Junior North Vision Song Contest 8
Enlight your heart!
Final date 27 June 2015
Venue Palace Ukraina
Kiev, Ukraine
Presenter(s) Zlata Ognevich
Broadcaster NTU
Entries 19
Debuting Flag of Malta Malta
Flag of Poland Poland
Flag of Tunisia Tunisia
Returning Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
Withdrawing Flag of Armenia Armenia
Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Flag of Belarus Belarus
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina
Flag of Finland Finland
Flag of France France
Flag of Germany Germany
Flag of Ireland Ireland
Flag of Portugal Portugal
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
System Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favorite songs
Null points None
Winner Flag of Albania Albania
"Young and Reckless"
Junior North Vision Song Contest
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The Junior North Vision Song Contest 8, often referred to as JNVSC 8 was the eighth edition of the Junior North Vision Song Contest. It was held in Kiev, Ukraine after the country's win in the last edition. Albania won for the first time with the song "Young and Reckless" by Kanita Suma getting 145 points.


Kiev or Kyiv (Ukrainian: Київ ; Russian: Киев ) is the capital and largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper River. The population in July 2013 was 2,847,200 (though higher estimated numbers have been cited in the press), making Kiev the 8th largest city in Europe.

Kiev is an important industrial, scientific, educational, and cultural centre of Eastern Europe. It is home to many high-tech industries, higher education institutions and world-famous historical landmarks. The city has an extensive infrastructure and highly developed system of public transport, including the Kiev Metro.

The city's name is said to derive from the name of Kyi, one of its four legendary founders (see Name, below). During its history, Kiev, one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe, passed through several stages of great prominence and relative obscurity. The city probably existed as a commercial centre as early as the 5th century. A Slavic settlement on the great trade route between Scandinavia and Constantinople, Kiev was a tributary of the Khazars,until seized by the Varangians (Vikings) in the mid-9th century. Under Varangian rule, the city became a capital of the Kievan Rus', the first East Slavic state. Completely destroyed during the Mongol invasion in 1240, the city lost most of its influence for the centuries to come. It was a provincial capital of marginal importance in the outskirts of the territories controlled by its powerful neighbours; first the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, followed by Poland and Russia.


National Palace of Arts "Ukraina" (Ukrainian: Національний палац мистецтв "Україна") or Palace "Ukraina" is one of the main theatre venues for official events along with Palace of Sports in Kiev, Ukraine. The venue is a state company administered by the State Directory of Affairs.

It was opened in 1970 as the biggest center of culture and arts. The building was designed by a group of architects P. Zhylytskyi, I. Vayner, under the directorship of the project's author the distinguished architect of Ukrainian SSR Yevhenia Marychenko. All of the architects were awarded Shevchenko National Prize (1971) for its design and construction. The building is trapezoidal, twenty eight meters tall and consists of over 300 rooms.

Although it was finally built on a former market square on Krasnoarmeyskaya street (present vul. Velyka Vasylkivska), it was originally suggested to be built in the place of St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery.

Participating countries

A total of nineteen countries participated with Bulgaria, FYR Macedonia and Kazakhstan returning to the contest. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Portugal and the United Kingdom announced their withdrawal after participating in the last edition.

Three countries debuted in the edition; Malta, Poland and Tunisia participated for the first time.


Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Morocco Morocco Ayoub Maach "This Time" 17 17
02 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Izzy & Bon-Bon "Stapka Po Stapka" 4 77
03 Flag of Andorra Andorra Calum "Hey Babe" 8 64
04 Flag of Sweden Sweden PYCO "Revolution" 3 101
05 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia Anja Veterova "Pokazi Mi" 11 57
06 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Lynna "V Sanjah" 10 60
07 Flag of Belgium Belgium Emma Bale "Run" 2 123
08 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Sofiya Kutsenko "Rozpovid" 14 38
09 Flag of Israel Israel "Hallelujah" 18 8
10 Flag of Russia Russia Sofya Fisenko "Dusha" 7 65
11 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Ayzhan Sagatova "Ana" 13 43
12 Flag of Tunisia Tunisia Rayen Youssef "Ma Abbarta" 16 24
13 Flag of Denmark Denmark Flora Ofelia "Du Du Du" 12 45
14 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Femke Meines "Smelt" 6 66
15 Flag of Poland Poland Qndel "Trzy kolory" 19 7
16 Flag of Albania Albania Kanita Suma "Young and Reckless" 1 145
17 Flag of Norway Norway Marcus & Martinus "Plystre på deg" 5 72
18 Flag of Malta Malta Andy Shaw & Gaia Cauchi "Love Me Like You Do" 15 29
19 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Maria á Lakjuni "Sum Eitt Summar" 9 61

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5 Flag of Albania Albania Bulgaria, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Ukraine
Flag of Belgium Belgium Albania, Faroe Islands, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Russia
2 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Slovenia, Tunisia
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Andorra, Israel
1 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia Denmark
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Malta
Flag of Norway Norway Belgium
Flag of Sweden Sweden FYR Macedonia
Flag of Tunisia Tunisia Morocco

Other countries

  • Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan: The country withdrew for yet unknown reasons.
  • Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina: Due to lack of money and interested artists, the HoD of BHRT has decided not to participate in Ukraine. Return of the country is very likely to happen in the 9th edition.
  • Flag of France France: France withdrew mainly because of the lack of artists and the result of the last edition.
  • Flag of Ireland Ireland: RTÉ withdrew as to have more time to find young singers in Ireland interested in the competition, as the broadcaster sent their act at the last day. A return is possible in the 9th edition.
  • Flag of Lebanon Lebanon: On 11 June 2015, the Lebanese broadcaster LBC Europe revealed they have no plans to return to the Junior North Vision Song Contest 8.
  • Flag of Portugal Portugal: RTP is undecided since the talent in Portugal is very limited.