Junior 2016


JESC 2016 about four months – all the latest news

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In exactly four months, on Sunday 20 november at 16.00 hours to be exact, the 14th Junior Eurovision Song Contest town on the island of Malta. In this article you will find all the latest releases in a row.

So we bring the latest news about the countries and young artists who participate and there is more known about the location of the happening-or should we sayslocation.

The countries

There are large shifts again place within the field of participants. Eleven countries have confirmed their participation so far, that there are six less than last year effectively took part. San Marino and Slovenia do not send young delegates to Valletta. It is striking that Poland returns. That country in 2003 and 2004 took part in the first two Junior Eurovision songfestivals, and withdrew after two times to have ended last with exactly three points. Since each country since 2005 twelve points gift gets to the start of the scoring, it is already clear that the administrative points record will die.

Meanwhile, a hive of rumors that France also would return-the country competed at the 2004 single part and the Head of Delegation Edoardo Grassi was recently a guest as a jury member in the Maltese JESC-preliminary round-and that Germany would make his debut, after it broadcast the live show online last year with German-speaking commentator.

On a Belgian participation do we might not to hope: a spokesman for the let our editors know that VRT Ketnet again at home will continue because an “own search for young talent” is held with Ketnet Musical. According to Oikotimes.com there would be still be negotiations with the Walloon RTBF.

The candidates

Four of the eleven countries have already confirmed candidates, all girls: Albania Ganeva Klesta Qehaja, Bulgaria shall issue Lidia, host country Netherlands Malta Christina Magrin and the girls trio Kisses. That trio consists of Selcuk, Stefania and Sterre. The Dutch song was not yet released, but does the title: Kisses and Dancin’. Russia, Belarus and Ukraine choose next month and in september their participants.

The site (s)

The EBU made some months ago that the JESC 2016 on “multiple locations” would take place, and that more information is released. Most of the show will continue from the Mediterranean Conference Centre in the Maltese capital Valletta, a Congress Centre with approximately 1500 places (photo). In addition, on several other Maltese (tourist) attractions groups of children who cheer for the young participants. The host broadcaster PBS promises “exciting transitions” to link to the various locations.

The trailer

Finally, we have advised that the EBU aims to make people warm by an official trailer for the JESC 2016 on the world, with enough images of the past editions and of course of Malta itself: