On Saturday 15th November in Marsa Shipbuilding the winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014 was Italy. Italy were competing with their first ever Junior Eurovision entry ‘Tu Primo Grande Amore’ sung by young Vincenzo Cantiello, the only male lead artist in the 16 song competition.
Voting was conducted by a jury and televote from each country as well as a special Kids Jury featuring one young person from each participating country.
The result was a close vote with Italy winning with 159 points. In second place 12 points behind finished Bulgaria and in third place was Armenia on 146 points.
Sadly the online voting organised by EBU confirmed in the Press Conference that the online voting failed as the traffic on the official website increased by over ten times.
During the Winner’s Press Conference Vincenzo said that his ‘head was spinning and the overall feeling was wonderful and overwhelming.’
Congratulations go to Malta for a great show this year and to Italy for winning with a fantastic performance and a certain star of the future.