Junior Eurovision – It’s been announced that the theme song for the year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be simply named after the contest’s theme “#Discover”. The music was written by Evgeni Dimitrov, Vasil Ivanov-Dexter and Gordon Bonello and the lyrics by Matt Muxu who wrote last years theme song “#Together”. Last year’s Bulgarian entrant, Krisia Todorova, has recorded the song.
“I like it a lot. It’s very modern, catchy and will become a hit. Through music we can discover everything”.
Here’s Krisia in last year’s JESC
Meanwhile Bulgaria chose its own act for the contest. Out of 12 acts, Gabriela Yordanova was chosen as the winner by the public and a professional jury. Gabriela is 12 years old and the song she will sing will be revealed soon.
Italy will choose its Junior Eurovision entrant on Saturday evening in a special live show. The show will start at 21:20 on Rai 1, and also be simulcast live on rai.tv. 10 acts are in the final.
RTVSLO will hold 2 semi-finals in Slovenia on 20th and 27th September based on a mini-EMA format.
In the Netherlands it has been announced that AVRO has revealed the names of the 3 senior jury members for this year’s Junior Songfestival as Gerard Joling, Yes-R and Leona Philippo.
Ireland held auditions at RTE this week and semi-finals are expected to be broadcast from October 11th on TG4 Niamh Kavanagh (Winner of Eurovision 1993 and also 2010 entrant), Brian Kennedy (Ireland 2006), and Stiofán Ó Fearail from Seo Linn make up the jury.
BNT is looking for volunteers for the event. If you would like to be a volunteer at Junior Eurovision in Sofia, please send your CV together with a short text about yourself (in Bulgarian) to firstname.lastname@example.org.