Yesterday, France claimed victory for the first time at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. While for many fans who believe France have taken part within only the last three Contests, the nation also appeared many, many years ago.
2004: 6th & 78 points
Thomas Pontier represented France on their debut with “Si on voulait bien”, in Lillehammer, Norway. While France didn’t achieve a set of 12 points from any of the national juries, they did achieve two sets of 8 points – from Belgium and Spain.
2018: 2nd & 203 points
France returned to the Contest after a fourteen year break in Minsk, Belarus. Angelina represented her nation with “Jamais Sans Toi”. Two sets of 12 points were given by the Albanian and Maltese national juries, along with 117 points from the online vote.
2019: 5th & 169 points
Carla represented France with “Bim Bam Toi”, in Gliwice, Poland. While France didn’t achieve a set of 12 points from any of the national juries, they did achieve three sets of 10 points – from Australia, The Netherlands and Wales – along with 84 points from the online vote.
2020: 1st & 200 points
Valentina represented France with “Jamais Sans Toi”, in Warsaw, Poland. Three sets of 12 points were given by the Belarusian, Dutch and Maltese national juries, along with 112 points from the online vote.
It is currently unclear whether or not France will hold the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Stay with Eurovision Ireland for all the latest updates.
Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovision Ireland