Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 was held yesterday and France has been declared as winner for the first time, they won the contest with the song “J’imagine” sung by Valentina. In addition to this France has been waiting for 43 years for any Eurovision related victory as the last time they triumphed at Eurovision was back in 1977 when Marie Myriam won with “L’oiseau Et L’enfant”.
In an interview the day after the French Junior Eurovision victory, Alexandra Redde-Amiel, head of the French delegation and director of entertainment for France Télévisions revealed that they would like to host the show.
We are of course eager to host Junior Eurovision in France next year. Delphine Ernotte (the president of France Télévisions) along with Stéphane Sitbon-Gomez (director of the branches of France Télévisions) would really like so. We will first relish and then chat with the Eurovision presidency and the EBU in order to find out how we can organize the 2021 edition and if it will be possible to do so. We have to speak with them before formalizing anything, but in any case, the wish is there.Alexandra Redde-Amiel, interview for 20minutes.fr
There were some accusations that Valentina wasn’t singing live which Alexandra denied saying that everything was live and that was confirmed with the Polish broadcaster and there isn’t any debate that Valentina has a beautiful voice with which she sung her entry live. In addition to that Alexandra also mentioned that Junior Eurovision reunited Europe in the moments of joy which she thinks is priceless. As it has been already announced France will be selecting their Eurovision entry in January through a special show. You can listen to the winning entry at Junior Eurovision “J’imagine” below.
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