So, we know that Destiny Chukunyere has won the 2015 Junior Eurovision Song Contest for Malta with her song “Not My Soul”, but let’s take a look at things that occurred in this year’s contest.
Malta won the contest with the most points any song has ever received in Junior Eurovision! Destiny received 185 points which is 14 more points than Maria Isabel received in 2004, therefore breaking her record and taking not only the Junior Eurovision trophy, but the title of most points received. Not only that, but Destiny received 8 x 12 points which has equaled the most 12 points received in JESC. It does not stop there, Malta have now won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest twice, which once again equals the record for most wins, joining Belarus and Georgia with 2 wins each.
Poor Maria Isabel from Spain, who was previously number 1 in the ranking of most points received in Junior Eurovision has today slipped down into 3rd place. MIKA from Armenia who ended 2nd in tonight’s JESC has also overtaken Spain’s only Junior Eurovision winner, MIKA received 176 points, which is 5 points more than the 2004 winner. Armenia have actually broken a record themselves tonight, they have became the only country to have ended 2nd in Junior Eurovision 3 times.
Slovenia, dear dear Slovenia, they have never been contenders in any Eurovision and have never placed top 3, until tonight! Slovenia’s Lina gained the country its first podium place in Eurovision when she received 112 points. Surely when Lina arrives back in Slovenia she will be greeted like a queen at the airport.
Last year’s winners, Italy, also created their own record tonight, but its not one to be proud of, It is the record for the previous year’s winner doing so badly. Italy went from 1st in 2014 to 16th in 2015.
The poor dutch have received their lowest placing in their JESC history. The Netherlands ended 13th in 2008 which was the previous title holder for worst dutch placing, but Shalisa, failed to exceed that placing and ended in 15th place.
On a positive note returning country, Albania have equaled their best ever placing in any Eurovision final, when Mishela placed 5th, which is 7 places higher than their only other JESC song which ended last in 2013.
Macedonia have returned to the bottom of the table for a record breaking 3rd time.
Australia and Ireland both debuted in this year’s contest, Australia didn’t have a terrible start to their Junior Eurovision journey, ending 8th. Ireland on the other hand got forgotten by most countries, ending in 12th place.
For the 3rd year running the winner of the Kid’s Jury was the winner of the whole contest. This was the 4th year that there has been a Kid’s Jury vote. Gaia Cauchi was the first ever singer to receive 12 points from the Kid’s Jury and go on to win the contest. Vincenzo from Italy received their 12 last year. And the fabulous Destiny Chukunyere received they douze points this evening and took the trophy home!
The top 3 countries this year all received their most points ever in Junior Eurovision