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:
- United Kingdom
- North Macedonia
- The Netherlands
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!