The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2023 is now history after hosting its 21st edition in Nice, the capital of the French Riviera, with great success. The competition returned to France, for the second time in three years following Lissandro‘s victory with “Oh Mamman” in Yerevan last year, 2022.
On Sunday, November 26th, at 16:00 CET, the Palais Nikaïa hosted the show, presented by Olivier Minne, who also hosted the Junior Eurovision in 2021, alongside Laury Thilleman and Ophenya in the green room.
The show lasted around 2 hours and 20 minutes, during which the 16 participating artists performed their songs on the festival stage. Additionally, French artists Lissandro, winner of Junior Eurovision 2022, and Amir, France’s representative in Eurovision 2016, delivered a high-level performance. There was also a moment to listen to the song “Viva La Vida” played on piano by the famous pianist Van Toan and a segment highlighting the charitable efforts of the Non Violence Foundation.
Finally, Zoé Clauzure with her song “Cœur” secured the second mini crystal microphone for France in two years in a row, after getting 228 points from national juries and online viewers’ votes.
Junior Eurovision 2023: Viewing figures across countries
The 21st edition of Junior Eurovision was broadcast live in 18 countries, including all participants and Lithuania, which, despite not competing, decided to broadcast the competition on its main channel LRT Televizija, a decision they’ve confirmed for 2024. Additionally, Kazakhstan’s Khabar TV aired the event.
Below, you’ll find the viewing figures data for Junior Eurovision 2023 on the European television networks that aired the competition:
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The data provided in this article always consider inputs from independent companies responsible for audience measurements in different countries, not biased or altered data from the broadcasting channels.
Junior Eurovision 2023: Europe’s “heroes”
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2023 took place on Sunday, November 26th, under the theme “Heroes”, promising many novelties. France hosted the 21st edition of the children’s contest in the coastal city of Nice. This time, the Palais Nikaïa was chosen as the venue. Young artists from across Europe shone in a festival that returned to November after two editions held during the Christmas festivities.
As a notable change in this edition, the event’s logo incorporated Eurovision’s iconic heart, similar to the Eurovision logo. Since the introduction of the generic logo, it’s 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 waved within the heart, now a globally recognized icon. The slogan and official theme art for the 21st edition comprised colorful and powerful elements.
In 2022, in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, the Karen Demirchyan Complex hosted the contest for the second time, previously in 2011. There, France emerged victorious with the young singer Lissandro and his song “Oh Maman!” With his charisma and energy, he secured the coveted crystal microphone, amassing 203 points from national juries and online viewers‘ votes.