Today, Rai have announced that Italy will be represented by Elisabetta Lizza at Junior Eurovision 2021. She will perform the song “Specchio (Mirror On The Wall)” in Paris this December.
As announced via JuniorEurovision.tv, Italy’s representative for Junior Eurovision 2021 has been announced. Elisabetta Lizza, from Ardo in the province of Brescia, will represent the reigning Eurovision champions in Paris. She is a fitting choice, considering her small town has the nickname of ‘Franciacorta’ (‘Little France’).
Elisabetta has spent the last three years performing in musicals and entering local competitions. She is also a keen pianist, as well as being a singer and a dancer.
This announcement makes Armenia and Georgia the only participating countries to not officially confirm their representatives for Junior Eurovision 2021.
Update: You can listen to her entry “Specchio (Mirror On The Wall)” below:
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
- Bulgaria – Deni & Marti
- France – Enzo
- Germany – Pauline
- Ireland – Maiú Levi Lawlor
- Italy – Elisabetta Lizza
- Kazakhstan – Beknur Jánibekuly & Álınur Khamzin
- Malta – Ike and Kaya
- Netherlands – Ayana
- North Macedonia – Dajte Muzika
- Poland – Sara James
- Portugal – Simão Oliveira
- Russia – Tanya Mezhentseva
- 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.
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