Paris will host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 on December 19 in La Seine Musicale.
During a press conference with the EBU and France Télévisions at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam, it was announced that Paris will host Junior Eurovision 2021. This will be the first time that the contest will be held in France and it will also be the first Eurovision event to be held in the country since Eurovision Young Dancers in 1999.
The host venue is La Seine Musicale on Île Seguin in western Paris. The venue was opened in 2017 and has hosted major television events such as Victoires de la Musique, one of the major music award shows in France. The venue has a capicity of 6,000.
The slogan for the contest will be “Imgaine”. The slogan was chosen as a reference to the winning song of last year “J’imagine” but also as a way to encouragment children to be creative and to pursue their dreams.
Alexandra Redde-Amiel, Head of Delegation for France at Junior Eurovision, stated:
“It is truly an achievement and an honor for the entire France Télévisions entertainment team to organise one of the world’s biggest shows in France. We look forward to welcoming the EBU teams, all the participants and the European delegations next year and to offer them a special show.”
Valentina won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with “J’imagine”, giving France their first victory in a Eurovision event since winning Eurovision Young Dancers in 1989. Barbara Pravi, who is representing France at Eurovision 2021, co-wrote “J’imagine”.
The following countries have confirmed their participation so far:
- Portugal – Simão Oliveira
Image Source: EBU/Nathalie Guyon / Source: RTVE