Beside the regular Eurovision Song Contest there is also a kids’ version as well on a yearly basis. For the 12th time the Junior version of the ESC took place. For the first time this event took place in Malta. There are not as many countries participating as in the ESC, this year there were 16 countries, a lot of Eastern European countries are keen to be present at the JESC. The scheme is similar to the ESC, but the winning country must not host the next event it’s a free decision.
For the first time in the JESC history Italy took part and also won it at the same time! The 14 years old singer Vincenzo Cantiello could convince juries and televoters with the ballad “Tu Primo Grande Amore”. Congratulations!
Some of the former participants are also trying their luck in the real ESC like the Tomachevy Twins from Russia, who won the JESC in 2006 and came back in the ESC with a 7th place in the grand final this year in Copenhagen.
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About me: As one of the founders of eurovisionlive.com I am responsible for the interviews with the singers and the editorial content. My passion for the Eurovision Song Contest exists since my early childhood. The exotic music, different cultures and languages have given a lot of inspiration to me. Since my very first ESC in Dublin 1994 I particularly appreciate the get together and friendship of all the nationalities and Riverdance was a thrill!