Today, France Television held a press conference. where the show’s Executive Supervisor Alexandra Redde-Amiel, outlined how the show will take place next month. Besides revealing the hosts for this year’s competition, they have also revealed who will be the interval acts for this year’s competition.
Showing off French music to the world
Speaking during the press conference, Alexandra mentioned that “It was not possible to organize a Eurovision event in France, without adding a French touch.”, as she introduced the interval acts for this year’s competition.
The first one to be revealed is French DJ duo Ofenbach, who will appear as the Opening Act during the Flag Parade, where the 19 participants will be introduced. They will be playing a medley of their greatest songs, which will give a nod to 50 years of French music.
Ofenbach is one of the most popular French acts right now, with 1.7 billion streams, over 1 million downloads, and 15 million listeners on Spotify. They have collaborated with numerous artists like Ella Henderson who they have recently released a single with “Hurricane“. However, they are mostly known to Eurofans by collaborating with Sweden’s Eurovision 2018 representative Benjamin Ingrosso with the song “Paradise”
The night would not be complete unless we have the reigning Junior Eurovision champion performing at the competition. It was revealed that Valentina will be performing a re-orchestrated Christmas version of her winning entry “J’Imagine”.
The final act to be revealed is France’s Eurovision 2021 representative Barbara Pravi. It was revealed that she will be performing a ‘unique and chic’ version of her Eurovision entry “Voila”.
Traditional Common Song – “Imagine”
The competition will not be complete without having the traditional common song. For the 19th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, this will be a 100% French creation titled “Imagine”. It’s been described as a hymn that they wanted to “put at the service of the protection and defense of children’s rights around the world”.
In addition, it was also revealed that France Television has teamed up with UNICEF, for International Children’s Day on November 20. The song will be released on streaming platforms on November 19, with the profits being donated to UNICEF.
The 19 participants will be performing “Imagine” during the show before the voting section commences.
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 – Anna Gjebrea with “Stand By You“
- 🇦🇲 Armenia – Maléna Fox
- 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan – Sona Azizova with “One of Those Days”
- 🇧🇬 Bulgaria – Denislava & Martin with “Voice of Love”
- 🇫🇷 France (Host) – Enzo with “Tic Tac“
- 🇬🇪 Georgia – Nikoloz Kajaia with “Let’s Count The Smiles”
- 🇩🇪 Germany – Pauline with “Imagine Us“
- 🇮🇪 Ireland – Maiú Levi Lawlor with “Saor (Disappear)“
- 🇮🇹 Italy – Elizabetta Lizza with “Specchio (Mirror On The Wall)”
- 🇰🇿 Kazakhstan – Alinur Khamzin and Beknur Zhunibekuly with “Ертегі әлемі (Fairy World)“
- 🇲🇹 Malta – Ike & Kaya with “My Home“
- 🇳🇱 The Netherlands – Ayana with “Mata Sugu Aō Ne”
- 🇲🇰 North Macedonia – Dajte Muzika with “Green Forces“
- 🇵🇱 Poland – Sara James with “Somebody“
- 🇵🇹 Portugal – Simão Oliveira with “O Rapaz”
- 🇷🇺 Russia – Tanya Mezhentseva with “Mon Ami”
- 🇷🇸 Serbia – Jovana and Dunja with “Children’s Eyes“
- 🇪🇸 Spain – Levi Díaz with “Reír“
- 🇺🇦 Ukraine – Olena Usenko with “Vazhil”
You can keep up with our Junior Eurovision 2021 coverage here.
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News Source: EBU/ France Television
Photo Source: Nathalie Guyon