Broadcasters won’t need to shoot live-on-tape performances for Junior Eurovision 2021 and their music videos will air instead if any participant can’t take the stage in Paris due to Covid-19.
That’s one of the main highlights of the Junior Eurovision press conference held today at France Télévisions headquarters in Paris. We’re just a month away of the contest and preparations are in full swing already.
In fact, we’re exactly a month away from Junior Eurovision 2021. Voting will begin on December 17 at 17.00 CET.
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Junior Eurovision 2021 will follow strict safety protocols due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. There won’t be any visits or activities for delegations and every person involved in the show will get tested every 48 hours. Safety first, noses second.
Moreover, there will be strict controls about who is allowed in and out of the official venue. This is not just because of the pandemic, but also for security reasons. Producers are working closely with security forces with issues like terror attacks in mind.
JESC 2021: Bonsoir, good evening!
France will bring back French to Junior Eurovision. While it has always been an official language at the Eurovision Song Contest, its use was discontinued years ago at JESC. Now, with the contest held in Paris, le français is back.
The three hosts will each use one of the languages: Olivier Minne will speak in English, Élodie Goussin in French; and Carla will use both of them.
The opening and interval acts will also feature a lot of that iconic “French touch”. As already reported, French DJ duo Ofenbach will open Junior Eurovision 2021.
Now we also know the interval acts: First, last year’s winner Valentina will perform an orchestral and Christmas-y version of her song “J’imagine”, while Eurovision 2021 runner-up Barbara Pravi will perform “Voilà” again.