Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2012

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2012 was the tenth edition of the annual Junior Eurovision Song Contest. It took place at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 1 December 2012.[1][6] Dutch broadcaster AVRO was the host broadcaster for the event.[7] For the second time the Netherlands hosted the contest, after hosting the contest in 2007 in Rotterdam. The motto for the contest was "Break The Ice".[8]

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2012
Break The Ice
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Dates
Final1 December 2012[1]
Host
VenueHeineken Music Hall, Amsterdam[1]
Presenter(s)Ewout Genemans,
Kim-Lian van der Meij[2]
Directed byDavid Grifhorst
Executive supervisorSietse Bakker
Executive producerRonald Kok
Host broadcasterAlgemene Vereniging Radio Omroep (AVRO)
Opening act"Euphoria" performed by Rachel Traets
Interval act"We Can Be Heroes" by All contenders of the JESC
Ralf Mackenbach
Kim-Lian van der Meij performing "Break the Ice"
Websitejunioreurovision.tv/event/amsterdam-2012 Edit this at Wikidata
Participants
Number of entries12[3]
Debuting countries Albania
 Azerbaijan
 Israel
Returning countriesNone
Non-returning countries Bulgaria[4]
 Latvia[5]
 Lithuania[5]
 Macedonia[4]
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Voting systemEach country awards 12, 10, 8–1 points to their 10 favourite songs.
Winning song Ukraine
"Nebo"
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The show was hosted by Ewout Genemans and Kim-Lian van der Meij. The show was opened with the song Euphoria from Loreen performed by Rachel. The song "Break the Ice" by Kim-Lian van der Meij which was specially written for this contest and the 2009 winner Ralf Mackenbach performed also.[2]

Twelve countries took part in the contest, making it the smallest number of countries participating in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest history, and equalling the number of countries participated in the 1970 Eurovision Song Contest held at RAI Congrescentrum. Israel, Albania and Azerbaijan made their debuts at the Junior Contest.[3] Whilst nine countries from the previous edition continued their participation in the contest, four countries withdrew: Lithuania, Bulgaria, Latvia and Macedonia. The contest was won by Anastasiya Petryk for Ukraine with the song "Nebo". Georgia and Armenia finished in second and third place, respectively. This was Ukraine's first Junior Eurovision victory and second Eurovision victory after Ruslana won the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest in Istanbul. Ukraine's winning margin of 35 points was also a record.

LocationEdit

 
Heineken Music Hall, in Amsterdam. Venue for the 2012 Junior Eurovision.

On 11 October 2011, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) announced that the Dutch broadcaster AVRO had won the right to host next year's event.[9] On 27 February 2012, it was announced that the tenth edition of the contest would take place on 1 December and be held at the Heineken Music Hall (or commonly abbreviated as HMH) in Amsterdam.[10]

The Heineken Music Hall was specially designed for music shows, several artists like Madonna and Kylie Minogue made shows at the venue. Furthermore, it is often used by the Dutch Entertainment Company Q-dance for the Event-Series X-Qlusive taking place several times a year. The big hall (also called Black Box) has been used for concerts and boasts a capacity of 5,500 and is 3000 m². After parties are given in a smaller hall, with a capacity of 700.

FormatEdit

Logo and graphic designEdit

The architect was Frits van Dongen. The motto for the contest was announced on 6 September 2012 as "Break The Ice".[8] Tickets for the contest went on sale from 10 September 2012.[6]

Participating countriesEdit

On 1 September 2012, the EBU announced that twelve countries would take part in the 2012 contest.[3] Albania, Azerbaijan, and Israel made their debut at the 10th edition, while Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, and Macedonia withdrew from participation.[4][5]

Returning artistsEdit

One confirmed representative had been announced as returning to the contest for a second time. Lerika who participated Moldova in 2011 finishing in 6th place with the song "No, No", represented Russia this time around, finishing in 4th place.[11][12]

ResultsEdit

Draw[13] Country[3] Artist[14] Song[14] Language Place[15] Points
01   Belarus Egor Zheshko "A more-more" (А море-море) Russian 9 56
02   Sweden Lova Sönnerbo [sv] "Mitt mod" Swedish 6 70
03   Azerbaijan Omar [az] & Suada [az] "Girls and Boys (Dünya Sənindir)" Azerbaijani, English 11 49
04   Belgium Fabian [nl] "Abracadabra" Dutch 5 72
05   Russia Lerika "Sensation" Russian, English 4 88
06   Israel Kids.il "Let the Music Win" Hebrew[a] 8 68
07   Albania Igzidora Gjeta "Kam një këngë vetëm për ju" Albanian 12 35
08   Armenia Compass Band [hy] "Sweetie Baby" Armenian, English 3 98
09   Ukraine Anastasiya Petryk "Nebo" (Небо) Ukrainian, English 1 138
10   Georgia Funkids "Funky Lemonade" Georgian, English 2 103
11   Moldova Denis Midone "Toate vor fi" Romanian, English 10 52
12   Netherlands Femke "Tik Tak Tik" Dutch 7 69

ScoreboardEdit

Due to technical issues, Georgia was the final country to cast its votes.

Voting results[16]
Total score
Kids Jury
Belarus
Sweden
Azerbaijan
Belgium
Russia
Israel
Albania
Armenia
Ukraine
Georgia
Moldova
Netherlands
Contestants
Belarus 56 1 1 7 2 4 1 2 7 10 7 2
Sweden 70 6 7 1 5 5 7 12 2 2 7 4
Azerbaijan 49 2 2 3 1 3 10 5 8 3
Belgium 72 3 3 7 3 7 6 7 5 1 4 6 8
Russia 88 8 10 8 2 8 4 8 6 6 10 6
Israel 68 4 5 4 5 4 8 1 6 8 3 1 7
Albania 35 12 3 1 1 4 2
Armenia 98 5 8 6 7 10 10 3 12 12 3 10
Ukraine 138 10 12 12 4 12 12 12 6 12 10 12 12
Georgia 103 12 6 10 8 6 6 8 5 10 7 8 5
Moldova 52 4 2 10 3 2 5 4 3 4 2 1
Netherlands 69 7 1 5 6 10 1 2 8 4 3 5 5

12 pointsEdit

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
8   Ukraine   Armenia,   Belarus,   Belgium,   Israel,   Moldova,   Netherlands,   Russia,   Sweden
2   Armenia   Georgia,   Ukraine
1   Albania   Azerbaijan
  Georgia  Kids Jury
  Sweden   Albania

SpokespersonsEdit

The order in which votes were cast during the 2012 contest along with the spokesperson who was responsible for announcing the votes for their respective country.

  1.  Kids Jury – Ralf Mackenbach
  2.   Belarus – Maria Drozdova
  3.   Sweden – Leya Gullström
  4.   Azerbaijan – Leila Hajili
  5.   Belgium – Femke Verschueren
  6.   Russia – Valentin Sadiki
  7.   Israel – Maayan Aloni
  8.   Albania – Keida Dervishi
  9.   Armenia – Michael Varosyan
  10.   Ukraine – Kristall
  11.   Moldova – Felcia Genunchi
  12.   Netherlands – Lidewei Loot
  13.   Georgia – Candy

Other countriesEdit

  •   Bulgaria – On 11 June 2012, Bulgarian National Television (BNT) confirmed that Bulgaria would not be taking part in the 2012 contest.[17]
  •   Cyprus – The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC) confirmed to esckaz.com in Baku that Cyprus would not be returning to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2012.[18]
  •   Finland – In mid June 2012, Yleisradio (Yle) confirmed to esckaz.com that they would not be debuting at the 2012 Contest. They did however say they were open to taking part in the future.[19]
  •   Italy – In July 2011, the EBU confirmed that Italian broadcaster Radiotelevisione italiana (RAI) were interested in making a debut at the 2011 contest. But a delay in negotiations meant that this would not be the case, and that Italy would certainly secure a place in 2012, if their desire to participate was still on the agenda.[20]
  •   Latvia – On 27 June 2012, Latvijas Televīzija (LTV) confirmed to esckaz.com that Latvia would not be taking part in the 2012 contest. The reason for withdrawal was not given, however it's believed that financial issues caused the withdrawal.[21]
  •   Lithuania – On 27 June 2012, Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT) confirmed to esckaz.com that Lithuania would not be taking part in 2012 contest. The Lithuanian Head of Delegation said, the withdrawal was due to the expense of broadcasting the 2012 Summer Olympics and 2012 UEFA European Football Championship leaving no budget for participation in 2012.[21]
  •   Macedonia – On 13 July 2012, Macedonian Radio-Television (MKRTV) confirmed to esckaz.com that they would not be taking part in the 2012 contest. They said this was due to issues with the way voting is held and the lack of budget for the contest.[4]
  •   Norway – In early June 2012, Norsk rikskringkasting (NRK) confirmed that Norway would not return to the contest, this is due to a rule change that the EBU made in 2006, that allowed professional singers to take part.[17]
  •   Portugal – In early June 2012, Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP) were approached by the EBU to take part in the 2012 contest. RTP declined due to financial difficulties.[22]
  •   San Marino – San Marino RTV had originally planned to debut in the 2011 contest, but later withdrew their application in order to concentrate on their preparation for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 instead. San Marino RTV has announced on 22 August 2012 that they would not take part in 2012 contest.[23]
  •   Serbia – When Serbia withdrew from the 2011 contest, the head of delegation said that a one-year break would be okay, for financial reasons and that hopefully they would in 2012, in order to "not disappoint the Serbian kids".[24] However, the country didn't participate.
  •   Spain – Website esckaz.com asked Spanish broadcaster Televisión Española (TVE) about their participation in future editions. TVE was not able to give an affirmative or negative response on their participation in 2012.[25]

BroadcastsEdit

Each national broadcaster 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.

Broadcasters and commentators in participating countries
Country Broadcaster(s) Commentator(s) Ref.
  Albania RTVSH Andri Xhahu
  Armenia Armenia 1 Gohar Gasparyan
  Azerbaijan Ictimai TV Konul Arifkizi
  Belarus Belarus 1 Pavel Lazorik
  Belgium Eén Astrid Demeure and Tom De Cock
  Georgia GPB Temo Kvirkvelia
  Israel IBA No commentator
  Moldova TRM Rusalina Rusu
  Netherlands Nederland 1 Marcel Kuijer
  Russia Russia-1 Olga Shelest
  Sweden SVT2 Edward af Sillen and Ylva Hällen
  Ukraine NTU Timur Miroshnychenko

Official albumEdit

Junior Eurovision Song Contest Amsterdam 2012
 
Compilation album by
ReleasedNovember 2012
GenrePop
Length
  • 33:09 (CD 1)
  • 33:09 (CD 2)
LabelUniversal
Junior Eurovision Song Contest chronology
Junior Eurovision Song Contest Yerevan 2011
(2011)
Junior Eurovision Song Contest Amsterdam 2012
(2012)
Junior Eurovision Song Contest Kyiv 2013
(2013)

Junior Eurovision Song Contest Amsterdam 2012, is a compilation album put together by the European Broadcasting Union, and was released by Universal Music Group on November 2012. The album features all the songs from the 2012 contest, along with karaoke versions.[26]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Contains several lines in English, Russian, and French

ReferencesEdit

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  4. ^ a b c d Mikheev, Andy (11 June 2012). "Junior Eurovision 2012 Withdraws". ESCKaz. Archived from the original on 7 July 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012. First withdrawal of 2012 season is confirmed. Tsvetelina Popova, head of press of Bulgarian delegation, has informed ESCKAZ that "BNT took the decision and unfortunately will not participate in the Junior Eurovision 2012"
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  13. ^ Victor (15 October 2012). "Check: Results of Junior draw!". Junioreurovision.tv. EBU. Archived from the original on 5 December 2012.
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  15. ^ "Final of Amsterdam 2012". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 30 May 2021. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  16. ^ "Results of the Final of Amsterdam 2012". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 30 May 2021. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
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  20. ^ Ghassan (2 July 2011). "Italy in Junior Eurovision?". Oikotimes. Archived from the original on 4 July 2011.
  21. ^ a b "JESC'12: Latvia & Lithuanian Have Withdrawn". Eurovoix. 27 June 2012. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  22. ^ "Portugal: No Return To JESC For 2012". Eurovoix. 6 June 2012. Archived from the original on 7 November 2020.
  23. ^ Mikheev, Andy (15 August 2012). "Junior Eurovision 2012 News". ESCKaz. Archived from the original on 18 September 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012. Meanwhile, San Marino broadcaster has informed ESCKAZ that they have decided not to take part in Junior Eurovision this year.
  24. ^ Juhas, Ervin (5 July 2011). "RTS withdraws from JESC". Archived from the original on 9 July 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  25. ^ Mikheev, Andy (3 June 2012). "Spain maybe go in". ESCKaz.
  26. ^ "Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2012". itunes.apple.com. 23 November 2015. Archived from the original on 29 November 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2015.

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