Category Archives: Junior Eurovision 2020

Georgia Junior Eurovision stars unite for special performance.

Georgia’s last three Junior Eurovision contestants, Tamar Edilashvili, Giorgi Rostiashvili and Sandra Gadelia united for a special one off performance to see in the new year.

The TV special was broadcast at midnight (Georgia time) on December 31st 2020 and included many Georgian artists associated with the show ‘Ranina’

Titled  ‘New Year musical – masterpieces of film music’ the Junior contestants delivered a version of ‘Oh Happy Day’  which has featured in many films, perhaps most notably ‘Sister Act 2′ featuring Whoopie Goldberg’

Watch the Junior Eurovision stars perform below:

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Артём Фокин – Zero Gravity Cover

Artem Fokin (Артём Фокин) who participated in the Russian 2020 Junior Eurovision selection added another Eurovision song to his YouTube channel today with the release of a cover of Zero Gravity ( Kate Miller- Heidke).

Artem impressed many with his vocal range in the song “Vozmi moyu ruku” (Возьми мою руку) which placed well in the 2020 the Russia Junior Eurovision selection final after a flawless live performance.

On his growing YouTube channel,  Artem today released a cover of a song perfectly suited to his Soprano voice – Kate Miller- Heidke  ‘Zero Gravity’ from the 2019 Eurovision Song contest in Tel Aviv. 

Listen to the song below:

 

 

Sofia Feskova performs on Detskom Radio in Russia

Sofia Feskova @Detskom Radio

Sofia Feskova this week performed live on the Detskom Radio in Russia. She performed Tebe Moy Blyuz (My blues to you) and also her JESC song Moy Novyy Den (My New Day).

Detskom Radio is a radio station specifically for children.

Sofia represented Russia at the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with the beautiful and anthemic My New Day.

You can see Sofia sing on Detskom Radio below.

Source: ESC Covers

Sophia Ivanko Releases ‘Vidkryvai (Open Up) Cover

Just one day after the 2020 Junior Eurovision song contest wrapped up, 2019 Ukraine entrant Sophia Ivanko (Sophy Ivy) has released a version of this years entry ‘Vidkryvai (Open Up).

Sophia Ivanko open-up

Sophia presented the jury points for Ukraine in this years contest and could be seen in the green room sitting alongside her friend Olexandr Balabanov.

Produced by Mykhailo Tolmachov the ‘Vidkryvai’ cover very much bears the hallmarks of Sophia’s unique sound which she showcased on her debut album C.F (Crazy Friend) released earlier this year.

Listen to her track below and see if you can spot the ‘Spirit of Music’ Easter egg!

Valentina wins 2020 Junior Eurovision for France with ‘J’imagine’

Valentina
Valentina

Valentina has won the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest for France with her song J’imagine. In the end it was an overwhelming victory for France who received a total of 200 points (combined jury and public voting). Second was Kazakhstan with 152 points and Spain were third with 133 points.

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France were selected to sing last and what a bright and upbeat ending it was to a wonderfully produced show considering the difficult circumstances of this year. Congratulations to EBU and TVP for an excellent production.

The interval act included the Polish 2020 Eurovision song, Empires, by Alicja Szemplińska and a unique version of the 2019 Eurovision winning song, Arcade, by Duncan Laurence with Roksana Węgiel and Viki Gabor (the 2018 and 2019 winning acts at JESC for Poland. All the 2020 JESC performers sang the Common Song, Move The World.

So, congratulations to Valentina and France on a well deserved victory. You can see Valentina with her performance of J’imagine below.

Source: ESC Covers

Armenia Withdrawn Junior Eurovision entry released

As reported here earlier this month the song that would have represented Armenia at this year’s Junior Eurovision song contest ‘Why’ by Maléna has, as promised, now been released.

http://www.esccovers.com/armenia-withdraws-junior-eurovision/

Image - Artists Facebook feed
Image – Artists Facebook feed

Posting on her Facebook page Maléna writes:

“It’s already November 29th and I’m finally ready to share my new single “Why”

About her song Maléna adds – “We all got more questions than answers and sometimes many questions have only one answer. And that is love. When everyone hates, choose to love.”

We wish Maléna all the best for her future career and you can listen to the song below:

 

 

Day 6 – JESC 2020: Virtual Press Conference with the participants

2020 JESC logo
2020 JESC logo

A virtual press conference took place with all 12 participants of the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest today. Each acts was introduced and was asked something about their country and to sing their favourite part of their JESC song.

Questions were asked from journalists to some of the singers – ESC Covers had questions raised to the singers of France (Valentina), Georgia (Sandra) and Poland (Ala).

Today the dress rehearsal would take place (but not for viewing by the public or journalists) –

You can see the press conference below.

Source: junioreurovision.tv; ESC Covers

Junior Eurovision day 5 Germany/Voting starts

The last of the teaser video’s was uploaded today with Susan from Germany showcasing her song ‘Stronger with you’

Earlier in the day a short EBU/TVP press conference was held where the main focus for discussion was the efforts involved in making this years contest happen.

Last years winner Viki Gabor was also on hand to answer a few questions.

Finally, Don’t forget that the first voting window opens this evening.  Watch the recap clips and then use the link below to vote.

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https://vote.junioreurovision.tv/jesc/we7e8b4bfc

 

 

Junior Eurovision Day 4 – Georgia/France/Belarus

Georgia

Sandra Gadelia representing Georgia with her song ‘You are not alone’ was the first of today’s performance teaser clips.

Sandra can be seen wearing a stunning three dimensional dress adorned with flowers which match the crowns worn by the four ballet dancers who accompany the performance on stage.

France

After a year off, The Eiffel tower makes a welcome return for France and this time it dances!

France’s staging is once again a very colorful affair with a blaze of bright pink and sky blue lighting Valentina’s energetic performance.

Belarus

Belerus seem to have chosen to recreate something similar to the music video for Arina Pehtreva’s stage performance of her Powerful and haunting song ‘Aliens’.

In the teaser, Arina can be seen wearing the same striking white coat as worn in the music video.

 

Junior Eurovision Day 3 – Malta/Kazakhstan

Day 3 of Junior Eurovision week 2020 saw another batch of teaser performance video’s released on the official channel.

Malta

For her song ‘Chasing Rainbows’ the diminutive Chanel Monseigneur appears alone on stage wearing a red dress with the animation from her music video as a backdrop.

Kazakhstan

Following the Instagram images released last month, we can confirm that Kazakhstan have gone down the tried and tested ‘big dress’ route for their Junior Eurovision staging this year.

Several of the shots in the teaser also show a large pair of furled wings which we will presumably get to see in all their glory during the full performance on Sunday.