In an exciting reveal for Eurovision Junior enthusiasts, the running order for the 21st edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2023 has been officially disclosed. The coastal city of Nice, France, is set to host this spectacular event, bringing together 16 talented young artists from various countries to showcase their musical prowess on Sunday, November 26th.
The running order, determined by a draw during the opening ceremony, promises a diverse and engaging show. The production team, under the supervision of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), carefully crafted the sequence to ensure a dynamic and visually appealing experience for the audience.
The running order for the grand final is as follows:
- United Kingdom
- North Macedonia
Spain Takes the Lead
The honor of opening the show goes to Spain, with Sandra Valero poised to capture hearts with her entry, “Loviu.” The Spanish artist is hopeful that the first position will bring luck in her quest to secure the coveted Crystal Microphone. The decision was made through a draw held during the opening ceremony, adding an element of suspense and anticipation to the event.
Closing Act by the Netherlands
On the other end of the spectrum, the responsibility of closing the Junior Eurovision Song Contest falls on the Netherlands. The duo Sep & Jasmijn is set to leave a lasting impression with their performance of “Holding On To You.” The emotional draw also revealed that the host country, France, will take the stage in the 12th position, aiming to defend its title in front of a home audience.
A Thoughtful Sequence for Maximum Impact on the audience
The running order, meticulously crafted by the production team, aims to showcase each participant’s talent to the fullest. Measures have been taken to avoid clustering songs of similar genres or themes in consecutive positions, ensuring a varied and captivating musical journey for the viewers. Additionally, performances with elaborate stage setups have been strategically placed to facilitate smooth stage transitions.
Opening Ceremony took place Yesterday
The running order revelation was part of the grand opening ceremony held at the iconic Hôtel Le Negresco in Nice. The ceremony, hosted by Eurovision Junior alumna Carla Lazzari (former JESC participant) and Manon Théodet, promised an evening filled with glamour, surprises, and heartfelt moments. Former French Junior Eurovision representatives, including Valentina and Lissandro (Former JESC winners), graced the stage with a joint performance, setting the tone for the exciting week ahead.
Countdown to Eurovision Junior 2023
As the participants gear up for rehearsals and the final preparations, the anticipation for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2023 continues to build. With the running order now unveiled, fans can look forward to a musical journey that spans genres, cultures, and youthful exuberance.
The official start of the festival is just around the corner, scheduled for Sunday, November 26th, in the Palais Nikaïa. Stay tuned for updates and behind-the-scenes glimpses as the young talents aim to make history at the 21st Junior Eurovision Song Contest in the vibrant city of Nice, under the theme of “Heroes.”