16 countries will participate in the 2017 edition of Junior Eurovision. Georgia has won the competition three times in total, a Junior Eurovision record. The contest will be the first Eurovision event ever held in the country.
How will the voting work in 2017?
The results of the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be determined by national juries and an online audience vote! National juries will consist of music industry professionals and kids. Your vote counts as well, for the first time ever through online voting. In a Eurovision first, viewers from around the world will be able to vote!
The first phase of online voting will start at 18:00 CET on Friday 24 November where a recap of all the rehearsal performances will be shown before viewers can vote. After this, voters will also have the option to watch longer one-minute clips from each participant’s rehearsal. This first round of voting will stop on Sunday, 26 November, at 15:59 CET.
The second phase of online voting takes place during the live show and starts after the last performance and will be open for 15 minutes. International viewers can vote for a minimum of three countries and a maximum of five. You can also vote for your own country’s song. These votes will then be turned into points. The amount of points will be determined by the percentage of votes received. For example is a song receives 20% of the votes, then it will receive 20% of the available points. The public vote will count for 50% of the final result. The other 50% will come from the professional juries. The country with the most points will be declared the winner!