Ten days after France took victory at the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, the European Broadcasting Union confirmed this morning that they will be hosting the 2021 Contest.
Delphine Ernotte Cunci, the France Télévisions President and EBU President-elect, had the following to say:
“I am very happy that France Télévisions is organising 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 for many Europeans.”
Alexandra Redde-Amiel, the French Head of Delegation for Junior Eurovision and Head of Variety & Entertainment at France Télévisions, had the following to say:
“29th November 2020 will always be engraved in our memories thanks to Valentina’s magnificent victory at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. This incredible adventure isn’t over! It truly is an achievement and an honour for the entire France Télévisions entertainment team to organise one of the biggest shows in the world in France. We can’t wait to welcome the EBU teams, all the participants and the European delegations next year and offer them a special show.”
Martin Österdahl, the Executive Supervisor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, had the following to say:
“We know how excited the whole team in France are to be staging the 19th edition of the Contest and we’re looking forward to working with them on growing the competition and producing a great show in 2021.”
Obviously with today’s initial announcement, it is too early to say where the Host City will be, the Contest Venue and the Contest Date. Stay with Eurovision Ireland and we will bring you these details as and when we get them.
Author: Richard Taylor