JESC 2021

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.

The cover of “J’imagine” will raise funds for UNICEF, which works to promote and protect the welfare of children around the world.

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Ben
Ben
9 days ago

LOL @ William forcing Alexandra to speak English by asking her about the “French touch”.

Celeste
Celeste
9 days ago

French HoD say it’s either music video or the rehearsal as bake up option.
Barbara wil sing a new verson of “Voilà”.
And they also mentioned talk for a new system of vote for the 2022 edition.

Last edited 9 days ago by Celeste
BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
9 days ago
Reply to  Celeste

New voting system for eurovision or junior Eurovision? If it’s the former, would it be a consequence of this year’s multiple zero results?

Esc addict
Esc addict
9 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

The Hod said for the junior eurovision they think to change the voting system for the next year but for this year it stay the same as last years, online voting, you can vote for 3 to 5 countries, and you can still vote for your country.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
9 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Okay, So it has nothing to do with the grown-up edition. I wonder what changes are going to make for next year’s voting procedure. Maybe get rid of the option to vote for your own country?

Ben
Ben
9 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

That’s impossible with online voting.

CatcoolH
CatcoolH
9 days ago

Already looking forward to seeing Barbara perform Voilà!

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
9 days ago

Good job JESC for coming up with this innovation. Hopefully it will be adopted to the main contest soon.

Esc addict
Esc addict
10 days ago

I watched the press conference entirely, and apparently we will have the french NF at the beginning of January, no more infos but the motivation is real and it’s pleasant to see so it’s cool.
Angelina Valentina Carla singing all together (iconic) with Enzo made my day.

Esc addict
Esc addict
9 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

And the common song of this year is very good!
Buy it, it’s for UNICEF to help children all around the world.

Grft
Grft
10 days ago

I prefer that than having endless speculations on who’s lipsyncing or not.

Rifki
Rifki
10 days ago

well, it is Junior Eurovision SONG contest. even music videos are still fine, although I don’t really want it (I prefer all of the artists performing live in the venue), as long as the one they presented are the final revamped versions of the songs.

Esc addict
Esc addict
10 days ago

As if it was France’s decision… imagine being so bitter each time towards a country, and always the same country hated by the same person without valid reasons, Gurl you’re becoming predictable, it’s sad.

Esc addict
Esc addict
10 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Lol yeah of course, sure GURL

Barry
Barry
10 days ago

Pity, so no online encore like Rotterdam. I wonder how that will go in Italy.

Lollipopmonster
Lollipopmonster
10 days ago

I hope and pray that all artists and delegation are able to fly to Paris and stay healthy. They all deserve that experience to perform on that big stage in front of so many people in the venue and millions watching via TV or stream worldwide. This year the level is so damn high and the quality of the songs again amazing. If you don’t like this contest – just shut up and don’t watch it ….but for me, I really appreaciate all the songs and acts. I think there are up to 7 – 9 songs that are strong… Read more »

Nils
Nils
10 days ago

I usually couldn’t care less about JESC, but I feel like this decision brings the regular ESC one step closer to the edge, too.

Last edited 10 days ago by Nils
Joe
Joe
10 days ago

I get people’s hesitance but honestly I see the reasoning. The music videos are already done so there’s no stress about building a mini-venue from scratch, plus given all the controversy last year with keyboard warriors speculating on who was lip-syncing and who wasn’t, this would protect the kids from having to defend themselves from more of that if they have to use a pre-recorded performance. Better to at least obviously have the song be pre-recorded than open anything up to speculation.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
10 days ago

Hopefully this doesn’t come to pass and every one is able to go to Paris to perform live.

Ashton
Ashton
10 days ago

well that’s an awful idea

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
10 days ago
Reply to  Ashton

I mean live singing isn’t enforced in junior eurovision so it’s almost no difference.