Whats Been Happening in The World of JESC? This time in three weeks we will be watching the 13th Junior Eurovision Song Contest, broadcast live from Sofia, Bulgaria. 17 countries will take to the stage in hope of gaining the title of 2015 Junior Eurovision winner. Out of the 17 songs that will participate, we know 16 of them. We are only waiting for the newcomers, Ireland, to reveal which song will be flying their flag in Bulgaria. The 17 participating countries are: Albania Armenia Australia Belarus Bulgaria Georgia Ireland Italy Macedonia Malta Montenegro Russia San Marino Serbia Slovenia The Netherlands Ukraine The show will be hosted by Bulgarian singer, Poli Genova, who we all know from the the Düsseldorf Eurovision Song Contest back in 2011, when she performed her song “Na Inat” which ended in 12th position. What to expect in Sofia? It has became a Eurovision tradition that the previous winner of the Junior Eurovision would perform in the following Eurovision Song Contest and vice versa, so we should expect a cheeky little performance of “Heroes” from Måns Zelmerlöw. The results will be read out on stage in the arena, unlike Eurovision where the spokespersons speak from the comfort of their own country and are broadcast via the airwaves to the organisors and they work their magic and send it to your TV screens… aaah technology. We dont know exactly what to expect, because, hey, it’s Eurovision, but from what we have been promised, it should be a spectacular show provided by BNT and the EBU. Will they be able to outdo the 2014 show which wowed the world when Malta showed that, despite being a small nation, they can put on a big show! Rehearsals will begin on the 16th of November (8 days after the Irish national final is broadcast, so its believed the song will be revealed before the final is broadcast), so we will be bringing you all the news on the rehearsals, as well as the running order which will be determined during Junior Eurovision week.