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Live Blog: Day 2 Rehearsals πŸ‡«πŸ‡·


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

15 December 2021 at 19:27 CET
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15 December 2021 at 19:22 CET
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We're wrapping up for the evening with Enzo's rehearsal footage... πŸ‡«πŸ‡·

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15 December 2021 at 19:02 CET
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Last up: it's Enzo from France... πŸ‡«πŸ‡·

Enzo’s performance is not understated! Expect an enormous staircase, a golden jacket, plus the illusion of several dozen dancers.

It’s clear a lot of thought has gone into this production, and Enzo is taking it all in his stride.

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15 December 2021 at 18:17 CET
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Preview of Russia's 'Mon Ami'... πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί

Note: for (non-COVID) medical reasons Tanya did not sing live in this rehearsal and used playback to rehearse.

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15 December 2021 at 18:00 CET
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Armenia's performance preview and gallery is now up! πŸ‡¦πŸ‡²

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15 December 2021 at 17:57 CET
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Tanya Mezhentseva rehearses... πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί

For (non-COVID) medical reasons Tanya did not sing live in this rehearsal and used playback to rehearse.

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That aside, the rehearsal was fantastic! It featured cycles and aerial work on a circus hoop!

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15 December 2021 at 17:48 CET
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Jovana & Dunja's first run-through... πŸ‡·πŸ‡Έ

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15 December 2021 at 17:20 CET
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Jovana & Dunja step through the looking glass... πŸ‡·πŸ‡Έ

Jovana & Dunja are bringing a touch of 'Wonderland’ to Paris.

Wearing berets, the duo explore a magical forest together while performing Oči Deteta (Children’s Eyes).

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15 December 2021 at 16:37 CET
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MalΓ©na arrives in La Seine Musicale... πŸ‡¦πŸ‡²

Maléna brings the disco to La Seine Musicale as she uses the first rehearsal to perfect a very polished dance routine.

There’s a lot of colour and movement to look forward to!

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15 December 2021 at 16:10 CET
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A fantastic first rehearsal for Alinur & Beknur... πŸ‡°πŸ‡Ώ

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15 December 2021 at 15:38 CET
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Alinur & Beknur have arrived on stage... πŸ‡°πŸ‡Ώ

The pals have just rehearsed Ертегі әлемі (Fairy World) for the first time and it’s sounding great.

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The staging is elegant and reflects the magical subject matter of the song beautifully… there’s even a surprise or two at the end.

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15 December 2021 at 13:34 CET
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It's lunchtime here in La Seine Musicale... 🐌

…we’ll be back later with first looks at:

🇰🇿 Kazakhstan: Alinur Khazim & Beknur Zhanibekuly – Ертегі әлемі (Fairy World)
🇦🇲 Armenia: Maléna – Qami Qami
🇷🇸 Serbia: Jovana & Dunja – Oči Deteta (Children’s Eyes)
🇷🇺 Russia: Tanya Mezhentseva – Mon Ami
🇫🇷 France: Enzo – Tik Tak

See you this afternoon.

15 December 2021 at 13:06 CET
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Dajte Muzika delivers... πŸ‡²πŸ‡°

The group Dajte Muzika have taken to the stage with an energetic message of hope and environmental consciousness, told through the medium of dance floor stomper.

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As with all the acts we’ve seen, these guys are pro – which is to be expected given that 'Dajte Muzika’ is one of the most popular TV shows in North Macedonia.

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15 December 2021 at 12:45 CET
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Here's a sneak peek of Olena's performance... πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦

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15 December 2021 at 12:33 CET
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Anna Gjebrea: first look at the performance... πŸ‡¦πŸ‡±

If you can’t wait until Sunday, here’s a first look at Anna Gjebrea’s show:

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15 December 2021 at 12:29 CET
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Olena Usenko commands the Junior Eurovision stage... πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦

Olena is now rehearsing Vazhil – and having written and composed the song herself it’s no surprise that the delivery is confident and heart-felt.

There are some neat tricks with augmented elements of the stage floor and, of course, lots and lots of strobe lights.

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15 December 2021 at 11:50 CET
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Anna Gjebreas delivers a masterclass in rehearsing... πŸ‡¦πŸ‡±

Anna’s first rehearsal goes off with a hitch, including some incredibly fun stunts with cardboard boxes at the beginning.

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The set is influenced by artist Keith Haring.

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15 December 2021 at 11:00 CET
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First glimpse of 'Voice of Love' πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬

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15 December 2021 at 10:31 CET
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Denislava & Martin set up camp on stage... πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬

Denislava & Martin are performing Voice Of Love – which was co-written by Vasil Garvanliev who appeared in the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam this year, singing for North Macedonia.

The performance contains some innovative shadow work, which we wont spoil too much…

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15 December 2021 at 10:21 CET
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First look at 'One Of Those Days'... πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ώ

Here’s the preview video for One Of Those Day…

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15 December 2021 at 09:38 CET
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Sona Azizova is having 'One Of Those Days'... πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ώ

Sona has made her way to the stage from Azerbaijan via Serbia and Romania, where she has performed at a number of events and festivals…

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…and that experience of performing shines through in her first rehearsal – delivering excellent vocals on day one.

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15 December 2021 at 09:23 CET
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Bienvenue Γ  Paris! πŸ‡«πŸ‡·

Welcome to the JuniorEurovision.tv live blog! We’re back covering the first round of rehearsals; giving you a glimpse of what the participants have in store for their performances on Sunday.

The rehearsals take places between 09:00 CET – 19:00 CET

Here’s the Day 2 line-up:

🇦🇿 Azerbaijan: Sona Azizova – One Of Those Days
🇧🇬 Bulgaria: Denislava & Martin – Voice Of Love
🇦🇱 Albania: Anna Gjebrea – Stand By You
🇺🇦 Ukraine: Olena Usenko – Vazhil
🇲🇰 North Macedonia: Datje Muzika – Green Forces
🇰🇿 Kazakhstan: Alinur Khazim & Beknur Zhanibekuly – Ертегі әлемі (Fairy World)
🇦🇲 Armenia: Maléna – Qami Qami
🇷🇸 Serbia: Jovana & Dunja – Oči Deteta (Children’s Eyes)
🇷🇺 Russia: Tanya Mezhentseva – Mon Ami
🇫🇷 France: Enzo – Tik Tak