‘Junior ESC – Wer fährt nach Paris?’ the German selection for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 has commenced today.
The applications window for singers to participate in ‘Junior ESC – Wer fährt nach Paris?’ has opened today. Singers aged between 9 and 14 years old can apply to take part via the Kika.de website until June 25. Once the the submissions window closes a panel will select five singers to go through to the next stage.
The five singers will be invited to the KiKA studios between July 15 and 25 to produce their voting clip. At the end of the month voting will open for the public to vote online for their three favourites. The three acts that receive the highest votes will go through to the final of Junior ESC – Wer fährt nach Paris? on September 10 in Erfurt. Each of the three singers will be competing with two songs each.
Germany finished last on their Junior Eurovision debut. Germany was represented by Susan with the song “Stronger with You” scoring 66 points. Germany was last in the jury vote receiving 27 points, the highest of which was 6 points from France. They also ended last in the online vote with 39 points.
Junior Eurovision 2021
Paris will host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 on December 19 in La Seine Musicale. The following countries have confirmed their participation so far:
- Portugal – Simão Oliveira
Image Source: NDR / Benjamin Hüllenkremer | Source: KiKA
Germany was due to participate in both the 2003 and 2004 contest but later withdrew. Despite this, a German delegation was sent to observe the contest on multiple occasions, including 2013, 2014 and and 2019. NDR also broadcast the 2015 and 2016 contests online. Germany is the last of the Big 5 nations to compete in the contest. Of note as well is that Viki Gabor, winner of Junior Eurovision 2019, was born in Germany.