Junior Eurovision 2023: 16 countries will participate with Estonia making their debut!

The European Broadcaster Union has confirmed the number of participants for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2023.  The junior version of the Eurovision Contest will welcome 16 countries all over Europe to Nice, France.  Estonia will make their debut in the contest.

Partipating Countries

This is the list of the countries taking part in the Junior Eurovision 2023:

  • 🇦🇱 Albania (RTSH)
  • 🇦🇲 Armenia (AMPTV)
  • 🇪🇪 Estonia (ERR)
  • 🇫🇷 France (France Télévisions – Host Broadcaster)
  • 🇬🇪 Georgia (GPB)
  • 🇩🇪 Germany (NDR)
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland (TG4)
  • 🇮🇹 Italy (Rai)
  • 🇲🇹 Malta (PBS)
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands (AVROTROS)
  • 🇲🇰 North Macedonia (MKRTV)
  • 🇵🇱 Poland (TVP)
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal (RTP)
  • 🇪🇸 Spain (RTVE)
  • 🇬🇧 United Kingdom (BBC)
  • 🇺🇦 Ukraine (UA:PBC)


Heroes is the motto of this year’s competition.  The slogan “heroes” wants to convey a sense of strength and inspiration for the children competing with a “street art” look in the logo aiming to bring modernity and speak to all generations.  The art work also includes splashes using the colors of all the competing countries’ flags.

Talking about France preparations as a host country, Executive Producer for the Junior Eurovision, Martin Österdahl says:

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.’

Lissandro won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with the song Oh Maman! giving France their second victory in the contest only two years after their first victory.

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place at the Palais Nikaïa in Nice on Sunday 26 November at 16:00 CET.

Source: EBU

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Junior Eurovision 2023: The contest will be held on November 26 in Nice!

The EBU (European Broadcasting Union) and France Télévisions are excited to announce that Nice will be the official Host City for this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest on Sunday 26 November.

Following Lissandro’s victory at Junior Eurovision in Yerevan with the song Oh Maman! – France’s second win in three years – France Télévisions will organize the Contest at the Palais Nikaïa in Nice.

The slogan and branding for the event will be revealed later this year.

Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor, for JESC, said:

‘We are delighted to return to France for the 21st Junior Eurovision Song Contest just 2 years after a spectacular hosting in Paris. The team at France Télévisions have the experience, vision, and passion to create something truly magical in Nice this November and we look forward to working with them in the coming months on another exciting show.’

Delphine Ernotte-Cunci, President of France Télévisions and President of the EBU added:

‘France Télévisions is proud to welcome young artists from all over Europe and beyond to celebrate the unifying power of music. I am very happy that this second edition of Junior Eurovision organized by France will be held in Nice, a city of history and culture emblematic of our country. Once again, this year, the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will delight young and old alike, who will follow this festive and popular event at the Palais Nikaïa and on the EBU’s public media channels.’

Alexandra Redde-Amiel, Head of Variety and Entertainment at France Télévisions, said:

‘In 2023, the adventure starts again. What an honour to have the chance to organize and produce the one of the greatest European musical shows once again in France alongside the EBU, all the delegations and all the young artists! The Junior Eurovision Song Contest shows how much cultural and musical power our new generations have in the world.

Finally, we are extremely lucky to be welcomed by the City of Nice, the famous and iconic “French Riviera”, with its international aura. We’re incredibly grateful to Mayor Christian Estrosi and his team.’

Christian Estrosi, Mayor of Nice, President of the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolis, President of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region added:

‘It is an honour for the City of Nice to host a renowned European competition such as Junior Eurovision, which brings together some 20 participating countries and more than 33 million television viewers. Nice is a unique landscape, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which will be an exceptional setting to showcase the Junior Eurovision candidates. But it’s much more than that.

Trusting the City of Nice to host and organize this unique evening in our Palais Nikaïa is proof that we are a European city that organizes world events, especially cultural ones.’

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Source: eurovisiontv