhireva (Russia), Denis Midone (Moldova), Maxine Pace (Malta)

The order in which each country announced their votes was in the order of performance. The running order draw took place on 25 November 2013 during the contest's opening party.[22][23] The spokespersons were shown alongside each country.[26][29]

  1.  Sweden – Lova Sönnerbo (representative at JESC 2012)
  2.  Azerbaijan – Lyaman Mirzalieva
  3.  Armenia – David Vardanyan (runner-up of the Armenian preselection)
  4.  San Marino – Giovanni
  5.  Macedonia – Sofija Spasenoska
  6.  Ukraine – Liza Arfush
  7.  Belarus – Sasha Tkach
  8.  Moldova – Denis Midone (representative at JESC 2012)
  9.  Georgia – Elene Megrelishvili
  10.  Netherlands – Alessandro Wempe (participant of preselection for JESC 2012)
  11.  Malta – Maxine Pace (participant of preselections for JESC 2009 and 2010)
  12.  Russia – Mariya Bakhireva

Commentators[edit]

Most countries sent commentators to Kiev or commentated from their own country, in order to add insight to the participants and, if necessary, provide voting information.[26][29]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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