Before the Eurovision New Year arrives, we have some news about Junior Eurovision 2023. It was announced that there will be 16 countries competing at the 21st edition of the competition in Nice.
All of the Big Five competing, Estonia making their debut
The competing countries and their representative (where applicable) are as follows:
- 🇦🇱 Albania
- 🇦🇲 Armenia
- 🇪🇪 Estonia – Arhanna Sandra Arbma
- 🇫🇷 France (Host Country)
- 🇬🇪 Georgia – Anastasia Vasadze
- 🇩🇪 Germany
- 🇮🇪 Ireland
- 🇮🇹 Italy
- 🇲🇹 Malta – Yulan Law
- 🇳🇱 Netherlands
- 🇲🇰 North Macedonia – Tamara Grujeska
- 🇵🇱 Poland
- 🇵🇹 Portugal – Júlia Machado
- 🇪🇸 Spain – Sandra Valero
- 🇺🇦 Ukraine
- 🇬🇧 United Kingdom
Speaking about the competing countries, Martin Österdahl, the Executive Supervisor for the competition had the following to say:
‘We’re delighted to be welcoming talented young artists from 16 countries this year to Nice for the 21st Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
It’s exciting to be returning to France so soon, to a new host city as well as welcoming a new country (Estonia) to the competition. Our colleagues at France TV have once again put together a great creative team to give us all a spectacular show and make the young artists feel like the Heroes they are.’
Meanwhile, Alexandra Redde-Amiel, Head of Variety, Games and Entertainment at France Télévisions, and France’s Head of Delegation at Eurovision have mentioned the following:
‘We are so proud to be organizing the Junior Eurovision in France for the 2nd time, in Nice at the Palais Nikaïa.
‘Thanks again to Lissandro for making this 2nd victory possible! France Télévisions, and the entire French delegation, are looking forward to honouring the Contest more than ever, alongside the EBU and all the participating countries!
We can’t wait to create a unique and spectacular show with outstanding contestants – true musical heroes as we continue to spread music throughout Europe and the rest of the world, sharing our cultures and passions.
We look forward to welcoming you all on November 26. The show must go on!’
Branding for Junior Eurovision 2023 revealed
In addition to the reveal of the participating countries, the branding for this year’s contest was revealed, with the following description from the official Junior Eurovision website explaining how it all comes together:
The accompanying artwork captures the energy of the word ‘Heroes’, with powerful, joyful colours and a ‘street art’ look that brings modernity and speaks to all generations.
The splashes, which will also feature each participating country’s flag, are made of a combination of paint, chalk, powder, and fireworks.
Through the artwork and slogan France Télévisions want to create a unique experience for the 21st Junior Eurovision Song Contest and convey an explosion of happiness in a world where children are the Heroes.
Junior Eurovision 2023 landed in ‘Nice’ after France won the competition for a second time in Yerevan, where its 2022 representative Lissandro won the competition with “Oh Maman”. This year’s competition will take place on the 26th of November at 16:00CET in Nice, at the Palais Nikaïa in Nice, which can accomodate up to 9,000 spectators.
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News Source: EBU
Photo Credit: France Television