Junior Eurovision: Stage for contest in Tbilisi revealed

The 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest takes place next month and this week saw the Heads of Delegation meet in the Georgian capital Tbilisi. During the meeting the first pictures of the stage were also revealed.

Sixteen countries will take part in the 15th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this year, including Australia. Portugal returns to the contest, for the first time since 2007. The contest will take place in the Olympic Palace in Tbilisi, Georgia on Sunday 26th November 2017 at 16:00 CET.

This is the line-up for the contest so far.

Armenia – Misha
Australia – Isabella Clarke – Speak Up
Belarus – Helena Meraai – I Am The One
Cyprus – Nicole Nicolaou – I Wanna Be S Star
FYR Macedonia – Mina Blazev – Dancing Through Life
Georgia – Grigol Kipshidze
Italy – Maria Iside Fiore – Scelgo (My Choice)
Malta – Gianluca Cilia – Dawra Tond
Poland – Alicja Rega – Mój dom
Portugal – Mariana Venâncio – Youtuber
Russia – Polina Bogusevich – Wings
Serbia – Irina Brodic & Jana Paunovic – Ceo svet je naš
The Netherlands – Fource – Love Me
Ukraine – Anastasiya Baginska – Don’t Stop

Another change to the voting procedure

There has been a change in the voting rules again this year. The audience will be able to vote online, which opens on Friday 24th November, and will close on Sunday 26th November. Viewers will have to watch the recap of all the songs before they place their vote on the JESC website. The first round of voting will close at 15:59 CET on Sunday 26th November.

During the live show, the online voting will open again once the last performance has taken place, and will be open for 15 minutes. The final audience result will be a combination of both the pre-show and live voting results. This will then make up 50% of the final vote, with the jury voting being the other 50%.