Thursday, February 2, 2023

France wins its second Junior Eurovision

France with his song “Oh Maman!” With Lisandro has won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022, giving the neighboring country a second victory. Meanwhile, Spaniard Carlos Higgs climbed to sixth place with 137 points with his “Senorita”, thus achieving his eighth top 10 at the festival.

The Spanish representative, Valencian Carlos Higgs, took sixth place with 137. The jury ranked him sixth with 59 points and the televoting awarded him 78 points, second position, although not enough to cross the top five. countries that were ahead of him in the jury.

“I’ve had a great time. We’ve enjoyed it and I hope you really liked the performance,” said an excited and jubilant Carlos as he stepped off the stage, explained RTVE. After the festival, Carlos has said that “it’s been a dream” and that he “enchanted” the whole festival, cheering for his performance and Lisandro, with whom he shared a hotel and flight to visit Yerevan. .

Despite the sixth place, Spain has received points from the juries of all participating countries: Netherlands (3), Poland (1), Kazakhstan (2), Malta (10), Italy (1), France (4), Albania (4), Georgia (1), Ireland (1), North Macedonia (5), United Kingdom (12), Portugal (2), Serbia (1), Armenia (8) and Ukraine (4). The Spanish jury, whose spokesman was Juan Diego, one of the dancers, gave 12 points to Armenia, 10 to Georgia and 8 to the Netherlands.

France was the winning country of the jury with 132 points, while in the televoting it came third with 71 points, which it won with 203 points. “Oh maman!”, performed by Lisandro, is composed by Barbara Privi, the singer who reached second place for France at Eurovision 2021 performing “Voila” and who already composed the song that won Junior Eurovision 2020 Was. Privi is the first woman to manage to win two Eurovision festivals.

The second place goes to Armenia, the host and the country that has finished second in the festival on more occasions. He received 110 points from the jury (3rd place) and 70 points from televoting (4th), giving him 180 points. Georgia, which finished second on the jury, faced televoting and scored only 47 points (13th place).

Fourth place is taken by Ireland, which reaches its best ever result at a children’s festival. Sophie Lennon and Her “Solas” has scored 150. In fifth place was the United Kingdom, which returned to the festival after 16 years. The British have been voted the most by the public with 80 points, two more than Spain, which finished immediately below.

The Netherlands and Portugal, seventh and eighth overall, each received 70 televoting points, tying them with Armenia in fourth place. Portuguese Nicolás Alves and his crackling voice scored the first top 10 for that country in the festival’s history. Ukraine ninth and Poland tenth rounded out the top 10.

The bottom part of the classification is made up of Italy (95 points, tied with Poland), Albania (94 points), Serbia (92 points), North Macedonia (54 points), Kazakhstan (47 points) and the Red Lanterns. Malta secured 43 points. This is the third time that Malta has come last in the festival.

Malena’s victory in 2021 followed in Yerevan at the 20th Junior Eurovision Song Contest with “Kami, Kami” right in Paris. France joins the group of countries that have won two Junior Eurovision festivals, along with Armenia, Belarus, Malta and Russia. Now, French television will be able to organize the France Télévision 2023 edition.

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