France Télévisions has confirmed that France will select their entry for the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest via an internal selection. This marks France’s third internal selection for the contest in a row.
At the moment, no further details about the internal selection have been confirmed by their broadcaster. This year’s junior contest is set to take place in Warsaw on 29th November.
Angélina… Carla… who next?
French Head of Delegation, Alexandra Redde-Amiel, confirmed to Télé-Loisirs in May that France intended to take part in this year’s Junior Eurovision. The announcement of an internal selection officially confirms that France will be present in Warsaw.
Speaking to Eurofestivales, the press department for France Télévisions confirmed that, like in previous years, the country would select their entry via an internal selection. Since their return in 2018, France have selected both their entries internally.
France at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Debuting at Junior Eurovision in 2004, Thomas Pontier represented France with their first entry, “Si on voulait bien”. He finished in 6th place with 78 points. In 2005, France Télévisions withdrew from the contest, stating that there was “no motivation to compete”.
In 2015, it was announced that France were interested in returning to the contest. Prior to the adult contest in 2018, the French broadcaster announced that France would return to Junior Eurovision in 2018. Angélina represented the country with her song, “Jamais sans toi”, which finished in 2nd place with 203 points.
Last year, The Voice Kids finalist, Carla Lazzari, was selected to represent France. Her song, “Bim Bam Toi”, finished in 5th place with 169 points. France received 3 sets of 10 points from Australia, The Netherlands and Wales. In the online voting, they finished in 3rd place (behind Poland and Spain) with 84 points.
Who would you like to see represent France in next year’s contest? Any names in mind?
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