France JESC 2020: France confirms intention to take part in Junior Eurovision 2020
The French Head of Delegation, Alexandra Redde-Amiel, has confirmed that the country intends to take part in the next edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest set to take place next November, in Warsaw.
During an interview to Télé-Loisirs, talking about the country’s future Eurovision plans , Redde-Amiel was asked about the French broadcaster’s intentions for next Junior Eurovision .
Asked about the French JESC 2020 participation she responded:
I can confirm that we intend to take part!
Talking about last year’s hopeful, Carla, and the success that followed she stated:
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 debuted at the Junior Eurovision in 2004, when Thomas Pontier represented the country with “Si on voulait bien” and came 6th on its debut participation. Since then remained absent until the 2018 edition, when they made a comeback and was represented by Angélina and the song Jamais Sans Toi which finished in the honorable 2nd place with 203 points.
Last year the country was represented by Carla who 5th place in Gliwice, with the song “Bim Bam Toi”.