The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and French television have unveiled the theme art for Junior Eurovision 2023 at the same time as the official release of the competition’s entry list .
Very early in the morning, the organisers presented what will be the image of the 21st edition of Junior Eurovision, which will take place at the Palais Nikaïa in Nice (France) next Sunday 26 November from 16:00 CET.
“WE ARE THE HEROES OF OUR TIME”
France Télévisions has chosen “Heroes” as the slogan for the event. At the Junior Eurovision press conference during the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool (UK) on 10 May, the French broadcaster already gave a preview of the slogan.
For the organisers, it is more than a slogan. That’s why they decided to use a word that inspires and gives incredible strength to children.
The officialtheme art that accompanies the slogan represents the energy of the word, with strong and cheerful colours. There is a clear inspiration from street art, giving modernity to the competition logo to address all generations.
The image is composed of a large display of paint, chalk, dust and fireworks in various colours, in a wide range from blue to orange.
For the competition, France Télévisions has announced that each country will use the colours of their respective flags within the theme art, following in the footsteps of previous editions.
In addition, the letters of the slogan take centre stage in the composition. In capital letters, in 3D and with a unique typography for the occasion. They have the same colours as the rest of the emblem, although they have added sparkles, shadows and relief, giving the sensation that the text goes beyond the screen and reminiscent of superhero comics.
On the other hand, as it was announced on April 3rd at the presentation of Nice as host city, the generic Junior Eurovision logo that accompanies the theme art will have, for the first time in its history, the classic heart with the flag of the host country.
As a curiosity, RTVE already previewed what the official Junior Eurovision 2023 logo would look like. On 20 July, during the photo session at the Prado del Rey Studios, the young Spanish representative Sandra Valero appeared accompanied by the traditional cube with the generic logo of the 21st edition and with colourful backgrounds similar to those of the theme art.
Through the slogan and logo, the host broadcaster wants to create a unique experience for all contestants and viewers of the 21st Junior Eurovision. The aim is to convey an explosion of happiness in a world where children are the heroes.
“It is exciting to be back in France so soon, in a new host city. Our colleagues at France TV have once again put together a great creative team to bring us all a spectacular show and make the young performers feel like the heroes they are“.Martin Österdahl, Junior Eurovision Song Contest Executive Supervisor
Alexandra Redde-Amiel, Director of Entertainment at France Télévisions and Head of Delegation, says the French public broadcaster will deliver a “unique show”, with the young artists as the real musical heroes , while the European competition will continue to spread music across Europe and the rest of the world, sharing our cultures and passions.
JUNIOR EUROVISION 2023
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will take place on Sunday 26 November under the theme “Heroes” and is expected to have many new features. France is preparing to host the 21st edition of the children’s contest in the coastal city of Nice. On this occasion, the Palais Nikaïa has been chosen as the venue. Young artists from all over Europe will shine in a festival that returns to the month of November, after two editions held during the Christmas festivities.
As the main novelty of this year’s edition, the logo of the event incorporates the mythical Eurovision heart, just like in the Eurovision Song Contest. Since the generic logo was introduced, this is the first time in the history of the children’s contest that the flag of the host country has been included. Thus, in Nice 2023, the French flag flies inside the heart, which is already a globally recognised icon. The slogan and the official theme art of the 21st edition is made up of colourful and powerful elements.
French television is counting on the great experience of Paris 2021 and will spare no effort and resources to offer us a high-level event that lives up to the format. The aim is to make this 21st edition of the festival “unique and unrepeatable”. Once again, France Télévisions aims to organise Junior Eurovision at the highest level.
France will once again host the competition which will have at its heart a celebration of music, friendship and diversity, where Europe’s young talents will take centre stage.
With two victories to its name, the French country will host the 21st edition of a children’s festival that year after year consolidates itself among young audiences and acquires greater potential and popularity to give visibility to new talents in the world of music.
In 2022, in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, the Karen Demirchyan Complex hosted the competition for the second time in its history, as it did in 2011. There, France was the winner with the young singer Lissandro and his song “Oh Maman! With her charisma and energy in abundance, she managed to win the coveted crystal microphone thanks to 203 points from the national juries and the viewers via online voting.