Welcome to our first A-Z series of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest – ahead of the 2020 Contest in Warsaw. Today, we look at our first ever A, B, C, D and E…
A is for… Azerbaijani
The Azerbaijani language featured at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, before the Eurovision Song Contest. The language debuted in 2012, when Azerbaijan first took part. Suada Alakbarova and Omar Sultanov represented their nation with “Girls and Boys (Dünya Sənindir)”, finishing in eleventh place.
B is for… Belarus
Belarus is the first country in this year’s line-up that made their debut on the Junior Eurovision stage, at the inaugural Contest in 2003, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Volha Satsiuk represented her nation with “Tantsui”, finishing in fourth place.
C is for… Croatia and D is for… Dino Jelusić
Croatia was the first country to take victory at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Dino Jelusić took victory for his nation, with the song “Ti si moja prva ljubav”.
E is for… English
While the English language debuted in 2003 with the United Kingdom entry, the language has only taken victory twice, in 2013 and 2015 – both from Malta. In 2013, Gaia Cauchi took victory for her nation, with the song “The Start”.
Join us tomorrow as we continue our A-Z of Junior Eurovision, during the 2020 Contest week.
Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovision Ireland