It has been just over an hour since France won Junior Eurovison 2022. It has already been confirmed that France intend to host the 2023 contest. Delphine Ernotte the director of France Télévisions and France’s Head of Delegation Alexandra Redde-Amie have both confirmed the country has interest to host in 2023. Lissandro won the contest for France with his song “Oh Maman!”
France confirm intention to host Junior Eurovision 2023
In a tweet congratulation Lissandro, Delphine Ernotte also confirmed that France Télévisions intend to host the 2023 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Head of delegation Alexandra Redde-Amie also confirmed this in the winner’s press conference that the country want to host in 2023.
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 participated in the 2022 Junior Euroision Song Contest with Lissandro and the song “Oh Maman!”. They won the contest, acheving a total of 203 points. Lissandro came first in the jury vote with 132 points, followed by a third place in the televote with 71 points.
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News Source: Delphine Ernotte/Alexandra Redde-Amie
Photo Credit: Corinne Cumming/EBU