The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010 was the eighth edition of the annual Junior Eurovision Song Contest and took place in Minsk, Belarus. It was held on 20 November 2010. The contest was won by Vladimir Arzumanyan from Armenia with the song Mama. This gave Armenia its first Junior Eurovision victory and its first victory in any Eurovision contest.
|Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010|
|Feel the Magic|
|Final||20 November 2010|
|Venue||Minsk Arena, Minsk, Belarus|
|Directed by||Daniel Jelinek[better source needed]|
|Executive supervisor||Svante Stockselius|
|Executive producer||Alexander Martynenko|
|Host broadcaster||Belarusian Television and Radio Company (BTRC)|
|Opening act||"Hello, Eurovision" performed by Ksenia Sitnik and Alexey Zhigalkovich|
|Interval act||Europe's Skies performed by Alexander Rybak |
All participants and Dmitry Koldun performing A Day Without War
Winners of Junior Eurovision 2003–2009
|Number of entries||14|
|Returning countries|| Latvia |
|Non-returning countries|| Cyprus|
|Voting system||Each country awards 12, 10, 8–1 points to their 10 favourite songs.|
|Winning song|| Armenia|
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) invited broadcasters to bid for the rights to host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010. Belarus broadcaster National State Television and Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus (BRTC) won the rights to organise the contest over bids from Russia and Malta.[better source needed] Under construction through 2009, the 15,000-spectator Minsk-Arena hosted the event. Belarus has twice previously won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which is, according to EBU Executive Supervisor Svante Stockselius, "one of Belarus' most popular television shows."
The theme art for the contest was revealed on 8 April 2010, consisting of multi-coloured circles, symbolising "different people, cultures and countries," that form the shape of wings, that symbolise "freedom, ease of flying, creative inspiration and rising above." On 8 September, the mascots of the show were presented, being a bear and a wisent.
The stage, by Swedish stage designer Ulf Mårtensson, was unveiled on 15 July 2010, featuring five constructions in the shapes of wings. The hosts were also involved with each performance on their own dedicated section of the stage.
Theme art was also incorporated in the promotional billboards and posters featuring 11 "faces of Junior Eurovision" selected through casting procedure. Results of castings were revealed on 20 July 2010 and the 11 chosen ones were Belarus TV personalities Denis Kourian, Olga Barabanschikova, Irina Kazantseva, Andrey Bibikov, former JESC entrants Alexey Zhigalkovich, Ksenia Sitnik, Yuriy Demidovich, Alina Molosh, Daria Nadina as well as non-professionals Yulia Brazhinskaya and Ilya Ilmursky.
Participants and resultsEdit
On 28 July 2010, the EBU announced the competing countries for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010. A total of 14 countries competed, with Moldova making its début and Latvia and Lithuania returning. Cyprus and Romania withdrew from the contest. Sweden returned to the contest through Sveriges Television (SVT) after TV4 withdrew. The EBU's coordinator of the contest, Svante Stockselius, labelled SVT's return to the contest as a big achievement in terms of negotiations with possible participants and expressed hope that other Scandinavian broadcasters may also return to the show.[better source needed]
The show also featured all winners of Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2003-2009 Dino Jelusić, María Isabel, Ksenia Sitnik, The Tolmachevy Twins, Alexey Zhigalkovich, Bzikebi and Ralf Mackenbach, who performed remix-medley of their winning entries and presented the trophy to the winner of 2010 edition. Also, a special documentary "Kids of Eurovision" was filmed by BTRC about them.
|2||Moldova||Ștefan Roșcovan||"Ali Baba"||Romanian, English||54||8|
|3||Netherlands||Anna and Senna||"My Family"||Dutch, English||52||9|
|4||Serbia||Sonja Škorić||"Čarobna noć" (Чаробна ноћ)||Serbian||113||3|
|5||Ukraine||Yulia Gurska||"Miy litak" (Мій літак)||Ukrainian||28||14|
|6||Sweden||Josefine Ridell||"Allt jag vill ha"||Swedish||48||11|
|7||Russia||Sasha Lazin and Liza Drozd||"Boy and Girl"||Russian[b]||119||2|
|8||Latvia||Šarlote Lēnmane||"Viva la Dance (Dejo tā)"||Latvian||51||10|
|9||Belgium||Jill and Lauren||"Get Up!"||Dutch, English||61||7|
|10||Armenia||Vladimir Arzumanyan||"Mama" (Մամա)||Armenian||120||1|
|11||Malta||Nicole Azzopardi||"Knock Knock!....Boom! Boom!"||English, Maltese||35||13|
|12||Belarus||Daniil Kozlov||"Muzyki svet" (Музыки свет)||Russian||85||5|
|13||Georgia||Mariam Kakhelishvili||"Mari Dari"||Imaginary[c]||109||4|
|14||Macedonia||Anja Veterova||"Еооо, Еооо"||Macedonian||38||12|
Detailed voting resultsEdit
Each country gave their votes through a 50% jury and 50% televoting system, which decided their top ten songs using the points 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1.
Below is a summary of all 12 points received. All countries were given 12 points at the start of voting to ensure that no country finished with nul points.
|N.||Contestant||Nation(s) giving 12 points|
|4||Armenia||Belgium, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine|
|3||Russia||Armenia, Belarus, Malta|
The order in which votes were cast during the 2010 contest along with the spokesperson who was responsible for announcing the votes for their respective country.
- Lithuania – Bernadras Garbaciauskas
- Moldova – Paula Paraschiv
- Netherlands – Bram
- Serbia – Maja Mazić
- Ukraine – Elizabeth Arfush
- Sweden – Robin Ridell
- Russia – Philip Mazurov
- Latvia – Ralfs Eilands
- Belgium – Laura Omloop
- Armenia – Nadia Sargsyan
- Malta – Francesca Zarb
- Belarus – Anastasiya Butyugina
- Georgia – Giorgi Toradze
- Macedonia – Sara Markoska
This section needs additional citations for verification. (May 2021)
Each national broadcaster also sent a commentator to the contest, in order to provide coverage of the contest in their own native language. Details of the commentators and the broadcasting station for which they represented are also included in the table below.
|Armenia||ARMTV||Gohar Gasparyan and Artak Vandanyan|
|Belgium||VRT||Kristien Maes and Tom De Cock|
|Macedonia||MTV 1||Toni Drenkovski and Monika Todorovska|
|Netherlands||AVRO||Sipke Jan Bousema|
|Sweden||SVT24||Edward af Sillén and Malin Olsson|
|Australia||SBS One||No commentary|||
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||BHRT (delayed)||Unknown|||
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010 is a compilation album put together by the European Broadcasting Union, and was released by Universal Music Group on 19 November 2010. The album features all the songs from the 2010 contest, along with karaoke versions.
- The rules stated that the participants must sing in one of their national languages, however they were permitted to have up to 25% in a different language, as seen in some entries.
- Contains two phrases in English
- Contains some phrases in Georgian
- Siim, Jarmo (6 September 2010). "Meet them: the hosts of Junior 2010!". JuniorEurovision.tv. Retrieved 6 September 2010.
- "Daniel Elenek, the Swedish multicamera director, visited Minsk for the first time". ESCKAZ.com. 25 August 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2010.
- "Next: 2010 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk". JuniorEurovision.tv. 13 February 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2010.
- "Three winners on stage in Minsk!". JuniorEurovision.tv. 14 November 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2010.
- "Exclusive Belarus to host Junior 2010". JuniorEurovision.tv. 8 June 2009. Retrieved 8 June 2009.
- "News on JESC 2010 organization". ESCKAZ.com. Retrieved 3 July 2009.
- "Exclusive: Presenting logo of Junior 2010". JuniorEurovision.tv. 9 April 2010. Retrieved 2 August 2010.
- "Mascots introduced in Minsk". JuniorEurovision.tv. 21 September 2010. Retrieved 21 September 2010.
- "Presenting: This is the stage of this year's contest!". JuniorEurovision.tv. 26 July 2010. Retrieved 2 August 2010.
- "Who are the faces of Junior 2010?". JuniorEurovision.tv. 21 July 2010. Retrieved 4 August 2010.
- "Talents from 14 nations to gather at Junior Eurovision 2011". JuniorEurovision.tv. 28 July 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
- Mikheev, Andy (29 July 2010). "Exclusive interview with Svante Stockselius". ESCKAZ.com. Retrieved 4 August 2010.
- "Past winners become movie stars". JuniorEurovision.tv. 5 October 2010. Retrieved 5 October 2010.
- "Final of Minsk 2010". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 30 May 2021. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
- Ian (18 October 2010). "Interview: Mariam Kakhelishvili (Georgia Junior Eurovision 2010)". EuroVisionary.
- "Results of the Final of Minsk 2010". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 30 May 2021. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
- "Комментатором детского "Евровидения-2010" в Беларуси станет диджей Павел Лозовик". BELTA. 10 November 2010. Archived from the original on 13 December 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
- "Minsk sings for Junior Eurovision". tvtonight.com. 20 November 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
- "Moldova plans to debut at Junior Eurovision". ESCDAILY.com. 29 August 2011. Archived from the original on 29 August 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
- "Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010". iTunes Store. 23 November 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2015.