It has been the 18th time in the history of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC), which has been broadcasted live from Warsaw, Poland. But it has also been the first time that none of the participants was able to sing live on stage in Warsaw. Due to the Corona pandemic it was not possible to guarantee a safe contest for the participants. Therefore the performers sent their live singing videos to Poland with a similar stage to the one in Warsaw. This was also a test for the EBU for the Eurovision Song Contest, how a possible scenario for Rotterdam 2021 could look like, if the Corona pandemic would make travelling impossible.
From the technical point of view everything is possible nowadays, there has been special version of “Arcade” the winning song from and with ESC winner Duncan Laurence together with the last two Polish winners of the JESC Roksana Wegiel (2018) and Viki Gabor (2019). Additionally a traditional medley with the motto song “Move The World” has been presented the same way by all participating singers with the same technology. But of course it’s not the same as usual, the audience is missing, the atmosphere and the experience in the host city.
Valentina could win the funny song “J’imagine” with a large amount of points ahead. France could win for the first time with the highest votes both from the professional juries and the online voting.
Among twelve participating countries, Germany had its debut with Susan and “Stronger With You”, which unfortunately came last. Generally it can be said that the majority of the songs too complicated and not that easy to listen to, especially for younger people. With the happy French song “J’imagine” a children song has made the race.
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