Junior Eurovision: countries participating in 2015, and the winners of all years
Junior Eurovision is a prestigious contest for young talents, which allows talented children to demonstrate their vocal skills. Unlike the adult version of the contest, it is much younger and in 2015 will be held only for the thirteenth time. Despite this, for 12 years the children's Eurovision has gained immense popularity and thousands of fans around the world.
Rules of the competition for children were based on the principles of an adult Eurovision, but they are somewhat different. First, participants can be children aged 8-15 years. Secondly, the time frame for voting has been slightly increased. You can give preference to your little idol right after the beginning of the first song. Thirdly, the performer must necessarily be a citizen of the country that he will represent at the contest. In addition, a maximum of 18 participating states can participate in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
The winners of the Junior Eurovision
Contestants of children's competition have always been distinguished by excellent vocal data, and winners often became popular not only on the territory of their country, but also in neighboring states.
Since 2005 this song contest has been held in accordance with the pre-selected themes. Only the 2010 Junior Eurovision Song Contest became an exception - after some time the contest theme was rejected. Then the winner was Vladimir Arzumanyan from Armenia with his amazing composition about his mother.
Junior Eurovision 2011 was held in Yerevan. 1 place in the contest was won by the Georgian band "Candy", who performed an incendiary song called "Candy Music".
There is a significant difference between Junior Eurovision and the adult. The winner country is not obliged to host a competition for the next year. She has the right to do so, but she can refuse. In this case, other countries submit applications with the proposal of their candidature, and the special commission chooses the receiving party. For example, the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2012 was held not in Georgia, but in the Netherlands, in the city of Amsterdam. The victory went to Ukrainian singer Anastasia Petrik with the composition "Sky". Kiev agreed to host the contestants in 2013, so the children's Eurovision 2013 was held in Ukraine. 1 place on it was taken by the representative of the beautiful country of Malta Gaia Kauki, who performed her musical hit in English "The Start". In place of the small singer in 2014 came the Italian representative Vincenzo Cantello, who performed the song in his native Italian "Tu primo grande amore". The boy impressed the audience with his sincerity and talent.
It is worth noting that the winners of Junior Eurovision do not stop and continue their way to the big stage. So, for example, Tolmachyov's sisters at the 2006 Junior Eurovision Song Contest became winners, performing the song "Spring Jazz" in Romania, and in 2014 Maria and Anastasia Tolmachyova took advantage of their children's experience and went to conquer the adult Eurovision Song Contest. Unfortunately, they did not win this time.
Today, many are interested in one question: when will the children's Eurovision 2015. Fortunately, the final date of the competition is already known - this is November 21, 2015. The organizers also announced the place where young talents will compete in 2015. It is a beautiful and hospitable capital of Bulgaria - the city of Sofia. Recall that in 2014, 1 place went to the representative of Italy, but the country-winner could not decide on holding such a large-scale competition of children's talents. That's why we will be watching the performers in the sports and concert complex "Armeets" in Bulgaria, which is ready to receive about 15 thousand spectators.
Russia will send to the Junior Eurovision 2015 singer Alice Kojikina with the composition "White Angels".
It is known that Ukraine this year refused to participate in the adult Eurovision contest, therefore it is not worthwhile to pin hopes on the children's contest. Albania announced its desire to return to the contest in 2015, which, of course, all countries are happy.
Today there is already a list of countries that have confirmed their participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015. These are Bulgaria, Belarus, Georgia, the Netherlands, Ireland, Slovenia, Sweden and Albania. In some countries, the name of the representative has not yet been determined - there are so many who want to make a final choice, even the most experienced jury is difficult.
Well, we, the audience, look forward to November 21, and we will certainly support young performers in such a serious contest.