Another representative has been revealed for this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. This time, last year’s host country France has revealed that Lissandro will represent the nation with the song “Oh Maman!”
Adventure of a lifetime
On being selected as France’s Junior Eurovision representative in 2022, Lissandro describes it as an adventure of a lifetime and wanting to give the best for France in Yerevan.
‘I am very proud and honoured to represent France with my song, from both the pop and rock universe at the same time that I have always loved!
And what a pride to be part of the wonderful Eurovision family. I will give my best to make France’s colours shine.’
Meanwhile, France’s Head of Delegation Alexandra Redde-Amiel, welcomed Lissandro to Junior Eurovision with open arms.
‘We are happy to welcome Lissandro in the big family of the Junior Eurovision. A young artist full of talent to defend the colours of France in Armenia.’
Listen to “Oh Maman!” on streaming platforms
France’s Junior Eurovision 2022 entry is now available to listen on streaming platforms. The entry is written by Barbara Pravi (France 2021) and Fédéric Chateau and produced by Nico Staff.
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022
The 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Yerevan, following Malena’s win in the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with “Qami Qami“, with the competition set to take place on the 11th of December. The competing countries in this year’s competition are as follows:
- Albania – Kejtlin Gjata
- France – Lissandro
- Georgia – Mariam Bigvava
- Ireland – Sophie Lennon
- Kazakhstan – David Charlin
- Malta – Gaia Gambuzza
- The Netherlands – Luna
- North Macedonia – Lara Trpčeska and Irina Davidovska
- Poland – Laura Bączkiewicz
- Portugal – Nicolas Alves
- Serbia – Katarina Savić
- Spain – Carlos Higes
- Ukraine – Zlata Dziunka
- United Kingdom
To keep up to date with our coverage of the 2022 Junior Eurovision coverage, you can do so by clicking right here.
France’s Junior Eurovision Journey
France took part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2004. Represented by Thomas Pontier singing “Si on voulait bien”, France finished in 6th place earning 78 points. However, the country withdrew from the Contest, citing a ‘Eurovision overkill’. France would not rejoin the Contest until 2018. Since then, France has become a Junior Eurovision powerhouse, finishing in the top 5 in each of their four subsequent participations. France won the 2020 edition of the Contest, with Valentina singing “J’imagine”.
France’s most recent participation was on home soil, as Paris hosted the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The country was represented by Enzo, singing his song “Tic Tac”. At the close of voting, France finished in third place with 187 points. Of these, 67 points came from the online vote, whilst the remaining 120 were given by professional juries across Europe.
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News Source: France Television
Photo Credit: Agence Bestimage/Cyril Moreau