Happy Junior Eurovision week! In just 6 days we will know who will be the successor of Valentina and take the JESC trophy home. A total of 19 countries have gathered in Paris to take part at the 19th Eurovision Song Contest in La Seine Musical.
The Junior Eurovision week traditionally starts with an official opening ceremony. The Opening Ceremony took place in Studio Gabriel in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the France Télévisions and the EBU has decided that none of the delegations will be in person at the Opening Ceremony.
During the opening ceremony, Carla (known for representing France at JESC 2019) drew the countries that will perform first and last during the show. She also draw the position in which France will perform during the show:
- 1st. 🇩🇪 Germany: Pauline – Imagine Us
- 13th.🇫🇷 France: Enzo – Tic Tac
- 19th. 🇵🇹 Portugal: Simão Oliveira – O Rapaz
Later this evening, the EBU and France Télévisions revealed the whole running order:
- 🇩🇪 Germany: Pauline – Imagine Us
- 🇬🇪 Georgia: Niko Kajaia – Let’s Count The Smiles
- 🇵🇱 Poland: Sara James – Somebody
- 🇲🇹 Malta: Ike & Kaya – My Home
- 🇮🇹 Italy: Elisabetta Lizza – Specchio (Mirror On The Wall)
- 🇧🇬 Bulgaria: Denislava & Martin – Voice Of Love
- 🇷🇺 Russia: Tanya Mezhentseva – Mon Ami
- 🇮🇪 Ireland: Maiú Levi Lawlor – Saor (Disappear)
- 🇦🇲 Armenia: Maléna – Qami Qami
- 🇰🇿 Kazakhstan: Alinur Khazim & Beknur Zhanibekuly – Ертегі әлемі (Fairy World)
- 🇦🇱 Albania: Anna Gjebrea – Stand By You
- 🇺🇦 Ukraine: Olena Usenko – Vazhil
- 🇫🇷 France: Enzo – Tic Tac
- 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan: Sona Azizova – One Of Those Days
- 🇳🇱 Netherlands: Ayana – Mata Sugu Aō Ne
- 🇪🇸 Spain: Levi Díaz – Reír
- 🇷🇸 Serbia: Jovana & Dunja – Oči Deteta (Children’s Eyes)
- 🇲🇰 North Macedonia: Datje Muzika – Green Forces
- 🇵🇹 Portugal: Simão Oliveira – O Rapaz
Last year, Valentina, who represented France, won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Poland with her song J’imagine. After Valentina’s victory France Télévisions were granted the honour of organising the Contest in Paris, the ‘City of Light.’ The show will take place on Sunday 19 December at 16:00 CET at the La Seine Musicale. The show will be hosted by Olivier Minne, Élodie Gossuin and Carla. Reigning champ Valentina, DJ duo Ofenbach and Eurovision runner-up Barbara Pravi will perform during the show.
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