France: Head of Delegation confirms Junior Eurovision 2020 participation

France: Head of Delegation confirms Junior Eurovision 2020 participation
Tuesday, 19 May 2020

  • Alexandra Redde-Amiel, Head of Delegation in France, has confirmed that the country intends to participate in Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020,  set to take place next November, in Warsaw. 

    During an interview to Télé-Loisirs, and as the conversation moved to the nations Eurovision plans , Redde-Amiel was asked about the French broadcaster’s plans for next Junior Eurovision .





    Asked about the next edition of Junior Eurovision she responded: 

    I can confirm that we intend to take part!

    Talking about last year’s JESC 2019 act, Carla , and the young act's success she said: 

    I am so proud of her! Because in a way, it was a bit my first Eurovision. “Bim Bam Toi” had been a crush. We were with Steven Clerima and Frédéric Valencak, and the song seemed obvious to us. I had my 10 year old  listen to this song, I have three daughters, and she told me that we had to make a choreography for TikTok. I talked about it with Sabrina Lonis, our choreographer, and asked her to work on it. The same evening, she was already sending me a video of her dancers with this choreography which has never changed since. We know the rest, it’s amazing. She is the first French artist to cross the 2 million mark on TikTok. Carla will release her album on June 5, we are very proud of her.

    France in Junior Eurovision 

    France participated in the Junior Eurovision first time in 2004, when Thomas Pontier represented the country with “Si on voulait bien”  and finished 6th . After that edition the country withdrew and stayed absent until the 2018 edition, when they returned with Angélina and the song Jamais Sans Toi which finished in the honorable 2nd place with 203 points.

    Last year the nation was represented by Carla who 5th place in Gliwice, with the song “Bim Bam Toi”.