Élodie Gossuin, Olivier Minne and Carla will host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Paris, France.
During a press conference on Junior Eurovision 2021 organised by France Télévisions, Élodie Gossuin, Oliver Minne and Carla were revealed as the presenters of the contest. All three hosts have connections to Eurovision.
Élodie Gossuin first rose to fame after winning Miss France 2001. She finished in the top 10 of Miss Universe 2001 and won Miss Europe 2001. Since ending her reign, she has gone on to be a radio presenter, columnist, and TV host. She was the French spokesperson for Eurovision from 2016 to 2018.
Olivier Minne is a Belgian-born TV presenter who is best known as the presenter of Fort Boyard. Between 1995 and 1997 he was the French commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest and commentated on the former EBU format Jeux sans frontières.
Carla Lazzari, better known simply as Carla, first rose to fame after finishing fourth in the fifth season of The Voice Kids. In 2019, she represented France in Junior Eurovision 2019 and finished fifth with “Bim Bam Toi”. She commented on Junior Eurovision 2020 and was the French spokesperson for Eurovision 2021.
For the first time since 2005, the show will be presented in English and French. Olivier, who spends six months of the year in Los Angeles, will present in English while Élodie will present in French. Carla will switch between both languages.
Stéphane Bern and Laurence Boccolini will commentate on the contest for French viewers.
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 will take place in La Seine Musicale, Paris, France on Sunday 19th December. The contest will be hosted by France for the first time following Valentina’s victory at the 2020 contest with her song “J’imagine”.
19 countries will compete in the 19th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, the participants and their songs are:
- Albania – Anna Gjebrea – Stand By You
- Armenia – Maléna Fox
- Azerbaijan – Sona Azizova
- Bulgaria – Denislava and Martin – Voice of Love
- France – Enzo – Tic Tac
- Georgia – Nikoloz Kajaia – Let’s Count The Smiles
- Germany – Pauline – Imagine Us
- Ireland – Maiú Levi Lawlor – Saor
- Italy – Elisabetta Lizza – Specchio (Mirror on the Wall)
- Kazakhstan – Alinur Khamzin and Beknur Zhanibek – World of Fairytales
- Malta – Ike & Kaya – My Home
- Netherlands – Ayana – Mata Sugu Aō Ne
- North Macedonia – Dajte Muzika – Green Forces
- Poland – Sara James – Somebody
- Simão Oliveira – O Rapaz
- Russia – Tanya Mezhentseva – Mon Ami
- Serbia – Jovana and Dunja – Children’s Eyes
- Spain – Levi Díaz – Reír
- Ukraine – Olena Usenko – Vazhil
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