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30 November 2020, 12:59

France wins Junior Eurovision 2020

Photo courtesy of the organizers of the contest
Photo courtesy of the organizers of the contest

MINSK, 30 November (BelTA) – France's Valentina Tronel was crowned the winner of the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, BelTA has learned.

The 11-year-old singer performed 12th with her song J'imagine (French for ‘I imagine'). She received a combined score of 200 points from the expert juries and online voting. Karakat Bashanova from Kazakhstan with the song “Forever” placed second with 152 votes. Solea from Spain with the song Palante (Move On) rounded out the top three with 133 points.

Twelve-year-old Arina Pehtereva from Mogilev represented Belarus. She performed the song Aliens and ranked 5th with 130 points.

The 18th edition of the song combined a live show in Warsaw and prerecorded performances for the first time in its history. The final featured participants from 12 countries: Belarus, Germany, Georgia, Spain, Kazakhstan, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, and France. The contestants delivered performances that had been prerecorded by the national broadcasting companies in line with the uniform recommendations and rules of the European Broadcasting Union. The Belarus 1 and Belarus 24 TV channels broadcast the show live.

The 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest was held under the motto “Move the World!”.

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