This afternoon, the highly anticipated Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 was held live from the Minsk Arena in the capital of Belarus, the second time the venue had hosted the competition after 2010.

20 acts took to the stage ranging from the ages of 9 and 14, with Kazakhstan and Wales making their debuts in a Eurovision event. The acts participating were;

  1. UKRAINE – Darina Krasnovetska – Say Love
  2. PORTUGAL – Rita Laranjeira – Gosto de Tudo (Já Não Gosto de Nada)
  3. KAZAKHSTAN – Daneliya Tuleshova – Ózińe sen
  4. ALBANIA – Efi Gjika – Barbie
  5. RUSSIA – Anna Filipchuk – Unbreakable
  6. NETHERLANDS – Max & Anne – Samen
  7. AZERBAIJAN – Fidan Huseynova – I Wanna Be Like You
  8. BELARUS – Daniel Yastremski – Time
  9. IRELAND – Taylor Hynes – IOU
  10. SERBIA – Bojana Radovanović – Svet
  11. ITALY – Melissa & Marco – What Is Love
  12. AUSTRALIA – Jael – Champion
  13. GEORGIA – Tamar Edilashvili – Your Voice
  14. ISRAEL – Noam Dadon – Children Like These
  15. FRANCE – Angélina – Jamais San Toi
  16. MACEDONIA – Marija Spasovska – Doma
  17. ARMENIA – L.E.V.O.N – L.E.V.O.N
  18. WALES – Manw – Perta
  19. MALTA – Ela – Marchin’On
  20. POLAND – Roksana Węgiel – Anyone I Want To Be

A combination of juries, televoting and international online voting were used to decide the results, and after the voting sequence it was clear – Poland had won this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest with 215 points!

France, on their first participation since 2004, came 2nd with 203 points, narrowly pipping Australia, who finished third with 201 points.

The full result was as follows;

  1. POLAND – 215
  2. FRANCE – 203
  3. AUSTRALIA – 201
  4. UKRAINE – 182
  5. MALTA – 181
  6. KAZAKHSTAN – 171
  7. ITALY – 151
  8. GEORGIA – 144
  9. ARMENIA – 125
  10. RUSSIA – 122
  11. BELARUS – 114
  12. MACEDONIA – 99
  13. NETHERLANDS – 91
  14. ISRAEL – 81
  15. IRELAND – 48
  16. AZERBAIJAN – 47
  17. ALBANIA – 44
  18. PORTUGAL – 42
  19. SERBIA – 30
  20. WALES – 29

Make sure to join Matt NOW for the post-JESC live stream, where he will be discussing the show and the winner!

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