12-year-old Anna Gjebrea was won Junior Fest 2021 and will represent Albania at Junior Eurovision 2021 in Paris, France.
Anna will be performing the song “Stand By You”, which was created by Adam Watts, Gannin Arnold, Sanni M’Mairura and Endi Çuçi.
Anna is the daughter of television host Ardit Gjebrea, who is the Producer of popular music festival Kënga Magjike.
The official version of the entry has yet to be published on the official channel. According to JuniorEurovision.tv, the song will be available later next week.
About Junior Eurovision 2021
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 – Anna Gjebrea
- Azerbaijan – Sona Azizova
- France – Enzo
- Germany – Pauline
- Ireland – Maiú Levi Lawlor
- Malta – Ike and Kaya
- Netherlands – Ayana
- North Macedonia – Dajte Muzika
- Poland – Sara James
- Portugal – Simão Oliveira
- Serbia – Jovana and Dunja
- Spain – Levi Díaz
- Ukraine – Olena Usenko
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!
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