Le Parisien reports that the organisers of Junior Eurovision 2021 are keeping a close eye on COVID-19 and the potential impact on the contest.
The French newspaper reports that the organisers of Junior Eurovision 2021 are keeping a close eye on COVID-19 due to its current fifth wave in France and abroad. In addition, the newspaper reports that there is a concern that Kazakhstan may not travel to Paris to compete in the contest in person:
Internally, all eyes are on the Kazakhstan (delegation), which might not be able to make the trip (to Paris). In this case, it is only the clip of the song which will be submitted to the vote.
Should a nation not be able to travel to Paris for the 19th Junior Eurovision Song Contest, they will instead compete with their music video. The decision was made for the 2021 contest not to record live-on-tape performances due to the associated costs and instead allow music videos to be broadcast as part of the live show.
Currently, none of the 19 competing nations have announced travel restrictions to France.
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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