A total of 979,000 French viewers watched the 2019 instalment of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, taking 7.6% of the market share.
This represents a slight decrease from last year when France returned to the competition and finished in second place. Figures last year were 1.16 million and an 8.2% market share.
The contest was broadcast on channel France 2 and provided commentary by Stéphane Bern who was joined by Sandy Héribert who took over the role from Madame Monsieur.
At the contest, France were represented by Carla with the song “Bim Bam Toi”. Eventually the country finished in 5th place with 169 points. This marks their second best result following last year when they finished 2nd with “Jamais sans toi” by Angelina.
France’s points were comprised of 85 points from the jury and a further 84 points in the online vote where they actually received the third highest amount of points. Carla did not manage to receive any 12 points from the jury but scored three sets of 10 points from Australia, Wales and The Netherlands. The French jury in turn awarded 12 points to Matheu representing The Netherlands.
Last year France returned to the contest following a 14 year break, they had previously only entered back in 2004.
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest this year was held in Gliwice-Silesia, Poland. The host nation Poland managed to secure a second consecutive victory with the song “Superhero” by Viki Gabor. They have since announced interest in hosting the show for a second time. There is as of yet no confirmation as to whether or not France wish to participate in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020.