Eurovision 2018

#JESC: Looking Back – 2011 to 2013

Junior Eurovision

Today we carry on with our brief look back at the Contest we are all celebrating this week – the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. This year, Tbilisi is hosting the 15th edition  of the Contest after winning the competition a record third time.

Yerevan 2011

Yerevan set the scene for the ninth edition of the Contest back in 2011. The Contest took place in the Karen Demirchyan Sports & Concerts Complex on Saturday 3rd December – hosted by Gohar Gasparyan and Avet Barseghyan. Thirteen countries took to the stage in the Karen Demirchyan Sports & Concerts Complex – Bulgaria returned this year, while Malta and Serbia withdrew.

Georgia took the victory with the song “Candy Music” and was performed by Candy. They scored 108 points – only 5 ahead of The Netherlands who scored 103.

Source: YouTube/EBU

Amsterdam 2012

Amsterdam set the scene for the tenth edition of the Contest back in 2012. The Contest took place in the Heineken Music Hall on Saturday 1st December – hosted by Ewout Genemans and Kim-Lian van der Meij. Twelve countries took to the stage in the Heineken Music Hall – Albania, Azerbaijan and Israel debuted this year, while Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania and Macedonia withdrew.

Ukraine took the victory with the song “Nebo” and was performed by Anastasiya Petryk. She scored 138 points – only 35 ahead of Georgia who scored 103.

Source: YouTube/EBU

Georgia’s entry was performed by Funkids with their entry “Funky Lemonade”.

Source: YouTube/EBU

Kyiv 2013

Kyiv set the scene for the eleventh edition of the Contest back in 2013. The Contest took place in the Palace “Ukraine” on Saturday 30th December – hosted by Timur Miroshnychenko and Zlata Ognevich. Twelve countries took to the stage in the Palace “Ukraine” – San Marino debuted this year, Macedonia and Malta returned, while Albania, Belgium and Israel withdrew.

Malta took the victory with the song “The Start” and was performed by Gaia Cauchi. She scored 130 points – only 9 ahead of Ukraine who scored 121.

Source: YouTube/EBU

Georgia’s entry was performed by The Smile Shop with their entry “Give Me Your Smile” and scored 91 points and finished 5th place.

Source: YouTube/EBU

Author: Richard Taylor – LIVE in Tbilisi

Source: Eurovision Ireland

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