As Junior Eurovision week gets under way, it’s time to run this year’s edition of Juke Box Jury over the next three nights. Just to note, we’ve recorded al of these ahead of the first rehearsals to give everyone a fair chance of finding their Hit, a Miss, or Maybe.
Eurovision Insight Podcast: Junior Juke Box Jury #1 with Lisa-Jayne Lewis and Brent Davidson
Portugal: YouTuber, by Mariana Venâncio.
Russia: Wings, by Polina Bogusevich.
Albania: Mos ma prekni pemën, by Ana Kodra.
Ukraine: Don’t Stop, by Anastasiya Baginska.
Netherlands: Love Me, by Fource.
Australia: Speak Up, by Isabella Clarke.
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Australia will have the 15th starting position in the Junior Eurovision show on Sunday. This is the result of the running order draw tonight in Tbilisi. Italy closes the show, while Cyprus opens.
Check out the full draw:
The draw to determine which songs will be performed first and last in the show, and the starting position for the host country took place during the Opening Ceremony of the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
In a rather complicated procedure, Georgia first drew its starting position. Grigol expressed his eagerness to perform last, then took out a number he thought was 6 – but the presenter corrected him and showed it was in fact number 9. Grigol sighed in relief: “At least that’s better than 6”.
Australia takes an empty box
The other countries came to the front one by one to draw a box. Out of 15 boxes, 13 were empty. The other two contained either position 1 or position 16. Cyprus took the starting slot, Isabella from Australia took an empty box, and Maria from Italy took the closing slot.
As is customary, the producers of the show decided the rest of the running order for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in order to showcase the different styles of music.
Francesca Michielin representing Italy at Eurovision 2016
Francesca Michielin, Italy’s representative at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, has released a new single Io Non Abito Al Mare, along with information about her tour around Italy, which will take place in March and April 2018.
Francesca Michielin represented Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016 with her song Nessun Grado Di Separazione and she placed 16th on the scoreboard with 124 points.
Three months after her her last song Vulcano, Francesca first treated her fans on Twitter with a sneak peek of her new song Io Non Abito Al Mare, meaning I Don’t Live By The Sea. She included some lyrics from the song and shared the cover of the single with her fans. The song was released last Friday, 17th November 2017. Today, the music video was released. Watch it in the video below.
Francesca wrote the song herself, and she says that the song is about ‘the difficulty of communicating, the difference between hearing and listening, and the obstacles between the words that we want to say’.
Also, some other exciting news for her fans, Francesca Michielin announced a tour around Italy, going to fourteen places from North to South Italy. The tour will begin on the 16th of March 2018 in Parma and will end on the 15th of April in Florence. Below is a list of the dates and places she will be touring in:
Welcome to Tbilisi, as Georgia hosts this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Ewan Spence and Lisa-Jayne Lewis will be here every day to bring you the news from the Contest and a flavour of the capital city. First up, trying to find a car horn, the new voting system, the entry list, and meeting the Georgian Ambassador to the United Kingdom.
Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Tbilisi, Monday 20th November
Ewan Spence is joined by Lisa Jayne Lewis (ESC Insight) and Brent Davidson (EscXtra) as we begin our coverage of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017.
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The final artist and song has just been announced so now we have this year’s unofficial guide book ready for you to download. Chock-full of information on this year’s artists, songs, National Selections, and each nation’s history at Junior Eurovision, this free, downloadable eBook (available in PDF format) is a fantastic resource to have at your fingertips as we approach this year’s shows. It’s completely free and has everything you need to know about this years Junior Eurovision.
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