Less than two months left for the 2015 edition of Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Slovenia and the Netherlands selected their participant this weekend through the process of a national final, while San Marino became the 16th country which has confirmed its participation in the 13th Junior Eurovision in Bulgaria, Sofia.
Shalisa wins Junior Songfestival in the Netherlands
On Saturday, the national final of of Netherlands, was held in Amsterdam in order to select their next representative at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015. 5 hopefulls were competing to become the Dutch representative.
The winner was Shalisa who will have the right to represent the Netherlands, in Sofia, at the end of November. Her song is called A Million Lights. The 4 other acts were 4LIFE, Myrthe, Nohr and Guusje. The winner was selected with a combined voting of jury and televoting.
1/3 of the votes were given by the kids jury. 1/3 of the votes were given by a professional jury and 1/3 of the votes were given by the televoters. The professional jury members consisted of Gerard Joling (The Netherlands 1988, Eurovision Song Contest), Yes-R and Leona Philippo.
The Netherlands has sent an entry to everyJunior Eurovision Song Contest since its creation in 2003. The Netherlands is one of only two countries to have taken part in every Junior Eurovision Song Contest, the other one being Belarus. Last year the country was represented by Julia who finished 8th with her song Around.
Below you can watch Netherland’s official video in Junior Eurovision 2015.
Lina Kuduzović wins Mini Emma 2015
Croatia selected their sixth in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, yesterday. Mini Ema who was a part of the show “Vikend Paket”, was used as their national final to pick up their representative for Sofia.
Leni and Lina Kuduzović won the jury votes in the two semi finals of Mini EMA, and they competed for the ticket to Bulgaria. The final result was 100% televoting.
Lina will represent the nation with the song Nisi Sam (Your Light). The song was written by herself, with the help of Maraaya, the Slovenian Eurovision entrant this year in Vienna.
Croatia was the first winner of the contest in 2003. Last year they returned after a 7-years absence. Josie with her song Game Over, unfortunately came last with only 13 points.
Below you can watch Lina performing her song in the final of Mini Ema.
San Marino became the 16th country for Junior Eurovision in Sofia
Vladislav Yakovlev, JESC Executive Supervisor, confirmed on his official Twitter profile, that the tiny country of San Marino will be the 16th country in this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. No further information have been revealed yet in order to know how the country will officially choose its next representative.
16 countries so far will be joining this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Sofia’s Arena Armeec but awaiting to learn if there will be one more as according to Mr Yakovlev there might be a 17th participating country. The final list of countries will be revealed at the Head of Delegation Meeting on 9th of October.
Yo folks! Just to inform you that although we've got 16 countries, there's a chance to get 1 more, so I'm holding it open until HoD meeting.
— Vladislav Yakovlev (@Ya_VladislaV) September 28, 2015
Stay tuned on EuroVisionary for more news about the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015, which will be held on the 21st of November in Sofia, Bulgaria.