List of Junior Eurovision Song Contest winners
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest is an annual contest organized between member countries of the European Broadcasting Union for children aged between 9 and 14 (8 and 15 between 2003 and 2006, 10 and 15 between 2007 and 2015). This junior contest has been broadcast every year since its debut in 2003, and is based on the senior version entitled Eurovision Song Contest, one of the longest-running television programmes in the world since the debut in 1956. The contest's winner has been determined using numerous voting techniques throughout its history; centre to these have been the awarding of points to countries by juries or televoters. The country awarded the most points is declared the winner.
There have been 15 contests, with one winner each year. Ten different countries have won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. A song from Croatia won the first contest in 2003. The country with the highest number of wins is Georgia, with three wins. Macedonia is the country with the longest history in the contest without a win having made twelve appearances since their debut in 2003.
Winning the Junior Eurovision Song Contest provides an opportunity for the winning artist(s) to capitalise on their success and surrounding publicity by launching or furthering their international career. Some artists from Junior Eurovision have progressed later in their careers to participate in national selection finals for the senior Eurovision Song Contest, including Molly Sandén who represented Sweden in 2006 and later took part in the 2009, 2012 and 2016 Melodifestivalen. Nevena Božović represented Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 as part of Moje 3 and became the first contestant to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest after competing in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, where she came third in 2007. The Tolmachevy Sisters are the second contestants to do so, participating (and placing 7th) in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 after winning the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2006 with their entry, "Vesenniy Jazz" (English: Spring Jazz, Cyrillic: Весенний Джаз).
List of winners
- 1.^ Although the venue itself is located in Marsa, Malta, the Junior Eurovision Executive Supervisor, Vladislav Yakovlev stated on 18 December 2013 that there would be "no host city - but a host island".
Since the contest began in 2003, all nations competing must sing in the national language (or national languages) of the country being represented. However, they can have a few lines in a different language.
|4||Russian||2005, 2006, 2007, 2017||Belarus, Russia|
|3||English||2013, 2015, 2017||Malta, Russia|
|Dutch||2009[N 1]||Netherlands[N 1]|
|Ukrainian||2012[N 1]||Ukraine[N 1]|
|Italian||2014[N 1]||Italy[N 1]|
The table below shows the top-three placings from each contest, along with the years that a country won the contest.
|Georgia||3||2||0||5||2008, 2011, 2016|
|Place||Country||Winner||Runner up||Third place||Best place|
|34||Serbia and Montenegro||0||0||0||13|
Notes and references
- This song was partially sung in English.
- "Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2003". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
- "Junior Eurovision Song Contest - Belarus". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
- "Junior Eurovision Song Contest - Georgia". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
- "Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2006 - About Molly Sandén". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
- Waddell, Nathan (3 March 2013). "Moje 3 win the ticket to Malmö!". escXtra. Archived from the original on 2 May 2013. Retrieved 27 April 2013.
- "Junior Eurovision Song Contest - Russia". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
- Fisher, Luke (18 December 2013). "Malta to host Junior Eurovision 2014". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 6 July 2014.
Junior Eurovision 2014 will be unique in that there will not be a designated ‘host city’ for the event. Instead, it has been decided that the entire island of Malta will the host of Junior Eurovision 2014!
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