Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 was the 18th edition of the annual Junior Eurovision Song Contest, organised by Telewizja Polska (TVP) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). The contest took place on 29 November 2020, and was held in Warsaw, Poland, following the country's victory at the 2019 contest. This was the first time the contest was held in the same country for two consecutive years.[1]

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020
#MoveTheWorld!
Junior Eurovision 2020 logo.jpeg
Dates
Final29 November 2020
Host
VenueTVP Headquarters, Warsaw, Poland[1][2]
Presenter(s)
Executive supervisorMartin Österdahl[3]
Executive producerMarta Piekarska[4]
Host broadcasterTelewizja Polska (TVP)
Opening actViki Gabor performing "Superhero"
Interval act
Websitejunioreurovision.tv/event/poland-2020 Edit this at Wikidata
Participants
Number of entries12
Debuting countries Germany
Returning countriesNone
Non-returning countries
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Vote
Voting systemThe professional jury of each country awards a set of 12, 10, 8-1 points to 10 songs. Viewers around the world vote for 3 songs, and their votes are distributed proportionally. The votes of the jury and the audience make up 50% of all votes.[5]
Winning song France
"J'imagine"
2019 ← Junior Eurovision Song Contest → 2021

Twelve countries participated in the contest, having the smallest number of participants since the 2013 contest (with some countries pointing the COVID-19 pandemic situation and travel restrictions as the reason of their withdrawal), with Germany participating for the first time.

France's Valentina was the winner of the contest with the song "J'imagine". This was France's first victory in the contest, as well as their first victory at a Eurovision event since Eurovision Young Dancers 1989. Kazakhstan and Spain finished in second and third place respectively for the second year in a row. The Netherlands and Belarus completed the top five, with the Netherlands finishing fourth also for the second year in a row. Debuting country Germany finished last.

LocationEdit

 
TVP Headquarters, venue of 2020 Junior Eurovision.

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 took place in Studio 5 in the TVP Headquarters located on Warsaw, Poland, after the country won the 2019 edition on home soil in Gliwice with the song "Superhero" by Viki Gabor.[2] However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the first time, all the competing songs were performed in a studio in each participating country.[6]

It was the third time Warsaw hosted a Eurovision event (after the Eurovision Young Musicians 1994 and the Eurovision Young Dancers 2005), and the first time the contest is held in the same country in two consecutive years.

Bidding phase and host city selectionEdit

Location of the candidate cities (red) and the chosen host city (blue)

After Poland's victory in the 2019 contest, the director-general of Polish broadcaster Telewizja Polska (TVP), Jacek Kurski, stated that the country would apply to host the event again in 2020.[7] However, Kurski stated that the possibility of two consecutive editions of the event in Poland could be frowned upon by the EBU. After a period of uncertainty, in the last week of December 2019, it was reported by Gazeta Wyborcza that some Kraków City Councillors were expressing interest in taking the proposal that the contest be held in the city, focused on Tauron Arena. A few days later on 8 January 2020, the proposal was discussed at the City Council and accepted by the majority of its members.[8] Poland was confirmed as the host country in March 2020.[9] Current champion, Viki Gabor, also expressed her desire for the event to be held in Kraków, her place of residence.

Following the cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, work on the event was suspended indefinitely.[10] On 16 May 2020, during the airing of Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light, it was confirmed that the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 would be held in a studio in Warsaw on 29 November. Junior Eurovision 2019 winner Viki Gabor also revealed the competition's logo and slogan during the broadcast.[1]

On 7 October, Rafał Brzozowski revealed in an interview for TVP that the contest would take place in Studio 5 at the TVP Headquarters in Warsaw. In that studio Brzozowski has hosted TVP1's Jaka to melodia? since 2019.[2] Previously, the venue organized the national finals (in 2003–04 as Krajowe Eliminacje and from 2006 to 2008 as Piosenka dla Europy) for the adult and children's (until 2004) versions of the contest.

FormatEdit

PerformancesEdit

For the first time in the contest's history, most of the participants performed their songs remotely, recorded prior to the contest in a television studio in their country of origin. The EBU stated "to ensure continuity and the fairness of the competition, EBU Members in the [then] 13 participating countries have agreed to use a similar stage layout and technical set up to capture the performance of their artist(s)."[6] The only four countries to record their performances in Warsaw are Malta, Poland, Serbia and Ukraine.[11]

The opening ceremony and the interval acts were also broadcast live from Warsaw, with, according to the EBU, "all presenters and necessary crew socially distancing."[6] There was a small audience present.[12] During the interval acts, Viki Gabor sang two songs: her winning song "Superhero", and the 2019 adult Eurovision winning song "Arcade" with Roksana Węgiel and the 2019 Eurovision winner Duncan Laurence.[13] Alicja Szemplińska sang Empires, the intended Polish entry for the cancelled Eurovision Song Contest 2020. The show’s co-host, Ida Nowakowska, performed as a backup dancer for Alicja.[14]

VotingEdit

The same voting system that was introduced in the 2017 edition was used, where the results were determined by 50% online voting and 50% jury voting. Online voting consisted of two phases. The first phase of the online voting lasted from 27 November to one minute before the show starts on 29 November. The second phase of the online voting took place during the live show and started after the last performance and was open for 15 minutes. International viewers could vote for three countries. Viewers could also vote for their own country's song.[5]

The other half of the points was determined by a national jury from every participating country. Due to pandemic-related restrictions, for the first time since the 2012 contest, spokespersons gave out the points from each of the participating countries, and not from the venue.[15]

For the first time in the history of the contest, the spokespersons announced their 12 points first, and then gave out their points from 1 to 10. This was due to the low amount of participating countries.[16]

HostsEdit

On 7 October 2020, it was announced that Ida Nowakowska, Rafał Brzozowski, and Małgorzata Tomaszewska [pl] would host the contest.[17] Nowakowska was the first person to host the junior or adult contest two times in a row. Rafał is a Polish singer and TV presenter, and Tomaszewska is a co-host of The Voice of Poland.[18]

On 14 November 2020, journalist and TV host Mateusz Szymkowiak was confirmed as the host for the Opening Ceremony, which took place on the 23 November in Warsaw. Szymkowiak was the first person to host the Opening Ceremony of the junior or adult contest two times in a row.[19]

Visual designEdit

The theme for the contest, #MoveTheWorld!, was revealed on 16 May 2020, during the airing of Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light by Junior Eurovision 2019 winner Viki Gabor.[1] The EBU explained:

The creative concept behind the slogan is that, as children, we mistakenly believe all important things are done by renowned people: scientists, astronauts, athletes and actors. We want to become them because, in our eyes, they are the ones moving the world. But this is not the case: every day, millions of people around the world perform their day-to-day duties with capability and care. Together, they are the ones really moving the world. This year's slogan honours the collective power we hold together.

The main stage in Warsaw was designed by Anna Brodnicka.[20] It was "inspired by the rich symbolism of a circle and it’s [sic] connection to our lives." The participating broadcasters were presented two versions of the stage to film their performances in their own countries.[21] One version of the stage featured LED screens, while the other more simplified stage used projections instead.

The postcards involved dance troupes dancing around cardboard models related to a certain profession, and ended with the act whose performance was about to be shown giving a gift to a worker in that profession.[22]

The trophy was designed by Kjell Engman of the Swedish glass company Kosta Boda, using the same design as was first introduced in the 2017 contest.[23] The main trophy is a glass microphone with coloured lines inside the upper part, which symbolize the flow of sound.[24]

Participating countriesEdit

On 8 September 2020, the EBU released the initial list of participants with 13 competing countries. Germany would make their debut appearance, while Albania, Australia, Ireland, Italy, North Macedonia, Portugal and Wales would not return, having participated in 2019.[6]

Despite initially confirmed as a participating country, Armenia withdrew from the contest on 5 November 2020 due to the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war, reducing the number of participating countries to 12.[25] This is the lowest number of participating countries since 2013, which also had twelve participating countries.

Draw[26] Country[6] Artist[27] Song[27] Language(s) Place Points Location
01   Germany Susan "Stronger with You" German, English 12 66 Hamburg[28]
02   Kazakhstan Karakat Bashanova "Forever" Kazakh, English 2 152 Almaty[29]
03   Netherlands UNITY "Best Friends" Dutch, English 4 132 Aalsmeer[30]
04   Serbia Petar Aničić "Heartbeat" Serbian, English 11 85 Warsaw[11]
05   Belarus Arina Pehtereva "Aliens" Russian, English 5 130 Minsk[31]
06   Poland Ala Tracz "I'll Be Standing" Polish, English 9 90 Warsaw[11]
07   Georgia Sandra Gadelia "You Are Not Alone" Georgian, English 6 111 Tbilisi[32]
08   Malta Chanel Monseigneur "Chasing Sunsets" English 8 100 Warsaw[11]
09   Russia Sofia Feskova "My New Day" Russian, English 10 88 Moscow[33]
10   Spain Soleá "Palante" Spanish 3 133 Madrid[34]
11   Ukraine Oleksandr Balabanov "Vidkryvai (Open Up)" (Відкривай) Ukrainian, English 7 106 Warsaw[11]
12   France Valentina "J'imagine" French 1 200 Paris[35]

ScoreboardEdit

Jury resultsEdit

Results
Total score
Online voting
Germany
Kazakhstan
Netherlands
Serbia
Belarus
Poland
Georgia
Malta
Russia
Spain
Ukraine
France
Contestants
Germany 66 39 5 2 3 2 2 5 2 6
Kazakhstan 152 69 3 8 10 10 3 12 10 12 4 7 4
Netherlands 132 64 12 7 4 5 8 6 6 2 10 5 3
Serbia 85 50 3 4 4 5 2 3 1 1 12
Belarus 130 57 7 12 1 12 12 3 7 6 5 6 2
Poland 90 44 2 6 5 8 2 8 8 4 2 1
Georgia 111 42 5 10 6 5 1 5 1 7 12 12 5
Malta 100 49 1 7 1 6 6 10 1 7 4 8
Russia 88 44 6 4 3 8 4 3 3 3 10
Spain 133 73 10 2 10 6 7 7 1 4 5 8
Ukraine 106 54 4 1 2 3 10 7 10 8 7
France 200 112 8 8 12 7 12 1 4 12 8 6 10

12 pointsEdit

N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
3   Belarus   Kazakhstan
  Poland
  Serbia
  France   Belarus
  Malta
  Netherlands
2   Georgia   Spain
  Ukraine
  Kazakhstan   Georgia
  Russia
1   Netherlands   Germany
  Serbia   France

Online votingEdit

According to the EBU, a total of over 4.5 million valid votes were received during the voting windows.[36][37]

Online voting results
Contestant Votes % Points
  France ~723,099 ~16.07 112
  Spain ~471,306 ~10.47 73
  Kazakhstan ~445,481 ~9.90 69
  Netherlands ~413,199 ~9.18 64
  Belarus ~368,006 ~8.18 57
  Ukraine ~348,637 ~7.75 54
  Serbia ~322,812 ~7.17 50
  Malta ~316,356 ~7.03 49
  Poland ~284,075 ~6.31 44
  Russia ~284,075 ~6.31 44
  Georgia ~271,162 ~6.03 42
  Germany ~251,793 ~5.60 39
Total
~4,500,000 100.00 697

Other countriesEdit

For a country to be eligible for potential participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, it needs to be an active member of the EBU.[38]

  •   Albania – Albania did not appear on the list of participants published by the EBU on 8 September 2020.[6] RTSH later revealed that they did not enter due to the situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.[39]
  •   Armenia – Initially, Armenia was on the list of participating countries as announced by the EBU on 8 September 2020.[6] However, on 5 November 2020, Armenia withdrew from the contest, citing martial law imposed on the country as a result of the ongoing Nagorno-Karabakh war.[25] On Instagram, Armenia's Head of Delegation David Tserunyan revealed that Maléna Fox had been internally selected to represent Armenia this year.[40] Her intended entry "Why" was released on 29 November 2020.[41]
  •   Australia – In July 2020, the Australian national broadcaster SBS announced that they would not participate in the 2020 contest due to COVID-19 restrictions and concerns.[42] However, they expressed their intention to return to the event in 2021.[citation needed]
  •   Bulgaria – In December 2019, Bulgarian National Television stated that they had no plans to return to the contest at the time, as it was consolidating its participation in the adult contest.[43] However, in July 2020, they stated that the broadcaster was looking to return to the contest in 2021[44] and had not completely ruled out the possibility of returning to the contest in 2020.[45] Bulgaria did not appear on the list of participants published by the EBU on 8 September 2020.
  •   Greece – In June 2020, it was reported that Greek broadcaster ERT was seriously considering returning to the contest in 2020.[46] However, weeks later, it was revealed that the broadcaster had decided not to return to the contest in 2020.[47] Greece last participated in 2008.
  •   Iceland – In December 2019, the Icelandic Head of Delegation for the Eurovision Song Contest Felix Bergsson revealed that no decision had yet been made regarding a potential debut in the contest.[48] Iceland did not appear on the list of participants published by the EBU on 8 September 2020.
  •   Ireland – Despite having confirmed their participation in the contest in January 2020, TG4 announced in August 2020 that Ireland would not participate in the 2020 contest due to the situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.[49]
  •   Italy – While Rai Gulp had previously stated in an Instagram story dated 4 November 2019 that they intended to participate in the 2020 contest;[50] they stated in July 2020 that they had yet to make a decision on participation.[51] Italy did not appear on the final list confirmed by the EBU on 8 September 2020. However, later that month, the broadcaster stated that they had not decided yet on their participation.
  •   Portugal – While Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP) had provisionally confirmed their participation in the contest in August 2020,[53] Portugal did not appear on the list of participants published by the EBU on 8 September 2020.[6] RTP later revealed that they did not enter due to the situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.[54]
  •   Scotland – In June 2019, BBC Alba stated that talks had taken place that could enable its participation in 2020.[55] However, in April 2020, the broadcaster announced that it had no plans to debut at the contest in 2020.[56]
  •   Sweden – In January 2020, Head of SVT Barn Safa Safiyari stated that Sveriges Television had no plans at the time to return to the contest, having concluded that it "does not fit the mix we want on our content". Nonetheless, the broadcaster did not rule out participation in the future. Sweden last participated in 2014.[57]
  •   Wales – In April 2020, it was reported that Welsh broadcaster S4C and production company Rondo Media had stopped any decision on Junior Eurovision participation due to the situation caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.[58] On 14 July 2020, it was confirmed that Wales would not participate in 2020 due to the pandemic.[59]

The following countries and broadcasters confirmed their non-participation without offering further explanation:

Broadcasters, commentators and spokespersonsEdit

SpokespersonsEdit

The following people announced the jury 12 points for their respective country:

  1.   Germany – Olivia[citation needed]
  2.   Kazakhstan – Saniya Zholzhaksynova[73]
  3.   Netherlands – Robin de Haas[74]
  4.   Serbia – Darija Vračević (Serbian representative in the 2019 contest)[75]
  5.   Belarus – Ksenia Galetskaya[76]
  6.   Poland – Marianna Józefina Piątkowska[77]
  7.   Georgia – Marita Khvedelidze[78]
  8.   Malta – Leah Mifsud[79]
  9.   Russia – Mikella Abramova and Khryusha[80]
  10.   Spain – Melani García (Spanish representative in the 2019 contest)[81]
  11.   Ukraine – Sophia Ivanko (Ukrainian representative in the 2019 contest)[82]
  12.   France – Nathan Laface

Broadcasters and commentatorsEdit

Broadcasters and commentators in participating countries
Country Broadcaster(s) Commentator(s) Ref.
  Belarus Belarus 1, Belarus 24 Pavel Lazovik [83][76]
  France France 2 Stéphane Bern, Carla Lazzari [84]
  Georgia 1TV Helen Kalandadze [85]
  Germany KiKa Bürger Lars Dietrich [86]
  Kazakhstan Khabar Agency Mahabbat Esen, Kaldybek Zhaisanbai [87]
  Malta TVM [88]
  Netherlands NPO Zapp Jan Smit [89][90]
  Poland TVP1, TVP ABC, TVP Polonia Artur Orzech [91][92][93]
  Russia Carousel Anton Zorkin [88]
  Serbia RTS2 Tijana Lukić [94]
  Spain La 1, TVE Internacional Tony Aguilar, Eva Mora, Víctor Escudero [95][96]
  Ukraine UA:First, UA:Kultura Timur Miroshnychenko [97]
Broadcasters and commentators in non-participating countries
Country Broadcaster(s) Commentator(s) Ref.
  Lithuania TVP Wilno Artur Orzech [98][99][93]
  North Macedonia MRT [100]
  United Kingdom Radio Six International Ewan Spence, Ellie Chalkley [101]

ProductionEdit

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 was, like the previous year, produced by TVP and the EBU.[9] In January 2020, the EBU announced that after the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, Martin Österdahl would become the new executive supervisor of both the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and the Eurovision Song Contest, succeeding Jon Ola Sand.[102] Österdahl stated during a press conference that this year's event "faced more challenges than perhaps ever before",[103] and that some worked double or triple the normal amount.[104]

Official albumEdit

Junior Eurovision Song Contest Poland 2020
 
Compilation album by
Released13 November 2020
GenrePop
LabelUniversal
Junior Eurovision Song Contest chronology
Junior Eurovision Song Contest Gliwice 2019
(2019)
Junior Eurovision Song Contest Poland 2020
(2020)

Junior Eurovision Song Contest Poland 2020 is a compilation album put together by the European Broadcasting Union, and was released by Universal Music Group on 13 November 2020. The album features all the songs from the 2020 contest. It is the first time since 2012 that the compilation will be released physically.[105][106]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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