Junior Eurovision 2023: Stage and Hosts revealed!27 September 2023 at 15:07 CEST
Up to 5,000 people are expected to attend the Grand Final in France, the second time the country has hosted the event, having won in both 2020 and 2022 thanks to Valentina and Lissandro respectively.
The Opening Ceremony will take place on Monday 20 November at the stunning Le Negresco, broadcast on France 4 and the official Junior Eurovision YouTube channel, as the 16 young artists take to the red carpet on the world famous Promenade des Anglais.
Following the gala, work gets underway as the participants prepare for the Grand Final on Sunday 26 November.
The show will be hosted by Olivier Minne and Laury Thilleman.
Olivier is no stranger to the Eurovision family, too, having hosted Junior Eurovision in 2021 and presented the French votes in 1992 and 1993, as well as providing broadcast commentary from 1995 through 1997.
Olivier Minne is a familiar name to French television fans as the host of popular programs such as La Cible and Fort Boyard.
Laury is a French journalist, model, presenter, actress and was crowned Miss France 2011. She has become an emblematic face of France Télévisions in recent years, hosting events such as the Victoires de la Musique and the Fête de la Musique.
The stage is set…
Detailed drawings of the Junior Eurovision stage have also been revealed by France Télévisions and all we can say is: c'est fantastique!
The 30 metre centrepiece features a 12 metre high screen in the shape of wings, reflecting the desire to fly away, create and imagine.