France: No immediate decision on hosting Junior Eurovision 2024!

France Télévisions has not made an immediate decision after its victory in Nice on whether to host Junior Eurovision 2024.

Stéphane Sitbon-Gomez, Director of Channels and Progams at France Télévisions, told that no decision has yet been made on whether France will host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2024.

Zoé Clauzure won the competition for France yesterday, bringing the country its second consecutive win.

Mr Sitbon-Gomez said:

As far as Junior Eurovision is concerned, we will first celebrate the victory. Then we will discuss, as we have done every time, with the EBU to find out where it would be better. There are many countries that want to host it and we don’t want there to be a French monopoly on Junior Eurovision.

Furthermore, he stressed that the broadcaster has not yet taken any decision on the organisation of the competition:

We take time to discuss and think together. Today, we are especially happy and proud of what we have been able to experience.

The lack of immediate reaction to the victory is a change from France’s 2021 victory in Yerevan, Armenia. Then on the night of the competition, the general manager of France Télévisions confirmed that it would host the next edition of the competition.

There is speculation that with the 2024 Paris Olympics taking place in 2024 and the financial burden this will place on the host country’s broadcaster, France Télévisions may choose to decline to host the event. We recall that this has happened before in 2015, when RAI of Italy chose not to host the 2015 competition and instead the EBU opened up hosting the contest to bidding.

Zoé Clauzure from France won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Nice, France with 228 points. She was first in both the jury vote and the online vote, bringing France its third win and a consecutive victory after 2022.

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Junior Eurovision 2023: France is the big winner!

The 21st edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest has just come to an end. Following a tense voting sequence, France with Zoé Clauzure and her song “Coeur” was crowned the winner of this year’s edition just moments ago. Spain finished in 2nd place and Armenia in 3rd place.

The show

Following Lissandro’s win last year in Yerevan, the contest was moved to France for the second time in just three years. Palais Nikaïa, at the homonymous city of Nice, opened its doors today for delegations from the sixteen participating countries. The show was hosted by Laury Thilleman and Olivier Minne.

The number of the participating countries remained the same as last year, as Serbia and Kazakhstan withdrew, while Germany returned after a year of absence. The Junior Eurovision family, also, welcomed a new member, Estonia which made its first appearance today at the stage of Palais Nikaïa.

The show began with Spain and was concluded with the performance of The Netherlands

  1. Spain: Sandra Valero – “Loviu
  2. Malta: Yulan – “Stronger
  3. Ukraine: Anastasia Dymyd – “Kvitka
  4. Ireland: Jessica McKean – “Aisling
  5. United Kingdom: STAND UNIQU3 – “Back to Life
  6. North Macedonia: Tamara Grujeska – “Kaži mi, kaži mi koj
  7. Estonia: ARHANNA – “Hoimame kokku
  8. Armenia: Yan Girls – “Do It My Way
  9. Poland: Maja Krzyżewska – “I Just Need a Friend
  10. Georgia: Anastasia and Ranina – “Over the Sky
  11. Portugal: Júlia Machado – “Where I Belong
  12. France: Zoé Clauzure – “Coeur
  13. Albania: Viola Gjyzeli – “Bota Ime
  14. Italy: Melissa and Ranya – “Un mondo giusto
  15. Germany: Fia – “Ohne Worte
  16. The Netherlands: Sep and Jasmijn – “Holding On to You

The interval acts

Shortly after the the beginning of the Online Voting’s second phase, we had the chance to watch what the French prepared for the interval acts this year.

Evidently, last year’s winner Lissandro who brought the contest to Nice performed his winning song “Oh maman!”.

Later, Amir, the French representative in Eurovision 2016, took the stage singing his Eurovision song “J’ai cherché” as well as his song “Il ya”. A really colorful and vibrant performance!

Laury Thilleman also sang along with the crowd and accompanied with a piano just before the most touching performance of the night. Angelina, Valentina, Enzo and Lissandro, all of them French Junior Eurovision participants, took the stage accompanied with this year’s participants to sing “We Are the World“.

Junior Eurovision 2023 – the voting procedure

The winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2023 was decided as following:

  • on a 50% via the Online Voting, which was conducted in two phases (before and during the live broadcast)
  • on the remaining 50% by the participating countries’ national juries. The national jury of each country will include three music industry professionals and two kids aged 10 to 15.
The national juries’ result

At the first place, there was France with 136 points, followed by Armenia with 116 points and Spain with 115 points. Both France, Armenia and Spain received four sets of 12 points from the national juries.

The results of the online voting

As Martin Österdahl informed us, people from no less than 175 countries voted tonight!

France won the online voting with 92 points, followed by Spain with 86 points and Ukraine with 83 points.

Final Results

Combining the national juries’ and the public vote, France with Zoe was declared as the winner of Junior Eurovision 2023 scoring 228 points.

France emerged as the winner of the competition for the second consecutive year, while it is the second time in Junior Eurovision history that a country has managed to win two consecutive editions, the first being Poland (2018-2019). At the same time, this is the fourth year in a row that France wins the jury voting. With France achieving its third victory this year in Nice, it is officially crowned Junior Eurovision “queen” holding a record number of victories(2020-2022-2023), a title it shares with Georgia(2008-2011-2016).

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Junior Eurovision 2023: The Online Voting starts now | How to vote for your favorites!

n opThe countdown for the Grand Final of Junior Eurovision 2023 has begun. In less than two days from now, Palais Nikaia will welcome the young artists from the sixteen participating countries.

Out of the sixteen participating countries, only one will be crowned as the big winner of the competition. Hence, following the second rehearsals that were conducted the past two days, the Online Voting, which will determine 50% of the final result, has now officially started.

How to vote | The rules

Just like in recent editions, the voting for Junior Eurovision 2023 is open to the public. What you need is to:

  1. have an internet connection
  2. and a device to connect to the contest’s site.

You can vote for your favorite songs on the contest’s page, but only after watching a short recap of all 16 songs. This video includes snippets from the second rehearsals, which resemble the performances we will watch on the Sunday show. Once the recap is over, viewers will be able to vote for their favorite three entries, neither more nor less. Since, no geographical restrictions apply, fans can even vote for their own country if they wish so, in case it is participating.

We remind you that these are the 16 participating countries in the order they will perform on Sunday:

You can cast your votes here!


The two phases of the Online Voting

The Online Voting for Junior Eurovision 2023 is divided into two phases:

Phase 1: The voting began at 8 pm today (CET time). the vote submission window will remain open throughout Saturday and will close at 15:59 on Sunday, November 26, shortly before the show begins.
Phase 2 : it will take place during the live broadcast. The window will open shortly following the final performance of the show, namely The Netherlands. It will remain open for approximately 15 minutes, in a similar way to how it is conducted in the adult Eurovision.

The votes submitted in the two voting phases will be summed up following the conclusion of the second phase and will be calculated as a single result.

Junior Eurovision 2023 – the voting procedure

The Online Voting has replaced the familiar televoting via phone calls and SMS and hence it is the one that will determine 100% of the public’s vote. Therefore, the winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will be decided as following:

  • on 50% via the Online Voting, which will be conducted in the two aforementioned phases
  • on the remaining 50% by the participating countries’ national juries. The national jury of each country will include three music industry professionals and two kids aged 10 to 15.

You can check this explanatory video regarding the voting procedure:

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Junior Eurovision 2023: Watch the exclusive rehearsal footage from today’s second rehearsals!

The preparations in Nice for the 21st Junior Eurovision Song Contest are on fire and it is now a wrap for the fourth and last day of this year’s technical rehearsals. Following their first rehearsals on Wednesday, the representatives from the remaining seven out of the sixteen participating countries, took the stage of Palais Nikaïa today for their second rehearsals.

The second rehearsals gave the opportunity to the delegations to fix any mistakes spotted on the first rehearsals as well as to help the young artists feel more safe and familiar with the big stage. Meanwhile clips from this rehearsals’ stage will be used in the recap video for the first phase of the Online Voting, which is conducted before the show and will commence in just a couple of hours.

The first and second rehearsals were not open to journalists and we could only take a glimpse of what the young artists have prepared via photos. EBU has just uploaded through the official Junior Eurovision channel in YouTube a recap of today’s rehearsals. Specifically, we will have the chance to watch exclusive TV footage of today’s rehearsals.

The countries that had their second rehearsals today were the following:



Moreover, you can watch a recap of today’s rehearsals below, followed by a small introduction of our little friends:

What’s next?

Following the conclusion of today’s rehearsals, the first phase of the Online Voting, which will determine 50% of Sunday’s results, will commence in just a few hours from now. The voting will remain open throughout Saturday, will then close just before the show and will reopen shortly after the final performance of the show for approximately fifteen minutes.

The 21st Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place on November 26 in Nice, France, following Lissandro’s win last year in Yerevan with “Oh maman!”. It will be the second time in just three years that France will host the big event, with the first being in 2021.

More information regarding the Online Voting are coming soon. Therefore, stay tuned to EurovisionFun!

Junior Eurovision 2023: Listen to Ireland’s song!

With lees than a month to go until the 21st Junior Eurovision contest, the song that will represent Ireland in the contest has just been released.

In early October, the young Jessica McKean won the Irish National Selection for Junior Eurovision, Junior Eurovision Éire 2023. To indicate that the winner was selected by the public audience.

You can listen the “Aisling” by Jessica McKean for Junior Eurovision 2023 in the video below:

Who is Jessica McKean?

Jessica McKean is ten years old and she was born in a small town named Lifford which is located in North Ireland. Jessica started her journey in music at the age of three when she won the Gaelic Fèis Festival (about art and culture).

The young singer also participated in the Donncha’s Two Talented of RTÉ singing I Love You Honey by Patsy Cline and since then has won many competitions and awards.

Beyond singing, Jessica also engaged in art, crafting, piano lessons, football and gymnastics.

The 21st Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Nice, France, on the 26th of November, following Lissandro’s win last year in Yerevan.

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Junior Eurovision 2023: The Irish representative has been decided!

As Junior Eurovision 2023 draws ever closer, it’s Ireland’s turn to announce the artist who will represent the country next month in Nice.

Jessica McKean was crowned the winner of the Junior Eurovision Éire 2023 national final, which was broadcast last night, having earlier been filmed at the RTÉ studios in Dublin. The result was determined entirely by public vote, after each contestant was tasked to perform two songs, an irish-language cover of a popular song and a cover of a former Irish Eurovision entry.

The song that Jessica will perform in Nice will be specially written for her and is expected to be revealed at a later date.

Ireland managed to achieve their best result at Junior Eurovision last year, as Sophie Lennon finished in 4th place with the song “Solas”.

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Junior Eurovision 2023: The Italian representatives have been revealed!

As Junior Eurovision 2023 draws near, more and more countries are announcing the artists who will represent them in Nice.

Ranya Moufidi and Melissa Agliottone have been selected as Italian representatives, according to a recent statement by Italy’s official broadcaster, Rai. They both are 14 years old and took part in the first Italian season of The Voice. They both advanced to the final round, which Melissa eventually won.

In the upcoming days, the song is anticipated to be released. Franco Fasano, a well-known singer and composer with great experience in the creation of songs for children and adolescents, has taken over the artistic supervision of the participation.

Last year, Chanel Dilecta represented Italy with the song “Bla Bla Bla”, finishing in 11th place with 95 points.

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Source: Rai 

Junior Eurovision 2023: Listen to Ukraine’s song!

A few months ago the Ukrainian Public Broadcaster UA:PBC had confirmed that Ukraine would take part in the 2023 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Nice, France.

The national final for the selection of the Ukrainian entry for the upcoming contest took place today in which the below 5 acts took part:

  1. Polina Babiy – “Universe”
  2. Anastasia Dymyd – “Kvitka” (Квітка)
  3. Anastasia Bielibova – “Syl’na” (Сильна)
  4. Denis Hryshchuk – “Dance”
  5. 3’beauties – “Power of Love”

With the combination of the public and the jury votes the next representative of Ukraine is Anastasia Dymyd with Kvitka” (Квітка). 

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Junior Eurovision 2023: Will recent developments affect Armenia’s participation?

Armenia is officially one of the 16 countries that have announced that they will be participating in Junior Eurovision 2023, however recent events in Nagorno-Karabakh make it uncertain whether they will be able to compete in Nice after all.

No final decision has yet been made, as Martin sterdahl, the Executive Supervisor of the competition, stated to 20 Minutes during a press conference held in Nice on Wednesday.

“The EBU will keep track of the unfolding of the really worrying situation”.

Armenia’s participation in this year’s contest will likely be decided in the upcoming days. Although Baku’s 24-hour military operation did not extend to Armenia’s main territory, the country is currently dealing with significant refugee flows that are leaving Nagorno-Karabakh for Armenia after the former was merged into Azerbaijan. Obviously, the country does not place a high importance on competing in Junior Eurovision at this point.

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Source: 20 minutes

Kazakhstan: Withdraws from Junior Eurovision 2023!

The first country that announces their withdrawal from the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2023 is Kazakhstan!

After a satisfactory debut in 2018 (6th place) and two consecutive second places in 2019 and 2020 the national broadcaster of Kazakhstan announced according to EUROVISION NEWS post on Instagram, that they won’t take part in the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2023  in Nice, France!


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Last year Kazakhstan was represented by David Charlin and the song “Jer-Ana (Mother Earth)” (Жер-Ана)”. The country ended up in the 15th place with 47 points.

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