This year's Junior Eurovision 2021 will be held in Paris. The right to host the competition for France was won by the French singer Valentina. This will be the first time in the history of Junior Eurovision that France will host the competition.
According to the organizers, 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 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.
Ooh la la! ???????? Paris will host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021!— Junior Eurovision (@EurovisionJr) May 20, 2021
???? The official slogan will be "Imagine" - echoing Valentina's winner and acknowledging that imagination is infinite!
Let's keep dreaming together! #Imagine #JESC2021 pic.twitter.com/70xuBrNaJa
As it was reported earlier, French Valentina Tronnel triumphed at Junior Eurovision song contest 2020. Children from 12 countries participated in the competition, which ran online because of the Covid-19 restrictions. Three hosts led the action during the final show but all performances were broadcasted, not going live. Ukraine's Oleksandr Balabanov with his song Vidkryvai (Open) came seventh (106 points).
The second semi-final of Eurovision 2021 took place, on May 20, in Rotterdam. The first semi-final with the participation of the Go-A band took place on May 18 and the Ukrainians entered the final. The grand final of the contest will take place on May 22. 20 winners of two semi-finals will join the Netherlands and the members of the great five – France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK.