Here are the answers to frequently asked questions about the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
Where will the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 be held?
The EBU and France Télévisions will host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Paris.
When will it take place?
The event will take place on Sunday 19 December.
Where will the Contest be staged?
JESC 2021 will be staged at the Seine Musicale venue in the French capital.
Who will be hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2021?
The Contest will be hosted by France Télévisions
How many countries will take part in the Contest?
Young artists from 19 countries will 'Imagine' at the 19th Junior Eurovision Song Contest on Sunday 19 December.
🇦🇱 Albania (RTSH)
🇦🇲 Armenia (AMPTV)
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan (Ictimai)
🇧🇬 Bulgaria (BNT)
🇫🇷 France (France TV)
🇩🇪 Germany (NDR/KiKa)
🇬🇪 Georgia (GPB)
🇮🇪 Ireland (TG4)
🇮🇹 Italy (Rai)
🇰🇿 Kazakhstan (Khabar Agency)
🇲🇹 Malta (PBS)
🇳🇱 Netherlands (AVROTROS)
🇲🇰 North Macedonia (MKRTV)
🇵🇱 Poland (TVP)
🇵🇹 Portugal (RTP)
🇷🇺 Russia (RTR)
🇷🇸 Serbia (RTS)
🇪🇸 Spain (TVE)
🇺🇦 Ukraine (UA:PBC)
How will COVID-19 affect the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021?
To protect the health of all the artists, and ensure the competition can still take place in safe way, a strict protocol will be followed by all those participating in or attending the event.
What will happen if one of the artists can not perform live because of COVID?
Should an artist not be able to perform at the live show on 19 December and they have been able to rehearse during the previous week, a recording of their rehearsal will be used in place of their live performance. If the rehearsal footage is not available then the promotional video clip of the respective song will be used instead.
Will journalists be able to interview artists onsite?
Yes. Interviews can be arranged with the individual Heads of Press or Delegation of each artist. In order to protect the health and safety of the artists and all those attending the event social distancing must be observed at all times.
Will there be any online press activities or media handbook available for Junior Eurovision 2021?
There will not be an online press centre and a media handbook will not be published this year but an official programme will be available online to those covering the event. Due to the current circumstances this should be ready shortly before the Contest. There will be 3 virtual press conferences during the event week featuring the artists, producers and the winner. More details about these will be available on our Press page.
How will the voting work at JESC 2021?
50% of the result will be decided by juries in each participating country and 50% by an online vote which will open on Friday 17 November. Audiences will be asked to vote for their 3 favourite songs online.