Georgia have been crowned the winners of the 9th Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Yerevan, Armenia. In what ended as a three-way contest between Belarus, The Netherlands and Georgia. Georgia was eventually crowned the winners following the final vote from Belgium.
Georgia entered a group called CANDY with a song called “Candy Music”
In pink “Candy” outfits, Georgia managed to pick up enough votes and did the deed.
The Netherlands, next years host country, finished second on 103 points and last years host Belarus ended 3rd on 99 points.
All in all the Junior Eurovision Song Contest was a good show with some high class showed by the entrants. It takes some getting used to the fact that Australia give all the acts 12 points at the start!
It was interesting to note in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest that voting followed similar lines (in most cases) as the adult Eurovision.
- Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011 (escireland.com)
Tonight at 19:30CET (18:30 Irish Time) the 9th Junior Eurovision Song Contest will get under way in Yerevan, Armenia. 13 countries have entered this years competition.
The youth version of the contest is quiet interesting as the participants, all aged between 10 and 15, must write the song as well as well as perform it at the contest, though since 2008 adults are allowed help. Also the song must be in one of the National Languages of the participant countries.
The Contest started in 2003 and in total 28 countries have taken part. Many countries have withdrawn from the contest, but unlike the ill-fated Eurovision Dance Contest, this looks set to survive.
So who is going for the title tonight?