Date: 19 December 2021
Venue: La Seine Musicale (Paris, France)
Voting system: 1-8, 10 & 12 points. Jury + Televoting 50%
Number of countries: 19
Hosts: Olivier Minne, Élodie Gossuin and Carla
|02||Georgia||Nikoloz Kajaia||Let’s Count The Smiles||163||4|
|04||Malta||Ike & Kaya||My Home||97||12|
|05||Italy||Elisabetta Lizza||Specchio (Mirror On The Wall)||107||10|
|06||Bulgaria||Deni & Marti||Voice Of Love||77||16|
|07||Russia||Tanya Mezhentseva||Mon Ami||124||7|
|08||Ireland||Maiú Levi Lawlor||Saor (Disappear)||44||18|
|09||Armenia||Maléna Fox||Qami Qami||224||1|
|10||Kazakhstan||Alinur Khamzin & Beknur Zhanibekuly||Ertegi Älem||121||8|
|11||Albania||Anna Gjebrea||Stand By You||84||14|
|14||Azerbaijan||Sona Azizova||One Of Those Days||151||5|
|15||Netherlands||Ayana||Mata Sugu Aō Ne||43||19|
|17||Serbia||Jovana y Dunja||Children’s Eyes||86||13|
|18||North Macedonia||Dajte Muzika||Green Forces||114||9|
|19||Portugal||Simão Oliveira||O Rapaz||101||11|
Élodie Gossuin was born in Reims in 1980 and is a beauty pageant winner, model, television and radio presenter, columnist, and French regional politician. She was elected Miss Picardy 2000, Miss France 2001 and Miss Europe 2001. Since 2016, she is the French spokesperson for Senior Eurovision.
Élodie has four children and is married to model Bertrand Lacherie. She combines her television side with a political position, regional councilor for Picardy, a position belonging to the center-right party Unión Por Un Movimiento Popular that was granted to her in 2004 and that she still retains today.
Olivier Minne was born in 1967 in Ixelles, Belgium and is a television host, actor and producer. He studied dramatic arts at Cours Florent. He has hosted numerous television shows, and will conduct the English portion of the contest.
Minne was the French commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest from 1995 to 1997. He has hosted such important spaces as “The Winning Choice” or Jeux sans frontières. He also wrote a biography of Louis Jourdan, Hollywood’s last French lover and has started a documentary on his figure. Olivier has starred in almost twenty films or television series, among which are “The Courage to Love”, or “Simple Matter of Time”.
In the private sphere, Olivier Minne announced his bisexuality in 2014. When he is not on television sets or on stage, Olivier Minne divides his life between Paris and Brussels because of his work, and Los Angeles, where he resides for several months every year.
Carla Lazzari, 14 years old and born in Nice, was chosen internally by French television to be the third representative of the French country in Junior Eurovision after the great success of Angelina in the 2018 edition.
Carla began singing at the age of five since her mother is a famous singing teacher with many awards and recognitions behind her. At that age she began her musical studies at the conservatory, where she specialized in piano and dance, which is a of his greatest passions. At 10 she entered a dance school where she practices all possible styles, tap, jazz and classical dance. At the age of 12, the young girl was a finalist in the fifth season of ‘The Voice Kids France’, in which she participated as a member of Patrick Fiori’s team (representative of France in Eurovision 1993). Carla performed Bim bam toi, composed by Igit and Barbara Pravi in Gliwice and came fifth with 169 points. She will host the contest combining French and English.