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🇫🇷 France to host the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest

🇫🇷 France to host the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest

Moments ago, EBU has revealed that France, the winner of the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, will be hosting the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The news comes after the broadcaster revealed interest in hosting the contest after winning. No further details have been revealed about France’s hosting of the contest. The host city and venue for the 2021 contest will be revealed at a later date. Allez La France! 🥳We’re très excited to announce that France 🇫🇷 | @Francetele will host Junior Eurovision 2021!👉 https://t.co/Nzv3KUAJxz pic.twitter.com/1uWPT1w0sh— Junior Eurovision (@EurovisionJr) December 9, 2020 A new initiative for France Delphine Ernotte Cunci, president of France Télévisions expressed their excitement in hosting the next edition of the competition. I am very happy that France Télévisions is organizing the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in France in 2021. Valentina represented our country brilliantly by winning the 2020 edition. Consequently, it was obvious to host the next event in France.This is a strong new initiative for us, which underscores the importance France Télévisions attaches to Eurovision, the EBU, and Europe. Let us all hope that Junior Eurovision 2021 can take place under normal conditions in France and it will be a time of great celebrations …
🇫🇷 France keen to host Junior Eurovision 2021

🇫🇷 France keen to host Junior Eurovision 2021

It’s only been a couple of days since France took the victory in Junior Eurovision this year. However, French Head of Delegation Alexandra Redde-Amiel is already talking about the possibility of hosting the contest in 2021. A desire to host next year In an interview with 20 Minutes, Alexandra Redde-Amiel spoke about her emotions following Valentina’s win on Sunday. Saying that she was swinging between ‘fatigue, emotion and joy’. On the day after France’s victory, she said: ‘It’s the culmination of a lot of teamwork. We’ve been on it for eight months. We’ve been carrying this with the health crisis. A lot of times, we wondered if it was going to take place, if we were going to be able to go.  Valentina carried us through this. She trained us, motivated us, stimulated us and made us want to fight. It was a challenge, we had to adapt, think and do things differently. Valentina has always been there to say: ‘I’m up for it!’.It is one of the best examples of victory, to say that nothing is impossible.’Alexandra Redde-Amiel, Head of Delegation for France When asked if France will host next year’s Junior Eurovision, she responded: ‘We are of course very keen to host Junior …
Full Junior Eurovision 2020 online voting results: France beats Kazakhstan by 251,000 votes

Full Junior Eurovision 2020 online voting results: France beats Kazakhstan by 251,000 votes

This afternoon, the combination of an online vote and a professional jury vote chose France as the winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020! The EBU revealed exactly how many online votes were cast worldwide. Therefore, it is possible for us to work out how many online votes each entry received! 4.5 million online votes Yes, the hosts of the show revealed that a total of over 4.5 million votes were cast online over the two voting periods! Reversing the points conversion process Therefore, if we take the total number of votes and the number of points each entry received from the online voting, we can calculate how many online votes each country received. Of course, this is because the online voting points are determined by the percentage of online votes received. With 697 online voting points available, as this was the total amount of points given out by the national juries, this means that the EBU would have had to round the points equivalent of the voting percentages to the nearest point. Therefore, we have rounded our own online vote calculations to the nearest one thousand to allow for the roundings used earlier in the conversion process. Indeed, the …
🇫🇷 France has won Junior Eurovision 2020!

🇫🇷 France has won Junior Eurovision 2020!

Valentina from France with the song ‘J’imagine’ has won Junior Eurovision 2020! After a great show from host broadcaster TVP in Poland we have a winner for the 18th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. This year has been a very different one with the coronavirus restrictions restricting the ability for Poland to host a full show with an audience. Only 12 countries competed this year, furthermore all the countries had recorded their songs remotely in their own countries prior to the show. However through the use of technologies such as remote video and augmented reality, host broadcaster TVP were still able to produce a complete Eurovision show. Earlier the team here at ESCXTRA had ranked France as our favourite. France was also your favourite in our XTRA VOTE 2020. Your votes for the warm up round of Eurovision Prediction 2021 gave Spain the top spot. The winning performance Full results of Junior Eurovision 2020 COUNTRYPOINTSFrance200Kazakhstan152Spain133The Netherlands132Belarus130Georgia111Ukraine106Malta100Poland90Russia88Serbia85Germany66 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 subscribe to our YouTube channel for interviews and reactions.
WATCH LIVE: Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020

WATCH LIVE: Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020

In 15 minutes, the 18th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place, which is being held in Warsaw, Poland. You are now able to watch the show right here: You can also follow our coverage of the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest via Twitter, where our editors Tim and Costa will be there to guide you through this year’s show. Head on over to our Twitter profile by clicking right here. Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 Junior Eurovision 2020 is to be held on November 29 in the Polish capital of Warsaw. The slogan for the show is ‘Move The World’. Following Viki Gabor’s victory on home soil in 2019, this will mark TVP’s second consecutive time hosting. The participating countries, and the order they will be performing in is as follows: Germany: Susan – “Stronger With You”Kazakhstan: Karakat Bashanova – “Forever”Netherlands: Unity – “Best Friends”Serbia: Petar Aničić – “Heartbeat”Belarus: Arina Pehtereva – “Aliens”Poland: Ala Tracz – “I’ll Be Standing”Georgia: Sandra Gadelia – You Are Not AloneMalta:  Chanel Monseigneur – “Chasing Sunsets”Russia: Sofia Feskova – “My New Day”Spain: Soleá – “Palante”Ukraine: Oleksandr Balabanov – “Vidkryvay”France: Valentina – “J’imagine” 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 subscribe to our YouTube …
Junior Eurovision 2020: Download your scorecard here!

Junior Eurovision 2020: Download your scorecard here!

After over a year since our last Eurovision event, the day has arrived! 12 young artists from across Europe will be (virtually) taking part in today’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, live from Poland. To help you vote, we’ve put together a simple scorecard so you can score the songs as the show is on. Put yourself in the seat of a juror, and score each entry on three elements – song, performance and staging. Give a score out of 10 for each of these elements and then total your score out of 30 at the end! Then, when it comes to voting, it will be much easier to find out which three acts you want to vote for. Move the world – and share your scores! Even though we’ll all be watching the contest apart this year, why not get your friends to get involved with all the Junior Eurovision action? Share a picture of your scorecard on social media and tell us how you’re preparing for today’s show. You can tag or mention us on social media @ESCXTRA or by using the hashtag #ESCXTRAScorecard. You can print out and download our scorecard below. Who will win tonight’s contest? In …
🇫🇷 Meet Valentina and vote for FRANCE in Junior Eurovision 2020 now!

🇫🇷 Meet Valentina and vote for FRANCE in Junior Eurovision 2020 now!

After a year like no other, ESCXTRA can’t be in the Polish capital city of Warsaw to bring you live coverage of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Nevertheless, we bring you the next best thing… an overview of each of the twelve participating entries and all the details you need to cast your online votes right now! Meet Valentina Valentina was internally selected by FranceTV to represent her country at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020, following in the footsteps of Carla (2019), Angélina (2018) and Thomas (2004). For Valentina’s age, she has experienced quite a lot already. In 2018, she auditioned for ‘Kids United Nouvelle Génération’, and was successful in joining the other four members of the group. As a member of ‘Kids United Nouvelle Génération’, they have been able to release two albums,  participate in UNICEF missions, takes part in various collective projects with other artists and build a huge fanbase on social media, with over 300,000 followers. Ariana Grande is Valentina’s biggest idol. Surprisingly she also has a keen interest in French rap and also has a talent for singing in Italian. She especially enjoys singing Laura Pausini’s songs, a favourite artist of her mother’s. Asked in …
🇺🇦 Meet Oleksandr Balabanov and vote for UKRAINE in Junior Eurovision 2020 now!

🇺🇦 Meet Oleksandr Balabanov and vote for UKRAINE in Junior Eurovision 2020 now!

After a year like no other, ESCXTRA can’t be in the Polish capital city of Warsaw to bring you live coverage of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Nevertheless, we bring you the next best thing… an overview of each of the twelve participating entries and all the details you need to cast your online votes right now! Meet Oleksandr Balabanov 14-year old Oleksandr Balabanov was successful after winning Ukraine’s Junior Eurovision Selection. He will be performing the song “Vidkryvai (Open Up)” at this year’s contest. A song which he co-wrote with Mykhailo Klymenko. We managed to speak to Oleksandr about his Junior Eurovision participation, and you are able to find out more here: 🇺🇦 Oleksandr Balabanov: “This year was my last try, so I had nothing to lose” In an interview with junioeurovision.tv, Oleksandr explains that his favorite lyric from his entry is ”But you are the argonaut who has found his fleece!’. He names his idols are Michael Jackson and the British band Jungle. Ukraine at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest As ESCXTRA team member Riccardo summarised in his 2018 feature article, Ukraine’s Junior Eurovision journey so far…, since debuting in the contest in 2006, Ukraine hasn’t missed a …
🇪🇸 Meet Soleá and vote for SPAIN in Junior Eurovision 2020 now!

🇪🇸 Meet Soleá and vote for SPAIN in Junior Eurovision 2020 now!

After a year like no other, ESCXTRA can’t be in the Polish capital city of Warsaw to bring you live coverage of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Nevertheless, we bring you the next best thing… an overview of each of the twelve participating entries and all the details you need to cast your online votes right now! Meet Soleá 9-year-old Soleá was selected to represent Spain at the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest via an internal selection. The young artist from Sevilla will sing the song “Palante”, which was written and composed by César G. Ross, Hajar Sbihi and Bruno Valverde. In an interview with junioreurovision.tv, she says that it is a “dream come true” to represent Spain at the contest and that she hopes her entry “Palante” will “encourage youth to always look ahead and emphasize the importance of unity”. When we spoke to Soleá, she told us that “even though we are going through rough times, we always have to try and look forward” – wise words indeed! Spain at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Spain made their debut in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest when the contest began in 2003, in Copenhagen, Denmark. The first four participations in …
🇷🇺 Meet Sofia Feskova and vote for RUSSIA in Junior Eurovision 2020 now!

🇷🇺 Meet Sofia Feskova and vote for RUSSIA in Junior Eurovision 2020 now!

After a year like no other, ESCXTRA can’t be in the Polish capital city of Warsaw to bring you live coverage of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Nevertheless, we bring you the next best thing… an overview of each of the twelve participating entries and all the details you need to cast your online votes right now! Meet Sofia Feskova Sofia is a 11-year-old singer from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. She’s no stranger to various muic contests such as The Voice Kids Russia, New Wave Junior, etc. This is the second time lucky for Sofia to become a Russian representative at the Junior Eurovision. Previously, she took part in the national selection in 2019 but didn’t win. In an interview with junioreurovision.tv, Sofia shared that participation in different contests taught her to practice many times before the actual performance. This can help her to perform confidently and enjoy taking the stage. Sofia also has a dream to one day sing on the same stage as her favourite singer Polina Gagarina, who came second at the Eurovision 2015. The most favourite lyric for Sofia in her song is: “The whole world feels like home; there I’ll stay, It’s my new day.” She believes, …
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