Junior Eurovision Song Contest

  • junior eurovision song contest
    junior eurovision song contest generic logo.svg
    also known asjunior eurovision
    jesc
    junior eurosong
    genresong contest
    created by bjørn erichsen [da]
    based onmgp nordic
    presented bylist of presenters
    country of originlist of countries
    original language(s)english and french
    no. of episodes17 contests
    production
    production location(s)list of host cities
    running time1 hours, 45 minutes (2003)
    2 hours (2009–2013)
    2 hours, 15 minutes (2005–2008, 2017)
    2 hours, 30 minutes (2014–2016, 2018–present)
    production company(s)european broadcasting union
    distributoreurovision
    release
    picture format576i (sdtv) (2003–present)
    1080i (hdtv) (2008–present)
    original release15 november 2003; 16 years ago (2003-11-15) –
    present
    chronology
    related showseurovision song contest (1956-2019 2021-)
    eurovision young musicians (1982–)
    eurovision young dancers (1985–2017)
    eurovision dance contest (2007–2008)
    eurovision magic circus show (2010–2012)
    production website

    the junior eurovision song contest (french: concours eurovision de la chanson junior),[1] often shortened to jesc, junior eurovision or junior eurosong, is a song competition which has been organised by the european broadcasting union (ebu) annually since 2003 and is open exclusively to broadcasters that are members of the ebu.[2] it is held in a different european city each year, however the same city can host the contest more than once.

    the competition has many similarities to the eurovision song contest from which its name is taken. each participating broadcaster sends an act, the members of which are aged 9 to 14 on the day of the contest,[3] and an original song lasting between 2 minutes 45 seconds and 3 minutes[2] to compete against the other entries. each entry represents the country served by the participating broadcaster. viewers from the participating countries are invited to vote for their favourite performances by televote and a national jury from each participating country also vote.[2] the overall winner of the contest is the entry that has received the most points after the scores from every country have been collected and totalled. the current winner is viki gabor of poland, who won the 2019 contest in gliwice, poland with "superhero".

    in addition to the countries taking part, the 2003 contest was also broadcast in estonia, finland and germany,[4] followed by andorra in 2006 and bosnia and herzegovina (from 2006 to 2011), however these countries have yet to participate. since 2006, the contest has been streamed live on the internet through the official website of the contest.[5] australia was invited in the 2015 contest, while kazakhstan was invited in the 2018 contest, and as of 2019, both countries have participated every year since.

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Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Junior Eurovision Song Contest generic logo.svg
Also known asJunior Eurovision
JESC
Junior EuroSong
GenreSong contest
Created by Bjørn Erichsen [da]
Based onMGP Nordic
Presented byList of presenters
Country of originList of countries
Original language(s)English and French
No. of episodes17 contests
Production
Production location(s)List of host cities
Running time1 hours, 45 minutes (2003)
2 hours (2009–2013)
2 hours, 15 minutes (2005–2008, 2017)
2 hours, 30 minutes (2014–2016, 2018–present)
Production company(s)European Broadcasting Union
DistributorEurovision
Release
Picture format576i (SDTV) (2003–present)
1080i (HDTV) (2008–present)
Original release15 November 2003; 16 years ago (2003-11-15) –
present
Chronology
Related showsEurovision Song Contest (1956-2019 2021-)
Eurovision Young Musicians (1982–)
Eurovision Young Dancers (1985–2017)
Eurovision Dance Contest (2007–2008)
Eurovision Magic Circus Show (2010–2012)
Production website

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest (French: Concours Eurovision de la Chanson Junior),[1] often shortened to JESC, Junior Eurovision or Junior EuroSong, is a song competition which has been organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) annually since 2003 and is open exclusively to broadcasters that are members of the EBU.[2] It is held in a different European city each year, however the same city can host the contest more than once.

The competition has many similarities to the Eurovision Song Contest from which its name is taken. Each participating broadcaster sends an act, the members of which are aged 9 to 14 on the day of the contest,[3] and an original song lasting between 2 minutes 45 seconds and 3 minutes[2] to compete against the other entries. Each entry represents the country served by the participating broadcaster. Viewers from the participating countries are invited to vote for their favourite performances by televote and a national jury from each participating country also vote.[2] The overall winner of the contest is the entry that has received the most points after the scores from every country have been collected and totalled. The current winner is Viki Gabor of Poland, who won the 2019 contest in Gliwice, Poland with "Superhero".

In addition to the countries taking part, the 2003 contest was also broadcast in Estonia, Finland and Germany,[4] followed by Andorra in 2006 and Bosnia and Herzegovina (from 2006 to 2011), however these countries have yet to participate. Since 2006, the contest has been streamed live on the Internet through the official website of the contest.[5] Australia was invited in the 2015 contest, while Kazakhstan was invited in the 2018 contest, and as of 2019, both countries have participated every year since.