This morning, France Télévisions (the French national broadcaster) and the European Broadcasting Union announced vital details about the 2023 Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
The 21st edition of the Contest will be held in Nice, on Sunday 26th November. The Contest will be held at the Palais Nikaïa. Further details surrounding Branding and the Slogan will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Alexandra Redde-Amiel, Head of Variety and Entertainment at France Télévisions, had the following to say:
“In 2023, the adventure starts again. What an honour to have the chance to organize and produce the one of the greatest European musical shows once again in France alongside the EBU, all the delegations and all the young artists! The Junior Eurovision Song Contest shows how much cultural and musical power our new generations have in the world.
Finally, we are extremely lucky to be welcomed by the City of Nice, the famous and iconic “French Riviera”, with its international aura. We’re incredibly grateful to Mayor Christian Estrosi and his team.”
Christian Estrosi, Mayor of Nice, President of the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolis, President of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region, had the following to say:
“It is an honour for the City of Nice to host a renowned European competition such as Junior Eurovision, which brings together some 20 participating countries and more than 33 million television viewers. Nice is a unique landscape, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which will be an exceptional setting to showcase the Junior Eurovision candidates. But it’s much more than that.
Trusting the City of Nice to host and organize this unique evening in our Palais Nikaïa is proof that we are a European city that organizes world events, especially cultural ones.”
Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, had the following to say:
“We are delighted to return to France for the 21st Junior Eurovision Song Contest just 2 years after a spectacular hosting in Paris. The team at France Télévisions have the experience, vision, and passion to create something truly magical in Nice this November and we look forward to working with them in the coming months on another exciting show.”
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Author: Richard Taylor
Categories: Eurovision 2021, JESC France, Junior Eurovision 2023
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