The 15th annual Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Tbilisi (Georgia) is going down this Sunday 26th November, but people can start voting as of tomorrow. This is all part of a new online voting system, and it means you can vote for Malta!
From Friday 24th November, you can log on to JuniorEurovision.TV and have your say. Here, you can listen to all the 16 finalists and vote for up to five of your favourite songs. Here, you can actually also vote for Malta’s Gianluca Cilia.
Voting halts shortly before the show on Sunday, resuming for 15 minutes after all the songs have been performed. From there, it’s the usual system of tallying votes and transferring them to the scoreboard that we’re used to seeing in previous Eurovision and Junior Eurovision Song Contests.
Your vote will represent 50% of the final result, with the other half being decided on by an independent jury.
While some people have voiced their concerns on countries voting for themselves seeing as Malta is among the smallest countries in the competition, the system obviously preempts this by putting in place specific algorithms for calculating the percentage worth of voting from different areas.
So there you have it; this is your perfect opportunity to put your vote where your mouth is and vote for Malta!