Rotterdam 2020

🇫🇷 Steven Clerima, French Head of Delegation to step down

French Head of Delegation steps down after a year in the role

Steven Clerima, the French Head of Delegation has stepped down. The announcement on Twitter comes after this year’s Junior Eurovision and only after just over a year in the role.

Steven previously worked in the Entertainment and Music department of French broadcaster, France 2.

After 4 beautiful years spent in the delegation I take off to new horizons! Thank you all for all these beautiful memories of #Eurovision! I’ll never forget

Stephen Clerima

Steven Clerima’s tenure

He was at the helm for France’s return to Junior Eurovision last year, where Angélina came an impressive 2nd with the song ‘Jamais Sans Toi’.

In the following adult contest, he supported Bilal Hassani in Tel Aviv.

More recently, he oversaw Carla’s energetic ‘Bim Bam Toi’ – an energetic fan favourite!

In all three participations in Eurovision/Junior events – it is clear Steven was an continues to be a huge fan of the contest and ethos that grounds Eurovision. Bringing colour, fun and diversity to performances that have enriched not only France’s record, but the contest as a whole!

New horizons for France

What is coming up for the contest is a continuation of all the work done in recent years and I wish all the best to the next HOD! Go France!

Steven Clerima

But who is the next Head of Delegation for France? Well fans haven’t had to wait long, as moments ago it was announced who Steven’s successor will be.

Alexandra Redde-Amiel, Director of Entertainment and Variety at France Télevisions has been appointed the new Head of Delegation.

Notably, Ms. Redde-Amiel recently stated a potential shakeup to how France would select its entry for Rotterdam:

What is certain is that the show will come back. In what form and with what name, it is not decided yet […] Our desire is to turn the Eurovision brand into a bigger event. We can not disappoint, because Eurovision has become the unmissable event of entertainment on France 2 for viewers. 
This is the best entertainment audience of the year, the one that brings together all audiences.

Ms Rede-Amiel on the long-term goal for Eurovision

We at ESCXTRA want to say a huge thank you for your great work and ‘Bon Voyage’ for all your future endeavours! We would also like to wish Alexandra all the best in her new role in the Eurovision family! Let us know your opinions and thoughts below or at social media. Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter@escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates!

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