Date: 21 November 2015
Venue: Arena Armeec (Sofia, Bulgaria)
Voting system: 1-8, 10 & 12 points. Jury + Televoting 50%
Number of countries: 17
Hosts: Poli Genova
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015 will be the 13th annual Junior Eurovision Song Contest and will take place in Arena Armeec in Sofia, Bulgaria on 21 November 2015. This will be the first time that the Bulgarian national broadcaster, Bulgarian National Television (BNT), are organising an Eurovision event. Seventeen countries have confirmed their participation, with Australia and Ireland making their début at the 2015 contest. Albania and Macedonia will return after being absent since the 2012 and 2013 contests respectively. Croatia and Cyprus will be withdrawing after returning in the 2014 edition, while Sweden will be withdrawing for the first time since 2008.
On 7 October 2015, it was confirmed that seventeen countries will take part in the contest. Australia and Ireland will make their debut, Albania will return after a two-year absence and Macedonia will return after a one-year absence. Croatia and Cyprus will be withdrawing after returning in the 2014 edition, while Sweden will be withdrawing for the first time since 2008. It will be the first time since 2007, that 17 countries will take part.
|1||Serbia||Lena Stanmekovic||Lenina Pesma (Lena´s song)||79||7|
|2||Georgia||The Virus||Gabede (Dare)||51||10|
|3||Slovenia||Lina Kudúzovic||Prva Ljubezen (First Love)||112||3|
|4||Italy||Chiara & Martina||Viva||34||16|
|5||The Netherlands||Shalisa||Million Lights||35||15|
|6||Australia||Bella Paige||My Girls||64||8|
|7||Ireland||Aimee Banks||Réalta Na Mara (Star of The Sea)||36||12|
|8||Russia||Misha Smirnov||Metcha (Dream)||80||6|
|9||FYR Macedonia||Ivana & Magdalena||Pletenka (Braid of Love)||26||17|
|10||Belarus||Ruslan Aslanov||Volshebstvo (Magic)||105||4|
|12||Ukraine||Anna Trincher||Pochny z sebe (Start with yourself)||38||11|
|13||Bulgaria||Gabriela Yordanova & Ivan Stoyanov||Colour of Hope||62||9|
|14||San Marino||Kamilla Ismailova||Mirror||36||14|
|15||Malta||Destiny Chuyunkere||Not My Soul||185||1|
|17||Montenegro||Jana Mirkovic||Oluja (Storm)||36||13|
Poli Genova: “I am really happy that Bulgaria is hosting the most prestigious song contest for young artists in Europe and that BNT decided that I am the right person to host it,” said the 28 year-old on her appointment. “I can wait to discover this event and I am sure it will be unforgetable! Let’s support the young artists together because they are our future.” Poli impressed at castings held a few months ago, where the producers of this year’s show auditioned television hosts for the role. Her excellent English and total stage confidence saw her shine, and is a natural in front of the camera – making her the perfect host for the target teenage audience.
Poli’s music career started when she was four years old, and in 1995 she joined the children’s vocal group Bon-Bon. To this day she still works with her first producer Rosie Karaslavova, and has since graduated from the Lubomir Pipkov National School of Music playing the clarinet and from the NATFA with a degree in Film Production.