German children’s TV channel Kika has just announced that 11-year-old FIA will be representing Germany at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Nice, France. She’ll be performing her song “Ohne Worte” on the Eurovision Stage in November. The song will feature Sign Language and will be officially released on October 13. You can listen to the demo in the video below!
Who’s FIA ?
Fia was born in Shanghai, China but currently lives in Berlin. In her free time, Fia enjoys climbing, swimming and performing. She sings and dances anytime and anywhere and is clearly the entertainer in her family. She went viral earlier this year after competing in this year’s edition of “The Voice Kids” in Germany. She impressed the coaches not only with her vocal abilities, but also the fact that she was using sign language to translate the lyrics during her perfomance. Her little sister can’t speak and she hopes she still understands what she sings by doing this. Her JESC song “Ohne Worte” (trans: Without Words) is about the connection between her and her sister, because they don’t need words to understand each other.
After taking a break from last year contest, broadcaster KiKa announced earlier this year that they would be competing at this year Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The selections consisted out five artists and demo versions of their songs that got revealed on September 8. The following finalists were competing in the online competition:
- Toby – “Stand Up”
- FIA – “Ohne Worte” (Without words)
- Lenny – “Lieben lernen” (Learn to love)
- Adriano – “Be My Girl”
- RAHEL – “Believe”
The online voting will open the same day on kika.de. Only residents of Germany, Switzerland, and Austria will be able to submit votes, and their choice will make up 50% of the final result. The other 50% will come from an international jury of music professionals. People could vote till the 17th of september, with the winner being announced the next day. “Ohne Worte” was the winner of both the online voting and expert jury and got the ticket to represent the country in Nice.
Germany in Junior Eurovision
Germany was one of the first countries to take part at the Eurovision Song Contest when it started in 1956. However it took them 64 years to finally join the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. In 2020, Susan was the first ever representative of Germany on the JESC stage and finished in 12th place. In 2021 Pauline represented the country in Paris and finished in 17th place. In 2022 the broadcaster took a break, but are back now in 2023 to hopefully win the contest.
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