Singer Carla Lazzari announced via Facebook that she and Stéphane Bern will serve as commentators for France at this year’s Junior Eurovision.
About the commentators
Carla represented France at Junior Eurovision 2019 with the song “Bim Bam Toi”, placing fifth. She also hosted the 2021 contest alongside Élodie Gossuin and Olivier Minne. She is currently preparing for a 2023 tour of France.
Bern is a French-Luxembourgish presenter who has commentated Junior Eurovision for France since 2018. He also serves as the commentator for France at the finale of adult Eurovision, and since 2021 has co-hosted Eurovision France, c’est vous qui décidez, France’s national final for Eurovision.
France at Junior Eurovision 2022
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.
This year, France will be represented in Yerevan by Lissandro, with the song “Oh Maman!”.
What we know about Junior Eurovision 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. It will be hosted by Iveta Mukuchyan, Garik Popoyan and Karina Ignatyan.
- Albania – Kejtlin Gjata
- Armenia – Nare
- France – Lissandro
- Georgia – Mariam Bigvava
- Ireland – Sophie Lennon
- Italy – Chanel Dilecta
- Kazakhstan – David Charlin
- Malta – Gaia Gambuzza
- The Netherlands – Luna
- North Macedonia – Lara, Irina & Jovan
- Poland – Laura Bączkiewicz
- Portugal – Nicolas Alves
- Serbia – Katarina Savić
- Spain – Carlos Higes
- Ukraine – Zlata Dziunka
- United Kingdom – Freya Skye
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News Source: Carla Lazzari via Facebook
Photo Credit: Carla Lazzari via Facebook