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🇫🇷 All the participating JESC 2021 countries announced

Imagine 19 participants in Paris 2021!

Earlier today the EBU and France Télévisions said bonjour and bienvenue to the 19 participating countries of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021. In the coming months we will find out which 19 acts will be representing their countries in Paris 2021!

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021

Last year saw the first ever remote contest, due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. Thus only 12 participants took part in Warsaw, Poland. Now Paris is ready to showcase the best of Europe’s young talent and bring 19 participants to the 19th edition of the contest. A return to the 19 that took part in 2019. However Minsk 2018 remains the largest contest with 20 acts.

We’re excited to welcome 19 countries for the 19th Junior Eurovision Song Contest on 19 December in Paris, particularly those who didn’t participate in last year’s show because of the pandemic. The preparations so far from France Télévisions have been exemplary and this year’s Contest promises to be the best yet. We’re looking forward to hosting young talents from across Europe for a truly magical event with plenty of surprises!

Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor Junior Eurovision Song Contest

“The entire French delegation is delighted to welcome for the first time in France, in close collaboration with the EBU, the 19 countries that will take part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 on 19 December. France TV is looking forward to welcoming these European singing talents to the City of Light during the Christmas season. This unique family event will be a starry-eyed treat for all viewers, young and old. Long live the Junior Eurovision Song Contest!”

Alexandra Redde-Amiel (France Head of Delegation/Director of Variety and Entertainment at France Télévisions

Participating countries

Only days after Valentina’s win, the EBU were quick to confirm that we will be travelling to France for the 19th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The contest will take place on December 19th at La Seine Musicale. The slogan of the contest will be Imagine, and the logo was unveiled in August. At this time it is uncertain if the contest will be held in person or remotely once more. Recently the EBU outlined a series of planned scenarios to satisfy the conditions at the time.

In total, the following 19 countries have been confirmed by the EBU as taking part in the 19th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest:

  • Albania (RTSH)
  • Armenia (AMPTV)
  • Azerbaijan (Ictimai)
  • Bulgaria (BNT)
  • France (France TV)
  • Germany (NDR/KiKa)
  • Georgia (GPB)
  • Ireland (TG4)
  • Italy (Rai)
  • Kazakhstan (Khabar Agency)
  • Malta (PBS)
  • Netherlands (AVROTROS)
  • North Macedonia (MKRTV)
  • Poland (TVP)
  • Portugal (RTP)
  • Russia (RTR)
  • Serbia (RTS)
  • Spain (TVE)
  • Ukraine (UA:PBC)

Among the 19 we see returns for Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Ireland, Italy, North Macedonia and Portugal. However there are withdrawals for Australia again, and of course the expulsion of Belarus. The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 will be broadcast live on December 19 and starts at 17:00 CET. Stay tuned in the coming weeks and months ahead, as broadcasters begin selecting their acts for Paris 2021!

Are you excited for JESC 2021? Let us know! Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter, @escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates! Also, be sure to follow us on Spotify for the latest music from your favourite Eurovision acts. As well as YouTube to see our reactions to the news in the run up to the 2022 national final season!

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