Junior Eurovision 2023: New participants, Slogan reveal, and news from BBC

August 29, 2023



Junior Eurovision 2023 Set To Be One Of The Most Exciting Editions To Date

Junior Eurovision fans have lots to be excited about today, as French Broadcaster France Télévisions alongside the EBU have revealed the 16 countries that will participate at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Nice on November 26th 2023. The event will be held at the Palais Nikaia following Lissandro’s win in 2022 with his song “Oh Maman!”

The sixteen countries that have been confirmed to take part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2023 are:

  • 🇦🇱 Albania
  • 🇦🇲 Armenia
  • 🇪🇪 Estonia
  • 🇫🇷 France
  • 🇬🇪 Georgia
  • 🇩🇪 Germany
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland
  • 🇮🇹 Italy
  • 🇲🇹 Malta
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands
  • 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
  • 🇵🇱 Poland
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal
  • 🇪🇸 Spain
  • 🇺🇦 Ukraine
  • 🇬🇧 United Kingdom

Eagle-eyed viewers will have noticed that history will be made at the upcoming contest in today’s announcement, with Estonia making its debut. Furthermore, the “Big Five” (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) will all be competing in Junior Eurovision for the very first time. This is euphoric news for the EBU and France Télévisions, as television ratings are likely to be up on last year’s figures as fans from sixteen countries tune in on November 26 to see who can win the Junior Eurovision trophy in Nice.

France Télévisions & the EBU have also revealed the Theme, Slogan, and Artwork for Junior Eurovision 2023. The bold and eye-catching slogan is “Heroes”, complimented with powerful and colourful artwork. In today’s announcement, Executive Supervisor for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Martin Österdahl made a statement congratulating Nice on being chosen as the host city, as well as welcoming Estonia to the competition, “Our colleagues at France TV have once again put together a great creative team to give us all a spectacular show and make the young artists feel like the Heroes they are.”

To add to the excitement, the United Kingdom’s broadcaster – BBC have announced their participation at this year’s contest in November, in addition to revealing that the BBC will broadcast the contest live from Nice, France. This will be the second time the BBC has televised the contest, following successful ratings for last year’s Junior Eurovision 2022 which took place in Yerevan, Armenia. Last year, the United Kingdom was represented by Freya Skye with the song “Lose My head”, winning the public vote, and coming 5th overall.

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest has come such a long way since the first edition in 2003. Following an incredible edition of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 that took place in Liverpool on behalf of Ukraine, the BBC is proud to broadcast the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2023 on television screens this autumn.

What do you think of the Junior Eurovision 2023 Theme, Artwork, and Slogan? Are you excited about Estonia’s debut to the contest? Will you be tuning in to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest on November 26? Let us know in the comments below!

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