Lissandro has been selected internally to represent France at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Yerevan, Armenia. “Oh Maman!” is the song that he will be performing on December, 11th.
Listen to the French entry “Oh Maman!”, composed by Barbara Pravi and Frédéric Château:
Barbara Pravi also composed the French songs for Junior Eurovision 2019 and Valentina’s 2020 song, “J’Imagine”, with which France won the junior contest for the first time. Barbara also achieved a fantastic second place in the senior contest in 2021 with the song “Voilà”, being France’s best Eurovision result of the century.
Lissandro is 13 years old and comes from Moselle, a small village in the east of France. The young artist can sing in 5 different languages. He is also a professional dubbing actor for cartoon series. Rock and pop are his favourite genres, from Elvis Presley to Bruno Mars.
He was one of the finalists of the fifth edition of the French version of “The Voice Kids” in 2020. He was part of Jenifer Bartoli’s team. Interestingly, Enzo, the French representative at Junior Eurovision 2021, also participated in the same season, but in the team of the singer Soprano.
Lissandro was chosen from a dozen or so candidates. For the head of the French delegation, Alexandra Redde-Amiel, the singer made the difference between the rest. “It is interesting to defend a different universe at Junior Eurovision, to tell a new story,” she added.
“I am very proud and honoured to represent France with my song, both from the pop and rock universe that I have always loved at the same time! It is an honour to be part of the wonderful Junior Eurovision family. I will do my best to make France’s colours shine!Lissandro
FRANCE AT THE JUNIOR EUROVISION SONG CONTEST
This will be the nation’s 6th participation at the contest. France has so far done very well in every participation, though they took a long break from 2005 to 2017. The country’s biggest achievement was Valentina’s winning performance in 2020.
In the last edition, the country was represented by the popular Enzo and his dance ‘Tic Tac‘, which after conquering the jury of Junior Eurovision 2021 achieving the first place, took 3rd place and 187 points with the combination of the online public votes in the final classification of Paris. Will the country manage to improve the result this year?
JUNIOR EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2022
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022 will be held in Yerevan, Armenia, next Sunday, December 11. With the slogan ‘Spin the Magic’, the Karen Demirchyan Complex will be responsible for hosting the show in which various artists aged between 9 and 14 years from different countries in Europe will fight to take the coveted crystal microphone, a trophy that accredits the victory in the children’s Eurofestival.
The organization of the show by the Armenian public television ARMTV comes after the victory of Malena and her “Qami Qami“ on the stage of Paris on December 19, awakening a collective euphoria throughout her homeland and making the whole country face with great enthusiasm and responsibility the challenge of organizing the festival, which promises to be more special than ever given that this 2022 celebrates its 20th anniversary. It will not be the first time that Armenia hosts an edition of Junior Eurovision, having had the opportunity to do so in 2011, also at the Karen Demirchyan Complex.
Finally, there are 16 European televisions that have confirmed their participation in the festival and will spin the magic (and its luck) in Yerevan, after the ambition and efforts of the organization to have the largest final number of participants, with the aim that this twentieth edition of the children’s contest is remembered as one of the most spectacular of its history. Little by little, we are getting to know more names of the selected artists. Who will be the winner this year?
🇦🇱 Albania (RTSH) – Kejtlin Gjata
🇦🇲 Armenia (AMPTV) – Nare Ghazaryan
🇪🇸 Spain (RTVE) – Carlos Higes
🇫🇷 France (France TV) – Lissandro
🇬🇪Georgia (GPB) – Mariam Bigvava
🇮🇪 Ireland (TG4) – Sophie Lennon
🇮🇹 Italy (RAI) – Chanel Dilecta
🇰🇿 Kazakhstan (Khabar Agency) – David Charlin
🇲🇰 North Macedonia (MKRTV) – Lara, Irina, & Jovan
🇲🇹 Malta (PBS) – Gaia Gambuzza
🇵🇱 Poland (TVP) – Laura Bączkiewicz
🇵🇹 Portugal (RTP) – Nicolas Alves
🇬🇧 United Kingdom (BBC) – Freya Skye
🇷🇸 Serbia (RTS) – Katarina Savić
🇳🇱 The Netherlands (AVROTROS) – Luna
🇺🇦 Ukraine (UA: PBC) – Zlata Dzyunka