|Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011|
"Reach for the top!"
|Final date||3 December 2011|
|Venue||Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex, Yerevan, Armenia|
|Presenter(s)||Gohar Gasparyan and|
|Executive supervisor||Sietse Bakker|
|Host broadcaster||Public Television of Armenia (ARMTV)|
|Number of entries||13|
|Withdrawing countries|| Malta|
|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.|
|Nul points||All countries get 12 points from start|
|Winning song||Georgia |
|Junior Eurovision Song Contest|
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011 was the ninth edition of the contest, and took place in Yerevan, Armenia at the recently renovated Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex. It was the first time in history of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest that the contest was held in last year's winning country. Public Television of Armenia ARMTV was the 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 assisted with the technical side of the production.
Final[change | change source]
Each country gave 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||Country||Language||Artist ||Song||English translation||Place [note 1]||Points|
|01||Russia||Russian||Katya Ryabova||"Kak Romeo i Dzhulyetta"
(Как Ромео и Джульетта)
|"Like Romeo and Juliet"[note 2]||4||99|
|02||Latvia||Latvian||Amanda Bašmakova||"Mēness suns"||"Moondog"[note 2]||13||31|
|03||Moldova||Romanian, English||Lerika||"No, No"||—||6||78|
|04||Armenia||Armenian, English||Dalita||"Welcome to Armenia"||—||5||85|
|05||Bulgaria||Bulgarian||Ivan Ivanov||"Supergeroy" (Супергерой)||"Superhero"[note 2]||8||60|
|07||Ukraine||Ukrainian, English||Kristall||"Evropa" (Европа)||"Europe"[note 2]||11||42|
|08||Macedonia||Macedonian||Dorijan Dlaka||"Žimi ovoj frak" (Жими овој фрак)||"I Swear By This Tailcoat"||12||31|
|09||Netherlands||Dutch||Rachel||"Ik ben een teenager"||"I'm a Teenager"[note 2]||2||103|
|10||Belarus||Russian||Lidiya Zablotskaya||"Angely dobra" (Ангелы добра)||"Angels of Goodness"||3||99|
|13||Belgium||Dutch||Femke||"Een kusje meer"||"One More Kiss"||7||64|
Notes[change | change source]
- Two songs tied for third-highest score with 99 points, and two other tied for lowest score with 31 points, but the official scoreboard  ranks Belarus as third, Russia as fourth, Macedonia as twelfth and Latvia as thirteenth placer. This is consistent with the tie-breaking rule that the song that received points from the most countries ranks higher in the case of a tie.
- The official song list published on the official website  lists Russia, Latvia, Bulgaria, Ukraine and the Netherlands with English variants of their song title. Other sources   list them with their original title.
Score sheet[change | change source]
All 12 points[change | change source]
|N.||Recipient nation||Voting nation|
|3||Georgia||Armenia, Lithuania, Belarus|
|Belarus||Russia, Moldova, Ukraine|
- All countries were given 12 points at the start of voting, therefore no country gets nul points. These 12 points were announced by a spokesperson from Australia.
International broadcasts[change | change source]
- Australia broadcast the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011 on SBS One on 26 December 2011. Australia also gave every country 12 points to start with. The show was broadcasted again on 9 April 2012.[source?]
Returning artists[change | change source]
Even though rules of Junior Eurovision do not allow participation of returning artists - EBU 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. Notably, Ekaterina had also already applied to national preselection in 2010 as well, but was disqualified following the existing rule.
Commentators[change | change source]
- Netherlands - Marcel Kuijer (Nederland 3)
- Belgium - Kristien Maes and Tom De Cock (Eén)
- Sweden - Edvard Af Sillen and Ylva Hällen
- Russia - Olga Shelest
- Ukraine - Timur Miroshnychenko
Spokespersons[change | change source]
- Russia - Valentin Sadiki
- Latvia - Šarlote Lēnmane
- Moldova - Ştefănel Roşcovan
- Armenia - Razmik Arghajanyan
- Bulgaria - Samuil Sarandev-Sancho
- Lithuania - Dominykas Žvirblis
- Ukraine - Amanda Koenig
- Macedonia - Anja Veterova
- Netherlands - Anna Lagerweij
- Belarus - Anna Kovalyova
- Sweden - Ina-Jane von Herff
- Georgia - Elene Makashvili
- Belgium - Jill & Lauren
References[change | change source]
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