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Everything you need to know about Junior Eurovision 2021 🇫🇷

19 December 2021 at 19:38 CET
The final of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 - La Seine Musicale, 19 December 2021 Andres Putting/EBU

📺 Junior Eurovision 2021: Live from La Seine Musicale, Paris, France:

📺 Watch: Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 LIVE STREAM

You can watch the show live on tv via your local participating public broadcaster or via the official Junior Eurovision YouTube channel.

You can stream all 19 entries via the official album and watch the official videos on the Junior Eurovision YouTube channel.

Also, make sure to follow along via the official Junior Eurovision Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook channels.

🗳 How To Vote:

📺 Watch: Vote For Your Favourites

The results of Junior Eurovision 2021 are determined by a combination of votes cast by international viewers (50% of the total points) and those awarded by national juries (50% of the total points). Full details can be found here.

🇫🇷 Why Paris?

Because the French participant Valentina won the Contest in 2020 with her song J’imagine – written by Barbara Pravi (who claimed second place at the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, earlier this year).

France Télévisions accepted the honour of hosting the 19th edition of Junior Eurovision.

📺 Watch: Valentina – J’imagine (2020)

Song Running Order:

  1. 🇩🇪 Germany: Pauline – Imagine Us
  2. 🇬🇪 Georgia: Niko Kajaia – Let’s Count The Smiles
  3. 🇵🇱 Poland: Sara James – Somebody
  4. 🇲🇹 Malta: Ike & Kaya – My Home
  5. 🇮🇹 Italy: Elisabetta Lizza – Specchio (Mirror On The Wall)
  6. 🇧🇬 Bulgaria: Denislava & Martin – Voice Of Love
  7. 🇷🇺 Russia: Tanya Mezhentseva – Mon Ami
  8. 🇮🇪 Ireland: Maiú Levi Lawlor – Saor (Disappear)
  9. 🇦🇲 Armenia: Maléna – Qami Qami
  10. 🇰🇿 Kazakhstan: Alinur Khazim & Beknur Zhanibekuly – Ертегі әлемі (Fairy World)
  11. 🇦🇱 Albania: Anna Gjebrea – Stand By You
  12. 🇺🇦 Ukraine: Olena Usenko – Vazhil
  13. 🇫🇷 France: Enzo – Tic Tac
  14. 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan: Sona Azizova – One Of Those Days
  15. 🇳🇱 Netherlands: Ayana – Mata Sugu Aō Ne
  16. 🇪🇸 Spain: Levi Díaz – Reír
  17. 🇷🇸 Serbia: Jovana & Dunja – Oči Deteta (Children’s Eyes)
  18. 🇲🇰 North Macedonia: Datje Muzika – Green Forces
  19. 🇵🇹 Portugal: Simão Oliveira – O Rapaz

Carla, of Bim Bam Toi fame, randomly drew the countries to perform first and last on Sunday, as well as the position from which France will perform; Germany won the honour of opening the show, Portugal were drawn to close, and France drew 13th.

The rest of the running order has been determined by the EBU and France Télévisions to create the most exciting show possible.

The Participants

Albania: Anna Gjebrea – Stand By You

Anna is a ‘culture vulture’ from Tirana, where lives with her parents and a pet turtle named Tasha.

📺 Watch: Anna Gjebrea – Stand By You

She enjoys watching international music competitions like Junior Eurovision, X Factor and The Voice so she can find out more about different countries and the people living there.

Armenia: Maléna – Qami Qami

In 2020, Maléna had been internally selected to perform Why at the Contest before Armenia withdrew. She will now fulfil her destiny with a brand new song.

📺 Watch: Maléna – Qami Qami

Maléna spends a lot of time in the studio, experimenting with different music genres and joining in with songwriting workshops.

Azerbaijan: Sona Azizova – One Of Those Days

Baku born Sona is a globetrotter, having lived in both Serbia and Romania where she has represented Azerbaijan at a number of events and festivals.

📺 Watch: Sona Azizova – One Of Those Days

The singer’s hobbies include playing piano, gymnastics, and crafts, and she is very skilled at copper embossing – having several metal artworks on display in her hometown!

Bulgaria: Denislava & Martin – Voice Of Love

The Dobrich duo have been performing and creating together for over 4 years, and representing Bulgaria at Junior Eurovision has long been a goal of theirs.

📺 Watch: Denislava & Martin – Voice Of Love

Both have been singing since the age of 5 and have participated in many concerts and festivals – so they’re no strangers to a big stage!

France: Enzo – Tic Tac

Born in 2008, Enzo is a self-described ‘lifelong Eurovision fan’ having watched the show for as long as he can remember; representing France is a dream come true for the young singer.

📺 Watch: Enzo – Tic Tac

His love of travel and music makes him the perfect participant, and with his passion for performing, the French delegation hope he’ll be unstoppable.

Niko Kajaia – Let’s Count The Smiles

Make some noise for Niko! He fought off fierce competition to become Georgia’s 15th Junior Eurovision participant.

📺 Watch: Niko Kajaia – Let’s Count The Smiles

Niko was born and raised in the capital city of Tbilisi, where he spends his free time learning to sculpt, watching cartoons and, of course, practicing his singing.

Germany: Pauline – Imagine Us

Pauline stormed to victory in Germany’s participant selection show, Wer Fährt nach Paris?, where she impressed audiences with her fantastic vocal abilities.

📺 Watch: Pauline – Imagine Us

The 12 year old from Koblenz in Rheinland-Pfalz is a skilled drummer, pianist and singer, and loves to practise her abilities as music makes her feel free.

Ireland: Maiú Levi Lawlor – Saor (Disappear)

Maiú hails from Greystones, a coastal village in County Wicklow, known as the ‘Garden of Ireland’. It is located on the east coast of Ireland, flanked by beautiful beaches and the magnificent Wicklow Mountains.

📺 Watch: Maiú Levi Lawlor – Saor (Disappear)

The talented young singer also enjoys youth theatre, basketball and playing the piano (which he took up as a hobby at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic).

Italy: Elisabetta Lizza – Specchio (Mirror On The Wall)

Elisabetta is from Ardo, a small town in the province of Brescia known as ‘Franciacorta’ (‘Little France’).

📺 Watch: Elisabetta Lizza – Specchio (Mirror On The Wall)

Her favourite artists are Sam Smith, Bruno Mars and Måneskin… naturally.

Kazakhstan: Alinur Khamzin & Beknur Zhanibekuly – Ертегі әлемі (Fairy World)

After a thrilling national final, it was decided that Beknur and Alinur could not be separated on points and that they should both represent Kazakhstan in Paris.

📺 Watch: Alinur Khamzin & Beknur Zhanibekuly – Ертегі әлемі (Fairy World)

Born in Strasbourg, France, Beknur loves music, singing and making new friends – so Junior Eurovision is the perfect place for him! A gifted student, Beknur’s motto is ‘nothing is impossible’, and it’s this attitude that has allowed him to excel at school in geography, mathematics and art.

Joining the 9 year old is his new friend Alinur from Uralsk in Kazakhstan. Alinur dreams of becoming a famous singer and has already competed in many vocal contests, despite being only 11.

Malta: Ike & Kaya – My Home

Malta has spoken: Ike and Kaya will pack their bags for Paris! The duo will represent the sunny island nation with the song 'My Home’.

📺 Watch: Ike & Kaya – My Home

Ike Mizzi has been involved in the music industry for around 2 years and he says that his life has never been better! He even appeared in French pop star Keen’V’s video for Pour y Arriver.

For Kaya Gouder Curmi music has been her passion since when she was just 5 years old. She has competed in different festivals, including SanRemo Junior where she placed first in her category.

Netherlands: Ayana – Mata Sugu Aō Ne

Ayana will fly the Dutch flag in Paris with the song Mata Sugu Aō Ne which means ‘When I See You Again’.

📺 Watch: Ayana – Mata Sugu Aō Ne

Her song 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.

North Macedonia: Dajte Muzika – Green Forces

Do not adjust your television set! North Macedonia has chosen to send four talented young cast members from the hit TV show Dajte Muzika to Junior Eurovision in Paris.

📺 Watch: Dajte Muzika – Green Forces

Exceptional talent, a passion for the stage, and an endless love for the majesty of music brought these four kids together to perform a song about environmental issues.

Poland: Sara James – Somebody

Sara comes from a musical family in Ośnie Lubuskie on the Poland/Germany border, where she learned to play piano at the age of 6.

📺 Watch: Sara James – Somebody

A dedicated artist, for the last 4 years she’s been honing her vocal talents at the Słubice Municipal Cultural Center and entering competitions.

Portugal: Simão Oliveira – O Rapaz

Already known to Portuguese audiences, Simão from Arouca near Porto, won ‘The Voice Kids Portugal’ at the age of 14.

📺 Watch: Simão Oliveira – O Rapaz

A talented clarinetist, Simão plays in his hometown’s youth band and is the first member of his family to pursue a career in music.

Russia: Tanya Mezhentseva – Mon Ami

Tanya Mezhentseva triumphed at Russia’s competition to find an act for Junior Eurovision, and will perform the song Mon Ami in Paris.

📺 Watch: Tanya Mezhentseva – Mon Ami

The young Muscovite (also known as 'Tatyana’) is no stranger to the Contest; in 2019 she duetted with Denberel Oorzhak in Gliwice with the song A Time For Us.

Serbia: Jovana & Dunja – Oči Deteta (Children’s Eyes)

Who wouldn’t want to visit Paris with a pal? That’s exactly what Serbian Junior Eurovision duo Jovana and Dunja will be doing on Sunday 19 December.

📺 Watch: Jovana & Dunja – Oči Deteta (Children’s Eyes)

Jovana is 10 years old and has shown a talent for music and dancing from an early age. She is currently practicing piano and entering different festivals.

Dunja is 11 and has also been a keen performer from a very young age. Recently, Dunja won a music competition at a regional school contest.

Spain: Levi Díaz – Reír

Earlier this year, Levi Díaz won The Voice Kids – Spain. Now, he will go on to fulfil another dream: performing at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest!

📺 Watch: Levi Díaz – Reír

The talented teen from Barcelona says that Frank Sinatra is his idol, and would like to be able to match his tone, voice and rhythm. He also enjoys listening to Rosalía and Netta.

Ukraine: Olena Usenko – Vazhil

Olena Usenko from Bila Tserkva was visibly delighted when she won her ticket to Junior Eurovision.

📺 Watch: Olena Usenko – Vazhil

This is the young musician’s second attempt at representing Ukraine after narrowly missing out in 2020. Finishing as runner-up made Olena appreciate how important Eurovision is to her, so she doubled her efforts this year.

You can find out more about each of the 19 participants over on, and be sure to follow the official Junior Eurovision Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook channels.