With only 65 days until the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest takes place in Paris, EBU’s Executive Supervisor Martin Österdahl went to Paris, ahead of the competition to oversee the preparations for the 19th edition along with the Junior Eurovision Steering Group.
What’s the role of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Steering Group?
As explained by the EBU, the purpose of the steering group are as follows:
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) Steering Group is the executive committee representing all Members whose purpose is to supervise and guide the Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC). Its objective, as defined by the EBU, is to:
- secure the format of the JESC;
- modernize the brand and raising the awareness of the JESC;
- overlook the yearly preparation by the Host Broadcaster.
The current members of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Steering Group, as well as the broadcaster/organisation they work with, are as follows:
- Ekaterina Orlova (RTR)
- Marta Piekarska (TVP)
- Alexandra Redde (France TV)
- Carla Bugalho (RTP)
- Anja Zegwaard (AVROTROS)
- Natia Mshvenieradze (GPB)
- Ana Maria Bordas (RTVE)
- Martin Österdahl (EBU)
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021
Junior Eurovision 2021 will take place in Paris, France following Valentina’s victory in JESC 2020 with “J’imagine”. The contest will be held in La Seine Musicale on December 19th. 19 countries will be competing in the 19th edition of the competition:
- Albania – TBC
- Armenia – TBC
- Azerbaijan – Sona Azizova
- Bulgaria – TBC
- France (Host) – TBC
- Georgia – TBC
- Germany – Pauline with “Imagine”
- Ireland – TBC
- Italy – TBC
- Kazakhstan – TBC
- Malta – TBC
- The Netherlands – Ayana with “Mata Sugu Aō Ne”
- North Macedonia – Cast of Dajte Muzika
- Poland – Sara James with “Somebody”
- Portugal – Simão Oliveira
- Russia – TBC
- Serbia – Jovana and Dunja with “Children’s Eyes”
- Spain – Levi Díaz
- Ukraine – TBC
You can keep up with our JESC 2021 coverage here.
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News Source: Martin Österdah
Photo Source: EBU