A contest is fast approaching in the heart of the Mediterranean. In less than a month, 16 countries will be competing to win the 12th Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Over the past few months, youngsters from all over Europe have been singing and writing, hoping to win a place at Europe’s premier song contest for 10-15 year olds.
Here we look at the 16 songs that will be competing on Saturday 15 November. As we’ve said previously, the draw will be made in the week before the contest. So here we present the songs in alphabetical order by country.
Armenia – ‘People of the Sun’ by Betty
Belarus – ‘Sokal’ by Nadezhda Misyakova
Bulgaria – Planet of the children’ by Krisia, Hasan & Ibrahim
Croatia – ;Game over’ by Josie
Cyprus – ‘I pio omorfi mera’ by Sophia Patsalides
Georgia – ‘Happy day’ by Lizi Pop
Italy – ‘Tu primo grande amore’ by Vincenzo Cantiello
Malta – ‘Diamonds’ by Federica Falzon
Montenegro – ‘Budi dijete na jedan dan’ by Maša Vujadinovic and Lejla Vulic
Netherlands – ‘Around’ by Julia
Russia – ‘Dreamer’ by Alisa Kozhikina
San Marino – ‘Breaking my heart’ – The Peppermints
Serbia – ‘Svet u mojim ocima’ by Emilija Djonin
Slovenia – ‘Nisi sam’ by Ula Lozar
Sweden – ‘Du är inte ensam’ by Julia Kedhammar
Ukraine – ‘Pryyde vesna’ by Sympho-Nick
I’m sure you’ll agree that this year’s crop of songs is especially good, and a great show seems guaranteed. Let us know which your favourites are.
Author: John Stanton