What’s more magical than Junior Eurovision? How about Junior Eurovision in Paris at Christmas! These themes have come together through the unveiling of the official logo for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021, which will be held in the French capital on 19 December.

French broadcaster France Télévisions revealed the logo has been inspired by “Imagination, Christmas and Paris”.

Indeed, the Parisian theme can be clearly seen, with the logo looking strikingly similar in shape to the iconic Eiffel Tower. In the last few years, the Eiffel Tower has been particularly present in the staging of French entries at Junior Eurovision, especially in Valentina’s winning performance at Junior Eurovision 2020.

The emblem of France lends its summit to the logo, but also coincides with the slogan chosen for the contest, “Imagine”. This theme is inspired by French author Jules Verne and astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who both dared to reach new heights and touch the stars. Hence, the logo can also be viewed as a rocket that is shooting up towards the sky, and an invitation to dream.

Finally, France Télévisions doesn’t shy away from the fact that the logo was also designed to look like a Christmas tree. Indeed, when the competition is held in Paris on 19 December, the preparations for the end of the year festivities will be in full swing across Europe. The festive tradition symbolises magic, wonder and sharing.

Paris will host Junior Eurovision 2021: What we know so far

Paris is known for its rich cultural offerings. Out of the great variety of venues, the French broadcaster has decided that La Seine Musicale will be the home of Junior Eurovision 2021. The venue, which resembles a ship, was built in 2017 and is located on Île de France. La Seine Musicale is equipped with many facilities and its modernity makes it a perfect location for Junior Eurovision.

 

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The French team did not hesitate about organizing this year’s contest. Delphine Ernotte Cunci, president of France Télévisions and EBU President-elect said in May: “I am very happy that France Télévisions is organizing the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in France in 2021. Valentina represented our country brilliantly by winning the 2020 edition. Consequently, it was obvious to host the next event in France.”

Martin Österdahl the Eurovision Song Contest Executive Supervisor added: “We are delighted to announce that Paris will be the host city of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021. 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.”

What are your thoughts about the logo? Are you excited about the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021?  Let us know in the comment section down below.

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Yudhistira Mahasena

On the topic of Junior Eurovision 2021, who do you think should be the MC duo or trio in Paris?

Eurofan
Eurofan
1 month ago

ABC and SBS Have both confirmed that Australia is not participating in JESC this year

CyxCy
CyxCy
1 month ago

Other information: Barbara Pravi will be a member of the jury for “The Artist”, a show that France Télévisions is launching with the aim of discovering new songwriters and performers. Among other things, we will see a masterclass where Barbara will explain her way of writing songs.

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

Update: since yesterday, Cyprus have sadly confirmed they won’t be participating (didn’t give a reason, my guess is “we don’t care”), while ABC have confirmed they won’t be participating either, meaning SBS could still step in to organize Australia’s participation…unless they don’t, in which case, bye bye to them as well.

azaad
azaad
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Australia’s current covid situation is awful so I imagine that’s why ABC isn’t intending to participate.

Sale
Sale
1 month ago

Hey

Spirit Animal
Spirit Animal
1 month ago

France hosted Eurovision Young Dancers in 1999, so it’s been 22 years since the last Eurovision event hosted by France, not 40.

Bird Lover
Bird Lover
1 month ago

worse than the 2016 venue lol

Grft
Grft
1 month ago

Love this logo, very pretty. I just hope they will stop using dark backgrounds at some point… like this is not a requirement guys!

Kirby
Kirby
1 month ago
Reply to  Grft

I second that!!!

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
1 month ago

I like the logo very much and I am looking forward to see the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 from Paris

Pastora Soler
Pastora Soler
1 month ago

Beautiful, good job France

Sale
Sale
1 month ago

Off topic but Arcade by Duncan Laurence has made the top 40 on Billboard Hot 100 sitting at #38 which is very big, also it is close to 500 million streams on Spotify (including the Fletcher version it’s at 550 million streams), and certified PLATINUM in the United States, the song now also has TWO videos on Youtube that crossed 100 million views. It would be nice and very important for our community if you covered this in separate news, since it’s very important for Eurovision to stress how big of an impact can winning the Eurovision and participating in… Read more »

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Bella
Bella
1 month ago

Not very inclusive to make this about Christmas, not everyone celebrates it (including many French who are non-religious or of other confessions). But gotta say the logo looks good, so…

James
James
1 month ago
Reply to  Bella

To be fair, the show won’t fall during the actual Christmas season but on Advent.

And also, the tradition of Christmas trees began as a pagan practice in pre-Christian Europe when people would decorate their homes “with the branches of evergreen fir trees in order to bring color and light into their dull winters“, according to an article explaining the practice on Newsweek.

Bella
Bella
1 month ago
Reply to  James

Correct, but so what? Christmas is still a Christian holiday. I celebrate Christmas myself, I just find it weird to organize an event for multiple countries that are pretty diverse and make it about your religion (to my point: it’s not inclusive).

James
James
1 month ago
Reply to  Bella

More of an adapted pagan holiday to allow new Christian converts of the time to continue with their pre-existing traditions prior to their conversions unless there is factual evidence that Jesus was indeed born on at precisely December 25. Religious authorities actually thought using Christmas as a day of celebration takes away the solemnity of the Savior’s birth so it was highly discouraged to adherents to make a festivity out of it. While many Christians today across most spectrums of the faith kept through on keeping the festive spirit of the holiday, there are still small and niche denominations still… Read more »

esc_fl
esc_fl
1 month ago
Reply to  James

According to the second-century writer Hippolytus, Jesus’ conception would be the anniversary of Creation, which he believed was the first day of spring, which means nine months later (late December) would be when he was born. Though I’m not sure if there’s an actual reason why December 25 was chosen, nor if it makes any sense to prove when Christ was actually born. I don’t think the “pagan holiday alignment” theory makes much sense because early eastern Christians celebrated his birthday on January 6 (which is now Three Kings’ Day). If Catholics chose December 25 to rival those who believed… Read more »

James
James
1 month ago
Reply to  esc_fl

Yeah, it’s really fascinating how the early Christians were trying to get this then new religion up and running. I’m not even super religious but I always love reading stuff about how stuff like these came about. For example: I remember for a fact, Easter was definitely a pagan holiday that was given a Christian identity when the Catholic Church declared that the day would mark the end of Lent (Jesus’ last 40 days on Earth, culminating in His resurrection). The concept of the modern Easter Bunny popularized in the States by German immigrants (in another article I found) was… Read more »

Bella
Bella
1 month ago
Reply to  James

There’s a lot of gaslighting happening here. Literally no one says “I’m Jewish/Muslim/Hindu/Taoist/Any other religion, but I’ll celebrate Christmas because the tree has pagan origins”. No one. Christmas celebrates the nativity of Jesus, it is a Christian holiday celebrated by Christian people, and no single other group.

If Turkey hosts Eurovision and organizes a Ramadan-themed contest, we all know the kind of comments that would be happening on this website. Last comment on my end 😉

Last edited 1 month ago by Bella
James
James
1 month ago
Reply to  Bella

Apples and oranges.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Bella

Barbra Streisand is Jewish… and has released two Christmas albums.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Bella

There’s nothing in the bible about twinkling trees and baubles, this is about culture not religion.

Sot
Sot
1 month ago
Reply to  Bella

You know non-christian countries like China and Turkey still celebrate Christmas annually as a celebration for the new year and Santa and stuff, right?

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Sot

Santa was invented in Turkey

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Santa is real.

esc_fl
esc_fl
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Santa Claus is actually a corruption of the name “Saint Nicholas,” who was a third-century bishop from modern-day Turkey. He was real (like Jonas said) 🙂

Bella
Bella
1 month ago
Reply to  Sot

As a former Shanghai resident myself, that is not correct. There’s Christmas decorations in big cities in China around December (mostly in big department stores) but that’s purely commercial. They don’t celebrate it, and the new year in China is around February.

Una
Una
1 month ago
Reply to  Bella

Everyone’s happy to have the day off so the Christmas theme is as inclusive as it can get. The season is also a reason for celebrations and good time so here it goes.

dygh
dygh
1 month ago

Imagine not being reminded of the Eiffel Tower’s location.
But it looks good, so I can live with it.

Kirby
Kirby
1 month ago

Magical, not bad logo. Nevertheless, ESC should soon consider giving dark-backgrounded logos a rest. They’re starting to look like one another. Especially with JESC, come on, it’s for children, tweeners and teenagers.

James
James
1 month ago
Reply to  Kirby

2017’s logo was placed against both a white and a black background.

Sot
Sot
1 month ago
Reply to  Kirby

Look at the ESC official YouTube channel

Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago

Beautiful!

Sot
Sot
1 month ago

Unpopular opinion: J’ Imagine is one of the best winning songs in JESC (I also liked Maria Isabel in 2004, Roxie in 2018 and Destiny in 2015)

Pastora Soler
Pastora Soler
1 month ago
Reply to  Sot

And Viky in 2019 with that hit

Leo
Leo
1 month ago

If the EBU really want to keep jesc alive, they really need to reconsider the participation fee cost
Many countries stated due to the high cost of participation, they can’t return/debut.

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Leo

I think it’s also just generally a show with a very specific audience, most of it based in Central and Eastern Europe. A guy from the Belarusian broadcaster actually said that while he couldn’t care less about whether or not they’re allowed to compete in Eurovision, he’s gutted that they can’t compete in Junior Eurovision, seeing as they did really well and hosted several times (maybe shouldn’t have put their two winners and one of their hosts on a government blacklist, but that’s just me…). I think it’s just too child-pageant-y for a lot of Western Europe, even if I… Read more »

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

If you look at it from, hypothetically speaking, Sweden’s perspective, they could put a lot of money into an event that they may or may not do well in for an audience that may or may not tune in, once…OR, they could just keep dubbing SpongeBob or My Little Pony into Swedish and watch the money roll in.

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Leo

France, Spain, and the Netherlands are the exceptions that prove the rule, the former two because they actually CAN cite strong results and good commercial performances from their past competitors (“Bing Bang Boom” going viral on TikTok, “Antes muerte que sencilla” being a huge hit in Spain, etc), the latter because they’ve been committed since the beginning and actually have proven that not changing a single thing about how they go about things nets them good results. Ireland (and Wales, while they were competing) could use the event as a chance to show off languages they don’t normally use at… Read more »

Lollipopmonster
Lollipopmonster
1 month ago
Reply to  Leo

Leo – there is one way to reduce the costs …….they could combine the ESC and the JESC. The venue is there, the stage, the technic …. so the JESC just could happen right after the adult ESC (or before) in the same location. Okay, the winning country is not able to host the next JESC because then the EBU host it in the ESC-winner country – but so the costs are reduced.

Nobody Important
Nobody Important
1 month ago

Thought we’re gonna go 10 minutes without seeing an Eiffel Tower! Mistake on my part! XD

willchrisiam
willchrisiam
1 month ago

Omg, the Eiffel Tower?! I never would have expected that from France! *eyeroll*
It looks nice but their stagings and visual ideas are becoming increasingly uninspired and cheesy.

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago
Reply to  willchrisiam

Useless irony…. yes the Eiffel Tower why not it’s a beautiful thing and no their stagings were not uninspired or cheesy, it’s for the children so it’s kid friendly and adjusted for them, their stagings were largely effective, the proof is their results the last 3 years.

Sot
Sot
1 month ago
Reply to  willchrisiam

Look, I don’t like hate towards anyone generally but I agree that it would be nice not to have an Eiffel Tower reference for the first year since 2014 by France!

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago
Reply to  Sot

Really? In 2015, 2016, 2018,2019,and 2021 no Eiffel tower for France in Esc moreover Valentina won with a staging showing a fun dancing Eiffel tower so it’s not a so bad thing, this symbol is liked by many people after all, France has waited for more than 40 years to host an esc event so it’s normal to show their symbol on their jesc logo, people should stop complaining for everything….

James
James
1 month ago
Reply to  willchrisiam

Christmas tree.

CyxCy
CyxCy
1 month ago
Reply to  willchrisiam

Well yes, we love our tour, and we are proud of it. It may not be the biggest, the most beautiful, nor the most spectacular in the world, but it sends dreams, hope and the French spirit. And you will also have a dose of it at the next Olympic Games, ahah!

Bombalurina
Bombalurina
1 month ago

My favourite time of the year , i love everything about Christmas!!
It’ll be a lovely and warm winter event , can’t wait

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Nikko
Nikko
1 month ago

Why is this year’s JESC so late? It was always in November and now it almost collides with Albanian Festivali i Kenges.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 month ago
Reply to  Nikko

Covid most definitely

Last edited 1 month ago by Frisian esc
Joe
Joe
1 month ago

I tell you true: if no country seizes this opportunity to do the first Eurovision Christmas song, they’re missing out. Eurovision always happens too early for most of the major worldwide holidays (and a little too late for Easter, not that that stopped Ana Soklic from trying to bring the spirit), but Christmas is basically the one time when everyone’s as cheesy as Eurovision historically has been! Maybe the Aussies can send something like “I Want a Surfboard for Christmas.” The group sing-along could be to “Merry Xmas (War is Over)” or “Silver Bells.” Sinterklaas could give the Netherlands’ 12… Read more »

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Tangentially, we already have fifteen countries confirmed for the contest (all but Kazakhstan and Belarus returning from last year, plus Albania, Azerbaijan, Ireland, North Macedonia, and Portugal all coming back). I’d be surprised if Kazakhstan weren’t allowed to participate, and if we’re going with the most optimistic idea that all the other countries that withdrew in 2020 and haven’t said otherwise are coming back (so that would leave Armenia and Australia), we’re looking at about 18 countries in this year’s contest, which isn’t a bad number at all! Additionally, there are at least four countries that haven’t said anything about… Read more »

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

For clarity’s sake:
Staying (for sure): France, Georgia, Germany, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Ukraine
Staying (probably): Kazakhstan
Returning (for sure): Albania, Azerbaijan, Ireland, North Macedonia, Portugal
Returning (probably?): Armenia, Australia
Neither confirming or denying: Croatia, Cyprus, Montenegro, United Kingdom
Withdrawing: Belarus
Not coming back: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Greece, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Romania, San Marino, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Wals
Not debuting: Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Scotland, Slovakia

BimBamBoum
BimBamBoum
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Didn’t think about that but what a great idea! There are plenty materials and ways to go for Christmas theme songs. I can already imagine bell rings in the melodies, Santa Claus distributing presents in the music video… But the simple fact that we’ll get to hear all those songs during this specific period will give them another particular dimension that we will remember for sure.

Mark
Mark
1 month ago

Love the logo, perfect for Christmas time!