Today, eight participating countries of the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest were scheduled to have their second rehearsal. These are The Netherlands, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Spain, France, Georgia, and Armenia. The United Kingdom missed their second rehearsal due to illness. Fifth up to complete their second rehearsal was France’s Lissandro!
In today’s rehearsal, the attending Press had the opportunity to watch the full rehearsals from these participating countries at this year’s Junior Eurovision. Before we find out what happens in the France’s rehearsal today, you can find out how their first rehearsal went right here.
What happens during Lissandro’s performance?
We see Lissandro starting platform wearinng a very sparkly jacket with jeans and white trainers, and as the song progresses on he is joined by the four backing dancers, the dancers were wearing similar sparkling costumes and were dancing wither side of Lissandro. The perfromance has a lot of bright warm lighting and pyro and some smoke machine.
*We will add a preview of the performance once it has been made available*
13 year old Lissandro is no stranger to competition, having already competed in The Voice Kids France, where he finished as a runner-up. Lissandro competed alongside last year’s Junior Eurovision entrant Enzo. Following on from The Voice Kids Lissandro who is from Théding in Eastern France, was internally selected to represent France at this year’a Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Alongside singing, Lissandro also dubs cartoons in French professionally. While “Oh Maman!” is in French, it isn’t the only language Lissandro has mastered, he can speak 5 different languages at only 13 years old
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: EBU
Photo Credit: Corinne Cumming/EBU