Since the announcement of France’s return to Junior Eurovision in May, they have been quite quiet about their plans for the contest. However, it has now been announced that Angélina Nava will represent the country in Minsk, with the song “Jamais sans toi” (Never without you).
Her song will be announced on Monday
Angélina, who rose to fame after winning The Voice Kids in France last year, was announced as the French participant for Minsk by the EBU on the official Junior Eurovision website, when she was added to the list of participants on France’s country page on the website.
Since her announcement as the French participant, it has also been announced that she her song for Minsk, “Jamais sans toi”, will be released on Monday (15th October). The song has been composed by Fico, Comblat, Stawski and Age Ali and will be performed in French and English.
You can listen to a snippet of the song below:
France at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
France has a very short history at Junior Eurovision, participating only once before. Thomas Pontier represented France on their debut in Lillehammer, Norway in 2004, with the song “Si on voulait bien”, which finished in sixth place with 78 points.
Despite their sixth-place finish in Lillehammer, the French broadcaster for Junior Eurovision which was, at the time, France 3, decided to withdraw from the contest due to no motivation to compete and that “too much Eurovision kills Eurovision”. France then took a 13-year break from the contest from 2005 to 2017, before returning for this year’s contest in Minsk.
You can hear France’s only Junior Eurovision entry to date below:
Are you excited to hear the French entry for this year? Are you happy that France is back for this year’s contest? What is your favourite Junior Eurovision entry so far this year?
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