Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 ← Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 → Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022
Parigi, “città della luce”, è stata la città ospitante l’edizione 2021 dello Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC). Dopo la vittoria di Valentina, che ha rappresentato la Francia con la canzone “J’imagine” all’edizione organizzata da TVP a Varsavia nel 2020, il 19° Junior Eurovision Song Contest si è svolta domenica 19 dicembre 2021 presso La Seine Musicale, una spettacolare sala da concerto situata sull’Île Seguin, sul fiume Senna. Lo slogan del concorso sarà “Imagine”, uno slogan semplice ma che allude alla capacità di sognare dei giovani talenti che si incontreranno per promuovere la propria musica.
Per ulteriori informazioni, vai al sito ufficiale della manifestazione: http://www.junioreurovision.tv
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- 19 – Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021
Participation map: : Participating countries; : Countries that participated in the past but not in 2021. Countries that did not qualify for the final
- Final: 19 dicembre 2021
- Venue: La Seine Musicale, Paris, France
- Presenter(s): Carla, Élodie Gossuin, Olivier Minne
- Directed by: Julian Gutierrez, Franck Broqua
- Executive supervisor: Martin Österdahl
- Executive producer: Alexandra Redde-Amiel
- Host broadcaster: France Télévisions
- Theme art and slogan: “Imagine”
- Opening act: Ofenbach.
- Interval act: Valentina with “J’imagine”; Barbara Pravi with “Voilà”; All contestants performing “Imagine”.
- Number of entries: 19
- Debuting countries: –
- Returning countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Ireland, Italy, North Macedonia, Portugal
- Non-returning countries: Belarus
- Voting system: The professional jury of each country awards a set of 12, 10, 8-1 points to 10 songs. Viewers around the world vote for 3 songs, and their votes are distributed proportionally. The votes of the jury and the audience make up 50% of all votes.
- Winning song: “Qami Qami” (Քամի Քամի) – Maléna – Armenia
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 was the 19th edition of the annual Junior Eurovision Song Contest, organised by France Télévisions and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). The contest was held on 19 December 2021 at La Seine Musicale in Paris, France, following the country’s victory at the 2020 contest with the song “J’imagine”, performed by Valentina. This was the first time the contest was held in France, as well as the first Eurovision event to be held in the country since Eurovision Young Dancers 1999 in Lyon and the first to be held in Paris since Eurovision Young Dancers 1989.
Nineteen countries participated in the contest, with Albania, Armenia, Ireland, Italy, North Macedonia and Portugal all returning after their absences from the previous edition. Azerbaijan and Bulgaria returned after two and four-year absences respectively. For the first time in 19 editions, Belarus did not participate, as the country’s broadcaster is under a three-year suspension from the EBU, making the Netherlands the only country to participate every year since the contest began in 2003.
Armenia’s Maléna was the winner of the contest with the song “Qami Qami“. This was Armenia’s second victory in the contest, following their win in 2010. Poland, host country France, Georgia and Azerbaijan completed the top five, with this being the highest placement for Azerbaijan to date. Portugal also achieved their highest placement, finishing 11th. Meanwhile, the Netherlands finished in last place for the first time in the contest’s history. Ireland and Spain also achieved their lowest placings to date, the latter finishing outside the top five for the first time.
1.Location. On 9 December 2020, it was announced that the contest was set to take place in France in 2021. It was hosted in Paris at La Seine Musicale, a 6,000-seat concert hall located on Île Seguin. The contest was held on 19 December, which is the latest date for the contest ever. The last time it was held in December was in 2012.
1.1.Bidding phase and host city selection. Unlike Eurovision’s adult version, the winning country originally did not receive the automatic rights to host the next contest. However, for the contests since 2011 (with the exceptions of 2012 and 2018), the winning country has had first refusal on hosting the next competition. Italy used this clause in 2015 to decline to host the contest after their victory in 2014. On 15 October 2017, the EBU announced a return to the original system in 2018, to help provide broadcasters with a greater amount of time to prepare, and to ensure the continuation of the contest into the future.
On 9 December 2020, it was confirmed by the EBU that France, having won the 2020 contest, would host the 2021 contest. The French Head of Delegation Alexandra Redde-Amiel had previously stated that France Télévisions was keen to host the contest. Spanish broadcaster Televisión Española (TVE) had also expressed an interest in hosting the contest if they had won the 2020 contest.
On 20 May 2021, during a press conference held by France Télévisions and the EBU, it was confirmed that the contest would be held in Paris. It was the second consecutive time the contest is held in a capital city.
2.1.Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Several measures were taken by the organisers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly the spread of the Omicron variant. Although the live show was held with a full capacity audience wearing masks, the jury show, which took place on 18 December, was held without an audience. The opening ceremony, which took place on 13 December, was held without delegations attending.
In preparation for the event, the EBU had been considering three scenarios in which the contest could be held, which were announced on 24 August. The three scenarios include:
The event is held with no restrictions, as it was before the COVID-19 pandemic began (scenario A).
The event is held with social distancing measures in place (scenario B). The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 was held in this scenario.
The option is provided for acts to compete with their music video if they are unable to travel to Paris (scenario C, which was the option used by Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021) or to compete with a recording of the rehearsals if they are unable to compete in the televised final (this was the option used by Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021).
3.1.Opening and interval acts. French DJ duo Ofenbach were the opening act for the show. During the interval, Valentina performed a Christmas version of her winning song “J’imagine“. All participants then joined on stage for a rendition of the common song, “Imagine”. Barbara Pravi closed the interval with a performance of her song “Voilà“, with which she represented France in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
3.2.Presenters. Carla, Élodie Gossuin and Olivier Minne were the presenters of the show. Carla was also the French entrant in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The hosts were revealed during a press conference on 17 November.
3.3.Visual design. The slogan for the contest, Imagine, was revealed on 20 May 2021 during a press conference prior to the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The slogan was chosen as a reference to the previous year’s winning song “J’imagine”, as well as a way to encourage children to be creative and pursue their dreams.
The official logo and theme artwork for the contest was unveiled on 24 August 2021. The artwork was inspired by three themes: imagination, Christmas and the Eiffel Tower.
3.4.Postcards. Contestants were featured in “postcard” video introductions, set in a different location in Paris, or surrounding areas in France. Each began with a short clip of the upcoming performer flying over the skies of Paris via green screen, followed by an extended sequence involving dance troupes dancing in a specific Parisian location. Following that, a stream of light in the colours of the upcoming country’s flag entered La Seine Musicale, and the upcoming participant’s face was projected onto the exterior of the venue, signalling the beginning of the upcoming performance.
- Albania – Palais Garnier
- Armenia – Galerie Vivienne
- Azerbaijan – Musée Grévin
- Bulgaria – La Samaritaine
- France – Louvre
- Georgia – Pont de Bir-Hakeim
- Germany – Musée des Arts Forains
- Ireland – Eiffel Tower
- Italy – Panthéon
- Kazakhstan – Palace of Versailles
- Malta – Institut du Monde Arabe
- Netherlands – L’Espace Niemeyer
- North Macedonia – Galeries Lafayette
- Poland – Pont des Arts
- Portugal – Folies Bergère
- Russia – Château de Chantilly
- Serbia – Musée Condé
- Spain – Sacré-Cœur, Paris
- Ukraine – Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris
4.Participating countries. On 2 September 2021, 19 countries were confirmed to be participating in the contest, equaling the number of participating countries from 2019. Albania, Armenia, Ireland, Italy, North Macedonia and Portugal all returned after a one-year absence, while Azerbaijan and Bulgaria returned after two and four-year absences respectively. For the first time since the contest’s inception, Belarus did not participate, as the country’s broadcaster BTRC is in the midst of a three-year suspension from the EBU. This made it the first edition since the 2004 contest to not see any of the previous year’s participating countries withdraw voluntarily, as well as the first since 2018 to see the number of participating countries actively increase from the year before.
The Russian representative, Tanya Mezhentseva, has participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest before; she represented Russia in 2019 along with Denberel Oorzhak, finishing in 13th place with the song “A Time for Us”. This is only the third case (all of whom have been from Russia) in the competition to feature a returning artist from previous editions after Katya Ryabova (Russia 2009 and 2011) and Lerika (Moldova 2011 and Russia 2012). The Armenian representative, Maléna, was set to participate in 2020 with the song “Why” before Armenia withdrew from the competition.
|1||Germany||Pauline||“Imagine Us” (Stell dir uns vor)||German, English||61||17|
|2||Georgia||Nikoloz ‘Niko’ Kajaia (ნიკოლოზ ქაჯაია)||“Let’s Count the Smiles” (დავაგროვოთ ღიმილები)||Georgian, English, French||163||4|
|3||Poland||Sara James||“Somebody” (Ktoś)||Polish, English||218||2|
|4||Malta||Ike and Kaya||“My Home”||English||97||12|
|5||Italy||Elisabetta Lizza||“Specchio (Mirror on the Wall)” (Mirror)||Italian, English||107||10|
|6||Bulgaria||Denislava and Martin (Денислава и Мартин)||“Voice of Love” (Гласът на любовта)||Bulgarian, English||77||16|
|7||Russia||Tanya Mezhentseva (Таня Меженцева)||“Mon ami” (Мой друг)||Russian, English[a]||124||7|
|8||Ireland||Maiú Levi Lawlor||“Saor (Disappear)”||Irish[b]||44||18|
|9||Armenia||Maléna (Մալենա)||“Qami Qami” (Քամի Քամի)||Armenian, English[c]||224||1|
|10||Kazakhstan||Alinur Khamzin and Beknur Zhanibekuly (Әлинұр Хамзин & Бекнұр Жәнібекұлы)||“Ertegı älemı (Fairy World)” (Ертегі әлемі)||Kazakh, French||121||8|
|11||Albania||Anna Gjebrea||“Stand By You” (Qendroj prane teje)||Albanian, English||84||14|
|12||Ukraine||Olena Usenko (Олена Усенко)||“Vazhil” (Важіль)||Ukrainian||125||6|
|13||France||Enzo (Enzo Hilaire)||“Tic Tac”||French||187||3|
|14||Azerbaijan||Sona Azizova (Sona Əzizova)||“One of Those Days”||Azerbaijani, English||151||5|
|15||Netherlands||Ayana||“Mata Sugu Aō Ne” (またすぐ会おうね)||Dutch, English[d]||43||19|
|16||Spain||Levi Díaz||“Reír” (Laugh)||Spanish||77||15|
|17||Serbia||Jovana and Dunja (Јована Радоњић и Дуња Живковић)||“Oči deteta (Children’s Eyes)” (Очи детета)||Serbian||86||13|
|18||North Macedonia||Dajte Muzika (Даjте Музика)||“Green Forces” (Грин форсес)||Macedonian, English||114||9|
|19||Portugal||Simão Oliveira||“O rapaz” (The Boy)||Portuguese||101||11|
4.Participants and results.
4.1.All the national selections for Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021:
• National Selections in 2021:
• Internal Selections in 2021:
|Stato||Artista||Brano (M – T)||Lingua||Processo di Selezione|
|🇦🇱 Albania||Anna Gjebrea||“Stand by you” (Qendroj prane teje)||Albanian, English||Junior Fest 2021, 23.10.2021|
|🇦🇲 Armenia||Maléna Fox||“Qami Qami” (Քամի Քամի)||Armenian, English[c]||Internal selection 2021, Artist:17.11.2021; Song: 19.11.2021|
|🇦🇿 Azerbaigian||Sona Azizova (Sona Əzizova)||“One of Those Days”||Azerbaijani, English||Internal selection 2021, Artist: 16.08.2021; Song: 17.11.2021|
|🇧🇬 Bulgaria||Deni & Marti (Дени и Марти; Denislava Dimitrova (Денислава Димитрова) e Martin Stoyanov)||“Voice of love” (Гласът на любовта)||Bulgarian, English||Internal selection 2021, Artist: 08.11.2021; Song: 13.11.2021,|
|🇫🇷 Francia||Enzo (Henzo Hilaire)||“Tic tac” (Alban Lico – Alban Lico)||French||Internal selection 2021, Artist: 21.10.2021; Song: 22.10.2021|
|🇬🇪 Georgia||Nikoloz Kajaia (ნიკოლოზ ქაჯაია)||“Let’s count the smiles” (დავაგროვოთ ღიმილები)||Georgian, English, French||Artist: Ranina 2021, 13.11.2021; Song: Internal selection, 14.10.2021|
|🇩🇪 Germania||Pauline (Pauline Steinmüller)||“Imagine us” (Stell dir uns vor)||German, English||Junior ESC – Wer fährt nach Paris?, 10.09.2021|
|🇮🇪 Irlanda||Maiú Levi Lawlor||“Saor (Disappear)”||Irish[b]||Artista: Junior Eurovision Éire 2021, 17.10.2021; Song: Internal selection, 16.11.2021|
|🇮🇹 Italia||Elisabetta Lizza||“Specchio (Mirror on the wall)” (Mirror)||Italian, English||Internal selection 2021, Artist: 11.11.2021; Song: 12.11.2021|
|🇰🇿 Kazakistan||Alynur Hamzin & Beknur Žanibekluy (Әлинұр Хамзин & Beknūr Jänıbekūly)||“World of Fairytales” (Eртегі әлемі, Ertegı älemı)||Kazakh, French||Balalar Eurokorīnisī 2021, 06.11.2021|
|🇲🇹 Malta||Ike and Kaya (Ike Mizzi e Kaya Gouder Curmi)||“My home”||English||Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021, 16.10.2021|
|🇳🇱 Paesi Bassi||Ayana (あやな; Ayana Voss, ボスあやな, Bosu Ayana)||“Mata sugu aō ne” (Als ik je weer zie, またすぐ会おうね, When I See You Again)||Dutch, English[d],
|Junior Songfestival 2021, 25.09.2021|
|🇲🇰 Macedonia del Nord||Dajte Muzika (Дајте музика, Give music: Anastasija Džabirski (Анастасија Џабирски), Filip Popovski (Филип Поповски), Kristina Mukaetova (Кристина Мукаетова), Miha Gigov (Миха Гигов))||“Green forces”(Грин форсес)||Macedonian, English||Selezione Interna 2021, Artist: 12.10.2021; Song: 22.10.2021|
|🇵🇱 Polonia||Sara James (Sara Egwu-James)||“Somebody” (Ktoś)||Polish, English||Szansa na sukces – Eurowizja Junior 2021, 26.09.2021|
|🇵🇹 Portogallo||Simão Oliveira||“O rapaz” (The Boy)||Portuguese||Selezione Interna, Artist: 19.04.2021; Song:13.11.2021|
|🇷🇺 Russia||Tanya Mezhentseva (Таня Меженцева (Tatyana Mezhentseva, Татьяна Меженцева))||“Mon ami” (Мой друг, My friend)||Russian, English[a]||Akademija Eurovision 2021, 26.10.2021|
|🇷🇸 Serbia||Jovana and Dunja (Јована и Дуња (Jovana Radonić i Dunja Živković / Јована Радонић и Дуња Живковић)||“Children’s eyes” (Oči deteta, Очи детета)||Serbian||Internal selection 2021, Artist: 12.10.2021; Song: 12.11.2021|
|🇪🇸 Spagna||Levi Díaz||“Reír” (Laugh)||Spanish||Internal selection 2021, Artist: 16.09.2021; Song: 18.10.2021|
|🇺🇦 Ucraina||Olena Usenko (Ike Mizzi e Kaya Gouder Curmi)||“Vazhil” (Важіл, Leverage)||Ukrainian||Nacvidbir 2021, 24.10.2021|
|Stato||Artista||Brano (M-T)||Lingua||Processo di selezione|
|Anna Gjebrea||“Stand By You”||Albanese,
|Junior Fest 2021, 23.10.2021|
|🇦🇲 Armenia||Maléna (Մալենա, Maléna Fox (Arpine Martoyan, Արփինե Մարտոյան)||–||Armeno||Interno, Artista:15.10.2021; Canzone:|
|🇦🇿 Azerbaigian||Sona Azizova ()||“One of Those Days”||Azerbaijani, English||Interno, Artista: 16.08.2021; Canzone:|
|🇧🇬 Bulgaria||Deni & Marti (Дени и Марти; Denislava Dimitrova (Денислава Димитрова) e Martin Stoyanov)||“Voice of Love” (Гласът на любовта)||Bulgaro,
|Interno, Artista: 08.11.2021; Canzone: 13.11.2021|
|Enzo (Henzo Hilaire)||“Tic Tac” (Alban Lico – Alban Lico)||Francese||Interno, Artista: 21.10.2021; Canzone: 22.10.2021|
|🇬🇪 Georgia||Niko Kajaia||“Let’s Count the Smiles”||Georgiano||Ranina 2021, 13.11.2021|
|Pauline (Pauline Steinmüller)||“Imagine Us” (Stell dir uns vor)||Tedesco,
|Junior ESC – Wer fährt nach Paris?, 10.09.2021|
|🇮🇪 Irlanda||Maiú Levi Lawlor||“Saor (Disappear)”||Irlandese||Junior Eurovision Éire 2021, Artista: 17.10.2021; Interno, Canzone:|
|🇮🇹 Italia||Elisabetta Lizza “Specchio (Mirror on the Wall)” (Mirror)||Italiano, Inglese||Interno, Artista: ; Canzone:|
|Alynur Hamzin & Beknur Žanibekluy (Әлинұр Хамзин & Beknūr Jänıbekūly)||“World of Fairytales” (Eртегі әлемі, Ertegı älemı)||Kazako,
|Balalar Eurokorīnisī 2021, 06.11.2021|
|Ike & Kaya (Ike Mizzi e Kaya Gouder Curmi)||“My Home”||Inglese||Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021,
|🇲🇰 Macedonia del Nord||Dajte Muzika (Дајте музика: Anastasija (), Filip (), Kristina (), Miha ())||“Green Forces”||Macedone||Interno, Artista: 12.10.2021; Canzone: 22.10.2021|
🇳🇱 Paesi Bassi
|Ayana (あやな; Ayana Voss, ボスあやな, Bosu Ayana)||“Mata Sugu Aō Ne” (またすぐ会おうね, See You Soon / When I See You Again)||Olandese,
|Junior Songfestival 2021, 25.09.2021|
|Sara James (Sara Egwu-James)||“Somebody”||Polacco,
|Szansa na sukces – Eurowizja Junior 2021, 26.09.2021|
|🇵🇹 Portogallo||Simão Oliveira||“O rapaz” (The boy)||Portoghese||Interno, Artista: 19.04.2021; Canzone:13.11.2021|
|🇷🇺 Russia||Tanya Mezhentseva (Tatyana Mezhentseva, Татьяна Меженцева)||“Mon ami” (Мой друг)||Russo,
|Akademija Eurovision 2021, 26.10.2021|
|Jovana & Dunja (Jovana Radonjić e Dunja Živković, )||“Children’s Eyes” (Очи детета, Oči Deteta)||Serbo||Interno, Artista/Canzone: 05.10.2021|
|Levi Díaz ()||“Reír” (Laugh)||Spagnolo||Interno, Artista: 16.09.2021; Canzone: 18.10.2021|
|Olena Usenko (Ellen Usenko) (Олена Усенко)||“Vazhil” (Важіль, Leverage||Ucraino||Nacvidbir 2021, 24.10.2021|
5.Detailed voting results.
|Voting procedure used:
100% jury vote
100% online vote
Jury vote score
Online vote score
5.0.12 Points. Below is a summary of all 12 points received from each country’s professional juries.
|N.||Contestant||Nation(s) giving 12 points|
|3||France||Georgia, Netherlands, Serbia|
|Georgia||Armenia, France, Malta|
|Russia||Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, North Macedonia|
5.1.Spokespersons. The 12 points from the juries were announced live by a spokesperson from each country. Countries that did not provide their own spokesperson had their 12 points announced by a local student from Paris.
- Germany – Venetia
- Georgia – Sandra Gadelia
- Poland – Matylda
- Malta – Eden
- Italy – Céleste
- Bulgaria – Arianne
- Russia – Liza Gureeva
- Ireland – Rueben Levi Hackett
- Armenia – Karina Ignatyan
- Kazakhstan – Zere
- Albania – Alex
- Ukraine – Oleksandr Balabanov
- France – Angélina
- Azerbaijan – Suleyman
- Netherlands – Matheu
- Spain – Lucía Arcos
- Serbia – Katie
- North Macedonia – Fendi
- Portugal – Manon
5.2.Online voting. According to the EBU, a total of over 4.3 million valid votes were received during the voting windows.
|Country||Points||Estimated votes based on points|
6.Other countries. For a country to be eligible for potential participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, it needs to be an active member of the EBU.
6.1.Active EBU members.
- Belgium – Walloon broadcaster RTBF stated in June that participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest was considered too expensive. Belgium last participated in 2012 with their entry solely supported by Flemish broadcaster VRT, while their last Walloon entry was in 2005.
- Estonia – Eesti Rahvusringhääling (ERR) did not debut at the 2021 contest due to financial issues, but the broadcaster would consider debuting in the coming years.
- Israel – Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation (IPBC) confirmed that they would not be participating in the junior contest due to focusing their efforts on the Eurovision Song Contest. Israel last participated in 2018.
- Lithuania – Lithuanian Head of Delegation Audrius Giržadas confirmed that broadcaster Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT) would not be returning to the contest in 2021, citing low ratings during their time in the contest and the cost of participation. Lithuania last participated in 2011.
- United Kingdom – At a Junior Eurovision press event in May 2021, the EBU stated that they were working to bring the United Kingdom back to the contest, possibly for the 2021 edition. However, the country did not appear on the final list of participants in September. The United Kingdom last participated as a unified nation in 2005.
- Wales – S4C confirmed their non-participation in February 2021 due to “the current circumstances”, implying to the difficulties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Wales last participated in 2019.
6.2.Associate EBU members.
- Australia – In August 2021, Australian broadcaster SBS indirectly confirmed that discussions about participation in the 2021 edition were ongoing, suggesting that the country could return after a year of absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but did not disclose what their final decision was likely to be. Later that month, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), who had organised Australia’s participation between 2017 and 2019, confirmed that they would not be participating in the 2021 contest, leaving the door open for SBS to take over if they were so inclined. A day after ABC announced they would not return, SBS stated they had ruled out a return as well. Australia last participated in 2019.
- Belarus – Belarusian broadcaster BTRC was expelled from the EBU on 1 July, therefore losing the rights to broadcast and participate in the contest unless another Belarusian broadcaster joins the EBU. In August 2021, it was confirmed that the suspension would last for three years, however, the EBU can review it at any point before it expires.
|Albania||RTSH, RTSH Muzikë, Radio Tirana 1||Andri Xhahu||–|
|Armenia||AMPTV||Arman Margaryan and Hrachuhi Utmazyan||–|
|Bulgaria||BNT 1, BNT 4||Elena Rosberg and Petko Kralev||–|
|France||France 2||Stéphane Bern and Laurence Boccolini||–|
|Germany||KiKa||Constantin Zöller (Consi)||–|
|Italy||Rai Gulp, RaiPlay||Mario Acampa, Marta Viola and Giorgia Boni||–|
|Kazakhstan||Khabar Agency||Kaldybek Zhaisanbai and Mahabbat Esen||–|
|Netherlands||NPO Zapp, NPO Start||Buddy Vedder||–|
|North Macedonia||MKRTV||Eli Tanaskovska||–|
|Poland||TVP1, TVP Polonia, TVP ABC||Marek Sierocki and Aleksander Sikora||–|
|Portugal||RTP1, RTPi, RTPi Asia, RTPi America||Nuno Galopim||–|
|Russia||Carousel||Anton Zorkin and Khryusha||–|
|Serbia||RTS 2, RTS Svet||Tijana Lukić||–|
|Spain||La 1, TVE Internacional||Tony Aguilar and Julia Varela||–|
Some countries rebroadcast the event several days later in late 2021 or early 2022 like Albania and Portugal during Christmas.
7.1.Viewing figures. According to the EBU, 33 million people watched the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021, with a viewing share of 15.6%. France had record high viewing figures for the contest, while the Netherlands had record low viewing figures. For the following countries, viewership information is known:
8.Official album. Junior Eurovision Song Contest Paris 2021 is a digital compilation album put together by the European Broadcasting Union, and was released by Universal Music Group on 3 December 2021. The album features all the songs from the 2021 contest.
- [a] Contains two phrases in French
- Contains one repeated phrase in English and phrases in French.
- Contains phrases in Western Armenian.
- Contains two repeated phrases in Japanese.
- In case of a tie, the country that had a higher online voting result is deemed to have finished higher.
- The show was broadcast on RÚV on a 2-hour and 45-minute delay.
- Only includes cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants.
10. Participation summary.
← Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 • Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 • Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022 →
|Countries (in order of appearance)||Germany ⦁ Georgia ⦁ Poland ⦁ Malta ⦁ Italy ⦁ Bulgaria ⦁ Russia ⦁ Ireland ⦁ Armenia (winner) • Kazakhstan ⦁ Albania ⦁ Ukraine • France • Azerbaijan ⦁ The Netherlands • Spain ⦁ Serbia ⦁ North Macedonia ⦁ Portugal|
|Artists (in order of appearance)||Pauline ⦁ Niko Kajaia ⦁ Sara James ⦁ Ike and Kaya ⦁ Elisabetta Lizza ⦁ Denislava and Martin ⦁ Tanya Mezhentseva ⦁ Maiú Levi Lawlor ⦁ Maléna (winner) ⦁ Alinur Khamzin and Beknur Zhanibekuly • Anna Gjebrea ⦁ Olena Usenko ⦁ Enzo • Sona Azizova • Ayana ⦁ Levi Díaz ⦁ Jovana and Dunja ⦁ Dajte Muzika • Simão Oliveira|
|Songs (in order of appearance)||“Imagine Us” ⦁ “Let’s Count the Smiles” ⦁ “Somebody” ⦁ “My Home” ⦁ “Specchio (Mirror on the Wall)” ⦁ “Voice of Love” ⦁ “Mon ami” ⦁ “Saor (Disappear)” ⦁ “Qami Qami” (Քամի Քամի) (winner) ⦁ “Ertegı älemı (Fairy World)” (Ертегі әлемі) • “Stand By You” • “Vazhil” (Важіль) • “Tic Tac” • “One of Those Days” • “Mata Sugu Aō Ne” (またすぐ会おうね) • “Reír” ⦁ “Oči deteta (Children’s Eyes)” (Очи детета) • “Green Forces” • “O rapaz“|