Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011
"Reach for the top!"
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011 logo.svg
Final date 3 December 2011[1]
Presenter(s) Gohan Gasparyan and Garik Martirosyan[2]
Host broadcaster Armenia ARMTV
Venue Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex, Yerevan, Armenia
Voting system
Citizens of each participating country vote by telephone and SMS message, which counts for 50%, while a jury in each country also has a 50% say in the outcome. Each country's 10 favourites are awarded 1 to 8, 10 and 12 points.[3]
Number of entries 13
Returning countries  Bulgaria
Withdrawing countries  Malta
Nul points All countries get 12 points from start
Junior Eurovision Song Contest
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The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011 will be the ninth edition of the contest, and will take place in Yerevan, Armenia at the recently renovated Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex.[1] It is the first time in history of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest that the contest will be held in last year's winning country. Public Television of Armenia ARMTV will be main organizer of the show, being provided financial aid from the European Broadcasting Union made of entrance fees from the participating broadcasters, while Swedish company HD Resources will assist with technical side of the production.[4]

Together with AMPTV, we are eager to put together the coolest Junior Eurovision Song Contest that Europe has seen so far. The event is extremely popular in Armenia and their strong bid gave us the confidence they will be capable to put together a great show. [1]

Sietse Bakker, Executive Supervisor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest


Logo and graphic design

In May 2011, ARMTV announced a competition for children to to design the official logo of the contest, which was due to be presented on 1 June.[5] However, in the end the logo was designed by a professional teams from ARMTV, the EBU and Studio of Anton Baranov from Belarus, who also designed logo of Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010 and was presented on 15 July 2011.[6] The logo depicts equalizer bars in the shape of a mountain, hinting to the famous Mount Ararat.[6]

The logo is vibrant, young and playful. The slogan "Reach For The Top" really reflects the ambition of the contestants, and hopefully inspires a young generation of Armenians to do the same. [6]

Sietse Bakker, Executive Supervisor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest


On 15th of July, the EBU announced that 12 countries will compete in the upcoming contest. San Marino was to compete for the first time, while Latvia, Serbia and Malta withdrew.[7] EBU also had been negotiating with several other countries, including Italy[8] and Spain[citation needed], but they were not able to confirm their participation due to the shortage of time.[9] On 15th of August, it has been announced that Bulgaria has joined the list, returning after a two-year absence from the contest.[10] On 9 September Latvia reversed its decision to withdraw from the contest and would now send a participant.[11] However, on 7 October it was announced that San Marino would not be present in Armenia as they were not able to find a suitable participant in time for the contest, hoping to send an entry to the 2012 edition.[12] Therefore a total of 13 countries will take part in Armenia.[13]

Voting rules changes

Changes to the voting announced include that televoting will only be possible after all songs have performed, and not from the beginning of the show as in previous years – returning to the rules active in 2003–2005. Each country's spokesperson will also announce all the points during their presentation, due to the lower number of participating countries, as it was done in 2003–2004.[7][14]


Each country will give their votes through a 50% jury and 50% televoting system, which decided their top ten songs using the points 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1.

Draw[13] Country Language Artist Song name in native language[15] Song name in English [16] Place Points
01  Russia Russian Katya Ryabova[17][16] "Kak Romeo i Dzhulyetta"
(Как Ромео и Джульетта)
"Romeo and Juliet"[note 1]
02  Latvia Latvian Amanda Bašmakova[18] "Mēness suns" "Moondog"[note 1]
03  Moldova Romanian, English Lerica[19] "No, No"
04  Armenia Armenian, English Dalita[20] "Welcome to Armenia"
05  Bulgaria Bulgarian Ivan Ivanov[21] "Supergeroy" (Супергерой) "Superhero"[note 1]
06  Lithuania Lithuanian Paulina Skrabytė[22] "Debesys" "Clouds"
07  Ukraine Ukrainian, English Kristall[23] "Evropa" (Европа) "Europe"[note 1]
08  Macedonia Macedonian Dorijan Dlaka[24] "Žimi ovoj frak" (Жими овој фрак) "I Swear By This Tailcoat"
09  Netherlands Dutch Rachel[25] "Ik ben een teenager" "Teenager"[note 1]
10  Belarus Russian Lidiya Zabolotskaya[26] "Angely dobra" (Ангелы добра) "Angels of Goodness"
11  Sweden Swedish Erik Rapp[27] "Faller" "Falling"
12  Georgia Georgian CANDY[28][16] "Candy Music"
13  Belgium Dutch Femke[29] "Een kusje meer" "One More Kiss"


  1. ^ a b c d e The official song list published on the official website [1] lists Russia, Latvia, Bulgaria, Ukraine and the Netherlands with English variants of their song title. Other sources [2] [3] list them with their original title.

Returning artists

Even though rules of Junior Eurovision do not allow participation of returning artists - EBU has issued special permission for Russian entry 2011 performed by participant of Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2009 Ekaterina Ryabova, which is first similar case in history of the contest. According to Sietse Bakker, EBU coordinator - EBU may also drop this rule completely, starting from 2012.[3] Notably, Ekaterina has also already applied to national preselection in 2010 as well, but was disqualified following the existing rule.[30]

Artist Country Previous year(s)
Ekaterina Ryabova  Russia 2009


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  2. ^ "ARMTV announce JESC 2011 hosts". Oikotimes. October 13, 2011. http://www.oikotimes.com/eurovision/2011/10/13/armtv-announce-jesc-2011-hosts/. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "JESC info". ESCKaz. http://www.esckaz.com/jesc/2011/jesc.htm. 
  4. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest - Armenia". ARMTV. http://www.eurovision.am/. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "ARMTV launch 2011 logo competition". Oikotimes. May 22, 2011. http://www.oikotimes.com/eurovision/2011/05/22/armtv-launch-2011-logo-competition/. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c "JESC 2011 logo: Reach for the top!". Oikotimes. July 16, 2011. http://www.oikotimes.com/eurovision/2011/07/16/jesc-2011-reach-the-top/. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b Siim, Jarmo (2011-07-15). "12 countries for Junior Eurovision 2011, several changes coming up". European Broadcasting Union. http://www.junioreurovision.tv/page/blog?id=37483&_t=12+countries+for+Junior+Eurovision+2011%2C+several+changes+coming+up. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Italy in Junior Eurovision 2011?". Oikotimes. July 2, 2011. http://www.oikotimes.com/eurovision/2011/07/02/italy-in-junior-eurovision-2011/. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  9. ^ "JESC 2011 with 12 countries, San Marino in!". Oikotimes. July 16, 2011. http://www.oikotimes.com/eurovision/2011/07/16/jesc-2011-with-12-countries-san-marino-in/. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Confirmed: Bulgaria in JESC 2011". Oikotimes. August 16, 2011. http://www.oikotimes.com/eurovision/2011/08/16/confirmed-bulgaria-in-jesc-2011/. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  11. ^ Siim, Jarmo (2011-09-09). "Latvia becomes 14th country to join Junior 2011". European Broadcasting Union. http://www.junioreurovision.tv/page/blog?id=38353&_t=latvia_becomes_14th_country_to_join_junior_2011. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  12. ^ "CONFIRMED: SAN MARINO OUT OF JESC 2011". Oikotimes. 2011-10-07. http://www.oikotimes.com/eurovision/2011/10/07/san-marino-out-of-jesc-2011/. Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  13. ^ a b "It's here: final running order of Junior 2011!". European Broadcasting Union. October 11, 2011. http://www.junioreurovision.tv/page/blog?id=38993&_t=its_here_final_running_order_of_junior_2011. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  14. ^ "EBU has released list of participants of the Junior Eurovision Contest 2011". http://www.esckaz.com/jesc/2011/. 
  15. ^ "JESC 2011". ESCDaily.com. http://escdaily.com/jesc-2011. Retrieved October 17, 2011. 
  16. ^ a b c "Junior Eurovision Song Contest". junioreurovision.tv. http://junioreurovision.tv/page/yerevan-2011/our-stars. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Junior kicks off: Russia picks Katya for Yerevan". http://www.junioreurovision.tv/page/blog?id=36823&_t=Junior+kicks+off%3A+Russia+picks+Katya+for+Yerevan. 
  18. ^ "Amanda Bashmakova has been confirmed as Latvian representative in Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011". http://esckaz.com/jesc/2011/lat.htm. 
  19. ^ "Lerica goes for Moldova with "No-no"". http://esckaz.com/jesc/2011/. 
  20. ^ "Submissions period for the participation in the Armenian national preselection 2011 has come to an end". esckaz.com. http://www.esckaz.com/jesc/2011/arm.htm. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  21. ^ "Breaking news: Ivan to represent Bulgaria in Yerevan". escdaily.com. http://escdaily.com/articles/23601. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  22. ^ "Paulina Skrabytė (Lithuania)". http://esckaz.com/jesc/2011/lit.htm. 
  23. ^ "Kristall will represent Ukraine in "Evropa"". http://www.junioreurovision.tv/page/blog?id=37553&_t=Kristall+will+represent+Ukraine+in+%22Evropa%22. 
  24. ^ "FYR Macedionia decided 2011: Dorijan Dlaka to Yerevan". Oikotimes. September 24, 2011. http://www.oikotimes.com/eurovision/2011/09/24/fyrom-decided-2011-dorijan-dlaka-to-yerevan/. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  25. ^ "Netherlands decided 2011: Racher wins". Oikotimes. October 1, 2011. http://www.oikotimes.com/eurovision/2011/10/01/netherlands-decided-2011-rachel-wins/. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  26. ^ "Belarus decided: Lida to Yerevan". Oikotimes. September 24, 2011. http://www.oikotimes.com/eurovision/2011/09/24/belarus-decided-2011-lida-to-yerevan/. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  27. ^ "Erik Rapp sjunger för Sverige i Junior Eurovision 2011 (Swedish)". http://svt.se/2.148439/1.2562868/erik_rapp_sjunger_for_sverige_i_junior_eurovision_2011?lid=puff_2562870&lpos=bild. 
  28. ^ "Group "Candy" win Georgian final". http://www.junioreurovision.tv/page/blog?id=37463&_t=Group+%22Candy%22+win+Georgian+final. 
  29. ^ "Belgium decided: Femke wins". Oikotimes. October 1, 2011. http://www.oikotimes.com/eurovision/2011/10/01/belgium-decided-2011-femke-wins/. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  30. ^ "The situation with participation of Katya Ryabova in the national preselection...". http://esckaz.com/jesc/2011/rus.htm#ebu. 

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