Junior Eurovision: Theme Song and Latest Selections

junior eurovision 2015 smallJunior 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.

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Krisia said:

“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 volunteers@bnt.bg.

7 comments on “Junior Eurovision: Theme Song and Latest Selections

  1. Junior Eurovision isn’t my thing but I think it could be a rather nice thing for kids if they just switched the rules a bit. It’s too much of just another talent show now for kids, singing songs 100% written by adults (even if they officially claim they’ve been writing them too). A reformation that would also make the contest a bit less serious would thus be a step in the direction, I think.

    There are a few JESC songs I’ve liked too: United Kingdom 2004, Spain 2005, Sweden 2006, Serbia 2007…

  2. The Italian national final for JESC ended minutes ago and gave us the most awkward moment of the season: there was a malfunction in the led screen and the second super-finalist (out of 6 candidates) was announced wrong.
    On top of that, the host was forced to interrupt the contest AFTER the first super-finalist had already performed and while the second (fake) one was about to get on stage.
    Obviously the eliminated candidate broke down into tears.
    Besides all the drama, it was an enjoyable show and you could tell RAI actually put some effort in it.

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