Tonight at 20:15 Central Europe Time, the 2008 Junior Eurovision Song Contest can be watched on TV channels across Europe. If you live in one of the following countries, you can watch the show live: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, FYR Macedonia, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Romania, Russia and Serbia. Viewers in Australia as well as in Ukraine can watch the show on television later on.
The show is a production of Cypriot public broadcaster CyBC, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and UNICEF.
SUPPORT UNICEF WITH US - HAND IN HAND!
We also ask you, as dedicated (Junior) Eurovision Song Contest fan, for your help! Because the entire revenue of the televoting will go to the good work of UNICEF, we are asking you to pick up your phone and call or text for your favorite songs! Your vote doesn't only count for tonight's young stars, but also for the millions of children across the world who are in need of safe drinking water. You can vote throughout the show, from the moment the hosts announce the lines are open. Televoting details will be given on screen in those participating countries where the contest is being aired live.
Dutch UNICEF ambassador Sipke Jan Bousema, host of last year's Junior Eurovision Song Contest, went to Gambia especially for tonight's event. Footage from his visit to Gambia will feature in the show. After all songs have been performed, the contestants will jointly sing Hand In Hand, which was written especially for UNICEF and the 2008 Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
BIG NAMES IN TONIGHT'S SHOW
Dima Bilan, winner of the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest, will perform his winning song Believe and his hit song Number One Fan. Evridiki & Dimitris Korgialas, who represented Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007 with Comme Ci, Comme Ça, will perform the show's theme song Fun In The Sun.
World famous stars Shakira, David Beckham, Robbie Williams and Whoopie Goldberg will address TV viewers, wishing the contestants good luck and asking to vote in support of the great work UNICEF is doing worldwide.
Last year's Junior Eurovision Song Contest winner Alexey from Belarus will hand over the award to tonight's winner.
JUNIOR 2008: FIND IT ALL ONLINE!
Before, during and after the show, you can find the latest news and gossip, photos and videos on the event's website. So, we are inviting you to watch the show and keep an eye on the website meanwhile. If you wonder what's happening backstage today, keep checking it out as well.