The official music video for “J’imagine” the French entry for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 has been filmed in Orléans.
The title of the French entry for Junior Eurovision 2020 has been revealed as “J’imagine”. As previously reported the songwriters behind ‘Bim Bam Toi’ are reported to have written the French entry for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020. According to Le Parisien Igit and Barbara Pravi are returning for a second year as the writers behind the French entry.
Le 29 septembre, #Orleans a accueilli Valentina, pour le tournage de son nouveau clip. La jeune artiste issue du groupe Kids United Nouvelle Génération, représentera la France à l’#EurovisionJunior 2020, le 29 novembre.
A visionner prochainement sur @Francetele.@EurovisionF2 pic.twitter.com/oAuCHiwQJq
— Orléans Métropole (@OrleansMetropol) October 9, 2020
The city of Orléans has also now revealed that Valentina travelled to the city on September 29 to film the official music video for her song. According to the city it was chosen by France Televisions for the music video because “The producer was looking for a city that represents the image of France well”.
According to France Bleu the filming of the music video did create a crowd of onlookers. The production team did there best to ensure that no images of the recording were published on social media, as Valentina was not officially revealed as the French representative until October 9.
Who is Valentina?
Valentina was born on April 6 2009 in Rennes in Brittany. Her love for music comes from her mother, who used to sing her lullabies. At the age of 6, she auditioned for The Voice: Kids. She has been a member of Kids United Nouvelle Géneration, a French children’s music group, since 2018. She has recorded two albums with the group and has taken part in UNICEF campaigns. Apart from singing, Valentina can also rap. Her favourite artist is Ariana Grande but she also enjoys Italian music, especially Laura Pausini, as her mother is an Italian teacher.
Source: L’Eurovision Au Quotidien
France first participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2004 with “Si on voulait bien” by Thomas but withdrew the year after. After a 14-year break, France returned to the contest in 2018 with “Jamais sans toi” by Angélina. She finished 2nd, giving France their best result in a Eurovision contest since 1991. Last year, Carla finished fifth in with “Bim Bam Toi”.