Portuguese broadcaster RTP have today announced that 13-year old Rita Laranjeira will represent Portugal at the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018. The announcement was made on the television programme Agora Nós by host Carla Bugalho. Out of a total of 10 participants, Rita was chosen as Portugal's representative by a jury. Carla Bugalho also revealed that Rita will be heading to the recording studio in the coming days to work on her song, and for the first time in
Earlier this summer, the Dutch powerhouse Glennis Grace impressed American audiences with her incredible rendition of Whitney Houston's 'Run To You'. Two weeks ago in the quarter finals, she did it again with a breathtaking performance of 'Never Enough' from The Greatest Showman and just when we thought she couldn't outdo herself, this week Glennis performed in the Semi Finals of America's Got Talent Season 13, performing 'This Woman's Work' by Kate Bush. Last night, after wi
Malta has chosen its Junior Eurovision 2018 representative... her name is Ela Mangion and she's ready to go "Marchin' On" all the way to Minsk, Belarus on November 25th.
MJESC 2018 was Ela's second time taking part in the competition, her first being in 2016 when she sang her cover version of the late Whitney Houston's 'One Moment In Time'. Ela's moment in time wasn't to be in 2016, but two years and a much-improved vocalist later, her time came in 2018 and Ela will now hav
The deadline for entries for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 has recently passed, and today it has been announced that Ukraine have withdrawn from the contest and will not compete in the 2018 edition. Ukraine, who have been ever present in the Junior contest since their debut back in 2006, announced they are withdrawing from competing in neighbouring Belarus this forthcoming November, due to their broadcaster UA:PBC citing financial difficulties as the reason for thei
Italy's Junior Eurovision host broadcaster, RAI Gulp, has today confirmed the country's participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 - which will take place in Minsk, Belarus on November 25th. Details about whether RAI Gulp will hold a national final or select Italy's representative internally are, as yet, unknown.
Italy were represented in Junior Eurovision 2017 by Maria Iside Fiore and her song 'Scelgo' (I Choose), which came a disappointing 11th despite scori
Former Junior Eurovision singer Bella Paige has finished second in The Voice Australia 2018, the final of which took place earlier today. Bella lost out to Sam Perry in a show where more than one million votes were cast, a record number of votes for any single show in the seven-year history of The Voice Australia. Both Bella and Sam were mentored throughout the live shows by former Destiny's Child singer, Kelly Rowland. Bella has previously participated in The Voice Kids Aust
The draw to determine who will open and close the show, and in which position host country Georgia will sing took place earlier today at the opening ceremony in Tbilisi. Unlike previous years, there was no draw to determine which countries would sing in the first half, and which countries would sing in the second half. The producers of the show have now decided the running order for the show and with approval from the EBU, here it is: 1. Cyprus 2. Poland 3. The Netherlands 4.
Today, the opening ceremony for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will take place in Georgia's capital, Tbilisi. The ceremony is scheduled to take place at 15:30 CET live from Tbilisi and it will be streamed live via the official Junior Eurovision YouTube channel bit.ly/JESC2017Opening During the ceremony, the running order will be decided. The host country, Georgia, will select their running order at random. 13 countries will all select whether they sing in the first o
The 15th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Tbilisi, Georgia on November 26th 2017. So to celebrate this, we bring you 15 facts about the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Think you know Junior Eurovision? Think again. 1. Since the show began in 2003, there have been 5 male winners, 6 female winners, 2 winning groups and 1 winning duo. 2. The first ever Junior Eurovision Song Contest took place in Denmark in 2003. The first contest took place on 15
Georgia's broadcaster GPB have announced that 13 year old Grigol Kipshidze will represent them on home soil at the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Georgia's capital, Tbilisi. His song is expected to released in the coming weeks. Grigol is no stranger to the stage. He took part in the latest series of The X Factor in Georgia where, despite his young age, made it all the way to the final. Grigol comes from a musical family, and cites Michael Jackson as one of his fav