France's Valentina was crowned the winner of the 18th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Valentina's song 'J'imagine' won the public's hearts and earnt the highest votes with 200 points. She has been selected by FranceTV to represent her country at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020, following in the footsteps of Carla (2019), Angélina (2018) and Thomas (2004).
What are the favourite lyrics of your song?
My favourite part in my song is "So it’s true, it’s not always joyful, in our hearts it’s a bit like a fight, and you, tomorrow, what do you do? Imagine with me." Because it reflects reality – life is not always easy and fun – but yet has a strong hopeful message at the end: imagining together a brighter future!
And I also love singing it because it’s a mellow moment of the song that contrasts with the rest of the track, and it finishes with a high note that I really like to reach!
How and when did you start with music?
I started singing when I was very young as my mother used to play all these CDs in Italian so I could fall asleep.
Who are your idols?
My idol is Ariana Grande but I also like other music and rap.
How would you celebrate a Junior Eurovision victory?
I would love to celebrate Junior Eurovision victory with all my family and my friends but above all, I would like to dedicate a victory to my late grandfather.
How do you 'Move The World'?
I try to move the world by doing good deeds with UNICEF and the GOOD PLANET foundation. I think any of us can do this by doing little things.
This or That
Rain on me - Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande
Kings and Queens - Ava Max
Un air de famille - Patrick Fiori
La fête - Amir
Dynamite - BTS
Jolie nana - Aya Nakamura
Donne-moi ton cœur - Louane
Ca ira - Vitaa & Slimane
Planète à louer - Carla
In your eyes - The Weeknd