French broadcaster France Television has revealed that Carla Lazzari and Stéphane Bern will serve as commentators for France at this year’s Junior Eurovision. The duo returns to the role after undertaking the role for last year’s competition.
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.
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’s 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 Eurovision Song Contest with Lissandro and the song “Oh Maman!”. They won the contest, achieving a total of 203 points. Lissandro came first in the jury vote with 132 points, followed by third place in the online vote with 71 points.
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News Source: France Television
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