The European Broadcasting Union and France Télévisions have now announced that Paris will be the host city of the upcoming edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Valentina won the contest in 2020 with the song J’imagine, and that was the inspiration behind the slogan on this year’s contest. This year’s slogan is simply, ‘Imagine’ which encourages new hopes and dreams.
The contest will take place on Sunday the 19th of December at La Seine Musicale, a concert hall located on Île Seguin (Seguin Island) on the Seine river. The venue opened in 2017, and has since become an iconic cultural facility.
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.