Stéphane Bern returns to the commentary booth for France at the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest alongside Sandy Héribert.
It has been revealed that Stéphane Bern and Sandy Héribert will commentate on this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Gliwice, Poland. Stéphane is no stranger to commentating on Eurovision events, as he has provided commentary for the 2010, 2015, 2017 and 2018 Eurovision Song Contests, as well as the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest alongside Madame Monsieur.
Sandy Héribert was a co-host of Destination Eurovision, France’s Eurovision national final this year, and was also part of the commentating team in Tel Aviv.
In an interview with Télé Loisirs, Sandy discussed her plans with France 2:
“With France 2, we are talking about the continuation obviously, of my presence in the next season of Destination Eurovision but also during the Eurovision 2020 which will take place on May 12 and 14 (semi-finals) and May 16 (the big management of France 2 wants me to become the face of Eurovision in France.”
The country will internally select their next Junior Eurovision entrant. According to their Head of Delegation, the broadcaster has received triple the amount of submissions compared to 2018, and that they are now considering two candidates. The artist and song will reportedly be revealed in Autumn.
France recently returned to the contest in 2018 following a 14 year break, and were represented by Angélina and her song “Jamais Sans Toi”. The country finished 2nd overall with 203 points, their best result to date. Prior to last year, they only participated in the 2004 contest in Lillehammer, Norway. Thomas Pontier placed 6th with his song “Si on voulait bien”.