It’s time to celebrate as Junior Eurovision week is finally upon us! In just 8 days time, we will get to see the grand final of Junior Eurovision 2020, hosted live from Warsaw. Many exciting things have been planned for the upcoming week, and it all kicks off on Sunday 22nd with the #JESCWatchParty!
As we reported earlier this week, there will be a #JESCWatchParty on November 22nd at 17:00 CET, which is exactly one week before the Junior Eurovision 2020 final. The 2019 final will be shown live from the Junior Eurovision YouTube channel, where you at home can watch along with the 12 artists from this years contest. But apart from this, what else will be happening next week?
Keeping up with tradition, there will be an official Opening Ceremony on Monday 23rd at 16:00 CET. Yes that’s right, an opening ceremony! Despite the fact that the acts and their delegations have been unable to travel to Poland for the contest, there will be an opening ceremony, broadcast live from Warsaw, where we will have the chance to meet host Mateusz Szymkowiak, who will introduce us to all of this years 12 participants, as well as some surprise special guests.
What about the rehearsals I hear you say? Well fear not, as the official Junior Eurovision website have reported that we will get to enjoy sneak previews of all 12 performances, as all of the acts have already filmed their final performances. The official website will also post backstage photos and interviews with the artists. The ceremony will be broadcast live from the official Junior Eurovision YouTube channel.
But that’s not quite all, as it has also been revealed that the class of 2020 will all travel to Warsaw virtually, where they will have the chance to go backstage and interview one another. And this is where you come in, as you will also have the chance to ask questions to the participants on social media, which will all be answered in a Q and A video.
And all of this takes us up to 20:00 CET on Friday 27th November, when the online voting will officially open. As has been the case since 2017, the winner of Junior Eurovision will be decided by a mix of 50% jury vote and 50% online vote. However, the online vote will be slightly different this year. Unlike in previous years, where you could vote for up to 5 songs, this year, you can only vote for a maximum of 3 songs (including your own country).
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 will be hosted live from Warsaw on November 29th at 17:00 CET. It will be available to watch live from all competing countries as well as on the official Junior Eurovision YouTube channel. Will you be watching? And who will you be voting for? Let us know in the comments below!