A total of 4.9 million viewers watched the Junior Eurovision Song Contest live from the French capital yesterday afternoon.
4,900,000 people tuned in on TVP1, TVP Polonia and TVP ABC to watch the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. This represents a drop of around 1.1 million viewers over the 2020 contest which was hosted in Poland for the second year in a row, following Poland’s back to back wins in 2018 and 2019.
Poland since its return to the contest in 2016 has been one of the largest markets for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest with over 7 million viewers watching in 2019.
The viewing figures from previous years:
- 2016 – 1.1 million viewers
- 2017 – 0.8 million viewers
- 2018 -2.2 million viewers
- 2019 – 7.7 million viewers
- 2020 – 6.0 million viewers
Polish representative Sara James finished in 2nd place at the contest with her song “Somebody”. She received a total of 218 points.
Armenia won the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with Maléna and her song “Qami Qami”. This is the second time the nation has won the contest, the first time being in 2010.
Source: TVP | Image Source: Andres Putting / EBU
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. In 2020 Valentina would take victory in the contest with the song “J’Imagine” topping both the public and jury vote with a total of 200 points.