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Junior Eurovision 2023: A total of 27 million viewers watched the show!

Junior Eurovision 2023 was an enormous success once again, drawing in viewers from all over Europe. The 2023 edition is another proof of how well the contest is received among European countries and the opportunities it offers to young artists.

The success is also depicted in viewing rates, as this year the contest attracted in total 27 million viewers.

Specifically, a total of 27 million viewers tuned in for at least a minute during the live broadcast from Nice. However, the viewing figure in average was about 6.4 million, an 1.5 million decrease from the 2022 edition held in Yerevan, Armenia. The broadcast on YouTube was watched by 300,000 people live as well as the week following the competition.

Junior Eurovision 2023 was most successful in Poland, France and Italy, in which over a million viewers on average were tuned in.

Junior Eurovision 2024

Following Zoé’s win in Nice, France now hold the record for the most wins in the competition along with Georgia. In fact, France is the second country to win twice in a row, while it has managed to win the three out of four most recent editions.

However, it is not clear whether France will host the contest for the second year in a row. According to the Director of programs at France Télévisions, no decision has been made on whether France will ultimately host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2024.

Bearing in mind the fact that France has hosted the contest twice in just three years and the financial burdens caused by the Olympic Games held in Paris this year, France Télévisions may decline the hosting. Following the potential refusal by France’s side, the EBU will be open for proposals.

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all the news!

Source: eurofestivalnews

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!”.

https://youtu.be/XHs9phBCg3o?si=9qG35zZEE3ukuRSF

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“.

https://youtu.be/i7fo5okx4jA?si=tl-86bEgYkGuU92K

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).

https://youtu.be/iYsEvSLQJro?si=ndhkVBis3cT0uHHH

What do you think of this year’s Junior Eurovision winner? Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all news!

Junior Eurovision 2023: The Grand Final takes place tonigh in Nice!

The big day for all Junior Eurovision fans has arrived. This afternoon, the Grand Final of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which celebrates its 21st edition will take place!

Live from Nice, France at 16:00 pm CET16 countries will battle it out for the coveted first place and victory in Junior Eurovision 2023.

From Palais Nikaïa right in the center of the French city, presenters Olivier Minne and Laury Thilleman will welcome us to the 21st edition of the children’s music festival.

Running Order

France, represented by Zoé Clauzure, will perform 12th in Sunday’s grand final. The show will be opened by Sandra Valero from the Spain, while Sep & Jasmijn from the Netherlands will perform her song last.

  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 “Hoiame Kokku”
  8. 🇦🇲 Armenia: Yan Girls  “Do It My Way”
  9. 🇵🇱 Poland: Maja Krzyzewska“I Just Need A Friend”
  10. 🇬🇪 Georgia: Anastasia & Ranina“Over The Sky”
  11. 🇵🇹 Portugal: Julia Machado“Where I Belong”
  12. 🇫🇷 France: Zoé Clauzure “Cœur”
  13. 🇦🇱 Albania: Viola Gjyzeli“Bota Ime”
  14. 🇮🇹 Italy: Melissa & Ranya “Un Mondo Giusto”
  15. 🇩🇪 Germany: Fia“Ohne Worte”
  16. 🇳🇱 Netherlands: Sep & Jasmijn “Holding On To You”

https://youtu.be/VXq-V3KBcN0?si=bLAAG-bbUqdX6O4Q

Voting

Online voting will determine 100% of the public vote as voting by phone or SMS is not possible. As it was until now in Eurovision, the public decides by 50% on the results, with the remaining 50% coming from the votes of each country’s juries. The JESC 2023 Jury will include three music industry professionals and two children aged 10 to 15 years.

The vote for Junior Eurovision 2023 is divided into two phases:

 -Phase 1: voting begins at 8 pm today (CET time) in Friday. This round of voting will remain open throughout Saturday, closing at 15:59 on Sunday, shortly before the show begins.
Phase 2 :takes place during the live broadcast. The window will open after the appearance of the last country, Ukraine. The second phase will last about 15 minutes.

You can watch the Grand final of Junior Eurovision 2023 through the official YouTube channel of the competition:

Which country do you think will succeed France and win the 20th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest?

Junior Eurovision 2023: The results of the Press and the Audience Poll | France is the winner!

In less than 24 hours from now will know the winner of the 21st Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Following the conclusion of the technical rehearsals and the beginning of the Online Voting’s first phase, the first Dress Rehearsal as well as the Jury Final took place today. During the Jury Final, the 50% of tommorow’s results was decided with the remaining 50% to be decided by the online vote.

Press poll

Since the first and second technical rehearsals were not open to press, today it was the first time that the accredited journalists were able to watch the full performances of the sixteen participating countries. Hence, as it is used in Eurovision, a press poll was held within the accredited journalists and was organized by ESC Insight, ESC Discord, That Eurovision Site and L’Eurovision Au Quotidien.

56 accredited members of the press voted, with each one of them awarding 1 point to their top three entries.

The results of the Junior Eurovision’s 2023 press poll were the following

At the top of the poll stands France with 27 points, followed by The Netherlands with the margin of just a point. France and The Netherlands were by far the favorites of the press with United Kingdom finishing third with a six-point margin.

Audience Poll

Along with the usual press poll, an audience poll was also held this year. The results of this poll were decided by the audience attending the Jury Final. It was requested of the audience to select a winner.

The results of the Junior Eurovision’s 2023 audience poll were the following

At the audience poll, France wins by landslide and is followed by Armenia and Spain.

As a result, we can see that France with Zoé Clauzure and “Coeur” easily topped both of the polls conducted today and is a clear favorite for winning the 2023 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. In case the aforementioned scenario comes true and France wins on home soil, it will be the second time in Junior Eurovision history that a country wins in two consecutive editions, with the first being Poland(2018-2019).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbbN5_Fsp8U&list=PLws1OoB9I0zvxKabqPte-CU7cTWKOqLXy&index=14

The 21st Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held tomorrow afternoon at 16:00 CET live from Palais Nikaïa in Nice, France. Meanwhile, the online voting is still open and you can cast your votes until 15:59 CET. The show will be also broadcasted live via the official Junior Eurovision YouTube channel

https://www.youtube.com/live/yOf_y8Tz6uw?si=6hi4VLJSFwhc-MAk

Will France win for the second year in a row? Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all news!

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:

https://youtu.be/3lzh9b3hq1w

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all Junior Eurovision news!

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:

Albania
Armenia

https://youtu.be/ytsppYTSpVc

France
Ireland
Italy
Poland
Spain

https://youtu.be/jhI6W9lMcCE

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.

https://youtu.be/hKn-RAOwpCA

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

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 day of this year’s technical rehearsals. Following their first rehearsals on Tuesday, the representatives from nine out of the sixteen participating countries, took the stage of Palais Nikaia 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.

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:

Estonia

https://youtu.be/i8HMH1sgikE?si=rjcq0_bA5N3vAAf5

Georgia

https://youtu.be/36o-5qwLJqU?si=bNbNd1yANbkQ4MIR

Germany

Malta

https://youtu.be/p9G64cp3JQQ?si=lk92tw8VJ-gPt2Ec

The Netherlands

North Macedonia

https://youtu.be/LLNxYIgwyig?si=mRDmJX_puldMVMqF

Ukraine

https://youtu.be/dUa5F3hw-SM?si=5ruV8AZvIpp9D3ob

United Kingdom

https://youtu.be/L5M8i638qrc?si=yvuAccJD5CwK10Cy

Portugal

https://youtu.be/5FAlQ_l1wew?si=N8u-OLY6GDtnNwn-

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

What’s next?

Tomorrow, the seven remaining countries will have their second rehearsals. Following the conclusion of tomorrow’s rehearsals, the first phase of the Online Voting, which will determine 50% of Sunday’s results, will begin. 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKn-RAOwpCA

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all news! 

Junior Eurovision 2023: The first rehearsals of the 16 participating countries!

The 21st edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest is just around the corner. Artists from sixteen different countries have arrived in Nice, where they will have the opportunity to sing live in front of millions of audience.

Those “Heroes” have been preparing for months and they have just underwent their first technical rehearsals at the stage of Palais Nikaia, where the main event will take place. The First Rehearsals began yesterday and were concluded today.

As in the adult Eurovision, no journalists were allowed to watch the first rehearsals. Moreover, there were no rehearsal clips uploaded. Hence, there is no audiovisual material, except some photos uploaded on the official social media accounts of the competition. You can take a sneak peak of what all those young performers have prepared, below:

Albania – Viola Gjyzeli

Armenia – Yan Girls

Estonia – ARHANNA

Georgia – Anastasia and Ranina

Germany – Fia

France – Zoé Clauzure

Ireland – Jessica McKean

Italy – Melissa and Ranya

Malta – Yulan

Netherlands – Sep and Jasmijn

North Macedonia – Tamara Grujeska

Poland – Maja Krzyżewska

Portugal – Júlia Machado

Spain – Sandra Valero

Ukraine – Anastasia Dymyd

United Kingdom – STAND UNIQU3

The running order

After a draw was held, the running order of the 21st Junior Eurovision Song Contest was decided as following:

  1. Spain
  2. Malta
  3. Ukraine
  4. Ireland
  5. United Kingdom
  6. North Macedonia
  7. Estonia
  8. Armenia
  9. Poland
  10. Georgia
  11. Portugal
  12. France
  13. Albania
  14. Italy
  15. Germany
  16. The Netherlands

What’s next?

Following the second rehearsals of the sixteen participants, a snippet of each country’s performance will be uploaded on JuniorEurovisio.tv and so will commence marks the first phase of the Online Voting, which will determine 50 percent of the total outcome. The online voting platform will close just before the show starts on Sunday and will re-open for a while after all the performances. For more information on how to vote, check this out:

https://youtu.be/3lzh9b3hq1w

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!

Junior Eurovision 2023: Amir will perform during this year’s interval act!

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2023 has officially started. All delegations have arrived in Nice, while the opening ceremony as well as the running order draw were held yesterday.

The French, hosting for the second time in just three years Amir, promise us a wonderful show and the surprises do not stop from coming. Amir who represented France at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016, is set to perform at Junior Eurovision 2023 this coming Sunday, November 26.

With his song J’ai cherché, he managed to bring France back to to the top ten after seven years, finishing in the respectable sixth place. Amir was also one of the composers of the 2017 French entry, “Requiem”. Since then, his personal career has taken off, having released three studio albums and appeared on numerous television shows. Furthermore, he has won several MTV Europe Music Awards and NRJ Music Awards.

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2023

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

16 countries will participate, having started today their first technical rehearsals. The 16 participating countries will perform on Sunday on the following order:

  1. Spain
  2. Malta
  3. Ukraine
  4. Ireland
  5. United Kingdom
  6. North Macedonia
  7. Estonia
  8. Armenia
  9. Poland
  10. Georgia
  11. Portugal
  12. France
  13. Albania
  14. Italy
  15. Germany
  16. The Netherlands

Spain will open the show, Netherlands will close it, while the host country, France, will perform 12th.

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all news!

Junior Eurovision 2023: The running order of the show!

In just less than a week, the 21st Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place live from Nice, France, following Lissandro’s win last year in Yerevan.

It is the second time in Junior Eurovision Contest’s history that the contest is being held in France, with the last time being just two years, which proves the powerhouse that France has begun in the contest.

Tonight, live from Hotel Negresco, located on the much-publicised Promenade des Anglais, the opening ceremony took place. The event was hosted by Carla Lazzari, the French representative at Junior Eurovision 2019 and presenter Manon Théodet.

During the opening ceremony a draw was held in order to determine three spots in Sunday’s show running order:

  • the country that will open the show and perform at spot number one
  • the country that will close the show and perform at spot number sixteen
  • the running order spot in which the host country, namely France, will perform

The draw was conducted by Lissandro, last year’s Junior Eurovision winner with the following outcome:

  • Spain will perform at spot number one
  • France will perform at spot number twelve
  • The Netherlands will close the show, at spot number sixteen

The rest of the running order was decided by the organizers of the show and it was now revealed.

Hence, the final running order of the 21st Junior Eurovision Song Contest is the following:

  1. Spain
  2. Malta
  3. Ukraine
  4. Ireland
  5. United Kingdom
  6. North Macedonia
  7. Estonia
  8. Armenia
  9. Poland
  10. Georgia
  11. Portugal
  12. France
  13. Albania
  14. Italy
  15. Germany
  16. The Netherlands

What’s next?

The following days the first and second technical rehearsals of the participating countries will take place.

Following the second rehearsals, a snippet of each country’s performance will be uploaded online and that marks the beginning of the first phase of the Online Voting, which will determine 50 percent of the total outcome. The online voting platform will close just before the show starts on Sunday and will re-open for a while after all the performances. For more information on how to vote, check this out:

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!