Category Archives: 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest

Ani Mnatsakanyan has success at International Festival Awards 2018 in Georgia

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Ani Mnatsakanyan

Ani Mnatsakanyan is the cute and charming power house from Armenia. She has a great talent at singing and dancing and modelling and she has just had success at the International Festival Awards in Kobuleti in Georgia.

You can witness Ani and her success in the short video below.

Ani recently released a top music video for her song Fashion. Please the music video below.

Ani will shortly take part in the 2018 Armenia Junior Eurovision national selection.

Source: ESC Covers


Ukraine decide to join the 2018 Junior Eurovision party after all !!


Last week we were advised there would be a record 19 countries taking part in the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Well make that now 20 !! Ukraine have decided after all to take part in the contest.

This is great news for the contest and Ukraine are also a previous winner back in 2012 with Anastasiya Petryk and Nebo. Can they do it again?!!

The full list of competing countries are –

  • Albania (RTSH)
  • Armenia (AMPTV)
  • Australia (ABC/SBS)
  • Azerbaijan (ICTIMAI)
  • Belarus (BTRC)
  • France (France TV)
  • FYR Macedonia (MKRTV)
  • Georgia (GPB)
  • Ireland (TG4)
  • Israel (KAN)
  • Italy (RAI)
  • Kazakhstan (Khabar Agency)
  • Malta (PBS)
  • Poland (TVP)
  • Portugal (RTP)
  • Russia (RTR)
  • Serbia (RTS)
  • The Netherlands (AVROTROS)
  • Ukraine (UA:PBC)
  • Wales (S4C)

Source:; ESC Covers

Ani Mnatsakanyan launches her CD release of ‘For You’ in aid of childrens charity

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Ani Mnatsakanyan is a talented young singer from Armenia. She has just released her brand new CD album with all proceeds going to a worthy childrens charity. Ani held a special Life Concert for the charity project also.

Ani’s album is entitled ‘For You’ and it features all her hit songs and other surprises too.

Maybe we will see Ani in the future representing Armenia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

You can see the special concert by Ani below and you can follow her on Instagram: anina0611.

Source: ESC Covers

Wales to enter the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest

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It looks like we will have a newcomer on the circuit for the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk, Belarus. Wales will participate for the first time in the contest.

The Welsh broadcaster S4C is auditioning for singers aged between 9 and 14 for the big show in November. The act will sing in the Welsh language.

Source: S4C; ESC Covers


Press release from the EBU


Following a rule change enacted earlier this year, the host broadcaster for the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest can now be revealed even before the 2017’s contest in Tbilisi has begun! Today, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the Belarusian national broadcaster (BTRC) can announce that Belarus will host the 16th Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) in 2018 in Minsk.

To ensure the longevity of the Contest and allow more time to prepare the event, the JESC Steering Group decided to remove a clause in the Rules that gave the winning broadcaster first refusal to host. EBU Members were given the opportunity to apply to host JESC 2018 and Belarus’s application was judged to be the best.

2018 will be the second time the Contest will take place in Minsk, following BTRC’s hosting in the Belarusian capital in 2010.

Belarus has taken part in every Junior Eurovision Song Contest since the competition was created in 2003. The country has a very successful record in the Contest, winning in both 2005 with Ksenia Sitnik and 2007 with Alexey Zhigalkovich.

Jon Ola Sand, the EBU’s Head of Live Events said: “The rule change to allow a host for next year’s competition to be chosen earlier not only gives the host broadcaster longer to prepare what is a huge production but also protects the future of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. We are therefore delighted to announce, before we gather in Tbilisi for the 2017 competition, that BTRC will be the host broadcaster of the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. BTRC’s application to host was extremely strong, and we have full confidence that they will put the same enthusiasm into the preparations of next year’s event.”