Today the 19th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest takes place live from La Seine Musicale in Paris, France.
The 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest takes place today from 16:00 CET in the French capital. 19 countries will be competing in the 19th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, with all eyes on La Seine Musicale.
This year’s competition sees the return of six countries after missing last year due to COVID-19, while an additional two countries return after a number of years absence. This year also sees all of the acts performing live in the venue with an audience, following last year’s contest which featured pre-recorded performances.
The nineteen countries competing this evening are:
- Albania – Anna Gjebrea – Stand By You
- Armenia – Maléna Fox – Qami Qami
- Azerbaijan – Sona Azizova – One of Those Days
- Bulgaria – Denislava and Martin – Voice of Love
- France – Enzo – Tic Tac
- Georgia – Nikoloz Kajaia – Let’s Count The Smiles
- Germany – Pauline – Imagine Us
- Ireland – Maiú Levi Lawlor – Saor
- Italy – Elisabetta Lizza – Specchio (Mirror on the Wall)
- Kazakhstan – Alinur Khamzin and Beknur Zhanibek – World of Fairytales
- Malta – Ike & Kaya – My Home
- Netherlands – Ayana – Mata Sugu Aō Ne
- North Macedonia – Dajte Muzika – Green Forces
- Poland – Sara James – Somebody
- Portugal – Simão Oliveira – O Rapaz
- Russia – Tanya Mezhentseva – Mon Ami
- Serbia – Jovana and Dunja – Children’s Eyes
- Spain – Levi Díaz – Reír
- Ukraine – Olena Usenko – Vazhil
Hosts and Interval Acts
The show is being hosted by Élodie Gossuin, Olivier Minne and Carla. For the first time since 2005, the show will be presented in English and French. Olivier, who spends six months of the year in Los Angeles, will present in English while Élodie will present in French. Carla will switch between both languages.
Opening the show are Ofenbach who will provide the music for the Flag Parade. The interval will see performances from Valentina last year’s winner as well as Barbara Pravi who finished second at Eurovision 2021. Valentina is performing a Christmas version of her winning song from 2020 “J’imagine”. All nineteen acts will also perform a common song “Imagine”, all proceeds from the song will be donated to UNICEF.
The winner this evening will be determined by 50% jury voting and 50% online voting. Each country is represented by a jury formed of three adults and two children, they will determine a top ten and award points in the traditional Eurovision style – 1 to 7, 8, 10 and 12 points.
The public across the globe can have their say by voting online. Voting is currently open at JESC.tv until 15:59 CET and will open again for 15 minutes during the show. You can select three countries you wish to vote for.
As ever the results of the online vote will see the overall % of the vote that each country receives turned into points. You can vote online across the globe regardless of whether the country you are in is participating.