The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and France Télévisions are pleased to announce that Paris will be the official Host City for the 2021 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
After Valentina's victory representing France at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Poland last year, France Télévisions will organise the 2021 Contest in Paris, the 'City of Light'.
The 19th Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place on Sunday 19 December at the La Seine Musicale - a spectacular concert hall located on Île Seguin (Seguin Island) on the Seine river.
The venue is one of the most impressive and beautiful in all of Europe, and since opening in 2017 it has fast become an iconic cultural facility aiming to bring all music to all audiences.
The slogan of the contest will be ‘Imagine’. A simple and effective slogan, chosen for several reasons. First of all, for the echoes of Valentina's song that won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Warsaw last year.
It is also the ground of creation, of the incitement to dream. It is the playground of the mind to build a better world, a new world. The power to imagine is infinite, especially for children. And it is something we need more than ever today.
So let's imagine together!
Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, is delighted at the announcement:
'It’s exciting to be returning to the French capital with a Eurovision event for the first time in over 40 years. The team at France Télévisions have the passion, dedication and energy to create a fantastic show in December where talented young artists can shine and “imagine” they will win the Junior Eurovision trophy.'
Director of Entertainment and Variety at France Télévisions, Alexandra Redde-Amiel says:
Next December, for the first time in 43 years, France will host an Eurovision event!! A wonderful project! The Junior Eurovision Song Contest is an incredible new challenge for us to produce an authentic show, and especially for me as Executive Producer! The Junior Eurovision Song Contest represents the cultural diversity of our young audience in Europe and that means a lot to me. We will be fully involved to offer a great, unique and ambitious show in Paris.
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest allows young talent to promote their music throughout Europe, Central Asia and Australia.