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.”
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