We’re edging closer and closer to Junior Eurovision, and now, the interval acts for the contest have been announced! Last years’ winner Destiny will take to the stage alongside Poli Genova, the host of last years’ contest and participant in Eurovision in 2011 and 2016 for Bulgaria.
Destiny Chukunyere participated last year for Malta, and won the contest with an impressive 185 points. This was the second time Malta had won the contest, in a matter of only 3 years! Destiny will perform her winning song Not My Soul, along with a new track called La Di Da.
Poli Genova is no stranger to the Eurovision Song Contest, as she has participated in Eurovision herself not once but twice, the first time in 2011 with the song Na Inat, and then again this year with the song If Love Was a Crime. Last year, she also hosted Junior Eurovision while it was held in Bulgaria. She entertained audiences with her interval act, which you can watch below:
There’s also more news regarding changes in the voting system for Junior Eurovision. This year, the acts will be judged by two separate juries. The first jury will comprise of kids from all the participating nations. Then, the other jury will be made up of professional music industry experts. The split for this is 50/50 to form the vote from each country. However, there will also be three more expert judges who will make up the rest of the overall score. Each judge then counts as the equivalent of one extra country.
The first expert jury will comprise of Mads Grimstad from Universal Music and Christer Bjorkman, who is the man behind Melodifestialen. He also produced the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest and represented Sweden as the act in 1992. There is one more judge yet to be announced.
As such, the total jury score will be added to the scores given by the three expert judges to create the final scores.