The Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) 2023 will be on November 26 in Nice. The event returns to France after two years, following the second year of the country last year.
This morning, the JESC’s official website confirmed that France Télévisions will be the host broadcaster. The venue is the Palais Nikaïa. The arena opened in 2001, is five minuts from the Côte d’Azur International Airport and has a capacity of 6,250 to 9,000 people.
Martin Österdahl, the Executive supervisor for JESC, said in a press release: “We are delighted to return to France for the 21st Junior Eurovision Song Contest just 2 years after a spectacular hosting in Paris. The team at France Télévisions have the experience, vision, and passion to create something truly magical in Nice this November and we look forward to working with them in the coming months on another exciting show”.
From the France Télévisions, its president, and also president of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Delpine Ernotte- Cunci, commented: “France Télévisions is proud to welcome young artists from all over Europe and beyond to celebrate the unifying power of music. I am very happy that this second edition of Junior Eurovision organized by France will be held in Nice, a city of history and culture emblematic of our country. Once again, this year, the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will delight young and old alike, who will follow this festive and popular event at the Palais Nikaïa and on the EBU’s public media channels”.