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. One of the things that were revealed, was who will be hosting the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. It was announced that a trio consisting of Olivier Minne, Élodie Gossuin and Carla, will be guiding the audience through the show next month.
3 magical hosts will guide us through the festivities of this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Paris! 🥳— Junior Eurovision (@EurovisionJr) November 17, 2021
🌟 Élodie Gossuin
✨ Olivier Minne
Read all about them here 👉 https://t.co/K9VuFyIJtx #JESC2021 #Imagine pic.twitter.com/ObNxWW4iul
About The Hosts!
Carla represented France in Junior Eurovision with her song “Bim Bam Toi” back in 2019. In 2019 Carla came 5th in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest after scoring 169 points. “Bim Bam Toi” later went on to viral on TikTok after the contest.
Élodie Gossuin is a big figure in the presenting and political world in France. No stranger to Eurovision Élodie was the spokesperson for France in the 2016 and 2018 editions of the senior contest. Fans will remember Elodie for her opening speech when presenting the points back in 2016, showing her love for France’s participant Amir that year in which she sang a small snippet of his song “J’ai cherché”. Elodie was also on the panel for this year’s national final in France “Eurovision France, c’est vous qui décidez”, which helped select eventual Eurovision runner up Barbara Pravi with her song “Voilà”
Olivier Minne is a well-loved host in France. In 2000 Olivier picked up a 7 d’Or award (In France this is the equivalent of an Emmy), so he is a very accomplished host within the country. Olivier is also no stranger to Eurovision, between the years of 1995 and 1997 he was France’s commentator for the senior contest.
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.
France’s Junior Eurovision Journey
France made its debut in the 2004 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with Thomas Pontier with the song “Si on voulait bien”, which placed 6th. Since then, took a break and returned in 2018 with Angelina with “Jamais Sans Toi” which placed 2nd. Their recent participation saw them achieve their first win with Valentina and the song “J”Imagine”.
News Source: JuniorEurovision.tv/ France2
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