The Junior Eurovision Song Contest is 2 weeks away, and the EBU have announced that for the first time ever, non-participating countries will be able to have their say. The EBU have announced that there will be an online voting system which will allow people from the non-participating countries to vote in a special awards.
The awards have no say in the results of the contest, although there will be a special presentation in the press conference, where the winner of the online vote will receive a trophy. People from the participating countries will be unable to vote, only viewers who are not represented.
Each person wishing to vote in the online poll will be able to vote once for their favourite song, these votes will be compiled together and the winner will be the song that receives the most votes.
It was earlier announced that the 2014 JESC will bring new technology and new format to the contest and this award is just one of the ways in which they are doing this.
The 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Marsa, Malta on November 15th.