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Live Blog: Day 1 Rehearsals 🇫🇷

Welcome to the JuniorEurovision.tv live blog! We’ll be covering the first round of rehearsals throughout Tuesday and Wednesday.

14 December 2021 at 12:19 CET

Ayana's up next... 🇳🇱 🌸

Ayana, Netherlands, First Rehearsal, La Seine Musicale, Paris, 14 December 2021 Andres Putting/EBU

Surrounded by pink blossom and dancers performing traditional 'kamigata mai’ (fan dancing), it’s clear Ayana’s Japanese heritage is a big inspiration for this moving performance.

Ayana, Netherlands, First Rehearsal, La Seine Musicale, Paris, 14 December 2021 Andres Putting/EBU

Sugu Aō Ne (‘When I See You Again’) is about missing those close to you and wishing to fly to be with them; a theme close to the singer’s heart as she has not seen her relatives in Japan for a long time because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ayana, Netherlands, First Rehearsal, La Seine Musicale, Paris, 14 December 2021 Andres Putting/EBU