Winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018, which took place this afternoon in Minsk, Belarus, was Poland represented by Roksana Wegiel  and the song Anyone i want to be  

The 16th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song contest was aired live from Minsk Arena where we saw a record number of 20 countries competing for this year’s throphy. For the first time Kazakhstan and Wales participated in the contest.

The Host and Opening act of the show

Host of today’s show were Eugene Perlin (ESC commentator for Belarus in 2013 and last year in JESC), Helena Meraai (last year’s Belarussian JESC representative who finished 5th in Tbilisi)and  Zena (twice JESC national finalist 2015 and 2016).

The live show started with the presentation of the participating countries and the entrance of the competing acts. The countries were announce in alphabetical order. The parade ends with the entrance of the three hosts. 

Competing part of the show

Following the hosts’ welcome speech the competing part of the event starts as all the contestants get in the following order to perform their entries:

1.Ukraine – Darina Krasnovetska – Say Love

2. Portugal – Rita Laranjeira – Gosto de Tudo (Já Não Gosto de Nada)

3. Kazakhstan – Daneliya Tuleshova – Ozine sen

4. Albania – Efi Gjika – Barbie

5. Russia – Anna Filipchuk – Unbreakable

6. The Netherlands – Max & Anne – Samen

7. Azerbaijan – Fidan Huseynova – I Wanna Be Like You

8. Belarus– Daniel Yastremski – Time

9. Ireland  – Taylor Hynes – IOU

10. Serbia – Bojana Radovanovic – Svet

11. Italy – Melissa & Marco – What is Love

12. Australia– Jael Wena – Champion

13. Γεωργία– Tamar Edilashvili – Your Voice

14. Israel– Noam Dadon – Children Like These

15. France – Angélina – Jamais Sans Toi

16. FYR.Macedonia– Marija Spasovska – Doma

17. Armenia– L.E.V.O.N – L.E.V.O.N

18. Wales– Manw – Perta

19. Malta – Ela Mangion – Marchin’ On

20. Poland – Roksana Wegiel – Anyone I Want To Be

THE VOTING

The winner was determined by a combination of jury voting and an online voting  that had started on Friday and closed just before the live show began, but opened again once more only for 15 minutes after all  acts had completed their performances. Each voting had a 50% share on the final outcome.

Jury Voting

The juries’ votes declared winner the country of Australia receiving 148 points while second came Malta with 138 points and third Georgia with 105 points

Online Voting

Once the jury voting was revealed the hosts went on with the point from the online voting which declared winner Poland with 136 points leaving behind second France with 117 points. The top three closed with Kazakhstan which received 103 points

Online voting

The overall results brought on top of the scoreboard  Poland with 215  points (as she had 79 points from the jury voting) crowning winner of the  contest Roksana Wegie  and her song Anyone i want to be the performance of which won the public and the juries preference.

Enjoy once more the winning entry of Junior Eurovision 2018:

 CONGRATULATIONS TO POLAND AND ROKSANA!!!