Breaking News: Congratulations, Malta!
It's been an incredible show from here at the Arena Armeec, but only one talented performer could hoist the winner's trophy!
Congratulations go out to Destiny Chukunyere from Malta, with the song "Not My Soul"! Winning the contest with 185 points, the 13-year-old from the city of Birkirkara won by a 9-point margin. Tonight's victory marks Malta's second victory in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in only three years!
Not only did Destiny win the trophy for her homeland, but she did it decisively: Malta's win with 185 points is the highest point total in Junior Eurovision Song Contest history, beating the high-water mark set by Spain's María Isabel in 2004.
Second place went to MIKA from Armenia with "Love", and third place went to Slovenia's Lina Kuduzović with her song "Prva ljubezen".
Trophies will be given out to our three top placed acts in a press conference immediately following the show this evening.
The full results are as follows:
- 185 points - Malta
- 176 points - Armenia
- 112 points - Slovenia
- 105 points - Belarus
- 093 points - Albania
- 080 points - Russia
- 079 points - Serbia
- 064 points - Australia
- 062 points - Bulgaria
- 051 points - Georgia
- 038 points - Ukraine
- 036 points - Ireland
- 036 points - Montenegro
- 036 points - San Marino
- 035 points - The Netherlands
- 034 points - Italy
- 026 points - Macedonia
The full split of jury and televotes will be revealed in the coming weeks.
In the thirteen years that Junior Eurovision has been running, many performers have grown up to have successful careers in their home countries and beyond, with a few even "graduating" to the Eurovision Song Contest. We would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all of the brilliant young artists that we saw on stage tonight, as well as their teams from the seventeen participating nations here in Bulgaria tonight.