The week of Junior Eurovision 2023 has arrived! In less than seven days we will know the winner of the 21st edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, held this year in Nice, France, with the Western European powerhouse hosting the contest for the second time in just three years.
The traditional opening ceremony to welcome all the delegations will take place today at the Hotel Negresco located on the much-publicised Promenade des Anglais at 17:00 CET. The event will be broadcast live on France TV and on the official YouTube channel of the contest.
The event will be hosted by Carla Lazzari, France’s representative at Junior Eurovision 2019 and presenter Manon Théodet.
Each of the sixteen delegations will be welcomed in Nice by journalist Laura Tenoudji and digital ambassador Ophénya. The ceremony will also include performances by each of France’s Junior Eurovision representatives since their return to the contest in 2018, with the singers performing parts of their songs.
During the opening ceremony , three places in the performance order will be determined. Following a draw, the countries that will open and close Sunday’s contest will be known, as well as the order of appearance for host France.
The remaining 13 places in the line-up will be known after the opening ceremony, with full details to be announced on the official website of the contest.
16 countries will compete in the 21st Junior Eurovision Song Contest, whose participants and their songs are:
|Albania||Viola Gjyzeli – “Bota ime“|
|Armenia||Yan Girls – “Do It My Way”|
|North Macedonia||Tamara Grujeska – “Kaži mi, kaži mi koj“|
|France||Zoé Clauzure – “Coeur”|
|Germany||Fia – “Ohne Worte”|
|Georgia||Anastasia and Ranina – “Over the Sky”|
|🇪🇪 Estonia||Arhanna – “Hoiame kokku”|
|🇬🇧 United Kingdom||Stand Uniqu3 – “Back to Life”|
|Ireland||Jessica McKean – “Aisling”|
|Spain||Sandra Valero – “Loviu”|
|Italy||Melissa and Ranya – “Un mondo giusto”|
|Malta||Yulan – “Stronger”|
|Netherlands||Sep and Jasmijn – “Holding On to You”|
|Poland||Maja Krzyżewska – “I Just Need a Friend”|
|Portugal||Júlia Machado – “Where I Belong”|
|Ukraine||Anastasia Dymyd – “Kvitka”|
Junior Eurovision 2023 will take place at Palais Nikaia, in the city of Nice, France, next Sunday 26 November. The contest will be hosted by France for the second time after Lissandro won the 2022 contest in Armenia with his song “Oh maman!”.
Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the developments regarding the 21st edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest!